Karina Chronicles

You’re Talking ‘Bout: Layering

We wanted to some advice on Winter layering, so we asked our favorite people: fashion bloggers!

Here’s what they had to say:

Non-bulky layering can be tough, especially in the colder climates. Here are a few items I use to help minimize the bulk but add warmth:

  • Opaque heavy tights – excellent underneath jeans, or worn with dresses, shorts or skirts
  • Knee high socks – works wonders over jeans for your knee high boots, or adds to your look with a dress, shorts or skirt! 
  • Thin, long-sleeved tees – these are great under sweater! An extra, thin layer of warmth
  • Comfy, wrap-around scarf or poncho! 

– Kirstin Marie Foley, Kirstin Marie.com 

Thin, light layers can keep you warm without adding too much bulk. You don’t have to layer over something, but you can also layer under (for example, adding a light thermal underneath a button-up).  Alternatively, if you have a slim down parka or warm wool coat, you may not need too many layers underneath. Make sure to keep your feet dry and cozy, wear a hat outdoors when possible, keep your hands toasty in some slick leather (or faux) gloves and tuck a scarf into your neckline to keep your body heat in.

– Angeline, The New Professional


I teach at a small university in New England. When I get dressed in the morning, I have to be prepared for brisk walks around campus followed by 75-minute stints in rooms of varying temperatures, while simultaneously looking pulled together. My solutions?

Thin layers. A thin long-sleeved t-shirt under my Rita, topped with a thin cashmere cardi keep me much more comfortable than just a heavy sweater would. Layers trap the warmth!

Tights. Under slacks, skirts, or dresses, tights keep my legs warmer as I sprint around campus.

Boots with socks. Over tights and under boots, I usually have on a pair of socks for added warmth. If my feet are warm, the rest of me manages to push away a chill.

Beverly, Open Road Writing, PoMo Go Lightly

What are your layering secrets?

Jun 29, 2016

pantyhose under slacks! i work in an office, where formal clothes are required. i am not a skirt/dress lady, so i bought some dress pants for my work. in summer i put on knee high nylons beneath, in winter pantyhose. 40 denier semi opaque pantyhose worn under dress pants keep my legs nice and warm.


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