First, just let just say that I’m so thrilled to have discovered your fantastic blog!
I have a very small natural waist, a feature that I of course would like to highlight. However, I’m always cold at work, and by the time I pile on all the layers I begin to look like a bit of a marshmallow! I’ve been doing the belt over sweaters, but I was wondering if you had any other tips for how to still have a figure while dressing warmly?
I might mention that I work in a rather casual environment, but will hopefully be transferring to a more profession environment soon. I also always feel my best in dresses, winter or summer.
Thanks so much!
The belt over cardigan or belted jacket is great if you have a defined waist, but what if you still need more layers and don’t want bulk?
Firstly, think about the fabrics you’re choosing – fibres such as cashmere are very warm but can still be lightweight and fine. Cotton is not on for winter if you want to stay warm.
You can layer multiple fine knits made from wool or cashmere without looking like the Michelin man.
What also pops into my mind is thermal underwear. You can get some really great fine silk thermals as well as very fine wool thermals that you can put under your clothes, they don’t add bulk, but keep you warm.
Also, if wearing a skirt or dress, look for some lovely wool or thermal opaque tights, and then add a pair of knee-high boots, a sheepskin liner in the sole of the boot will also help to keep your tooties toasty.
A beret or other small hat will keep your head warm, and think about adding a scarf as an accessory, not as something you take off when you arrive at work, but as a piece of your outfit.
Of course you need a great and warm overcoat to wear outside too!
If you live in a colder climate – what are your tips for Annie?