Winter is about to rear its frosty head, and with it means a change of outfit. It’s time to put away your summer fashion and focus on dressing warmly for the winter. This doesn’t mean you have to dress like a snowman, emerging from your house in a bulky winter coat and giant bobble hat on your head. You can still keep your sense of style when preparing for a night out, and here is how you can do it.
It’s all about the layers
At this time of year, one layer of clothing will not do. You need to wrap up warm and remain comfortable while retaining some dignity in your fashion choices. Take a look at your wardrobe and find pieces that will complement each other perfectly. Wearing several light layers of clothing will keep you warmer than one thick piece of clothing, and you have the added benefit of being able to remove a layer if you start to melt in your outfit.
Layering comes in three basic categories. There is the base layer, which includes undershirts and t-shirts. Follow that with a middle layer, such as a sweater or a shirt. Finally, there is the top layer, which when outdoors would include a stylish jacket or coat. To look good, don’t pick items randomly. As we said, it’s important to coordinate your clothing, as if you do need to lose a layer, you want to look good underneath, which might mean ditching that festive pullover your partner bought you.
When considering your outfits, you should mix up the fabrics. Several layers of wool, for example, will cause you to overheat and dissolve into a sweaty puddle. Therefore, mix things up a little. Cotton fabrics are absorbent and will reduce sweat. Use this for your base layer. Then consider denim jeans or a jacket, both stylish and resilient to the cold. Leather is another popular choice, as it will protect you from the harshness of the wind. Wool is the warmest fabric, though best left to your top layers, giving you the opportunity to remove them should you start to feel the heat.
There are some items of clothing that are essential during the winter, and you don’t need to be a genius to work out what they are. Hats, scarves, gloves and coats are a must when venturing out into the wintry climes, but if style is important, you need to make some wise choices.
Hats: If you want to avoid brain freeze and frostbite to your ears, you need to invest in a winter hat. There are some stylish options available, so you might want to forego anything with bobbles or tassels that may reduce your street cred.
Scarves: Great for keeping your neck warm, but the right colour will also add some visual pop to the rest of your outfit. To really look good though, you do need to learn how to tie a scarf correctly. No matter how good the rest of your outfit looks, a hastily put together scarf will ruin that cool look you are possibly going for.
Gloves: We recommend leather gloves. They will protect your hands from the wind and rain and give you an added sense of class. Woolen gloves are fine, but you don’t want to wear something that looked like the mittens your mum made you wear when you were a kid.
Coat: Don’t drop the ball with this one, as this is the first thing people will see when you’re out on the town. Take a look at the stylish choices at Dickies Jackets, which will both keep you warm and looking trendy.
With the right clothing, you will look good, and be battle-ready for those impromptu snowball fights. So get out there, wear your winter armour, and get ready to kick winter’s butt with your winter fashion.