HeatTech is a line of created from specially engineered fibers that retain body heat, dry quickly, and are antistatic and antibacterial. It’s amazing, because I had just taught a lesson on manufactured fibers. Companies can actually create fibers and fabrics with those kinds of performance qualities. It’s also pretty cool because Uni Qlo has a lot of information in the store that explains why the HeatTech line works the way that it does. They even include microscopic views of the fibers! (Hello, textile nerds!)
I was sort of expecting the line to look like athletic gear. However, I was pleasantly surprised to see that HeatTech consisted of great basics and layering pieces: t-shirts, turtlenecks, leggings, and socks. Some of the garments are a nod to the minimalist tradition, and others have interesting prints. Everything in the line is super light weight, so you won’t feel bulky while keeping warm.
I decided to give the line a try. I picked up a t-shirt and figured that would be it. But I nearly lost it when I saw these argyle knee-high socks!!
Socks can be an undervalued accessory. In menswear, it’s such a critical detail. The wrong socks mess up a suit and shoes. However, for women, we tend to forget about them completely. We either wear stockings or go bare-legged. The right pair of socks definitely adds a little pizzaz to an otherwise bland outfit. My advice is to pair a similar pair of knee-highs with heels and a dress. Sexy and warm? Yes, please!
Don’t you think it’s time to step up your sock game? You can get a pack of 2 at Uni Qlo for just $12.90. But the argyle pattern is only available in stores.GHTime Code(s): nc