Orla Kiely Heattech from Uniqlo

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Orla Kiely Heattech UniqloOrla Kiely Heattech Uniqlo

Orla Kiely Heattech Uniqlo

Turtle neck t-shirt – Orla Kiely Heattech from Uniqlo, skirt – charity shop, boots – Yull, tights – M&S

How to keep warm in the colder months is something I give thought to as keeping me warm eventually leads to keeping me happy. "Start with a vest" is something my Dad tried to drill into me as a teen. You can't get teens to wear vests all that easily, let me tell you. I resisted for years but when I finally succumbed to the white thermal vests bought for me I reluctantly admitted that I'd been wrong. These days I can be found with a thermal base layer for around half the year and although I love the snug hug they give my main gripe is that at least half my collection has a really annoying frill to the neckline and the neckline itself is too high to the neck and isn't guaranteed to be covered by a top, tee or open necked shirt. I've been eyeing up the Heattech range from Uniqlo for ages now so I finally made a choice on what I wanted and asked for it for Christmas. The first thing I noticed was what a neat package it arrived in and immediately then how lovely the print is. I think I'd not zoomed in on the screenshot and for some reason got it into my head that it was more of a polka dot print whereas it is actually butterflies or flying clover, so pretty!

Orla Kiely Heattech Uniqlo

I have the size small (bitter experience tells me ordering anything ever from anywhere in a XS only ends in tears. Looking at you Shock absorbers - getting half stuck was alarming) and in fact it is half fitted but not uncomfortably so. When I order another (next Christmas, if I'm fortunate) I'll probably go for the same size as it is snug enough for my liking. The fact that it is a vest and a top in one is a real bonus as it is so pretty I'm happy to have it on display - it doesn't look vesty in the slightest. The material is much thinner than I expected, it is very light in weight but I can't deny that it did keep me a good temperature in the house and when I popped out to get these pictures (mild winter weather). As I'm a girl that really feels the cold I'm going to layer it up for the super cold days as it definitely wont be enough for me on it's own. The turtle neck is ideal for keeping my neck and upper shoulders and chest warm, I really have to get myself more tops with this neckline to keep me happy when it's cold.

Have you got into base layers? Tell.me.everything.

Sophie

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