We all know how much the temperature in the office fluctuates in a day, it can be freezing cold one moment and then boiling hot the next. The same goes for the weather in September and October time, the mornings are always cool while by the time the evening rolls around you are leaving all the layers at work.
How do you solve this problem? You strategically pick your layers to ensure that you can make it through any point in the day.
Shop this look:
NUMI – Lace Cap Sleeve Undershirt
Theory – Stretch- wool Flared Pant
Jil Sander – Wool-blend Gilet
Land Send – Cashmere Sweater
Anthony Vaccarello – Classic Button Down
You may be looking at the outfit above, and be thinking “I don’t know, that looks like a lot of different things!” and you’re right, it is. However, the beauty of this means that depending on the weather and time of season you can eliminate some layers, or add on.
The NUMI undershirt is an excellent place to start. It will help regulate your body temperature, feel soft and comfortable on the skin as you go about the day and eliminate stains from showing on your other clothes.
A button up blouse. When you are layering clothes, you may also want to consider playing with the lengths and textures of the pieces to add some depth to your outfit. Easiest way to do this is to choose a button-up in a longer style, this way you can wear it untucked, eliminating the constriction and discomfort that usually comes from dress shirts.
Think a lightweight sweater. This is a great third layer, as you can take this off and be seen in the button up shirt, or if you really need to cool down the NUMI with a lace trim is perfect with dress pants or a skirt. When choosing the colour of the sweater you want to keep a monochromatic colour combo, this will make it easier in the morning when choosing your layers, as well as make your outfit still look great for when you mix and match different components of your outfit.
Try a sleeveless vest. This is a great way to complete an outfit, without adding too many sleeves (which would happen if you had a coat). A sleeveless vest in a neutral colour is perfect worn open, closed or belted for a more shaped silhouette. As well as adding an additional length layer to your outfit, it gives the option to work with all the under layers as there is no interference with sleeves and necklines.