Layering In Autumn & Winter: Tips For Creating Versatile Looks

As the days shorten and we begin to swap airy, lightweight pieces for heavy knits, scarfs, and warming outerwear, the chillier seasons bring forth a unique fashion challenge: staying warm while maintaining elegance and versatility in your style. 

Finessing your style when the weather dips involves curating thoughtfully paired pieces that offer adaptability, functionality, and comfort through every setting whether it’s the frosty morning commute to the office or an evening of outdoor dining at your favourite restaurant before heading to the theatre.


Not sure where to start on your cool-weather style journey? This blog offers the perfect opportunity to master the art of layering clothes in winter, allowing you to transition through the day's demands with a wardrobe that never compromises on luxurious quality or comfort. 


How to layer an outfit — Perri Cutten’s top tips for effortless trans-seasonal styling 


1. The first (and arguably most important) layer — a jersey top

The foundation of any well-layered outfit begins with the right base — and Perri Cutten’s Amalie Jersey Top serves as the perfect starting point. Made in Australia and crafted from a luxuriously soft jersey fabric, this monochrome silhouette is a modern wardrobe essential that delivers comfort and a relaxed fit with a double front design, making it the ideal piece to build an infinite number of looks. 


Whether paired with tailored, camel-toned slacks and leather loafers for the perfect 9 to 5 ensemble or dressed down with dark denim jeans, an oversized coat and leather sneakers, this versatile top effortlessly complements any colour palette while the soft detailing adds a touch of subtle texture.


2. Tonal knitwear sets for a streamlined and cohesive ensemble 

When it comes to layering clothes in winter, tonal knitwear is the ideal solution for creating a streamlined and cohesive ensemble. Perri Cutten’s Louis Knit Top paired with the Fortuny Knit Skirt in nutmeg encapsulates this buzzing style trend with its seamless colour coordination and understated elegance. The rich, warm hue adds depth to any outfit, while the top easily complements the flowing lines of the matching skirt, creating a balanced, comfortable and stylish look that’ll keep you warm during the cooler months. 

Whether worn together for a matching ensemble or mixed with other pieces in your wardrobe, you can style this set with minimal accessories to let the tonal beauty shine through or layer it under a thick black coat for added warmth. 


3. Multi-seasonal pieces make for the ultimate layering staples 

For those awkward, in-between days where it’s not too hot yet not too cold, layering outerwear pieces allows for a seamless transition between seasons, guaranteeing your style remains on point regardless of the temperature. Perri Cutten’s best-selling Highlands Raincoat is a quintessential staple for mastering this technique. Offering a relaxed, oversized fit, this fully lined, rainproof coat features adjustable toggles at the hood for added functionality while providing endless versatility thanks to its neutral, easy-to-pair colourway. 

Wondering how to layer this winter outfit? If you take a laid-back approach to everyday dressing, this coat complements a classic combination like black denim jeans, leather boots and a lightweight Merino Wool sweater in a monochrome shade. To smarten up the look and add a touch of refinement, layer this raincoat over a form-fitting black sweater and Perri Cutten’s tailored Roman Check Pants.


4. Wool coats for timeless looks 

When it comes to luxurious outerwear, Perri Cutten’s Albert Wool Coat holds the power to upgrade any look — whether you’re dressing for an off-duty weekend or elevating your 9 to 5 attire to take you from the boardroom to an outing in the city. Ethically crafted in Australia from 100% premium wool, the coat delivers modern elegance with its classic silhouette. Thanks to its soft blue hue, it will pair seamlessly with everything in your wardrobe, from bold prints and bright pops of colour to understated neutral shades. 

How to layer for winter

When layering clothes this winter, team our Albert Wool Coat with a soft blue turtleneck sweater and complete the look with denim jeans and flats. For an evening out in the middle of autumn, play with textures and colour by wearing the Albert Wool Coat over a chunky knit sweater in a neutral hue and a pair of straight-leg Perri Cutten pants


5. Merino layering — a touch of luxury 

Adding a touch of luxurious softness to your layering essentials, the Macey Wool Cardigan in a subtle wheat hue is a testament to effortless comfort and enduring style. Crafted from 100% Australian Merino Wool, the silhouette’s soft-to-the-touch longline design layers effortlessly over casual t-shirts, silk blouses and knitwear.

winter wardrobe 

The Macey Wool Cardigan pairs perfectly with a long-sleeved black dress and ankle boots for an autumn outfit that delivers lightweight warmth. Transitioning into winter, layer this piece over a snug, roll-neck sweater and slim-fit trousers before completing the look with heels, flats or black loafers. 


Upgrade your cold-weather wardrobe with exclusive silhouettes from Perri Cutten 

As we enter the cooler months, understanding how to layer an outfit and finessing this style technique will help you create a warming wardrobe rotation that’s as versatile as it is elegant. 

From the crisp mornings of autumn to the coldest days of winter, Perri Cutten is home to an expansive range of outerwear and layering staples to help you embrace the chill in style. Explore our online store today to discover luxurious, well-designed Australian-made pieces you’ll wear on repeat.