This post is sponsored by Cuddl Duds but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
When it comes to dressing for cold weather, those of us who live on the Monterey Peninsula in Northern California have learned the secret to staying warm while looking stylish – #LiveInLayers. Not only is dressing in layers an easy way to stay cozy when the temps drop, but it’s also an effortless way to change up the look of your outfits.
To inspire you to look fashionable while staying warm this season, today’s style guide shares stylish and comfortable ways to live in layers during chilly weather.
Opt for Comfortable Fabrics
To keep you feeling motivated to stay active, even when you’d rather just curl up in front of a roaring fireplace, it’s best to opt for comfortable fabrics. Leggings and long-sleeve t-shirts (like the Cuddl Duds Softwear with Stretch line worn here) make it easy to stay on-the-go, no matter what you’re doing.
Pack a Warm Jacket or Vest
To keep you feeling extra toasty, always pack a warm jacket or vest. Puffy jackets and vests are not only ideal options for active days, but they’re great when the weather is damp or a little rainy. These types of materials make it easy to wick away moisture. Plus, you can just put your must-have essentials (like keys and a wallet) in the pockets, which makes it easier for running around town.
Throw on a Wool Scarf
One of the quickest ways to change the look of your outfit is with a cold-weather accessory, like a buffalo plaid scarf. Not only does a wool scarf keep your neck warmer, but it can also help to prevent sore throats. Plus, it’s an easy way to add a pop of pattern or color to your outfit, which can make you feel cheery on dark, dreary days.
When heading out of the house (even to run errands), the fastest way to add a stylish touch to a casual outfit is with fashionable accessories. From eye-catching jewelry to chic sunglasses, these add a glamorous accent to any look.
Choose Cozy Fabrics
On chilly days when your house feels like a block of ice, the last thing you want to lounge around in is a skimpy fabric. Instead of cranking up the heat in your home (which causes your skin and hair to get dry while costing you a fortune in heating bills), a smarter (and more budget-friendly) choice is to simply choose cozy fabrics.
As an example, the Cuddl Duds UltraCozy™ Long Sleeve Crew Shirt (worn below) is a great option. Not only does the unique material feature a luxurious brushed fabric, but it also feels soft and flexible, making it very comfortable to lounge in, whether I’m reading a book or relaxing on the sofa.
As you can see, when you live in layers, you not only feel cozy and comfortable on cold days, but you can also look stylish. Whether you’re hanging out at home, running errands around town, or walking your dog, dressing in layers during chilly weather is always a wise idea.
Photography by James Michael N°3