Get the Look: 'Tis the Season To Layer

It’s been said it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Not true for winter! It’s your outerwear that gets seen most, so layer it on and wear it well. Winter accessorizing is a skill you must fine-tune if you plan on staying stylish through spring. The goal: stay warm and look hot!

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In your 20s, juxtapose colors and fabrics for a personalized boho chic seasonal look. Try a soft wool hat paired with a silky jewel-toned scarf or an animal-print pony hair purse with a cashmere glove. Your coat for the season should be on-trend in a neutral, goes-with-everything shade. Try a gray suede or wool military-inspired jacket. To keep it fresh and youthful, stick with jackets that hit at the hip. Invest in a durable handbag in a solid color and stylish shape that will take you from November to March.

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In your 30s, take it back to black. This year’s motto chic style is perfect for a 30-something girl on the go. Simply create a solid canvas to pop jewelry, bags, scarves, hats and gloves. Remember that black does not equal basic. Start with a versatile black coat with some serious edge – an exaggerated shoulder, asymmetry, an unconventional collar, studs or hardware. Pair a black boot with a slim fit pant to continue the line, elongating the leg. Then add some splash. Throw on a sizable cocktail ring, add a bold over sized clutch, pick a bright scarf or hat, pull on some sexy leather biker gloves in an unexpected shade like hot pink or lipstick red.

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In your 40s, go for a regal chic look. You’ve got the wisdom and experience to carry a more opulent style (whether or not you intend to spend a lot for it). Shop local milliners for a statement hat that’s equal parts head-warmer and conversation-starter. Try on luxe leather over-the-knee boots that will simultaneously up your style quotient while shielding your legs from the cold. Pick a purse that’s perfectly-polished and classic for day, sparkly and ornate for evening. Cinch a coat with a beautiful belt to enhance curves and also suggest stature.

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