As Boston continues to play its treacherous game of temperature roulette getting dressed in the morning has proven to be quite challenging. I leave the house and it is between 25 and 30 degrees, by noon it is hovering around the mid 50's and as I head home the temperature has dipped back into the 30's. With the unpredictable temperature spikes and falls comes the need for layering. Layering gives options and when the temperatures are wavering between winter and spring options are necessary. Spring Layering Options
- Layering on Top - When it comes to layering, layering pieces on top of one another is probably the first idea that comes to mind. A silky tank, graphic tee or long sleeve chambray shirt are all starter items that can be built on. Warm weather leather is huge this spring and a leather jacket provides a great way to keep warm while still looking bright and airy. Opt for a colored leather or light neutral to execute this look flawlessly. A blazer is my layering item of choice, I love the classic look and instant chicness a blazer brings to an ensemble. Choose colors that reflect your mood and the season and the blazer will become an instant layering staple. A cardigan is a quick, comfortable way to be prepared for whatever temperatures lie ahead. Cardigans are offered in a variety of colors and prints so have fun and play with different trends. Lastly, a scarf can be your make or break piece when dealing with temperamental temperatures. A cotton scarf can be wrapped around your neck for instant warmth in the mornings and can easily be removed and tied in a bow on your purse strap as the temperatures rise throughout the day and the scarf is no longer necessary for warmth but an adorable accessory.
- Layering Underneath - Layering underneath your starter items is often forgotten about in temperature limbo. The addition of a cotton tank or camisole (as long as they are tucked in) provides a surprising amount of warmth on those windy mornings! The next time you head out the door not knowing what sort of weather will hit you don't forget about layering underneath, it may be your lifesaver.