Layer me up
Fall in North Texas is usually a somewhat mild affair compared to other parts of the country. Our friends up north have been enjoying the crisp air and beautiful foliage that’s associated with this time of year, but we have had to wait. The first real cold front finally rolled in last night so we thought it would be appropriate to do a post on layering. We both look forward to the colder months for this very reason.
Layering is beneficial for a few reasons. For one, bundling up with an extra layer of clothing or two helps keep you nice and warm. Layering also is very functional since if say the temperature changes you can always add or remove an article depending on the conditions. It also gives you the opportunity to play around with different colors, patterns, and textures of fabrics. This is the time of season you will see lots of wool, and tweed bursting out onto the scene.
Color and Fabrics
Remember to have colors and hues that complement one another. We’ll be having a post on this very soon. It’s important that everything is pleasing to the eye. Staple colors such as; Navy, Burgundy, 7 Grey, are safe ways to start, but don’t be afraid of adding color and mixing up different fabrics. That’s part of the fun.
We always try and hammer this into guys. Make sure your top layer has enough room to have all the layers fit underneath. One thing we do is get one size up for a dedicated layering piece. For example, Jermey picked up a nice Navy Pea coat not to long ago. Instead of grabbing his regular 40 he grabbed a 42. You don’t want to end up looking like the Michelin Man.
Make sure what you wear is functional
When layering you should be able to take the outermost layer off and still have a great outfit. Take the time to think about this before you step out of the house. Also it should do its main job of keeping you warm and cozy.
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