Even when Spring already hits, sometimes what we have to deal with are not blue skies, sunshine, and air-conditioning but instead, a lot of cloud, wind, and chilly rain. So read this quick and easy guide on how to layer up (in style) for the unexpectedness so you're never caught out by the weather!
You're going to want a jacket or coat that's lightweight, waterproof and can still give you a bit of warmth. We're quite over for anoraks or parkas, so try something with at least a bit of padding. A rain jacket is a good choice if the weather is warm but wet, and a decent nylon coat will keep the worst of the weather out. Don't be afraid to go for a bit of colour. It's almost expected in the spring.
If you need something for the office, or a smart event, then layering has to be done carefully. You don't want to overdo it and look like the Michelin man, but you don't want to freeze or get completely wind swept either.
Luckily three simple items will create an effective but formal layered look. You just need a crisp shirt, a well fitted jumper and a blazer that fits your body shape just right. Then it's as simple as putting them together and pairing them up with a good pair of smart trousers and some brogues.
Out of the office now to focus on a more casual, weekend appropriate, look. There are many ways to layer up for the spring, but one way to choose an outfit is to pick your outerwear first and work backwards from there. If you pick a sturdy coat or jacket then you might want to pick a more lightweight shirt, like a polo shirt, to pair with it. If you choose a bomber jacket, then you could layer that up with a T-shirt and thin jumper.
The look of a light cardigan under a suit jacket or sports coat is similar to that of a waistcoat but provides the added benefit of long sleeves for extra insulation. Cardigans are probably the most common layering choice for spring. They’re easy to pack for travel and can be taken off and put on easily as the weather changes. When sizing a cardigan, it is usually better to get one that fits close to your body for easier layering purpose.