5 Cold-Weather Layering Combos For Every Event On The Calendar

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Layering your clothing when the temps dip isn't just a style statement: It's an all-out necessity. And to be honest, it only takes one day of being improperly bundled up to freeze, or worse, give up on cold-weather style completely. That’s why we've teamed up with Uniqlo — the retailer that has heat technology down to a complete science — to bring you five cozy, layered looks you can fall back on all season long.

So whether you’re braving a legit snow storm or just experiencing a drop in temps, you can count on HEATTECH turtlenecks made for layering, insulated denim (yes, that’s an actual thing), and more in order to keep you warm. Now, shrug off your blanket and slip into one of our favorite layered ensembles below, broken down by event. Don’t worry, you can thank us later.

The Office

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HEATTECH fleece turtleneck, uniqlo.com; Tibi gingham skirt, intermixonline.com; top-handle leather bag, monpurse.com; ankle boots, forever21.com.

This low turtleneck is work-appropriate for many reasons, but especially because its fleece material wards off the office chill. Tuck it into a belted houndstooth pencil skirt with a hint of edge and finish with the shoes of the season — white ankle booties. A pebbled leather bag with a short strap adds the finishing touch.

The Dinner Party

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Ribbed mock neck sweater, uniqlo.com; Juliette coat, staud.clothing; Jacquard pants, theory.com; Rebecca de Ravenel hoop earrings, modaoperandi.com.

Whether you’re gathering at a friend’s place or your favorite local restaurant, you want to get there in warmth — and style. That’s where a bell-sleeve teddy coat comes in. Bundle up on your journey outside, and then toss it over your shoulders as you sit down to eat. A ribbed mock neck sweater, cropped jacquard trousers, and eye-catching hoop earrings will round out the ensemble.

The Weekend Errands Run

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HEATTECH high-rise skinny jeans, uniqlo.com; Acne Studios Raine turtleneck, net-a-porter.com; Kate Spade New York earrings, belk.com; Salustri made-to-order sneakers, shoesofprey.com.

Accomplishing your weekly errands doesn’t have to be as much of a chore if you’re comfy doing it. A ruffled sweater pairs perfectly with insulated high-rise jeans. Add some metallic details, like a pair of punk-meets-pretty earrings and colorblocked trainers made for padding around town.

The Date Night

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Fleece jacket, uniqlo.com; Treasure & Bond x Something Navy slip dress, nordstrom.com; Cinq À Sept turtleneck, intermixonline.com; Rebecca Minkoff over-the-knee boots, saks.com.

As romantic as a floral slip dress sounds, it will definitely leave you shivering. Instead, layer a ruffled knit under the frock, and cover your legs with tasseled over-the-knee boots. Cover it all up with a fluffy black fleece to stay warm, because you never know if you'll have to wait a few minutes outside at that popular cocktail spot.

The Holiday Party

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HEATTECH tights, uniqlo.com; high-waist chiffon ribbed skirt, uniqlo.com; 3.1 Phillip Lim crop blouse, intermixonline.com; Cult Gaia Ark Mini clutch, bergdorfgoodman.com; Schutz Ilara sandals, nordstrom.com.

Wherever the employee bash is, you can't necessarily count on it being as warm as your desk space heater. Before you're forced to keep your coat on all night, though, consider a combo that delivers on both holiday style and warmth. A lace-hem cropped blouse and pleated midi skirt are anything but fussy — or cold. For extra coziness, wear a toasty pair of tights (or toss them in your bag for the chilly walk home). Then, add nontraditional extras like metallic stilettos and a glittery woven clutch for an extra festive vibe.

This post is sponsored by Uniqlo.

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Design: Mary Blount & Mary Rabun/Bustle.

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