1. ITS ALL IN THE FABRICS
The secret to smart layering is simple: fabric. Synthetic materials don’t keep the heat in as well, which means you need ‘more’ to achieve less. Wool is a natural material that insulates the body and is breathable. Where acrylics give you sweat marks, wool is “self-cleansing” and naturally eliminates odors, which means you need to clean your items less often and they stay preserved for longer.
Work from the inside out: I’m wearing 2 layers of wool first: a thin (itch-free) wool tank top and a wool/silk blend black sweater. On top of that, I’m wearing a thick cashmere magenta turtleneck. I always wear wool tights or ski thermals under my pants in the winter, and wool socks. Loose-legged pants are best because you can really layer comfortably underneath.
Warm socks are important. Cold feet = cold body.
It may seem like dressing this way is expensive. But the fact is that you can really dress well and warmly on a budget. You can find cashmere sweaters at thrift stores for as little as $5. I’ve stocked up from Goodwill and Thrive Exchange.
2. OUTERWEAR IS KEY
When you’re bundled up in layer after layer, this is the item that will be most visible and create the first impression. Wool is a good meeting