Sweater Weather Dressing

:: What I'm Wearing ::

Jacket: The Arrivals
Sweater: Gap {similar under$25}
Jeans: AG {save option}
Shoes: Rag and Bone {similar here, here}
Bag: Proenza Schouler
Gloves: Skull Cashmere {40% off code: TAKE40}

It's the first Friday of the new year and are you still feeling like your kicking ass or are you already feeling deflated? Hopefully not the latter. But if it is the latter, pick yourself up, brush it off, and begin again.

I'm currently listening to some old school Green Day, sipping on some delicious coffee, and trying to get this post together all while I'm shivering. It's that time of year where I'm back to just constantly being cold. Which means I don't want to leave my house and it's not even that cold here yet.

However, I also don't want to hibernate all winter so opting for thick knits and warm accessories helps. It's all about the layers, including the ones you don't see ;) especially when wearing a leather jacket. I don't always want to wear my bulky parka or coat so layering is key when choosing fashion over function.

Not only is it important to add layers when dressing for the cold, you also want to consider the fabric of your clothing items. Stick with natural fabrics likes 100% cotton, cashmere, and wool. Also, look for sweaters that are tightly knit versus bigger knit holes as this exposes you more to the elements. It's better to go with a wool or cashmere sweater than piling on two extra shirts underneath to combat a fabric that won't keep you warm. Also, don't forget about your feet. For me wool socks in the winter are must. I used to remember when I could only find wool socks that were big and bulky. And I couldn't wear them with any of my slimmer fitting boots. Nowadays though they come in varying weights which means you don't have to ditch the cute shoes. And I'm all about that.

What are some of your tips for dressing when it's cold?