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By Maybelle Morgan, 8 February 2018

Every so often, the natural world order undergoes a reshuffle, and previously unappealing things all of a sudden develop a glittering allure. Dresses over trousers, for example. Said out loud, it sounds wrong, but currently IRL it's a cold-weather layering force to be reckoned with. ASOS Insider Jana has it down. See how she styles the look three ways…

ASOS Insider Jana wearing a knit dress and jeans

Down to the knitty-gritty

In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s painfully cold right now. Which means no patch of skin is to be left exposed and no wrist uncovered. The fashion-forward response? Bundle up in style with the warmth of a knit and the surface area of a midi dress. And this chartreuse ribbed roll-neck is a February fail-safe, layered over raw-edge straight-leg jeans. Again, no naked skin... So, tuck your hair into the collar (e.g. a make-shift scarf) and step out in ankle-hugging sock boots.

ASOS Insider Jana wearing a tea dress over jeans

Tea trails

Let’s admit it: a dress over jeans is a much cooler look than any hosiery you’d throw into the equation. Jana nails the aesthetic by pairing the fancy of a red ruffle midi dress with the casual element of mid-washed mom jeans. Stripy socks add some neat 80s-style track vibes, while white chunky technical trainers keep the look fresh and daytime ready.

ASOS Insider Jana wearing a smock with trousers

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Smock on top

There’s something about oversized everything that adds a quintessentially Scandi (e.g. cool-girl) feel to your outfits. Take notes from Jana and adopt clean, minimal lines in menswear skater fits: think a black smock longline jumper over a white roll-neck. However, add subtle texture with sand-coloured tie-cuff trousers and blocky monochrome sneaks for a street-style feel.