Escape the feeling of looking like a dumpling every time you step outside! When living in uncharted wardrobe waters what do you do? Do you keep your Summer clothes out, or stick with the Winter clothes? For someone whom style is a lifestyle and not just a hobby, here are YK Daily's clever tricks so you can trap in the warmth on the cool days & cool down on the warm days while maintaining your killer outfit combos.
This style might get a bad rap for being a Midwestern-suburb mainstay, but there’s a reason it's so popular. Ribbed material keeps you warm. Trapping pockets of heat in your clothes while lengthening the lines of your limbs. This material choice will keep you feeling skinny and is easy to layer up or down.
A layered outfit doesn’t risk ending up feeling all bulky and uncomfortable. Stick to more comfortable, breathable and lightweight materials like cotton, linen or viscose.
Begin with the piece closest to your body and take it from there. For instance, do a printed top, add a lightweight blazer and a scarf. That will give you a three piece layered look to work with. Another alternative is to skip the jacket and instead go for a vest as the last piece, which will also show more of the layers in the look.
If you think it may be a little chilly on your day out and fancy a jacket, find ones with built-in lining to pop on top of your thin base layer, or a fine soft fluffy cardigan to cover your bottom.
Go Smart, by this we mean summer-friendly clothes that work specifically well for layering a look. Anything maxi is often favourable as it gives off a smart and chic look, lots of airflow and space to play with for your top half, plus will keep your legs warm if necessary.
The Royals swear by it and so do we! Ladies, buy silk because it’s perfect for any occasion and any season. That’s right! Silk is one of the warmest fabrics yet feels cool to the skin in the summertime. Start swapping that cotton undershirt for silk, try layering under or over.
Place That Love On Top
Our bodies lose heat evenly throughout but it’s most felt in our torsos. You lose heat evenly throughout your body, but you feel it most in your torso. If you bundle up on top, you’ll be able to go slimmer down below with your favourite over the knee boots.
Opting for lighter accessories is key when dressing for ambivalent weather. Swap a knitted scarf for one lightweight in a comfy material. Your hat can easily be changed from wool to a more breathable material.
Heavy necklaces, rings and bracelets can be skipped in favour of embracing lighter ones. Also, your oversized statement belt might have a counterpart in a smaller scale that won’t give you the heavy sweating? Your wardrobe, in context of shoes and clothes, often have a seasonal divide, and the same can be said for your accessories.
The Key Item
The final thing to think about is to choose your "it-piece" carefully. Which piece in your outfit is the most important one and why. That’s the piece you should build the outfit around. It might be a statement scarf or weather appreciate shoe for example. If you know what the statement of the outfit is, you can easily enhance the layering by contrasting the other pieces in colours or prints.
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