Lookbook 37

Winter Layering

Every year around this time I ask myself the same questions – Why do I live in a cold state? It’s something I can never seem to answer so I find myself going through the motions in order to get myself to spring. By the time summer hits I forget that I even live in a cold state and yep you guessed it…

winter comes and again which creates this vicious cycle. But how do you look cute and stay warm at the same time? It involves two things: Making sure your clothes’ are actually keeping you warm and time management.

How do these two things even relate to each other or yet alone looking fashionable when it’s 10 degrees out? I’m about to explain… It’s important to stay warm because of the obvious (no one wants to freeze) and no one wants to get sick. The worst thing is when it’s cold outside and you have to be in it when you’re down with that cold or flu. Time management comes into play when we talk about creating the outfit.

There are a lot of articles and blog posts on the ‘5 Minute Makeup Challenge’ but unfortunately this is not something that can be related to that. I’m someone that likes to plan my outfits the night before, especially if I have a busy day ahead of me. The last thing I want to be thinking about is what scarf to pair with my over-the-knee boots. Planning your outfits the night before will make your life a lot easier and less stressful. Even if you don’t have everything down like the accessories or the jacket, at least get a base that way you only have to put the extras together in the morning, versus the whole look.

Layering has a science behind it (believe it or not) and it is the best way to dress in terms of weather change. There are three layers you should think about and they are the base layer, the insulating layer, and the shell layer. The base layer should be against your skin and manages moisture. Think of merino wool and polyester when picking your base layer. The insulating layer helps you retain heat by trapping air close to your body. When picking the insulating layer consider natural fibers like wool and goose down. Lastly, the shell layer is the layer that is exposed to the outdoors. Brands such as River Island have great faux fur jackets that are extremely cute and they’ll keep you warm.

While fashion may be a big part of your life and every day activity, it’s important that you’re staying healthy and doing what’s best for your body. Use common sense and your best judgment. Don’t compensate health for looks because in the end it’s not worth it. I hope this gives you some ideas in what to wear in the days to come. Stay warm babes! Until next time…

xoxo, B.

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