We’ve entered the brutally cold, seemingly endless days of late winter, and I’m having to get creative with my layering. Honestly, on the -30 degree windchill days – of which we’ve had many so far – I’m wearing a variation of this or this. Exclusively. Nothing beats Icelandic wool. But on days when it’s a balmy -10 or above, I’ve been layering sweaters under my jackets. This Woolovers turtleneck is a favorite due to that nice high, snug collar. I love the look of cowls, but man, they are useless in a high wind. All the coldness just slinks its way down your body starting at your collarbone.
I know many of you are coping with awful cold and ridiculous winter storms. Care to share any layering tips?
Truly sloppy, snowy weekend days get the Sorel treatment, but for fluffy snow like this I haul out my durable, weathered leather boots like these beloved Fryes. Paired with leggings – my new favorite brand, more on it next week – and a tunic my parents gave me for Christmas, they add just the right amount of edge. I will say, though, that I’m getting pretty sick of this brutal cold. Evidence below.
I thrifted this jacket in Chicago around the holidays, and love it to bits. Most sweater jackets are either thick, structured cardigans or knit blazers. But this guy is a field jacket made from a non-felted sweater-knit. It’s more of a hybrid than a sweater jacket. More of a swacket, if you will. I wore it to LOTT Workshop 1 and felt cozily confident.