Warmth is something I need. I’ve discovered when doing wardrobe audits and talking to clients over the years that some of us are warm people, that is, we easily are warm and feel uncomfortable when we are too hot. Others of us are cold people, and often feel like a frozen block of ice that never thaws and find it hard to get and stay warm. I’m one of those cold people who struggles through winter, most of the time my feet never heat up and ache with cold and I feel the cold way more than anyone else I know,.
This really influences my winter style and what I wear as every day I struggle with adding enough layers (even for a heated environment) to feel warm in winter. But too many thick layers can make me feel chunky and all Michelin Man. So I layer 3-5 thinner layers to keep warm daily.
On average I wear:
- Long sleeve cotton/elastane knit
- Long sleeve merino wool knit
- Anther knit in merino or cashmere
- Jacket or cardigan or furry vest
Yep – sometimes one less layer, but that’s the only way I stay warm.
Then on the bottom it’s trousers/jeans or opaque tights usually with knee high boots.
I do heat my house too! I recently knitted a couple of scarves with sleeves (from this Be My Baby by Wool and the Gang Knitting Pattern) which I’m wearing in the pictures above.
And I do like to wear some white in winter (still wearing 4 layers in this pic above).
Cashmere and merino wool are on my daily rotation list (I have a long sleeve fine merino knit over my cami, but under this Alice and Olivia cashmere knit jumper that I picked up from The Real Real along with these lined woolen trousers Moschino Cheap and Chic that I’ve had forever.