As the weather turns cooler, layers are a great way to stay warm but remain chic. Experiment with trousers under dresses and bustiers over shirts. Long cardigans, coats and trenches are this season's go-to pieces.

Blanket poncho $119.90
Terry harem pants $119.90
Candy sneakers $159.90
Speckle roll-neck sweater $139.90
All from Seed Heritage
Take this look from day to night by swapping the roll-neck for a silk tee and teaming with heels instead of trainers.

Section dress in mustard $455
Wool trousers $299
Both from Wynn Hamlyn
Wearing a dress over pants can look incredibly chic when done right. Choose a suitable style of pants: wide-legged or fitted. Make sure the pants work in well with the colour of the dress.

Delimit bustier $399
Index shirt $427
Trap pants $379
All from Taylor
Wearing a bustier over a shirt is a fashion-forward look that can easily be corporate and cool. Accessorise here a chunky watch and a briefcase.

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Rib shawl $168
Raglan sweater $312
Drawstring skirt $199
All from Standard Issue
Embrace the cooler weather with layered pieces bound to keep the chill at bay. Wear you hair in a rough, fishtail braid for a beautiful, unrefined look.

Blurred Vision fluffy coatigan $179
Rock & Roll sequin tee $119
Liquid Satin skirt in champagne $189
All from Storm
Snuggle up but stay chic. This style works well for all shapes and sizes. Keep what you wear underneath fitted for a streamlined effect that doesn't create bulk.

Portia coat $254.90
(In stores June 1)
Ezmae bell-sleeve ribbed top $49.90
Ayla longline coatigan in mid-grey marle $164.90
Riley skinny jeans in grey $109.90
Emma slip-on loafers $89.90
All from Decjuba
When that biting southerly hits, simply reach for another layer. Add new season sunnies and boots for an urban street feel.

Wrap coat $449.90
Metallic split skirt $199.90
Light flare-hem tee $49.90
Isabella boots $449.90
All from Witchery
(In stores May 4)
The neutral tone of this coat makes it work with everything. If its colour mimics your skintone, warm up your complexion with bronzer.

Beauty bar

Clinique BIY Blend It Yourself Pigment Drops $85
Clinique Smart SPF15 Custom Repair Moisturiser $115
Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Zinnia $16
Lux Body Wash in Tahitian Escape $6.12
L'Oreal Paris Botanicals Coriander Strength Cure Shampoo $18
L'Oreal Paris Botanicals Coriander Strength Cure Conditioning Balm $18

Accessories box

Deadly Ponies Mr Porter felt bag in khaki $445
Bird and Knoll Bali Temple Time scarf $325
Allbirds Wool Lounger in kotare slate $160
Karen Walker Disco Circus sunglasses in marigold $329
Topshop belt $45
Alexandra Dodds Dita Sleepers in sterling silver & citrine $230