How To Layer Sweaters For Extra Warmth & Style

We're well aware that the proper style-minded moniker for the winter season is "sweater weather," but, honestly, it's a misnomer. 'Cause, trust: When those winds are howling louder than your Spotify playlist and stronger than your thickest puffer coat, one sweater just isn't going to cut it. So we're declaring right here and right now that these next few months be officially renamed as "sweaterS weather."

That's right, it's time to double-down on your cardigans, your turtlenecks, and your chunky knits. And, we've got just the thing to help you do so. Here, we're presenting six ready-made outfit ideas that bring the heat by way of multiple layers — from a three-sweater all-white look to an athletic-inspired ensemble that'll win you olympic gold (or a few compliments, at the very least). This multi-sweater moment is kind of our version of the fashion turducken, and yes, we'll most definitely have seconds.

The Double Cardigan
Have you noticed that cardigans are back? Or maybe, they never left in the first place? In any case, when it comes to these button-ups, the more the merrier. Make your slinky summer dresses count for winter by layering up below — and on top. Or, wear a thinner cardigan as a shirt and finish off the look with a chunkier open-front sweater.
J.Crew Tissue Turtleneck T-shirt, $29.50 Buy
Protagonist Satin Midi Dress, $540.00 $270.00, Buy
Mango Fine-knit Cardigan, $39.99 $15.99, Buy
H&M Knit Cardigan, $34.99 Buy
Dreamland Jewelry Sterling Silver Tube Hoops 2 x 15mm - Earrings, $23.52 $6.17, Buy
Jeffrey Campbell Agira Hiker Boots, $150.00 Buy
Cut-Out, But Not Cold
Don't wait for spring to wear those perforated, cut-out, off-the-shoulder sweaters taking up precious real estate in your closet. Instead, layer a contrasting print turtleneck and add in easy khakis, a beret, and colorful kicks to match.
Aoelaphe Women's Long Sleeve Casual Slim Fit Striped Round Neck, $12.99 Buy
Moon River Buckle Strap Sweater, $73.00 Buy
Oak + Fort Pant H378, $108.00 Buy
Forever 21 Trouble Graphic Wool-blend Beret, $14.90 $10.43, Buy
Topshop Bonbon Point Kitten Heel Sock Boots, $52.00 Buy
Layer Long Sleeves Under Short Sleeves
We're huge fans of the sweet T-shirt sweater, but, for total transparency, they can take some figuring out. Rather than let your arms turn into icicles, layer a colored turtleneck underneath to pump up the volume. This combination is perfect for a ladylike look that's polished yet unexpected.

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Uniqlo Women Extra Fine Merino Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater, $29.90 $19.89, Buy
Tibi Sculpted Wool Polo, $450.00 Buy
Mother of Pearl Ophra Satin-trimmed Checked Twill Wrap Midi Skirt, $550.00 $248.00, Buy
HUE Metallic Roll-top Socks, $7.00 $2.10, Buy
Knitwear, But Make It Evening
It takes you double the amount of time to get ready for a "night out" in freezing temps. And, we get it: It's hard to feel yourself when you can't feel your fingers. But that's where sleek sweater layers come in. Start with a more sheer or lurex base layer and go for a knit bustier on top. Add earrings and metallic booties, and you'll feel cool and warm at the same time.
& Other Stories Ribbed Sweater, $85.00 $26.00, Buy
Wilfred Saraille Knit Top, $65.00 $24.99, Buy
RE/DONE Rigid Stove Pipe High-rise Jeans, $251.00 Buy
Barneys New York Metallic Leather Ankle Boots, $450.00 Buy
ASOS Statement Crystal Drop Earrings, $24.00 $9.50, Buy
Almost All Winter White
Sometimes the right color combination means (almost) no color at all. Indeed, winter white is a nice way to say "I know what I'm doing, even in sub-zero temps." All it takes is your trusty white turtleneck (we can't overstate how much we wear ours), some comfy sweaters in muted hues, and pale accessories to make the ensemble complete. Don't worry, you can still wear your everyday black boots too.
Quinn Cashmere Sweatshirt, $138.00 Buy
Banana Republic Long-sleeve Stretch-modal Turtleneck, $39.50 $31.99, Buy
Carhartt Single Knee Pant, $128.00 Buy
ASKA Gasteau, $425.00 Buy
Max Mara Alacre Wool & Cashmere Coat, $3,990.00 Buy
Uniqlo Cashmere Knitted Beanie, $29.90 $19.89, Buy
Embrace Your Inner Winter Olympics Athlete
Everyone gets into the winter olympics spirit — yes, even if (like us), you're still on the bunny slopes. But, you can still look the part with athletic layers, and starting with an attitude-packed bodysuit lets you play around with cropped pieces — without sacrificing heat.

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I Am Gia Nightrider Bodysuit - Check, $56.00 Buy
T by Alexander Wang Turtleneck, $159.00 $101.00, Buy
Kith Blaine Fitted Pullover, $150.00 Buy
Poppy Lissiman Barbara - Black, $98.00 Buy
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