Time to get layered

Pro tip: Layer thin to thick, and light to heavy to avoid looking like a walking cream puff

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Pictures: Affaan Ahmed

Styling: Sommy Eric 

Model:  Anant Kumar

Gentlemen, today’s lesson: How to get the art of layering right... in summer, winter, or any season in between. It’s tricky, and not easy to master. But once you’ve got the basics in place, layering lets you be more creative and eccentric (if you choose), and always stay stylish and comfortable. Let’s get started! 

Jacket: Zara; High-neck shirt: Two Point Two Studio; Pants: Shein; Shoes: Puma Jacket: Zara; High-neck shirt: Two Point Two Studio; Pants: Shein; Shoes: Puma

Mixing black-and-white with stripes, patterns and block is something that can never go wrong. However, be careful while doing it. Avoid mixing big prints with stripes; it will make you look like the Michelin man 

Shackets come to your rescue when you want to make a statement. Add a floral shirt and you are all set to rule the world!

Floral shirt: Paul Smith; Cardigan: Benetton; Trousers: Mr Button Floral shirt: Paul Smith; Cardigan: Benetton; Trousers: Mr Button

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Yes, it’s a big look, but one that can make you stand out for all the right reasons. You can layer your rust co-ords with a darker T-shirt to complete the look

Suit : Two Point Two Studio; V-neck sweater: Benetton; T-shirt: Zara; Shoes: Puma Suit : Two Point Two Studio; V-neck sweater: Benetton; T-shirt: Zara; Shoes: Puma

Layering is an art and so is selecting the right colours. A brown suit can be a reliable and versatile part of your wardrobe. Look to pair yours with a brightly coloured high-neck to complement the look. Jazz it up by sporting dark brown suede shoes

Suit: Mr Button; High-neck: Two Point Two Studio; Shoes: Shoe Trees Suit: Mr Button; High-neck: Two Point Two Studio; Shoes: Shoe Trees

A T-shirt with the same coloured pants and a jacket with popping colours can be your go-to outfit. Remember, the secret behind layering isn’t to go out and buy as many pieces as you can — it’s to use what you have in your closet (assuming you already have the basics) to constantly create new looks

Long coat: Mr Button; Trousers Zara; Shoes: Shoe Trees Long coat: Mr Button; Trousers Zara; Shoes: Shoe Trees

Also read: From bandhgalas to monochromatic pieces, here's your style guide to look impressive

Take a basic white button-down kurta (preferably textured fabric), and layer it with a contrasting coat, over same-textured straight pants for a vintage and rustic look  

Suit: Mr Button; Shirt: Two Point Two Studio; Shoes: Zara Suit: Mr Button; Shirt: Two Point Two Studio; Shoes: Zara

Layering allows colour-happy dressers experiment and play with different tones, and turn the individual garments into a single unified look. For those who shy away from a bright look, layering lets you hide the bold hues and patterns, letting them peep out, quietening their noise under neutrals and /or block-coloured overs that may be a top coat or shirt jacket

Jump suit: Two Point Two Studio; Shoes: Zara Jump suit: Two Point Two Studio; Shoes: Zara

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