One of my favorite parts about living in Ireland's cold climate was coming up with fun new ways to layer pieces. I got a great deal on this sweater from Penny's (a discount chain store in Ireland) and thought it looked almost exactly like this sweater from Madewell...just a whole lot cheaper :) However, the tan color of the sweater looked a little weird against my skin tone. So, I layered my chambray underneath to add a contrasting color. Plus, when its 40 degrees out...layers are always a good idea. Finally, I topped it off with my light cropped trench coat. Even though my trench is light on its own, it makes the perfect outer layer for most cold weather outfits. It's a great basic to have in my closet, and I'm hoping I'll still get some wear out of it during this California winter.