Brrrrr, it was so cold during the last couple of days. Especially at the end of winter it is getting harder and harder for me to get dressed in the morning. By that time I’m already really sick of my warm winter clothes. More and more pieces of my spring/summer wardrobe tend to creep back into my wardrobe then as I like to wear my favourite pieces all year long. This is also the case for my striped skirt that I have made using my Grande Arche Pattern. Last time I styled it in a spring outfit with my beloved pink bomber jacket. But it looks just as good in a winter outfit, if you ask me.
Here some tips how you can winterproof your summer pieces:
- Layering – Layering is perfect to adjust any type of clothing to a colder climate. Extra tip: Use your transitional jackets such as bomber or leather jackets as an additional layer. This gives you so many more ways to combine your clothing, completes your outfit and adds extra warmth.
- Warming materials – There is a multitude of warming materials nowadays from advanced chemical fibres to traditional wool. I personally prefer Merino wool, which is very fine and doesn’t scratch, just like my turtleneck sweater. In addition, it is much easier to care for than cashmere.
- Don’t forget what’s underneath – Even though it is invisible, the right pieces underneath can add additional warmth to your look. During winter time I never leave the house without a camisole (my favourite is from Uniqlo and seamless) and thermal stockings.
- Lining – If you plan to wear your clothing not only during summer time, you should already add a lining while sewing. Especially, if you choose a lining made from natural materials, such as rayon, you will also stay cool during summer time. And during winter time, the lining will ensure that nothing sticks to your stockings. If you forgot the lining, a slipdress also does the job.
Leather biker jacket: Mango
Turtleneck: 2nd Hand via Humana
Skirt: me-made Pattern Grande Arche Skirt of Sewionista Patterns
Bag: Abro (2nd Hand via Vite enVogue)