Cuddl Duds asked me to put together some outfits using pieces from their collection. My absolute favourite piece is the Fleecewear with Stretch Half Zip Hoodie in grey leopard that I like to wear under jackets, which I used in one of my outfits a couple of weeks ago. In this post I’m going to showcase some of the other pieces that will work well for myself and my clients.
These ensembles are suitable for casual settings like plane and car travel, working from home, the school run with kids, errands, casual weekend outings and strolls in chilly weather.
Cozy Topper With Jeans and Boots
The Cuddl Duds Second Layer Fleece Hooded Wrap-Up is the type of item that goes down well with my clients. It’s a cross between a cardigan and poncho and is extremely soft and comfortable. It’s also warm, lightweight, non-crease and machine washable. It runs true to size. Although not visible in the photo, the back is as short as the front, which prevents the topper from overwhelming your frame and looking like a blanket. The unstructured fleece hooded wrap is ideal for working at home when it gets drafty at your desk. Or when it’s cold on a long flight, or on a chilly walk.
I was drawn to the grey leopard print because patterns are punchy. Match it with a lightweight sweater, or long sleeve layering tees like the Comfortwear long sleeve crew or ActiveLayer reversible ballet neck. I found both of these items very formfitting, so size up if you prefer a looser fit. Jeans and ankle boots are an easy option on the bottom. A belt is optional for semi and faux tucking the top, and a large tote is great for travel and errands. Finish off the outfit with jewellery, watch and eyewear as desired.
Layering with Tees for Warmth and Visual Effect
Both pieces are super soft, stretchy and snug. Like the wrap, they are warm, lightweight and machine washable. They are best worn as a layering piece under tops and jackets because of the cling factor, but allowing the necklines to peek through from under a partially unbuttoned shirt creates an interesting effect.
The smart casual ensemble on the left is dressier, but still pretty relaxed. Pair white jeans with a long-sleeved tee and layer over a denim shirt and blazer. Adding a belt and tucking the shirt is optional, but I’ve left the shirt untucked. Add dressy booties and a modern clutch. Finish off the outfit with eyewear, watch, and jewellery as desired. When indoors, feel free to take off the blazer and sport fewer layers.
Alternatively, layer a thin turtleneck under a plaid shirt leaving it untucked over a pair of Ponte pants. Tuck the pants into mid-calf or knee-high boots, topping off the look with a parka or wool coat. Add a weathered leather tote and finish off the outfit with eyewear, watch head gear and jewelry as desired.
These are some of my suggestions for incorporating Cuddl Duds items into ensembles, but I’d love to hear your thoughts too. Click here to enter the Cuddl Duds $250 giveaway.