What To Wear Underneath A Parka Jacket?

Abi Khait
4 min readDec 7, 2020

Beautiful snowy winter is around the corner. The temperature will soon drop, and the weather will greet us with freezing wind, chilly mornings, and, hopefully, some snowfall. One of the best ways to stay warm in frigid temperatures is to wear a parka jacket. I will share with you the art of winter layering with a parka jacket.

The Parka Jacket

Did you know that Arctic hunters and fishermen used to wear a parka jacket back in the day? The parka jacket was perfect for cold weather because it was heavily insulated, often lined with fur or faux fur, and had a hood. During the second world war, the parka jacket gained popularity when armies used the parka jacket to protect from freezing weather. The rugged parka jacket has since evolved into a stylish Parka that has been spotted on the pages of Vogue.

Parka jacket is a fantastic outer layer that provides excellent protection from snow, wind, and rain. Underneath the parka jacket, depending on the weather, one can have the base and middle layers. Building more layers will allow for more warmth and comfort during freezing temperatures.

Below are a few options for styling the base and middle layers to go with your parka jacket.

Base Layer

The base layer is the first layer of clothing that you wear under your regular clothes. This layer ensures that your body is warm and dry. Because it is the closest layer to the skin, it is also called thermal wear, winter innerwear, and long john. This layer is also responsible for wicking off moisture, typically sweat, and making your body moisture-free and thereby ensuring your comfort.

If you plan on wearing your parka jacket for a casual occasion at a temperature above 15℃, you can wear your regular clothes under it. The advantage of the jacket is that it goes with almost anything. Be it your casual white Tee and classic jeans, a formal pair of trousers and a shirt, or an evening dress.

If the temperature is between 15℃ and 10℃, you can add a cotton base layer for extra warmth, and if it further drops between 10℃ and 5℃, it is advisable to add a woolen or wool blend base layer beneath your clothes. Anything below 5℃ calls for a complete wool base layer. Merino wool thermals act as…

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Abi Khait

Fashion & Beauty Enthusiast. Organization Freak. Chocolate Lover. My Blog: https://www.updateyourstyle.com