Ditch Your Winter Coat & Try Layers Instead (Or Don't)

Ditch Your Winter Coat & Try Layers Instead (Or Don't)
Nathalie Martin, Robert Rodriguez yellow plaid houndstooth blazer, Balenciaga logo beanie hat, Loewe velvet patent leather boots, grey jeans, Alexander Wang denim vest, Frank & Eileen hoodie, Saint Laurent LouLou bag, streetstyle woahstyle.com_6097.jpg

WHAT I’M WEARING

Jacket: Robert Rodriguez plaid yellow blazer, sold out. (Similar here.)
Cashmere Turtleneck: Unknown brand, cut off tags. (Similar here.)
Hoodie: Frank & Eileen Tee Labs front zip hoodie, $228.
Denim Vest: Alexander Wang, sold out. (Similar here.)
Jeans: Levi’s 711 skinny jeans.
Shoes: Loewe patent leather & velvet kitten heel boots, sold out. (Similar here.)
Hat: Balenciaga logo beanie.
Sunglasses: Bonlook Way sunnies, $145.
Bag: Saint Laurent small LouLou bowling bag, sold out. (Similar here.)

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Let’s be real, winter sucks. I don’t snowboard and I don’t ski but I do enjoy a good winter wonderland hike every now and then. Unless it looks like a snow globe outside, I don’t want any part of it. Even though I have the warmest and coziest parka (c/o Rudsak), there does come a point where I just want to ditch the parka and head out the door.

On a chilly -4°C day, I decided to try a little experiment. I threw some thermal layers under my jeans and cashmere turtleneck, layered up with a denim vest, a hoodie, blazer, and then a wool beanie to see if my body would be well insulated against winter.

As we headed out, I was confident it would work. After all, I swear by Uniqlo’s HeatTech and wore it on both trips to Iceland and I was never cold. For sure it would withstand winter in the city.

But no, my experiment failed as soon as I stepped out of the car. The cold wind got to me and I was shivering like crazy and my toes were freezing in my velvet Loewe boots.

We headed for a coffee to warm up but I was fed up and wanted to go home. Sure, it felt great not to overheat in my parka but it definitely wasn’t worth freezing my butt off because ditched it.

I’ll save you the trouble guys, stick to a proper winter coat okay. Just make sure it’s as chic as it is warm.

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SHOP MY LOOK

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LUXE FOR LESS

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Photography by Geoff Martin.
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