Start with your everyday coat. Look for a soft and comfy coat that you can wear from early fall to cold winter. Choose wisely when it comes to both fabric and fit. A cashmere coat both breathes and keeps the warmth in. Opt for an unlined and loose-fit style – it will allow you to wear several layers underneath.
THE MERINO KNIT
The first layer is the most important one. Choose a thin, fine-knit top in merino wool to wear closest to your skin. A great first layer that breathes and will keep you warm, and that also is a stylish top and can be worn on it’s own, or under a blazer at the office.
THE CASHMERE KNIT
The second layer is also about fabric – choose a turtleneck (or crewneck if you prefer) in the softest cashmere. A both luxurious and warm fabric that will keep you looking stylish but also give you that warm and cozy feeling.
THE DOWN JACKET
The third layer is a thin and lightweight down jacket. Perfect to squeeze into its small pouch and keep in your bag whenever you don’t need it. It also gives you some wind resistance – while it still ‘disappears’ easily under your coat.
For a final warming touch, invest in a heavy, knitted scarf. It will protect your neck – where the cold tends to sneak in – and it also covers some of the down jacket, making sure you stay stylish. Add a beanie and a pair of mittens and you’re ready to take on winter.