Transeasonal dressing can be so much fun – giving your wardrobe a seasonal makeover, playing with the latest trends, discovering new old favourites – but it doesn’t come without its challenges. How do you stay comfortably warm without breaking out in sweats if it’s super cold one minute and super hot the next?
Layering is usually the answer – and a really trendy one at that. It may not be too much fun to carry around a shed layer in your hand or bag when things get too hot, but if that’s the price to pay for feeling comfy, I’m more than happy to pay it.
Take this look for example. I was meeting the bestie for a small bite and a much needed catch-up in the afternoon before returning to Berlin in the evening. It was a sunny, but relatively chilly day and I knew the 10min walk from the station back to my flat was going to be a cold one.
After a minute of serious contemplation I decided to go for the onion look and wrap myself up in exactly 3 thin and 2 thick layers: camisole, T-shirt, long-sleeved shirt, knitted jumper and a coat.
This may sound a bit drastic for early April, but if there’s one thing I can’t stand it’s being cold, especially at night. Although I quickly dropped the coat, the rest of the look was perfect for the temperatures in the shade. Once we sat down in the sun outside a little café, though, I quickly realised how hot the sun actually was and got rid of the jumper too.
The only unsuitable item I chose to wear for an afternoon in the sun were the faux leather leggings. My legs were literally boiling…haha…I won’t make that mistake again, trust me. I even managed to get a serious tan around my right ankle. When I noticed it for the first time the next morning I thought it was dirt, and then I remembered that I had sat in the sun for a couple of hours 😀
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