It’s so very cold outside at the moment. What is a girl to do when she has a lovely weekend walk planned and it’s 0 degrees outside? Layer her little heart out!
I took the idea for this post both from the need to look like I’d made an effort (while wanting to cover every inch of myself in a thick layer of fleece) and from my favourite blogger Ulrika posting about how she can wear summer dresses in winter with the right layering. Inspired, I took up a favourite summer skirt and tried the same!
So here’s the skirt with a simple top and tights – not particularly warm just yet, even with the tights! (Here was its summer incarnation.)
Taking inspiration from Ulrika, I added a pair of shorts to help trap some warmth around the abdomen and then layered up with a thick pair of socks. Which both look ugly, but that’s ok as they’re not going to be on show… I’ve also added a fitted cardigan that I’ve tucked into my skirt – and here’s a tip, a good, stretchy waist belt is your friend when trying to look like you have a shape under lots of layers. I noticed this was also something Gok talked about on episode 2 of his new series Style Secrets so it must be true.