With & Wessel Layering 101
Instructors: Stian Tolnaes and Cathrine Wessel, the Norwegian-born, New York-based husband-and-wife team behind the line.
Location: Their newly opened Nolita shop.
Description: Learn to pile on all-wool neutral and ministriped basics made from ecofriendly pressed fibers.
Triangle-cup bras and undies (available next week), bodysuits, and ribbed thigh-high socks for girls; woodsman-sexy briefs for guys.
2. Air circulation
Comfy, loose-fit tees; henley short sleeves; floor-skimming, semitransparent heather maxis; and convertible, draped dresses.
3. Intermediate temperatures
Paper-thin leggings (high waist with stirrup feet) worn under dresses and long-sleeve, scoop-neck tops (solid black or white, striped pink and green). Extra credit for cocoon cardigans.
Keep an eye out for pants (relaxed fit with a paper-bag waist) and a terry-lined sweatshirt sheath to top it all.
Grading: Should be an easy A.
With & Wessel, 247 Elizabeth Street, between Houston and Prince Streets (withandwessel.com), $35-$250.
Photos: Courtesy of With & Wessel