You know you live in New York City when the heat in your building isn’t turned on yet and your whole family is creeping around searching for robes, sweatshirts, basically anything really warm to conserve your body heat until you warm up enough to move about. Yup, fall is finally here and its full glory in New York City!
We are experiencing chilly mornings where you’re not quite sure what the day will bring, despite what the weather report tells us, with bright sunny afternoons. Everyone who starts their day wearing a coat is seen carrying it instead of wearing it as they head home after their day.
So, what’s a Mama to do when she is picking out her daily ensemble? Dress in layers, of course!
Layer Lovin’ is a great way for you to look (and feel) cozy and warm, while always being dressed appropriately for the weather. Dressing in layers is also a great way to add subtle pops of color and look uber chic while you’re flagging down a cabby in rain, or shine, or freezing temps!
I layer for the obvious fashion perks, it’s super cute! But it also allows you to add pieces to your look in the morning that you may not need, warmth wise, in the afternoon. You will always be prepared for whatever kind of weather you face everyday!
How to layer fashionably:
Starting with your bottoms, I don’t typically find it necessary to layer here unless you are facing some extreme weather. If you are wearing a skirt opposed to leggings, denim, or trousers, make sure you wear thick tights or even leggings underneath.
On top, start with your basic undergarments. I wear a seamless spandex cami underneath everything, because a Mamas gotta smooth everything out! Then, I suggest you stick with thinner layers to start, such as a simple scoop neck tee (long or short sleeve) in a solid color. After that, add something eye catching or detailed such as a vest. Last, throw on an oversized sweater, scarf, and your jewelry, and you can face all meteorological conditions.
Your fall and winter coats should be able to lay over top of these layers effortlessly, without causing bulk. If you do see some unwanted bulk, adjust accordingly. (Be sure to blame the coats, not your body! Coats work differently with different underlayers. That’s why we need so MANY, right?)
And of course, don’t forget those booties!
Will you be layer lovin’ this season?