The trick to successful layering is to wear your bulky pieces on top of slim ones. I wore my knit dress on top of a thin black dress. I looked for a dress that was slightly longer underneath to give more coverage. When I wear knee-high boots to work I prefer to wear knee-length or above-the-knee skirts to keep the look from looking too sexy.
The modernized off-white trench coat is a great pieces that I thrifted from the Goodwill. All the pieces including the bags, boots, dress, etc are all thrifted.
Tip: when layering keep all the pieces in the same color family. As you see above, I am wearing black, purple, gray, and a pop of winter white. All the colors compliment.
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