The benefits of layering and how to do it right
When the weather starts to change in the spring, it can be difficult to know how to dress. One minute it's cold and windy, and the next it's hot and sunny. That's why layering clothing is such a popular tactic – it allows you to be comfortable in a variety of different temperatures. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of layering clothing and how to do it correctly for different climates. Whether you're living in a warm climate or trying to survive a cold winter, we have you covered!
There are a few key benefits to layering clothing. First, it allows you to adjust your clothing to the ever-changing weather. If it gets too hot, you can simply take a layer off. And if it gets too cold, you can put another layer on. Second, layering clothing can help you regulate your body temperature more effectively. This is especially important if you are someone who tends to get cold easily. By layering clothing, you can make sure that you're always comfortable, no matter what the temperature is outside.
With just a few key pieces, you can create dozens of different outfits that will keep you looking stylish wherever you go.
So how do you layer clothing correctly? The key is to start with the right base layer. This is the layer of clothing that will be in contact with your skin, so it's important to choose something that is comfortable and breathable. Cotton is a great option for a base layer, as it will absorb sweat and help keep you cool. For colder climates, wool or synthetic materials are better options, as they will help insulate your body and trap heat.
Think about what activities you will be doing while wearing the layers. Once you have your base layer sorted, you can start to add additional layers on top. These can be anything from t-shirts and sweaters to jackets and coats. The key is to choose clothing that will trap heat without making you feel too hot. For example, a light sweater is a great option for cooler days, while a heavy coat is better for colder weather.
A wool top for example is an exceptional piece, that can be worn in any climate, while some may think it naturally lends itself to a cold temperature this is not always true. Wool is an amazing material as the cell of a wool fiber is able to store moisture, entering the cell through the cell membrane as vapor. When you work up a sweat, the moisture closest to the skin is taken into the wool fiber cells, while your body heat then causes the moisture to evaporate on the outside of the garment. This creates a cooling effect and makes thin wool garments remarkably comfortable in warm conditions.
Similarly, this wool top layered with a down jacket will see the same material become a great insulator. This is due to the naturally elastic and bendy fibers that trap air very well. The fibers also have low heat conductivity and don't pull heat from your body, so when it's cold outside, the heat stays inside. Wool is also naturally hydrophobic and therefore sheds water. These are properties that we make good use of in our jackets. So this wool top may have been bought to wear during a hot climate, however, learning how to layer and pair the item with other pieces adds to its versatility.
Different layering combinations can be used to achieve different looks and levels of warmth, allowing you to get the most out of your clothing. With a little creativity, layering can help you extend the wearability of your favourite pieces and create new outfit options. So don't be afraid to experiment with different combinations of clothing – you might be surprised at how well layering works for you!
Focusing on comfort and functionality, Fjällräven has a wide range of options that are perfect for layering. Whether you’re looking for a base layer or an outer layer, Fjällräven has you covered!