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4 Multidimensional, Wind-Defying Layered Looks

A Rauschenberg collage and Mr. Rogers’s shirt-tie-cardigan combo both rely on the art of layering—proving the technique has applications as diverse as the winter is long. Since the goal of the layering game depends on where you live and what you love to do (for some it’s adding texture; for others, maintaining core body temperature), we’ve laid out four well-stacked purpose-driven looks.

THE ARCHITECT

Proof that layering isn’t all practicality, this silky deep-caramel coat adds dimension when slipped over turtleneck-to-toe black. It’s chic, it’s unexpected, and it won’t crush your puff sleeve.

  1. Jane Win Necklace
    Jane Win Necklace goop, $278
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  2. Max Mara Coat
    Max Mara Coat 24s, $3,490
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  3. G.Label Candy bell-sleeve sweater
    G. Label Candy bell-sleeve sweater goop, $595
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  4. Khaite Culottes
    Khaite Culottes goop, $768
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  5. Loewe Bag
    Loewe Bag Matchesfashion, $2,500
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  6. Clergerie Loafers
    Clergerie Loafers goop, $645
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the athlete

Keep your core toasty during trail runs and speed walks with high-performance layers that look slick even after you peel off the Patagonia. The watch wins for sexiest accessory, but solid socks and a headband are the unsung heroes of outdoor activewear.

  1. Apple Watch Nike Watch
    Apple Watch Nike Watch Apple, from $399
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  2. Nike Headband
    Nike Headband Nike, $20
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  3. Patagonia Jacket
    Patagonia Jacket Patagonia, $229
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  4. Falke Top
    Falke Top Net-a-Porter, $140
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  5. G. Sport x Proneza Schouler Leggings
    G. Sport x Proenza Schouler Leggings goop, $145
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  6. Bombas Socks
    Bombas Socks Bombas, $16
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  7. On Sneakers
    On Sneakers goop, $130
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THE MATERIALS GIRL

Close out the end of the year strong in a cashmere uniform. Khaite knows its way around a set, and this soft, camel-colored duo is the star your other investments—solid wool coat, chic carryall, high-shine watch—will orbit all winter long.

  1. Bob’s Watches rolex watch
    Bob’s Watches rolex watch goop, $10,295
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  2. Wolford bodysuit
    Wolford bodysuit goop, $195
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  3. The Row Coat
    The Row Coat Net-a-Porter, $2,590
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  4. Khaite sweater
    Khaite sweater goop, $1,380
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  5. Khaite sweatpants
    Khaite sweatpants goop, $1,380
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  6. Joseph Tote
    Joseph Tote goop, $955
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  7. Bottega Veneta Sneakers
    Bottega Veneta Sneakers Matchesfashion, $990
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THE COMMUTER

From Chicago to Seoul, starting with fitted layers in heat-tech fabrics is a move that will keep pep in your step and circulation in your toes. Add a jumpsuit, a puffer, and a tote big enough for takeout and you’re ready to hit the streets.

  1. Rivet Utility Jumpsuit
    Rivet Utility Jumpsuit goop, $350
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  2. Uniqlo Turtleneck
    Uniqlo Turtleneck Uniqlo, $20
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  3. Uniqlo Leggings
    Uniqlo Leggings Uniqlo, $20
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  4. Corroon Bag
    Corroon Bag goop, $700
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  5. Falke Socks
    Falke Socks Shopbop, $30
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  6. ATP Atelier Boots
    ATP Atelier Boots goop, $650
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