It’s a feat to find the best quality layers that supply the perfect degree of warmth and it’s an added layer (pun intended) to strategize the best layering techniques that streamline the bulk while elevating the look.
Consider this our holiday gift to you: the ultimate winter layering guide. A trusty source that provides you with movement-approved, warmth-retaining layers for snowshoeing, skiing, and simple strolls down frozen city streets.
Long gone are the days of Michelin-Man-esque outfits (although we recently dropped some dramatically filled puffers that make the puffy look effortlessly high fashion). This winter is all about warming up in style and we have just the things to make your life easy and warm.
STEP 1: BASE LAYERS
The very first layers that you put on your body are arguably the most important. As they will be touching your skin through whichever winter activity you have on the docket, they need to offer nonstop comfort while also maintaining the ability to move with ease. This combination is the ultimate winter base layer combo from head-to-toe: a smoothing, high-intensity-approved legging with a touch of sheen that works perfectly underneath snowboarding pants or on-own at après ski paired with a velvety-soft long sleeve that’s warming and breathable with thumbholes that make for the marshmallow on top of your hot chocolate. These are grab-one-in-every-color layers you need in your winter lineup.
STEP 2: MID-LAYERS
The often forgotten but highly integral part of the winter layering journey: mid-layers. These essentials are what pack in the heat on the coldest of days. They’re somewhere in between a lounge staple set and an on-the-go outfit, and this micro sherpa set is the ultimate example of just that. Made with a less-bulky fabrication of plush sherpa and a relaxed fit, this set locks in heat while minimizing the bulk. Wear on own for a lazy night in the cabin, wear over your base layers and hit the town, or continue on to the final layers of the journey below.
STEP 3: OUTER LAYERS
The crowning jewel on top of your winter ensembles: the outer layers. While you may be used to styles that sacrifice forward design for warmth, rest assured, these styles manage to check both boxes. The Monterey Overalls are made with a lightweight woven fabric that keeps all of the yummy base and mid-layers beneath dry and warm while elevating the whole look with a modernized winter overall. Paired with the Blaze Bomber which gives winter aviator, this look is everything — the oversized sherpa collar, the waterproof ripstop fabric, and side snap pockets for securing your handy hand warmers. Top with the Faux Fur Bucket Hat and you’re mountain-ready.
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