Autumn/winter means colder temperatures, which gives this false impression that we need to compromise our style just to keep warm. Sure, we need to wear more items of clothing, but does that mean we can’t look any cooler?

Layering our clothing is one of our favourite thing to do in autumn/winter. It allows us to get a little creative, and wear all of our favourite pieces at once. Don’t worry though - this can be done in a flattering, stylish way. Layering, when done right, can look very polished and put together. Just you see!

Let us guide you through the wonderful world of layering, and you’ll soon become an expert. Be sure to tag us at @jamesharperclothing on Instagram to show us your on-point winter outfits!



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Our check overshirts look great all year long. In the autumn/winter time, you can throw them over a roll-neck or even a plain shirt for a timeless look. In the summer, throw them over a plain tee for a more casual vibe. These overshirts can work as jackets but also as shirts, and just add a playful edge to your wardrobe. The oversized fit allows you to pack plenty of layers underneath it without looking bulky - result!

The key to a stylish outfit? Colour coordination! Match your layering pieces to the pattern of your check shirt or overshirt for an on-trend ensemble. We love combining our olive roll-neck and our navy check overshirt with hints of khaki running through it.



Denim of dreams



What would any of our outfits be without jeans? They add a casual vibe to an outfit, even when you’re wearing a blazer and a shirt! The turned-up hems give this a laid-back look, and we always recommend finishing off the look with sneakers!

It’s not just our jeans that you will love! Our cord pants will add a retro touch to your outfits, or you may prefer our peach finish chinos. Either way, you’ll be looking stylish all while being comfortable and warm. What more could you want? To finish off your look, Chelsea boots never go out of style and will look fabulous with these kinds of pants.



Knit forever



We love winter for its knitwear, and this season, you need to layer up! Our roll-neck sweaters look great poking out of our bold patterned shirts and allow you to show off that statement print you love. Our rhubarb print in a striking teal, nutmeg and purple colour palette will look great layered over a nutmeg roll-neck knit. 

If your style is a little sporty, then our roll-necks will perfectly suit our cable knit zip-up sweaters. Leave the zip slightly undone to show off the neck detail. We recommend choosing the same tone for both pieces for an elegant monochrome outfit.



Outerwear obsession


Needless to say, outerwear is going to be another key part of upping your layering game. We have already shown what wonders our check overshirts can do, but our blazers and overcoats have even more to offer. Our tailored styles add a suave touch to even your most casual outfits. So even if you’re heading to the gym or having a lazy day with friends, you can still look sharp!



Our overcoat is the star of the show this season. It makes every look appear more polished. We love throwing it over one of our hoodies to mix sports and formal. It adds a little edge and makes the outfit a bit more rebellious and modern. The gorgeous wool blend makes it ideal as a winter cover-up, and though you’ll look cool, trust us - you’ll be warm!

Our deconstructed blazers will also catch your eye. Go old school by layering a patterned shirt and sweater underneath the jacket, or switch things up and try a hoodie under our oversized blazers. Our blazer in Chilli will turn heads and is a perfect layering piece over a roll-neck knit. Who said dressy had to be boring?