The Art of Layering…

January and February are very often the coldest months of the year in the UK and the temptation to stay indoors by a fire is all too strong!  But, we all know the many benefits of getting outdoors and enjoying what daylight is available.  The key to dressing for the chillier weather is wearing warm yet breathable layers; soft, luxurious fabrics that feel comfortable against the skin and most importantly, light-weight so as not to add bulk to a carefully considered outfit.

Stripe & Stare use all natural fabric made from Beechwood which is twice as soft as cotton.  Their camis, vests and Slouch Tops are perfect to layer under sweaters.

Essential Slouch Top in White

Stripe & Stare Essential Slouch Top in White

American Vintage basics have long been best-sellers at Bod&Ted. You will always find the Jacksonville and Massachusetts vests as well as long or short-sleeve tees in stock in classic black, white and navy.

Jacksonville Long Sleeve Tee in Navy

American Vintage Jacksonville Long Sleeve Tee in Navy

Danish brand Rosemunde make the prettiest, lace-trimmed base layers in a silk/cotton rib.  Get more wear from your dresses and jumpsuits by wearing their Roll Neck Top underneath and no one but you will know about a pair of Commando’s Classic Leggings under a maxi dress.

Silk and Cotton Roll Neck Top in Raven

Rosemunde Silk & Cotton Roll Neck Top in Raven

Made from organic cotton with a touch of elastane, Colorful Standard fitted long-sleeve rib tees are pre-washed and garment dyed.  Sustainability is important to us at Bod&Ted and this brand produce basics that will last and last.  Their hoodies and sweatshirts are firm favourites, providing an extra layer over a dress and under a warm coat.

Colorful Standard Organic Rib Long Sleeve T-Shirt in Polar Blue

Colorful Standard Organic Rib Long Sleeve T-Shirt in Polar Blue

Keep things interesting as well as cosy with a beautiful cardigan over a dress.  Add a pop of colour with styles from American Vintage, Lolly’s Laundry or Olivia Ruben.

East Cardigan in Pistachio Melange

American Vintage East Cardigan in Pistachio Melange

If the temperatures really dip, boost your chances of keeping toes really warm by doubling up on your hosiery; socks over tights never fails.  Falke tights in 50 or 80 denier come in three sizes in classic black, teamed with Rosie Sugden cashmere socks; a winning combination!

Pure Matt 50 Den Semi Opaque Tights in Black

Falke Pure Matt 50 Den Semi Opaque Tights in Black

Zero waste and 100% Merino wool hats, beanies and scarves from Colorful Standard are Winter essentials and provide the finishing touch in a rainbow of colours to brighten and lift the spirits on a grey day.

Merino Wool Hat in Scarlet Red

Colorful Standard Merino Wool Hat in Scarlet Red

All available on-line or in-store.  Come and see us soon!

Love,

Bod&Ted x

 

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