A few weeks ago, I had one of Buck Mason's new lightweight sweatshirts under the Christmas tree and it's been my go-to ever since.

The 100% breathable, textured cotton terry is perfect for California winters and it's the ideal base layer for when the temperature dips at night. I just throw on a jacket (lately I've been wearing this one from Everlane and this one from Club Monaco) and go. It's easy. It's uncomplicated. It looks great.

Available in three different colors and priced at just $68, one of these will get all-year miles in your wardrobe. I might need a second....