Happy Monday, friends! I’ve been out all weekend exploring Stowe Vermont with my bestie travel friend. I’ll share more about the whole trip and what sparked us to book a last-minute trip to the coldest damn state in the country. But I wanted to share one of my looks from the weekend as it’s a personal favorite! I feel like I finally got the winter layered look down just right. Because let’s be honest, there’s definitely a way to layer the right way in winter without adding a ton of bulk!
On our last full day we had a full schedule of fun things to do. We started with a great breakfast at our hotel, Edson Hill, shot with the most adorable photographer in the area (y’all she has an Icelandic horse), did some snowshoeing, then visited a brewery and had an amazing dinner. I ended up wearing this look in the morning, and after snowshoeing for our dinner plans. It was the perfect winter layered look. I don’t have a ton of warm coats, just this one and this one. But I LIVE in those two coats. So I decided to pack this light Abercrombie & Fitch puffer which is great for layering, and topped it with my Old Navy toggle peacoat (here’s a similar and likely WAY more warm version here).
With a cozy sweater, neck scarf and my go to boots, this was one warm look that also felt super stylish. I added a beanie and matching gloves (on major sale too here) to add some extra warmth. And I mean, when was the last time you wore mittens like that?! I just love them, they’re so fun!
How To Layer For Winter In Vermont
When I packed my bags for this trip, I knew it was going to be COLD. We had lots of snow activities planned too like snow-showing, skiing and just exploring the property that we stayed in. Layers are key for staying warm and for not adding too much bulk. Here are all the essentials for how to layer for winter so you stay warm, look cute and can enjoy being outdoors in a winter wonderland.
A very important layer! But if you don’t own a SUPER warm coat, you can always layer underneath to stay warm too. But below are some great down coats (those are the BEST for a winter getaway) that are all under $300.
Warm Layering Pieces
Add easy light layers underneath your sweaters and bulkier items for ultimate cozy vibes. I like a super thin cotton thermal to wear underneath sweaters so that you don’t feel the wind through them.
Warm And Waterproof Boots
It’s so important when layering for winter that you have the right footwear. It can make or break your entire day! Go for waterproof and warmth. But also don’t forget about a good cozy wool sock. These can totally turn your day around.
Warm Accessories Like Scarves, Hats And Gloves
Nothing will make you feel cold and miserable than having your neck, ears and hands exposed to the cold weather. Always have a great scarf, a beanie or ear muffs and warm gloves. This will make your day so much less miserable. Once you have these accessories, you can really take on any kind of weather. For gloves, I usually just do regular knit ones. But if you plan on spending a ton of time in a really chilly destination, it could be worth investing in some leather ones. They’re incredibly warm and really keep the chill out!