Winter Memo Jan 15, 2018

Winter Memo #5: Winter Base Layers

Mary Orton of Memorandum layers a white turtleneck underneath a red star turtleneck sweater with fleece pants, a black beanie, and hunter snow boots

SWEATER: Perfect Moment (love THIS affordable alternative)  |  LAYERING TURTLENECK: Lands End  |  PANTS: James Perse  |  BOOTS: Hunter (almost sold out, similar HERE)  |  HAT: Acne Studios (similar HERE)  |  GLOVES: Fownes Brothers


Apologies for the delay in getting the final installment of the Winter Memo published!  We have lots of exciting things happening right now with Trove, so 2018 is already off to a particularly hectic start which meant less time last week to devote here.  Lots more news on that front to come…


But today I’m thrilled to conclude the Winter Memo series with the coziest, most fundamental category—BASE LAYERS.  While today’s photos are from our time over New Year’s in Lake Tahoe, I’m not just talking about the warm base layers you wear skiing.  These base layers save me all winter long on and off the slopes—when I’m headed to the office on a particularly frigid day or even running to the grocery store on an icy Sunday morning.  If you live in northern climates, you know that no winter wardrobe is complete without these life-savers, so I’ve rounded up my favorites below!


Fashion blogger wears layered turtlenecks, black gloves, and a black beanie


Although this roomy turtleneck star sweater is 100% merino wool, it wouldn’t have been nearly as much fun to wear on the slopes without this insulating turtleneck underneath.  The layered turtlenecks packed a toasty one-two punch beneath my ski jacket on the slopes and kept me comfortable all day long out on the snow.  Back home in NYC, I constantly wear it under sweaters, shirts, dresses—you name it—all winter long.


Mary Orton shows off her winter base layers in a red star turtleneck layered over a white turtleneck with black fleece leggings, a black beanie, and hunter snow boots


On the bottom, I’m wearing my favorite fleece-lined leggings, which are also mainstay winter base layers for me on and off the slopes.  There’s nothing I love more than a lazy Sunday with these suckers and an oversized sweater.  Since I wear them so much, they’re worth the higher price tag, but I also just spotted these $12 fleece-lined leggings on Amazon which have pretty great reviews if you’re looking for a budget-friendly option!


Check out all of my favorite warm base layers below if you’re looking to stock up for the remainder of the season!


THE WARMEST WINTER BASE LAYERS

SWEATER: Perfect Moment (love THIS affordable alternative)  |  LAYERING TURTLENECK: Lands End  |  PANTS: James Perse  |  BOOTS: Hunter (almost sold out, similar HERE)  |  HAT: Acne Studios (similar HERE)  |  GLOVES: Fownes Brothers


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9 Responses to Winter Memo #5: Winter Base Layers

  1. Natali says:

    Can’t stay warm without the proper Winter layers! You have def. mastered warm, comfy and stylish Winter combos!

    https://lartoffashion.com/why-staycation-is-good-for-you/

  2. Rach says:

    So excited for this series!! I need all the inspos I can get for winter!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  3. Kathy says:

    I get LOTS of things from Lands End. Basic tees and jeans as well as some really great flannel shirts. Glad you featured something from there.

  4. Nikki says:

    This look is super cute!

    Love,
    Nikki
    http://www.runwaytoroad.com

  5. Lucy says:

    Love how you make such a cold weather outfit so chic! Those base layers look and sound so warm and toasty – thank you for sharing!

    Stumped by a midweek dinner invite? Your easy desk to drinks outfit formula is right here…Blush & Bordeaux

  6. Mary says:

    I really like this outfit. You look so beautiful.

    http://marybugarski.blogspot.no/

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