When A Fleece is Just Enough!

I feel very fortunate to live in a climate with mild winters, so for most days, a fleece is just enough.  Wikipedia describes a fleece as a lightweight casual jacket made of polyester, synthetic wool.   It dates back to the late 1970’s.

Because fleece are so inexpensive and offered in so many colors, it is not uncommon to have multiples in your closet.  I found this grey fleece at Old Navy on a recent sale for only $12, which fits great in my $25 and under budget.

As the temps get colder, they do remain comfortable by layering them with a lightweight sweater, and adding a hat, scarf, gloves, and your favorite pair of boots.  Most fleece have a front zipper closure and some can be a pullover type with a top zipper.  I prefer the full front zipper as my personal style.

In addition to the fleece jackets, fleece vests are popular for an alternative look.  Fleece tops are great for any age,  from young to old.  And if you haven’t checked them out yet, I encourage you to pick out one or two.  I guarantee you will be hooked on fleece in no time.




  1. Hi Pam,

    Great feature. I love fleece! My agency performs community outreach and wear uniformed shirts and jackets. This year we opted for fleece jackets. A recent event we hosted was held on the coldest day ever! Temps came in at around 30 degrees with a lot of wind. The fleece we wore held its own. I couldn’t believe that something so lightweight would keep me so warm. The fleece jackets have cleaner lines and look more pulled together which works for our group’s mission to achieve a more modern aesthetic.

    Great topic.



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