The importance of layering

We love this time of year. The sun’s out, the temperature’s rising and with it setting to tip the scales at 15 or even 16°C it’s practically a heatwave—spring is fast approaching and it’s almost time to swap the wellies for the sunglasses, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. It’s always difficult to know what to wear at the moment because whilst it might be sunny one minute it’ll be freezing the next, and that’s why layering is key to the whole thing.

It’s important to be prepared at this time of year, because when it comes to the good old British weather you never can tell what’s coming next. It’s notoriously tricky and even if it’s chucking down with rain when you leave for work it could be glorious sunshine when the clock strikes 5pm, and that’s why layering should always be at the forefront of your mind. A few layers can be taken off or put back on as soon as the moment takes you, being far more practical than a single thick jumper or a flimsy t-shirt, helping you alter your clothing choices to stay comfortable no matter what the weather throws at you.

A staple part of your spring wardrobe should always be thin tops and t-shirts, and at this time of year a cardigan can be the perfect addition. It can provide an extra layer of warmth without being too bulky, and for all the ladies out there it might be time to consider getting out those skirts—a pair of thick tights could provide the warmth you need whilst letting you step into spring, and as long as you’ve got plenty of layers on your top half you can’t go wrong. Of course, the finishing touch should always be a coat, providing some much-needed shelter against the cold and rain that will still make their presence known from time to time, and as long as you remember the importance of layering you’ll be able to cope with any type of weather you come up against.