How to Master Visible Layering in Cold Weather, As Seen on Bianca Umali

How to Master Visible Layering in Cold Weather, As Seen on Bianca Umali


The true fashionphile never lets the weather affect her style—even when it’s cold out. Bianca Umali shows us four ways to master layering clothes for colder weather

Avoiding the classic winter wardrobe slump when you’re going to a chilly place (aka the sweater and jeans combo), can get pretty boring and a bit unworthy to post on the Instagram feed. Street style is a source for fashion’s new favorites—pulling together different pieces to breathe new life into your tired cold-weather wear and build on your basics. Like Bianca Umali, who is on a trip to Canada with friends Barbie Forteza, Ruru Madrid, and David Licauco. The best basics with a twist make for easy outfit formulas that are foolproof. So, take a cue from one fashion darling into mastering street style in colder weather.

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No Baggage

It’s not a secret that layering serves as the cornerstone of cold weather dressing, but creating an ensemble that gives you both warmth, style, and won’t make you look too bulky is tricky. An outfit combination that never fails is a turtleneck, a polo and a blazer—outerwear that makes layering a breeze. An outfit like this with wide-leg pants and a baseball cap with complementing colors to the outerwear will make you look effortlessly cool and put together without succumbing to the cold.

Winterwear can be stylish, warm, and cozy at the same time when done right

Standout accessories

Who says black puffer jackets can’t be styled the right way? In the snow, Bianca pairs it with black leather pants to complement the shiny texture of the puffer jacket. Plus, leather pants immeditaly gives you a modern edgy look. She also added a beige scarf on top as a wrap. Not only will it keep you warm, but it also helps break a monochromatic look. Pair it with tiny sunglasses and earmuffs and you have a cohesive look from head to toe.

The snow doesn’t bother Bianca—she fashionably adapts to it by playing with accessories

Go Long

Maxi skirts are versatile hero pieces that are perfect for any season, and pairing it with a fitted, long-sleeve turtleneck as the base layer creates a chic contrast with the floor-grazing piece. These long skirts encapsulate polished elegance and provide coverage and warmth in one easy piece. In addition, accessories take it to the next level—a statement belt like Bianca’s that cinches her waist creates a more defined shape and makes it more form-flattering. To complete the look, a pair of long boots and a trench coat. Additionally, brown may often be deemed as boring hue, but it transforms into an undeniably chic shade when complemented with white.

Bianca never fails to look all polished up even in colder weather

Fabric Play

This combination is not unfamiliar, but the simplest of looks is a pair of denim and a leather jacket—and to the true fashionphile like Bianca, it’s not a one-look-wonder. To prove her style prowess, she pairs a maxi denim skirt with a black cropped leather jacket and a black turtleneck. Pair with oversized glasses and you have an ensemble that’s made for a rockstar in the cold.

A combination likes this elevates the classic denim and jacket fit

Photos and Featured Image: BIANCA UMALI (Via Instagram)

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