What to Wear: The Art of Layering

                                          

Hi yall,

Long time no chat. I finished my midterms, went on spring break, and got a bomb tan(pictures are coming)! While I was on break the weather on campus was warmer than the beach weather. Unfortunately a few days after my return spring disappeared. With nightly temperatures in the late 30s and daytime temperature in the high 40s, my shorts and sandals were stored away again. Now I’m back in coats and boots.

Over the next few days the weather will be warming up again, but the mornings will still be quite cold. That is were the importance of layers will come in for me.  Being able to add or remove layers with ease with the changing temperature throughout the day or even in the office is key to making sure you are at your optimal comfort level during the day.

Base Layer: This should be your lightest layer. For this look I opted for a a flannel button down. 

Mid Layer :  This is next layer that adds a boost. You might want fleece, merino wool, polyester. A crew neck sweatshirt is what I wore on this given day. It is lightly lined with fleece which gives me extra warmth without the bulk.

Outer Layer: This is the layer that provides your insulation. This could be a thicker fleece, wool coat, or hard shell coat. I opted for a light wool coat.

Accessories: These are small items you can use to add a flare to your look as well as warmth to your morning, yet are easy to remove throughout the day. As pictured I’m wearing a knitted beanie. It’s great for the morning when it’s a bit nippy, but comes off quickly without fuss and fits into my bag easily. 

I feel that this can be applied to any climate or region with tweaks. It helps with this odd transition time of the year,because nobody likes to be cold one minute then hot the next.

Until Next Time,
Aitza Briauna

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