I love the play of pattern against pattern! A coat over a jacket over a top, each with a different fabric.
And layers of clothes make sense, add more if you’re cold and less if you’re warm.
Plus, it can look so cool!
Two grid designs, a meisen checked trench coat over a jacket with a flower patterned collar.
I look to the Japanese, who are masters of layering, as you can see in this 18th century print.
“The courtesans Hitomoto and Tagosode” by Kitao Masanobu.
Each woman is wearing at least 3 or 4 distinct fabrics, amazing!