As fashionistas, we all know the importance of looking great all year round, whatever the weather. We put a lot of effort into choosing our clothes and looking the way that we do, which is why when the cold weather hits and we have to get bundled up in all of our warm but shapeless winter clothing, we can often feel like our hard work has gone to waste.
While thick coats and woolly scarves might not be the most flattering of pieces, they are seasonal staples for many of us in colder climates at this time of year. Any attempt at developing a fresh winter fashion look is often dismissed in favor of layering, practical outerwear, and sturdy footwear, all of which can play havoc with the effects of your intended look.
But if standing out from the crowd and making a statement is the way that you want to do things, who says that you can look your best and keep warm at the same time?
Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks to keep you on trend and toasty-warm this winter. No matter the occasion, there will be a stylish solution perfect for you!
A thick coat or jacket is the biggest cold-weather essential, and it can easily be taken off when you are indoors to avoid overheating. On the other hand, if you only invest in one piece of winter clothing this year, a new coat is a safe bet. Go for a classic style and an on-trend color to really maximise this season’s look; this way, you will easily be able to stay stylish and cozy wherever you go this winter!
Your choice of footwear is one of the most important parts of picking the perfect winter outfit. Not only must your selection keep you warm, but it should also be sturdy and practical just in case of any ice or snow. During a cold snap, your feet are particularly at risk of the effects of the freezing temperatures, so it’s important to be prepared. That being said, you don’t want to ruin the look of your entire outfit, either! A good compromise is some stylish ankle boots or longer boots if you are feeling particularly cold! Don’t forget those all-important fluffy socks to ward off the chill – if they’re underneath your boots, the beauty is that no-one will even know you’re wearing them.
Who says accessories are just for summer outfits? Even the most commonplace winter essentials like scarves, hats, and gloves are technically still classed as accessories, so you have no excuse when it comes to picking out accessories to wear in the cold weather. Even just a simple piece of jewelry or a luxury accessory can add a much-needed touch of sparkle and sophistication to a simple everyday outfit – the perfect antidote to those dreaded winter blues! Earrings are a big show-stealer for women, whereas for men, a pair of luxury gold cufflinks will draw the eye and instantly dress up a suit for a formal occasion.
Bearing all of this in mind, the clothes that you wear and the choices you make when it comes to fashion should only do one job – to reflect the version of yourself that you want to portray. Dressing for winter weather is understandably dull and uninspiring when compared to the freedom and flexibility of your exciting summer wardrobe, but the reality is that winter is a big part of the year, so it’s important to ensure that your closet is prepared for when the cold weather really hits this season.