When it comes to winter weather, layering is key. Whether you're bundling up for the outdoors or an unreliable office thermostat, there are a few important things about layering you should know before piling on the sweaters and scarves to keep yourself toasty. Because when layering goes wrong, you can wind up sweating all day long, and who wants that? To strike a happy medium during the extreme winter months, you'll need a few layering tips that won't make you too hot, but'll still keep you warm. And boy oh boy, is that a delicate balance to strike.
As a longtime resident of the midwest, I like to think of myself as a professional when it comes to layering. I'm no stranger to negative wind chills and having to dress for indoor-to-outdoor adventures where your toes feel like they're going to fall off if you're not wearing the appropriate footwear. And yet, there are still times when I make rookie layering mistakes and wind up sweating all day long because I was naive (read: lazy) in my layering techniques. If you're like me and need a little guidance to keep you warm but not sweating like crazy all winter long, look no further. The following layering tips will keep you cozy this season, without the horrors of being too hot once you reach your destination.