If the idea of layering knit sweaters sounds suffocating, hear me out. I think layering under sweaters actually makes them far more manageable to live in! Here’s my cheat sheet for how to layer sweaters in fall and winter.
I joke, more often than I probably should, that I’m really a big kid. If you ever see the face I make when I eat bleu cheese or grapefruit, you’ll get it it immediately.
A little less embarrassing, perhaps, is my sensitivity to itchy or uncomfortable clothing. I don’t know if I’m alone in this, but I easily hyperfocus on uncomfortable clothing – my world seemingly coming to an end. This is the worst with itchy sweaters.
Ralph Lauren Top (try this one) | Vince Sweater (see more fall sweaters here)
Cole Haan Coat (updated version)
Current/Elliott Denim | Samsonite Handbag
UGG Boots (similar Sarah Flint Boots – use SARAHFLINT-BALUCI for $50 off)
LAGOS X Ring | Givenchy Sunnies
How to Layer Sweaters
When it’s super cold outside, I don’t notice it as much, but I live in LA, so “super cold” is 52! Anyway, I refuse to not wear my sweaters even if it isn’t frigid outside, so I’ve been adding pieces underneath.
What to Layer Under sweaters
I ALWAYS wear a tank top under sweaters at the very least. But I recently started layering collared shirts under my wool sweaters.
You’d think it’d be too hot, but the cotton shirt feels cooler and the ‘itchier’ material isn’t right against my skin, so it’s actually a nicer experience.
It’s also a bit more stylish and flattering with the multiple layers!! It’s the best discovery in how to layer sweaters since – well since I started wearing sweaters!
This raincoat (why is that one word?!?) is by Cole Haan and I’ve had it for years. It’s a great windbreaker, but it’s packable which makes it IDEAL for travel. It comes with a small, zipper pouch that it folds up neatly in. I can throw it in my carry on bag and not have to worry about another jacket or thing to finagle as I make my way through the airport!
Nordstrom sells a variety of them. This packable coat, the only one I can find online at the moment, is a bit looser than this, but there is also an option to cinch in at the waist.
The style’s availability comes and goes – definitely along with the seasons, so we’ll keep an eye out for more as we find them! You can also check out this list of lightweight inexpensive packable rain jackets.
Sweater Layering Outfits
Want to see this sweater in more looks? You can see it in this sweater and jeans look and this layered winter linen outfit!
Looking for more cool weather outfits? These poncho outfits are always cozy and comfortable. And these stylish winter layers are always so chic and warm!
Here are my basics for layering under dresses, how to dress up a sweatshirt with warm layers, as well as how to wear a jumpsuit in winter! And if it’s truly chilly, here’s my go to for what to wear in 40° weather.
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