It's damn cold in Australia at the moment.. but cold doesn't even seem to cut it does it! We all know that the secret to staying warm is layering, but there are a few things you need to keep in mind to avoid the Michelin Man effect and losing the ability to move your arms.
I've found that the key to winter layering is embracing sleeveless pieces, this may seem like a strange idea when its freezing outside but bear with me. In the above images I am wearing a sleeveless contagion from Boohoo which helped to keep my body super warm, sleeveless jackets are great for layering because they give you extra inclination while allowing you to still move your arms when you're adding a coat or jacket on top.
Sleeveless also comes in handy when you're struggling with what to wear (because lets be honest there are only so many times that you can wear the same winter knit) consider popping a turtle neck or lightweight knit under your favourite summer top.
Additional tips for the layering:
Pop another jacket or shirt around your waist for added warmth, this might also come in handy if you get even colder during the day and need another layer, or alternatively if you get too warm take your jacket or shirt off and tie it around
Embrace leather! These Casey Tanswell pants are to die for and keep me super warm
If you're feeling too bulky, throw your coat over your shoulders like a cape
I hope some of these tips help you to stay warm during this seamlessly never ending arctic vortex!