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?
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.
I made a promise to myself to avoid open necklines and dress warmer this winter. I adore the look of scoops and v’s and can’t seem to resist them occasionally, but I am SO much happier in several layers and a nice, big scarf. If my neck is cold, my everything is cold. This geometric pattern scarf is large and thin – just how I like ‘em – and I love that it has bold shapes in a totally neutral palette.
I feel like for most people, it’s hands, feet, or neck that need to be covered in order to achieve total body warmth. Do you fall into one of those three camps?