COOL ONE MINUTE, TOASTY THE NEXT. LAYERING WITH STYLE IS ESSENTIAL DURING PERTH’S COLDER MONTHS.
Here we give you the essential steps to layering like a pro. And yes, real men do wear scarves.
Decide first on a colour palette. For simplicity’s sake, keep it super simple with a monochromatic colour palette. That is shades of blue, grey, or if you prefer colour, like different tonal reds, greens or yellows. Whichever you prefer. Then add denim, black and white for relief.
Your first layer is your foundation and should fit you almost like a second skin, and be the finest and lightest fabrication possible. A cotton tee, henley, fitted shirt or very fine-knit sweater. The thinner and more natural the fabric, the cooler and easier it will be to layer and the more comfortable you will feel.
Ben Sherman long sleeve polka dot shirt, $99.95, Superdry tee, $49.95, Republic Palisade henley, $59.95, Myer.
Time for a little warmth. Because you will often see a peek of the foundation layer from beneath, carefully consider your neckline. If your foundation garment features a collar, top it with a round or v-neck sweater or cardigan. If opting for a roll-neck sweater, throw it over a tee shirt. Think about introducing texture and colour here. If you are mixing prints and patterns, ensure they have one thing in common, like color and tone. It will make you look more pulled together.
Reserve merino v-neck knit, $79.95, Calvin Klein Jeans Cotton Fisherman Jumper, $169.95, JAG Walter Marl Knit, $99.95 Myer.
Bring in the heavy-weights. A top coat, puffer jacket, blazer or trench. Remember to consider its length and how it relates to your foundation and second layer choices. If you are fronting the elements, think about a waterproof or windproof coat to help seal in the warmth. With the proper layers worn underneath, it will keep the wind from seeping through the layers.
Elwood West denim jacket, $139.99, Rains jacket, $149.99, Tommy Hilfiger stripe parker $499, Myer.
A scarf in wool or cashmere doesn’t just insulate the neck, it pulls your whole outfit together. Stock up in a few different styles and rotate for endless combinations.
On a man, a scarf worn in an effortless fashion is the best look. Drape around your neck, making one end longer than the other, then take the long end and bring it around your neck. Easy!
Kenji Milo Stripe Scarf, $27.95, RODD & GUNN Dawson Street Scaft, $149, Blazer Lewis Stripe scarf, $49.95, Myer.