When I moved back to East Tennessee from the New Orleans area a few years ago, I had to learn to layer for winter weather again. Starting with thin body-hugging layers keeps me warm, but it also avoids adding lots of bulk. Natural fabrics make all the difference in comfort. Synthetic fibers do not allow moisture to escape so you may feel cold and clammy in layers of polyester.
On Tuesday, I dressed for running lots of errands in our cold and rainy weather. In cold weather, my first layer is often a slim-fitting long sleeve top and a pair of jeans with either short crew socks or black opaque tights. When the weather is frigid, I start with silk thermals here. My wardrobe includes mostly neutral colors such as navy, gray, black or white, so I finish the look with color and pattern in a scarf or some other accessories.
You would never see me wearing a thin T-shirt like this without my Ultimate Shapeez bra underneath. (Use the code FIRSTTIMEBUYER10 for a $10 off discount entered at checkout.) The top is several years old from Chico’s. Click here for a similar one. My jeans are old from Express, but a similar style is here. My boots are also old. A similar pair is here. A similar black braided belt is here.
My new pale gray whisper lightweight Cashmere Trapeze Cardigan is by White and Warren click here. Like most of the items I purchase now, the cardigan is an investment that I plan to enjoy wearing in many ways for several years.
Accessories are always my favorite part of getting dressed. The large silk scarf is from my shopping site click here.
My handbag is several years old. A similar bag is here. My Linda Richards trench coat is from last year. Click here for a similar coat.
In the video, I mentioned that I would share a photo of the pear-shaped body in jeans. The image above is from the blog here.
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