Now we’re in autumn proper we get that two-temperatures-in-a-day situation. The mornings start off chilly, the middle part of the day can be very warm, but then it cools right back down again come evening/night.
Added to that, if you work in a building that is centrally heated, rugging up first thing in the morning will spell disaster for you if you don’t have enough layers to shed once you get inside. Here’s a way to layer effectively for this season:
Start off with something really light, made of cotton or silk. Go sleeveless even in case the thermostat is set to Saraha, or the day turns into similar. Here I’m wearing Grana’s sleeveless silk shirt.
Next, layer up with a light knit. This one is from Country Road and is a merino wool-silk hybrid jumper. The wool keeps you nice and toasty, but the silk removes some of the bulk that a full on jumper might give you. Since the shirt beneath is sleeveless, I don’t have to fuss with excess material bunching around my arms either.
Finish up with a top layer – a blazer or a cardigan. If it’s super nippy/wet you could even include an outerwear piece on top of this like a proper coat or rain jacket if you needed more to guard against the elements.
I think the silk blazer works really well here because it’s double layered. Double layered silk is surprisingly warm but you don’t have to contend with the bulkiness that some blazers can be. At the same time, if you get too hot and don’t want to wear anything woollen, you can shed the jumper and just wear the shirt and blazer together and still be perfectly comfortable.
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