Seattle in the winter is wet and cold, crisp and windy, with brief moments where the sun breaks through the clouds. How do you keep looking good under all of those coats, hoods, and umbrellas? The art of layering, explained by the lovely and always fashionable Seattle Magazine, can keep you warm and stylish. Date Night never looked so good while being so very comfortable.

Club Monaco manager Sean Frazier creates dapper, preppy appeal with Northwest-ready layering pieces.

WHY WE LOVE THE LOOK:
When in doubt, put on another layer. That is style dogma according to Frazier, who layers (multiple) timeless, classic men’s silhouettes at a time to suit life in all-over-the-map Northwest temps.

“I’m drawn to anything I see that has the potential to go over, under, around or with other pieces, like long, elegant scarves or a cotton blazer worn as a jacket,” the Capitol Hill resident says. The result is gentlemanly with an added ounce of the debonair, pulling in hip-again pocket squares and ’60s-esque eye bobs. Or, the long and lanky style blogger often rolls up his favorite skinny jeans above the ankle to show off a pair of mod striped socks.

THE ENSEMBLE:
Gray and navy cotton striped T-shirt, by and from AllSaints Spitalfields; gray cable-knit button-up sweater, navy cotton blazer and tan wool/cashmere scarf, all by and from Club Monaco; The Hill-side black polka-dot pocket square, thehill-side.com; Hazelwood dark skinny jeans, Blackbird; striped black and white socks, J.Crew; vintage Allen Edmonds lace-up Oxford shoes, a Brooklyn find; brown tortoiseshell eye bobs, Blackbird.

Click through to the full article to see the best places to shop in store and online for these great looks!

This is our weekly guest post from our friends at Seattle Magazine, which keeps readers on the pulse of restaurants, personalities, arts, entertainment and culture that reflect the tapestry of our dynamic landscape. We’ve teamed up for an exciting partnership to bring you a weekly dose of fantastic Date Night ideas throughout greater Seattle.