Layering Outside the Lines
Photographed by Charlotte Wales
From bold stripes to subtle ribbing, a play of lines can impart shape, structure, and graphic zip to a wardrobe. Linear patterns and textures may be rustic or refined, evoking maritime élan or polished precision. To soften that inherent rigor, look to layering that both reveals and conceals. Start with new pieces made special by their boundary-pushing variations on classic lines, combine them in unexpected ways, and then play up the contrast with fresh accessories.
Knit from a featherweight blend of viscose and cashmere, Jenni Kayne’s long-sleeved crewneck makes for a graphic underlayer. Its red and white stripes sit effortlessly beneath a jacket but become even more interesting when glimpsed within the artful cutouts of J.W. Anderson. His pleated-front sweater encapsulates “what’s new right now,” according to the designer. Round out the look with Proenza Schouler’s grommet-studded slides.
Aqua Universalis is freshness in a bottle. Echo the unisex scent’s clean, luminous quality with bold stripes and winter whites.
Play up the airy texture and all-year-round versatility of open-stitch knits by keeping the palette restrained to shadowy hues. Proenza Schouler’s crewneck and skirt infuse stripes with knitted intricacy and fluid ease. The woven lines are reprised in a wool scarf from Melt that ends in a flourish of fringe. Continue the theme with the lash-boosting power of Serge Lutens’ legendary mascara.
Rarely does a shirtdress stray outside the lines, but J.W. Anderson subverts the familiar, letting crisp stripes be the backdrop for a pleated front panel that dips boldly below the hem. Black piping at the neckline makes this sleeveless style especially easy to layer during the colder months, when wide-legged black pants are preferable to bare legs. Myriam Schaefer’s exquisitely made—and deceptively lightweight—leather carryall pulls all of the pieces together.
Styling Vanessa Traina
Hair Rita Marmor at Streeters
Makeup Daniel Martin at The Wall Group
Model Giedre Dukauskaite