Master the art of winter layering

It's time to invest in hoodies, sweatshirts and winter fleece jackets as they make for versatile closet essentials 

Layering to combat cold weather could be tricky but once you get the hang of it - you can instantly elevate your appeal. Winter months are arguably the best time to invest in key pieces which can be effortlessly mixed and matched. Creating a timeless wardrobe comprising classic hoodies, sweatshirts or fleece jackets totally makes sense as they keep you warm and work flawlessly in an array of settings - whether you're picking your cappuccino from the neighbourhood coffee shop or heading to a bar takeover hosted by your buddy. Moreover, hoodies and sweatshirts embody a sense of versatility - complementing both formal and casual separates well. A case in point being style icon David Beckham, who is often seen clashing his hoodie sweatshirts with statement top coats. Also, worth mentioning is Timothee Chalamet who practically lives in his hoodies, baseball caps and track pants. With a few minor style tweaks, you can easily make these everyday wear layers apt for both day and night. 


Comfortable, cozy and chic - the cold weather appropriate hoodies are equivalent to summer's linen shirts. Invest in neutral hues like white, grey and beige from XYXX so that it's easy to style them with multiple top layers. Throw a beige or an off-white hoodie under a long statement camel coat and finish off your look with a pair of biscotti-hued chinos or tanned faux leather pants. Alternatively, a grey hoodie works well with a dusty pink or a charcoal black blazer on top. A double breasted navy blue peacoat goes wonderfully well with a pale blue hoodie. The hint of a well-cut hoodie peeking out of the jacket collar and lapels lends a hint of relaxed chic to the ensemble. 


Justin Bieber has always stayed partial to his sweatshirts styling them with beanies, sunnies and ripped denims as he clearly knows that sweats are unquestionably the incredible closet chameleons. You are likely to own every room you walk into, if you style these right. Whether you're sweating it out at the gym or letting your hair down at a sundowner- sweats always manage to make themselves work. Pick a pair in comfortable fabrics and vibrant hues like green, blue and pink from the diverse range of options at XYXX. Layer them with either a denim trucker jacket or a leather biker jacket - the contrast between the toughness of the jacket and the softness of the sweatshirt underneath makes the ensemble an absolute winner. Reconciling style with comfort and practicality - sweats also look impeccable under a knee-length duster coat for a long flight.

Fleece jackets

Synonymous with the 90s, the fleece jackets have emerged as the veritable layering piece this season - seen both on the runways and stars. Look no further than some of the athleisure fleece jackets which are up for grabs at XYXX. Providing unparalleled comfort and cushioning which one needs in the harsh winter months, fleece jackets lend themselves to multiple styling tricks. Clash it with other textured pieces like the turtlenecks and complete your look with a pair of corduroy trousers. Alternatively, invest in a slim-cut piece which is reversible offering you dual options - fleece and the water resistant nylon.

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About the author: Manish Mishra is a well respected Fashion Editor, Columnist and Digital Creator with his works published in several Indian and international publications over a decade now. Fondly known as 'Dandydujour', Manish's personal style is pretty much a reflection of his writing prowess - distinctive, uninhibited and precise