Dive into the art of chic and functional dressing for the season. Explore Trudi Bennett’s latest styles, tips, and must-have pieces to elevate your autumn wardrobe game. Embrace the changing seasons!

Mastering the Art of Layering

Now that the weather has officially turned, let’s talk layers! When you’re navigating the frosty embrace of the chilly seasons, mastering the art of layering can elevate your look to new heights. We’re not just talking about staying warm either, we’re talking about turning your outfit into a means of self-expression that adds depth, dimension, and style to your ensemble. Sound hard? It isn’t, so read on!

Seed Heritage | Wool Blend Tie Coat | $549.00
Flo & Frankie | V Neck Knit Jumper | $159.00

Textured Layers: Elevate Your Style with Dimension and Depth

As a lover of texture in an outfit, layering is the perfect way to incorporate it into your wardrobe. For instance, let’s say you have a favourite chunky jersey, now imagine throwing on a silk blouse underneath and then topping it off with a denim jacket.

That’s the magic of layering. Each fabric adds visual interest, with the contrast between rough and smooth, soft and structured. I’m showing my personal shopping clients’ lace, wool, pleather, denim, silk and knits as ideal layering options around Milford Shopping Centre at the moment.

Marlow | Hybrid Trench Coat | $399.00

Storm | Nova Metallic Cardigan | $269.00

Ella + Eli | Berlin Jacket Yellow Check | $219.00

Moochi | Burn Shirt | $329.99

Identity | Smooth Blazer | $399.00 | Operator Pant | $299.00

Decjuba | Estelle Crossover Jumper | $119.00

Flo & Frankie | Brooklyn Oversized Shacket | $169.90

Moochi | Implement Cardi | $369.99

Ella + Eli | Myka Cardigan Green | $179.00

Moochi | Crew Skin Black | $289.99

Storm | Mosaic Gold Print Midi Skirt | $329.00

Seed Heritage | Wool Blend Easy Knit | $189.90

The Magic of Layering with Colors

And don’t even get me started on colours! The layering of different colours creates depth and dimension, transforming a mundane outfit into a cool outfit.

Image: Seasalt Cornwall | East View Vest Kelp | $139.00

Vivid Transformations

But let’s be honest, one of the real benefits of layering is how practical it is too. You know those days when the weather can’t make up its mind? Layering becomes a necessity when you need to be able to add or remove pieces during this temperamental start to the season.

Image: Marlow | Birch Blazer | $499.00

Exploring Versatile and Chic Styles

For Autumn layering this year, there are several exciting trends to explore. Layering lightweight pieces with heavier garments is a classic autumn styling technique that’s super popular in 2024. Think layering slip dresses over turtlenecks or pairing blazers with jerseys for a versatile and chic look. How about a woolly vest over a chiffon blouse? There really are endless options.

Decjuba | Esme Rhinestone Denim Jacket | $189.00
Moochi | Carnival Skirt Cream | $389.00

Unlock the Depth in Accessories

Don’t forget layering also includes accessories. If you fancy a bit of pattern mixing, why not try adding a striped scarf with a floral dress or a plaid scarf with a houndstooth blazer. Bags, coats and chunky boots all add an interesting aspect to your layered look too.

So next time you’re staring at your wardrobe, wondering what to wear remember this: layering isn’t just about staying warm, it’s about turning your outfit into a textural or colourful statement. Pop to Milford Shopping Centre this month and pick up a few pieces that include textures, colours, patterns, or are chunky and silky. After all, life’s too short to wear boring clothes, right?


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