When you are running around campus all day chances are you are going to be in and out of hot and cold climates. It might be winter weather outside, but next thing you know you are in a classroom or at the library and it feels like a sauna. The trick to managing your outfit to body heat ratio is layers. Start with a thin garment, such as a T-shirt and leggings, and continue piling on pieces increasing in thickness. That way when you are feeling the heat you can remove the heavier items and when the cold kicks in you can throw on what you need until you are a comfortable temperature. You can even make layering into a fun little game. Play around with pieces; combine the unexpected to complete the puzzle of your outfit. You would be surprised, the crazier the combination the better end result.
This weeks Fashionista was spotted in her layers during the close to freezing days we had last weekend (a rare and therefore noteworthy event in NOLA). Her outfit has many elements to it. First, she wears a fitted black sweater dress over red opaque tights. Next she had on a heavier coat, and finally finishes off her layers with a printed blue scarf and my favorite layer, the wool socks sticking out just enough from under her lace-up booties. To emulate this look, begin with a simple black sweater dress over solid red tights. Next, slip on a sleek black winter coat and warm wool gray socks. Add one pair of heeled brown lace-up booties and for the finishing touch, a lightweight printed blue scarf. One important thing to keep in mind about layering is you don’t want to be wearing too many items.
This Fashionista does layering just right, as nothing is bulky. You almost do not even realize how much she is wearing.