We recently went to a dressy holiday dinner with friends. I’d been planning the outfit for a while, and was awfully excited to wear it. I combined a navy tulle skirt with a cropped, patterned, silk-front, horsey cardigan that I buttoned all the way up. I did not layer a red turtleneck underneath the cardigan like you see in the product photo. I finished off the look with cream patent booties, a cream bag, and a pile of pearls. I always wear my specs, which are light blue on this leg of my style journey. I topped the lot off with a red maxi coat and leather gloves when we walked outside. The exact items are in the collection.

It’s cold in Seattle, and I run cold. It’s been snowing and sleeting, and it’s icy outside. Wearing a camisole and sheer black hosiery underneath this outfit would not have kept me warm. Thankfully, I was able to layer Uniqlo’s Heattech tee and leggings under the outfit for insulation. Heattech undies are very effective. Super comfy, lightweight, fitted, soft, discreet, and I was toasty warm.

Granted, my outfit was very covered, so the long undies were invisible. The skirt is a midaxi length, which hid the leggings. You can pull the leggings up to shorten them a bit. Or, instead of wearing Heattech items from top to bottom, you can wear the top or the leggings if that’s better suited to your dressy Winter outfit. But if you tend to run warm and overheat, please leave off the Heattech.

I’m looking forward to wearing this outfit again with toasty underpinnings for Christmas Eve!