As we sit in the months leading up to Christmas, we find our wardrobes in something of a flux. Whilst temperatures might not reach the heights of summer, they’re not going to drop to the bitterness of the winter just yet.
So, what do you wear that will keep you cool without overheating? The answer is layering. It might seem like a simple option to throw a shirt over a t-shirt and call it ‘job done’ but the process can be much harder. Nobody wants to go out looking like a clotheshorse or like their indecision has led to them throwing on every item of clothing they have at the same time.
So, in today's post, we're going to look at how to layer clothes in Winter; keeping you suitably dressed for autumn.
Follow the Rules!
In general, the rule when layering is to put the thickest layer the furthest away from your body when learning how to layer clothes for cold weather. For example, start with a t-shirt; move on to a shirt and then a jacket to complete the upper half.
This same rule is also compatible with longer hems too, but the popularity of reverse layering, championed by the likes of Kanye West, has somewhat bucked this trend. Casual jackets are also becoming shorter, which adds to the difficulty of following this rule.
However, one rule you can bank on, is the significance of mixing textures. If you’re going to wear all plaid or linen, for example, it will look very strange. Instead mix these materials to get a harmonious look. Our men's polo shirts and t-shirts act as the perfect base to any layering get-up.
Count your Layers
Next up on how to layer clothes, you need to understand your materials. Just because you can’t see a layer, doesn’t mean it’s not there. If you’re wearing a jacket or blazer, consider the lining as a layer too. If it’s made from a man-made material, which can be impermeable, then it’s going to make things very hot in higher temperatures.
Cotton and tweed can be very useful materials as they breathe with the body, allowing heat to escape. A cotton linen mix material, that you can often find from Remus Uomo, is ideal for wearing with jeans, chinos or with a smarter pair of trousers.
Find some Colour
As everyone knows, light colours are better for warmer weather and dark colours can soak up the heat. However, as we’re in a season that falls between these two ends of the spectrum, what is the best colour to go for? Also, when going for linen the temptation can be to go for a beige colour. This need not be the case as there are lots of other options available if you know where to look.
For how to layer men's clothes, go for something grey, green or purple that will help add some vibrancy to your outfit.
Consider the Style of the Material
Clued up on how to layer clothes yet? Coarser, matte-finish fabrics are generally better suited to a more relaxed outfit. Whereas a more structured construction of items such as jackets are better suited to formal events. It’s best to avoid mixing these two schools of thought.
For example this Lagerfeld cotton bomber jacket is perfect for a casual outfit but this Eton Shirts Off White/Brown Oxford Shirt is better suited to a more formal outfit.
When it comes to how to layer clothes, the possibilities are endless. Male fashion can be as versatile as you desire; whether you want to wear a jumper or you choose an entire suit, layering allows you to stay warm as well as stylish towards the end of the year.
For more advice on how to layer clothes for men, visit us in-store and we'll be happy to give you some guidance.