Have you ever been so cold when you’re walking out to your car, to work, or class but then by the time you get to where you’re going you’re sweating? If you’re an App State grad you know this feeling all too well. I’m going to sound like a 90 year old grandpa when I say this, but back in my App days, we would always layer up and literally walk to class sometimes in sideways-blowing snow. Here’s how the bottom layering would go: tights, leggings, jeans or another pair of leggings, 1 pair of socks, 2 pair of socks, Uggs. The top would go something like this: tank, short-sleeve v-neck, long sleeve flannel, Patagonia pullover, winter coat, scarf. By the time you got to class everyone was practically stripping down because we were sweating due to all the layers we piled on to keep warm. Looking back, no idea how I did it because now I have the tolerance for cold as an elderly woman. Lots of old talk in this paragraph. Anyway, my point is, I became a professional layer queen back in my college days so now when I have to prepare to go out in the cold, I’ve got it down to a T + it looks a little cuter now.
This look is a great example of how you can layer for winter and still look stylish instead of like the Abominable Snowman. I would say that these pieces I’ve put together are staples for a winter wardrobe and are essential to layering and staying warm.
SO although my top layer, aka this best $80 I ever spent puffy jacket, is not as long as my long cardigan duster underneath, it works. Some people don’t like that and if you don’t, hey, YDY, that’s okay, but if you are on the fence about it and you just aren’t sure if it looks okay, I’m here to tell you, it does. For some reason this does not bother me. Some might agree, some might disagree, but especially with this particular look, it works. Now, don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t always work, but in this situation it does.
This long cardi is seriously warm. It is thicker, but not too think, which makes it a perfect staple for Winter Layering. I even have on a long-sleeve V-neck underneath, which B-tee-dubs is the softest V-neck EVER and it’s under $15! I have it in this black color as well as in an emerald-like green color.
I loveee these booties! The perfect worn-in look and so comfy! I also loveee the pointed toe. This style of bootie also looks fantastic with flare jeans.
You can layer this jacket, cardi, and top with jeans like I’m wearing in this look for a more casual vibe, or you could throw on some black high-waisted skinnies, tuck in the shirt and change out your shoes for a sassier black suede booty and BAM. You’ve upped this look!
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How do you layer in the winter? What are your layering staples this year? Any similar to mine above? Share in the comments below!