How to Layer your Summer Clothes in the Winter

January 20, 2020 3 min read

In all the blog posts we’ve read, YouTube videos watched, and Pinterest pins pinned, the general consensus when it comes to capsule wardrobes is that you have one that works for the Winter, and one for the Summer, with a handful of transition pieces for those in-between months. We’re here to make a case for bending some of those rules, and styling some of your favourite wearable summer pieces for the winter time. Of course, in less temperate climates, one of the biggest barriers for a year-long wardrobe is that a t-shirt just won’t cut it in -20 degree weather. So, we’ve come up with some clever ways for mixing and matching some of your key seasonal pieces, together!

 

(left to right: @candicemtay and @jillematthews

Turtleneck under… everything

It’s become a huge trend recently to layer a turtleneck underneath everything from a simple T-Shirt, to a strappy dress, and we have to say that this is the ultimate hack for cold weather dressing. 

    (@candicemtay)

    Knit Sweater Under Blazer

    Transform your stand-alone outerwear by doubling up --  wear a knit sweater under your blazer, and top the whole look off with a peacoat or a duster jacket. When just a blazer solo won’t cut it, it works nicely sandwiched between two warmer layers. Same could be said for your favourite denim jacket.

    (Encircled Revolve Dress and Encircled The Dressy Legging)

    Leggings Under Dresses & Pants 

    Leggings are a secret weapon when it comes to winter bundling. They can easily be worn underneath pants for that extra lining, or on milder days, dare to wear your leggings underneath a dress instead of nylons. Tall boots can conceal warm socks that bridge the gap of the footless leggings for total insulation.

      (left to right: @thebirdspapaya and @candicemtay)

      Cardigans 

      Cardigans are the perfect transition pieces for the mild season, but also serve really well as bundling layers, especially if you’re going to be hanging out inside for when you get to where you’re going. (read: sometimes the office is chilly in the winter, and you have to bring a desk-cardigan)

         

        Extra Layering Hacks

        Nearly everyone in the Encircled offices grew up in Canada where we have become pro’s at bundling up against the cold (except for Peter, he’s from Florida!!). Here is some of our well weathered advice (get it?) for warmth and style!

        (From left to right: Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket, Frank and Oak Skyline Water Repellent Packable Puffer Vest, Patagonia Women's Re-Tool Snap-T Fleece Pullover

        Shell Layer 

        Pro-tip: when you’re buying a winter coat on sale in the spring, make sure you don’t just try it on over a t-shirt, and consider space for a shell layer! You may not remember what it’s like to need it at the time, but when the time rolls around, you’ll thank yourself.

           

          The BEST Base Layer

          If (when) it’s REALLY that cold out, sometimes multiple layers is what’s necessary. Start with a base layer, and add thin layers in succession to really lock in the warmth. Pro-tip: Extra tight clothing isn’t going to be extra warm. You need some space between your layers to promote air flow, those pockets of air will keep you warm!

             

             

             

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