December 20, 2021
Is it cold yet where you are? (Northern Hemisphere, obviously!) Chicago is NOT “Winter cold” – more still like Autumn… With the first day of Winter tomorrow, I still don’t think it’s going to suddenly snow and get freezing cold!
That said, it’s still cold enough to wear layers – I’ve been layering 2 tops, and then wearing a down vest as my outerwear. With a scarf and gloves, I have been warm enough, so far.
So all of these outfits are right in my wheelhouse!
Cotton turtlenecks are great for warmth, for bringing some much-needed light and plainness under a bold or bright top, or for giving you some softness under a scratchy sweater. My favorite fisherman knit crewneck is itchy as heck, so I never wear it without a shirt or turtleneck under it…
If you love wearing camel, but it feels too dark in the middle of the darkest days, a light top underneath can make a lot of difference:
This turtleneck is actually tunic length! For layering under a dress, this could be brilliantly warm…
For travel, you could layer up 2 tops, and upon arrival, duck into a private spot and take off the turtleneck…
If you like a light neutral pair of pants, a matching turtleneck gives you that lovely solid column, over which you can wear pretty much anything!
Maybe you feel that the neckline of your sweater is just a bit too wide for comfort in the cold weather…
Get yourself festive! If you invest in a quality pair of holiday earrings, you can dress with that theme for years…
The v-neck sweater that you wore earlier, and that you will wear when the weather warms up, doesn’t have to hang in your closet through the coldest weather:
Of course, if you live where it never gets really cold, this is your week to double-check your long-sleeved tee shirts, or whatever you wear when you have your coldest temperatures.
I do believe that it will get cold. I do….
p.s. Six years ago, I was just back from Paris! It’s hard for me to read these old Paris posts; I haven’t been to Paris in 23 months, which is kind of forever in my world!