Emma is a 33 year old mum of two from Sheffield. Blogging about all things lifestyle and fashion at www.emmaplusthree.com and on Instagram @emmaplusthree.
As we head into the festive period, me and my family are planning lots of walks and time outdoors. Trips to the Christmas Tree farm, woodland walks, Christmas light spotting, there’s so much to do outside at this time of year. But with the weather turning colder it’s important to wrap up warm, so I like to keep myself and my family cosy in plenty of layers. Read on for my layering tips for the whole family...
Base layers don’t necessarily have to be thermals. A lightweight and well fitting t-shirt or shirt is a great starting point. Here I’m wearing a long sleeved silk shirt, which is perfect for layering as it’s lightweight and comfortable to wear against the skin. I also like the collar sticking out over the neck of my jumper, you've probably noticed that collars are everywhere this season and it’s a trend that I love.
You can have lots of fun with your middle layers and really start to style your outfit up. Me and Evie opted for cosy knits, and I love the Christmas vibes I'm getting from Evie’s jumper. Max is wearing a checked shirt over his t-shirt which I think looks great together and does a good job of keeping the cold out.
Probably the most important layer of all is your coat. This is going to be the bulkiest item so it’s important to get it right. Teddy coats are a brilliant option for winter as they look good and are super snuggly. Puffer coats are another great option. This one that Max’s is wearing has a hood, it's fleece lined and is shower proof so it's ideal for cold weather and any snow we might get this Christmas!
The final thing to consider when layering is your accessories. Max is wearing a beanie hat in this lovely rust colour which really finishes his outfit off. The kids shoes are sturdy and comfortable for our family walks, plus they look stylish too. Add some thick, chunky socks underneath to keep little feet (and big feet!) toasty this Christmas.