Planning your outfits takes a lot of consideration, especially when the seasons change. Layering your outfits can take you from winter to spring comfortably because you can regulate your body's temperature and have plenty of styling options. With a strategic combination of basics, outer layers, and some dependable outerwear, you can create comfortable outfits that keep you warm in the winter and keep the chill at bay in the early stages of spring.
What do you wear under women’s sweaters so you can easily adjust to warmer weather during the day? This guide breaks down some of the best layering tips to take you from winter to spring.
Throughout the year, you need a generous supply of basics to build comfortable tops for your outfits. In the spring and summer, these base layers can also become regular tops that you simply wear alone. For instance, women’s scoop neck tops can be worn alone on a warm spring day but then act as a toasty base layer for a cozy cashmere turtleneck. Here are some of the most useful items to have in your closet to be worn throughout the four seasons, whether as a base layer or a basic top:
Cozy cotton camisoles
Long-sleeve cotton shirts
Mock neck shirts
Cotton turtleneck shirts
Layering bottoms is a little more simple because basic items like women's jeans can often take you through multiple seasons without needing long underwear. However, if you live in an extremely cold climate, you may need to invest in a few pairs of women’s long johns to get you through some of the coldest months.
As the weather warms up, you can simply wear your jeans or shorts without any under layer. Leggings don't work as well as a base layer for jeans because they tend to be thicker and bunch at the ends when you try to pull your pants up — (though they could do the job when you have nothing else)! Therefore, investing in ultra thermal underwear can give you great peace of mind and increase your comfort all season long.
Depending on where you live in the country, Winters can be mild and springs can even be hot. Or, you can live in an area where the transition to spring takes longer and you need more dependable outerwear to get you through the season. Therefore, after considering your area’s typical temperatures for winter and spring, be sure you have enough outerwear to help you feel comfortable. As winter transitions to spring, it’s important to not overheat with your outer layers, so a lightweight spring jacket or a women's fleece vest can offer the warming support you need without too much heat.
When you layer clothing, it's important to not hamper your mobility. This means you should pick thin materials and allow freedom of movement even after you put a sweater or a jacket over your outfit. This makes cotton blends some of the best choices for under layers. Not only are they not too hot, but they can absorb moisture and not trap sweat. Active materials may be moisture-wicking, but they're not thermal and can be problematic if you want to keep warm. However, they could be good for warmer spring days. Overall, strategize your layering materials based on your thermal needs in your climate region.
When it comes to layering, don't forget to keep it stylish! If you plan on taking off a few layers when you get indoors, be sure that your base layers are tops in which you feel good. On the other hand, if you don't plan on taking off any layers, you can save money by wearing plain basics or thermals instead of designer blouses. Overall, make sure that the outfit piece that you want to be seen is stylish and makes you feel confident all day long. The same rule applies to outerwear — if you know that you're going to be in your jacket all day, make sure it's something that you look good in such as a wool peacoat or a colorful puffer jacket.
By layering your outfits, you can feel comfortable and warm all winter and also have the freedom to take off top layers to reveal some refreshing bottom layers for the spring. By filling your closet with basics and stylish outer tops, you can be ready for seasons of comfortable outfits.