There’s more to layering than simply putting lots of clothes on. To layer like a pro takes technique.
Let me explain.
Layering is a smart way to keep yourself warm, but also allows you to adjust as needed when temperatures fluctuate. Temperatures can fluctuate because you live in Florida (like I do) and Florida simply refuses to participate in Winter. If you follow me on Instagram, you are well aware of the struggle that is Winter in Florida.
However, temperatures also fluctuate when you go from walking outside to sitting inside a toasty restaurant to have an amazing dinner.
And even if you are aware that there’s more to layering than a closet dump onto your body, you still might be able to incorporate these tips so that you create more effective layers that work in practical day-to-day circumstances.
First off, you start with a tight layer designed to create warmth and/or hold heat. This is most likely going to be long johns or something of the sort. If you don’t have long johns or aren’t interested in wearing them, fitted long sleeved tees, tank tops, camis and leggings will all also do the trick.
The next layer should be a little lighter weight and should fit well but not be snug or too tight. This will allow you room to move about comfortably without looking or feeling like the Michelin Man. Go for a button down top or loose turtle neck.
Lastly, the top layer needs to be your run of the mill cozy piece. Think pull over sweatshirt, chunky knit sweater, that sort of thing. Although you want this to be loose fitting enough to comfortably go over your other layers, keep in mind that you will also likely have on an outerwear piece like a trench or overcoat. With that in mind, don’t wear something so think that you will have sausage arms once you put your coat on.
And if you live in Florida like I do, you won’t even have to worry about an outerwear piece because…Florida just refuses. SMH!
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