GET LAY­ERED

TRAN­SI­TION FROM WIN­TER TO SPRING LIKE A STYLE PRO WITH THESE TIPS FOR LAY­ER­ING UP AND STAY­ING PRO­TECTED.

GQ (Australia) - - THE LOOK -

As much as you might like to pre­tend spring means in­stant warm weather, you’ll be far more com­fort­able – and stylish – if you face the re­al­ity of this un­pre­dictable season armed with a lit­tle lay­er­ing know-how. This is the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to ex­per­i­ment with mix­ing and match­ing a va­ri­ety of colours and tex­tures, but it’s gen­er­ally best to avoid look­ing as if you’ve emp­tied the en­tire con­tents of your wardrobe over your shoul­ders. While a lay­ered look should al­ways ap­pear as if it has been ef­fort­lessly thrown to­gether, achiev­ing that ef­fect is of­ten the op­po­site of ef­fort­less, even for the style-savvy. So, to keep you on track, GQ has teamed up with men’s groom­ing brand LYNX to pro­vide some point­ers for do­ing it in style, right down to your an­tiper­spi­rant.

1. A BIG SCARF

A big scarf is the eas­i­est way to add warmth and a lit­tle fash­ion flair. From David Gandy to Lenny Kravitz and the age­less Tom Ford, mod­els, mu­si­cians and fash­ion de­sign­ers alike are putting scarves (and huge ones at that) at the top of their lay­er­ing lists. When adding lay­ers for ex­tra warmth, be sure to also shield your style from any chance of odour with LYNX Ur­ban Anti Bac­te­rial Pro­tec­tion An­tiper­spi­rant Aerosol, which con­tains sil­ver com­pound for last­ing re­sults.

2. STATE­MENT SOCKS

“Sure, socks – how rev­e­la­tory,” we hear you say. But there is more to a pair of socks than those polyester things hid­ing at the bot­tom of your wash­ing bas­ket. In­vest in some breath­able, high­per­cent­age cot­ton socks (in a va­ri­ety of colours, of course) to min­imise your feet over­heat­ing. Look for op­tions that are about 70 per cent cot­ton but also have the elas­tic­ity needed to keep them up over your an­kles. Pair with a leather brogue and hemmed or rolled jeans to com­plete the look. How­ever you choose to stay warm, let­ting odour get in the way of your style is un­ac­cept­able. Like its aerosol cousin, LYNX Ur­ban Anti Bac­te­rial Pro­tec­tion Roll On An­tiper­spi­rant con­tains sil­ver com­pound to help keep you fresh all day.

3. LAY­ERED PRINTS

News­flash. Prints on prints look even bet­ter when lay­ered over more prints. If you’re not ready to go all out, team­ing a pat­terned jacket with classic denim pieces and con­trast­ing ac­ces­sories will also work nicely. How­ever you in­ter­pret this trend, make sure you go big, bold and un­ex­pected – per­haps even throw in a lit­tle tiedye, for ex­am­ple. To avoid un­sightly white marks or yel­low stains let­ting down your per­fect print en­sem­ble, try LYNX Sig­na­ture Anti-Marks Pro­tec­tion Roll On An­tiper­spi­rant.

4. BOMBER JACKET

With every brand from Gucci to Ksubi tout­ing retro-style bomber jack­ets in re­cent col­lec­tions, there’s an option to suit

A LAY­ERED LOOK SHOULD AL­WAYS AP­PEAR AS IF IT HAS BEEN EF­FORT­LESSLY THROWN TO­GETHER

1 BOMBER JACKET, JEANS AND SHIRT BY ZARA; PLAID SOCKS AND SILK SCARF BY GIORGIA MAE’S ‘FIND YOUR MAGIC’ COL­LEC­TION; TRAIN­ERS BY NIKE.

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