Creative Direction: Siyabonga Beyile | Photography: Austin Malema | Styling: Siyabonga Beyile & Simbongile Ndlangisa | Model : Tshepang Mollison & Siyabonga Beyile

This is the second part of our essential layering guide for the cooler seasons. With the help of Banana Republic, we bring you the key pieces you need in your wardrobe to help you look layered and stylish this autumn and winter.

The Turtleneck

Everyone laughed at Drake when he wore a turtleneck in Hotline Bling, but it’s now one of the fundamental layering pieces for winter. When it comes to formal wear, the turtleneck is a great alternative to a shirt, as it allows you to retain your smart look while still being warm.

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The Knit

You can’t have a winter wardrobe without having a light knit jersey. It’s such a versatile piece, and I love layering it over my shirt and tie, instead of choosing a blazer. It also creates a different texture and feel to your outfit.

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The Slightly Oversized Parka

The parka is a staple for anyone who considers themselves Threaded. It goes well over a suit and compliments a casual outfit. The parka is perfect for those cold, rainy winter days as it’s waterproof, so it keeps you warm and dry.

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The Smart Shirt

There are many alternatives to the smart shirt, but it’s quite handy in winter. You can use it for layering and because it’s light, it adds to your style without making you too hot.

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These are some of our key basics for winter layering.

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