The Seven Layers That Equal One Winter Puffer
Start with a thin—not flimsy—camisole.
Look for flesh colored wool, silk and cashmere in finely gauged knit. It'll cost way more than your average Hanes' three pack, but is so worth it—you'll be about a million times toastier with no extra bulk.
Woolen Silk Camisole, $74, hanro.com
Bing Shopping | Buttoned tunic
Add blousey-fit button-down.
The tunic length is key because you want it to peek beneath other layers. Bonus points for a cute print! Pink Fleur De Lys Oversized Shirt, $281.87, MiH, my-wardrobe.com
Bing Shopping | Wool Sweater
Sweater number one: Slightly shrunken, not too heavy.
But not too light, either! Just avoid chunky texture, like pom-poms or cabling, and you'll be safe from weird scrunchiness later on. Also: stay far away from cotton and linen—there's a reason people wear those in the summer.
Brightside Sweater, $88, madewell.com
Bing Shopping | Chunky cardigan
Time for chunky coat-like cardigan.
If Mr. Rogers would wear it, you're golden.
Vince Scarf Neck Cardigan, $395, piperlime.com
Bing Shopping | Anorak
Add some non-poufy outerwear.
I'm totally team anorak: It's loose enough to to accommodate all those extra layers yet remarkably streamlined.
Wynn Hooded Coat, $895, Rag & Bone, barneys.com
Faux fur vest
Bing Shopping | Faux fur vest
Hello, cozy vest!
Sleeveless fur has all the snugglyness of a full coat but provides a much better shape. (Plus you won't have to worry about your arm hairs getting caught in the elevator. The worst!)
Faux Fur Gilet, $340.13, Touffe De Poils, farfetch.com
Bing Shopping | Snood
The cherry on top.
Finish your look with a big chunky something that complements layer number three's color scheme. It's a tiny touch, but really pulls the whole look together.
Textured Grunge Snood, $32, topshop.com