Packing away your party dresses after the glitz and glamour of New Year’s eve may leave you feeling uninspired by your selection of clothes.
Still, the biting cold doesn’t have to imply compromising on style. We’re talking about keeping yourself cozy and warm while remaining the fashion icon you are.
So, let’s take a look at some essential tips for achieving the best look possible this winter. Your commitment to fashion no longer means freezing off your toes.
Winter street looks can be breathtaking, which is a paradox because winter and fashion are archenemies. You can go for either warmth or style, and it’s rare for people to look good in winter.
However, if you take a closer look at any Pinterest board related to winter fashion, you’ll notice they all have something in common. You see, there are clothing items that blend warmth and style. These are must-haves for your winter closet.
We can’t say for sure whether turtlenecks ever went out of fashion, but they are back now. If it’s super cold, double up – put on a tight, thin piece underneath a thick, lush woolen model.
Tall boots that fit your leg help you keep a semblance of shape in the winter and not look like an Eskimo. Ideally, you’ll go for a model up to below the knees, with a tight fit around your calves. The bulky look is no longer trendy.
Winter doesn’t mean you don’t get to wear your adorable skirts anymore. Instead, buy these and show them off in a confident, quirky manner. Alternatively, tuck them under your tall boots for extra warmth.
Scarves are the most flexible way to stay both warm and sophisticated during the winter. They help you add color, patterns, and textures to dull winter outfits.
Big coats are no longer a problem when you toss a vibrant, big textile over it and wrap yourself in it – you instantly become the queen of winter.
This piece can be as straightforward or as bold as you want it to be. If you feel like going for a cute look, choose a hat matching your scarf. A beret will add a little glamour to your look.
Also, earmuffs are one of the best items to get for a perky, cute look – plus, they’re a lifesaver.
Walking around the town can leave your hands freezing and cracking. Choose a cute, functional pair to save your skin and your outfit in a single stroke.
This technique is another must for winter weather. The sooner you master it, the more confident you’ll be rocking the streets. Here’s what you can do to nail it.
- Start with a thin layer. It should be a bit looser, helping you keep dry and warm.
- Thin, tight clothes. The first layer visible to people can be a shirt or a blouse. Choose a well-fitting layer to enhance the effect and avoid bulking up too much.
- A vest or sweater. This one is your main layer apart from the coat. Its primary purpose is to insulate your body and trap heat.
Put on your coat and a scarf, and you’re good to go. Trust us; you can even rock a dress in the winter with proper layering.
Even with your essentials and layering skills under your belt, you’ll need to follow some practical advice to make the most of them.
Always Check the Forecast
This piece of advice seems obvious, but it matters the most. Having to carry around an umbrella is a chore and one you don’t need to tackle all winter long. Facing the elements will be much easier once you know what to expect.
No matter how much you crave to wear those lightweight skirts and off-the-shoulder tops, you need to listen to your head before your heart during the cold. Pack away the tempting items at least until March.
After all, showing up to work with bright red skin and a soaked coat is never going to look good, no matter how amazing the outfit seemed before you left home.
The Bottom Line
Finally, remember to take care of your beauty during the coldest months of the year, not only of your style. Chilling cold can wreak havoc on your skin, which will make even the best outfits feel tacky.
Remember to keep concealer and face wipes in your bag to remove blotchy layers and redness. You’ll need a mirror too. Your trusty lip balm should never leave your bag – nobody likes cracked lips.
Get a bag big enough to accommodate the essentials and go outside feeling like a fashion icon.