Perfect for weekends and chilly nights, owning a fleece comes in handy during the colder months. I’d argue it gives a little more warmth than your standard sweater, which makes it necessary to wear one when you expect to be outside for long periods of time. I recently went with my friend Julie and a few others to cut down her Christmas tree. It was especially cold that day, so I was glad I had this fleece on underneath my coat. It provided the insulation I needed without the bulk.
When it comes to purchasing a fleece, I recommend getting a heathered version, meaning different muted shades of yarn and woven together to give the garment more texture.. I own both an LL Bean Fleece and Charles River Apparel fleece and love both! I was very pleasantly surprised with the Charles River Apparel one because even though I own both fleeces in an extra small, the CRA one is more of slim fit which I personally like better. The color is a nice oatmeal/gray that goes with everything and layers nicely under vests and other outwear.