Balance it. If you are wearing lots of bulky layers on the top, keep it slim and fitted on the bottom with tights, leggings, or a pant in a fitted cut.
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Reach for light and warm fabrics like silk and cashmere. Silk is one of the most tightly woven fabrics, also making it one of the warmest. It's also very light so wear this instead of cotton button downs, blouses, or dresses. Cashmere is a very soft and light fabric, but it's also one of the best insulators, so it's another one you should reach for.
Swap tights for leggings. This is such an easy swap and if you wear them with a boot or a shoe that comes higher up nobody will even notice. Add a taller boot with a fleece lining and you'll be even warmer.
Go for a vest. Vests allow you to keep your core warm while leaving your arms free. You can layer them with a cozy sweater underneath or a jacket over them for extra warmth.
Thermal Underwear. Don't discount the power of basic layers. They may seem outdated, like the ribbed clothing, but the right thermal underwear can keep you warm and help you skip a few layers of clothing. It should fit snugly, but not add any bulk. A lot of technology goes into creating basic layering pieces that are warm but still light.