When I moved back to my hometown in East Tennessee from the New Orleans area, I learned 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 that 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. 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 in cold weather. 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. My jeans are old from Express. My boots are also old.
Accessories are always my favorite part of getting dressed.
My handbag is several years old. The Linda Richards trench coat is from last year.
I mention that I will share a photo of the pear-shaped body in jeans in the video below. The image above is from the blog here.