LAYER LIKE A PRO 

Update your look with the best new season necklines and silhouettes to layer-up now. 

Words by Connie Chamberlayne

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For modest dressers and fashion fanatics the art of layering is something of a creative outlet. For FW17, layering opens the door to a whole sartorial landscape of possibilities, starting with the neckline. Here are the winning combinations to try now.

Chic Bodice + Sleek Knitwear

An ultra-feminine fitted bodice fastened over a slick knit is a sure fire winner every time if you’re looking to update a casual weekend look. Opt for a polo neck sweater for the ultimate contrast.

Bodice by Monse; Sweater by Rejina Pyo; Jeans by Magda Butrym
Bodice by Monse; Sweater by Rejina Pyo; Jeans by Magda Butrym

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Sharp Shirt + Romantic Ruffles

Boy meets girl in this match-made-in-heaven, strikingly stylish coupling. Upscale your smart looks with fashion flair by working sharp mannish shirting under fabulously feminine frills. Instant intrigue.

Top by Ellery; Shirt by Dion Lee; Jeans by Ellery
Top by Ellery; Shirt by Dion Lee; Jeans by Ellery

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Cold Shoulder + Preppy Polo Neck

It’s no secret that the undeniable elegance of the off-the-shoulder trend secured its main stay status seasons ago. But, worn over a cool classic polo neck, and you’ve something truly special.

Top by Cinq à Sept; Sweater by Prada; Trousers by Cinq à Sept
Top by Cinq à Sept; Sweater by Prada; Trousers by Cinq à Sept

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Clever Cut Outs + Timeless Tailoring

FW17 has something up its sleeve…literally. Sultry slices take to cuffs, shoulders, collars and sleeves this season. So, invest in pieces from the likes of Dion Lee slipped under the chic shoulders of a classic blazer to get ahead of the trend.

Shirt by Dion Lee; Blazer by Joseph; Trousers by Etro
Shirt by Dion Lee; Blazer by Joseph; Trousers by Etro

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Photography by Keir Harris, Styling by Dan Robinson, Model is Poli @ mmg, Hair and Make-up by Bianca @ omg