A light-weight down jacket
is just the perfect layering piece now the weather is getting a little colder. It's not cold yet, really, just a bit chilly. and there might be frost on the ground in the morning. And it's certainly a bit too early for cashmere sweaters and winter boots. However, a trench coat is not enough to keep me warm, either. Oh, and I hate layering...
Layering is not my thing.
Unless we consider adding a scarf as adding layers, of course. Or wearing a cardigan with a sleeveless top or a dress.
Well, it's layering, of course, but in a rather minimalist sense. In a way, my idea of layering is very simple: two layers max, or I start feeling restricted by my clothes.
But adding layers is an easy way to keep warm, isn't it?
And you can add interest to your outfit by adding layers, and it makes packing simpler as your clothes can multitask...
It sounds very good, and even looks fantastic on other people. But for some reason even the idea of layering a sweater under a coat and a long-sleeved t-shirt under the sweater makes me feel like I'm suffocating...
So, two layers max...
My approach to dropping temperatures is to reach for a warmer coat while keeping the rest of the outfit more or less the same as before: a light-weight top with either trousers or a skirt. The colder the weather, the bigger the coat. And in December I swap my shirts / Breton tops / long-sleeved t-shirts for cashmere sweaters, but the same principle of two layers max still applies.
But doesn't that mean I need quite a few coats to accommodate the changing weather and four seasons? Yes, but I need a quite a few coats anyway. I share my time between Finland and the U.K. Neither country is not exactly known for good weather...
And a light-weight down coat is something that has been missing in my wardrobe. So, I bought one. And I love it: it's the perfect piece to replace the early autumn trench coat as the outer layer when it starts getting a bit colder.
down jacket: Beaumont / trousers: Marks and Spencer / shoes: Clarks / bag: Furla /sunglasses: Coach
How do you feel about layering?
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