In these chilly temperatures, if you don't cover up enough, you'll shiver on the sidewalks. If we cover ourselves too much, we suffocate in transportation and offices. When I go on a personal shopping trip lasting several hours, I multiply the number of people going in and out of the stores. I don't want to be as cluttered as an Eskimo.
So how can I be neither too cold nor too hot in the city?
- First strategy: thin layers
Even if you're as cold as a baby chihuahua, avoid wrapping yourself in a big 100% alpaca knit: it's absolute happiness for a walk outside but the sauna is guaranteed in a crowded bus or an overheated office.
Accumulate clothes that you can easily take off for the day.
For example, you can ..:
- a t-shirt or a thin tank top (American Vintage) or technical fabric (Uniqlo)
- a cotton shirt (or a silk blouse)
- a fine sweater or jacket
- a coat
Second strategy: the big coat
He does all the work.
If like me, you're going in and out of the stores - or if you're taking the transport for long minutes - this is the only room you'll have to take off and... wear.
Warmth guaranteed if you are not afraid of large volumes: my fleece coat (Comptoir des Cotonniers) or a woolly skin.