Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Layer it up

Layers have been my absolute saviour this past weekend and I swear I would not have survived without them.
I know the rest of Canada is thinking I'm the hugest wimp right now, but I'm just not used to this freezing cold weather -- especially when the heat in my apartment decides not to work. It makes for a cold that never really leaves you. I'm happy to say that the heat is back on (yay!!!), but I have learned a couple of stay-warm tricks in the meantime.

The first trick is to hide as many layers as possible under your visible layers, and then even more layers that you can actually see. I've always done this one anyway, but it really does help -- even if it's a thin one. The next, which has made the biggest difference for me, is to wear tights under your jeans. It's not the most comfortable thing in the world and you have to be careful because they can make your jeans bunch up, but it helps so much with the warmth. I'm on the hunt for a new pair that doesn't cut in at the waist so much, so if you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them! And the last thing is the boots. They add an extra layer to your legs that is very welcome on a cold day. I didn't even have to add a scarf and beanie in this look because of all the hidden layers I'm wearing. This is pretty much a miracle because I haven't been leaving my house without those things for about the last month. The final look is still slim, streamlined, and free from bulk.

I was wearing:

United Colours of Benetton Coat (very old -- similar here)
J.Crew Sweater (beautiful ones here and here)
Zara Top (similar)
J.Crew Necklace

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  1. Great winter outfit! Cozy and chic!!




  2. nice ;-)

    new post


  3. You are right, Alison...despite all your layering, this is still a very sleek look!! Love your monochromatic palette with just a touch of pattern (your striped shirt hem peeking out!) and those tortoiseshell shades!! We have to look at the (literally!) bright side...it may be cold, but at least we've enjoyed plenty of sunshine lately!!


  4. Looking great Alison and you cant even tell you have layers! Very chic and sleek!
    I remember wearing tights under my jeans when I lived in Canada, it helped a lot!
    x Kirsty

  5. Love the coat and the whole look! Very put together. mywhiteT.com


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