Winter and style seem to clash fundamentally because all anyone wants to do in the winter time are to pile on a bunch of big, warm clothes and lounge by the fire, so you don’t freeze. Making sure you look gorgeous while being warm can seem like a challenging endeavor,but it is manageable. We sacrifice a lot to stay comfortable and warm, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
How To Stay Warm in The Winter Season
Following are 6 of your top wintertime tips to stay warm and chic.
1. Start layering
Layering is a quintessential part of the chilly season. There is a reason why layering is timeless wintertime trend. Not only is super practical but it is also super chic and looks great. The art of layering is something that must be acquired. The last thing you need is to look like a pile of clothes. Layering should be well thought out. You can throw on multiple layers like a sweater under a turtle neck under a jacket under an additional overcoat to make sure you stay warm. This haphazard piling of pieces will keep you warm, but it will make you look like a fool too.
When layering it is essential to get your hands on warm clothes. Pair some thermal tights with a comfy dress or a skirt and top it off with a chic coat or a chic spiked leather jacket on top for an edgy look. Wear a turtleneck under your shirt and throw on a sweater on top for a chic and mod look. For added insulation, a hat always manages to grab all the attention.
Layering is an excellent way to utilize pieces from your summer wardrobe that are your everyday go-to items. Wear a pair of tights underneath a dress, skirt or a pair of distressed jeans. A fitted long sleeve tee worn under a dress or a tee-shirt is bound to keep you warm. Wear your favorite summer dress with a t-shirt underneath, and a comfy oversized cardigan on top with a pair of boots and you are ready to head out. Layering allows you to really get creative with your styling.
2. Boots are your best friends
A great pair of shoes never disappoints. In the winter time especially, it is crucial that you keep your feet warm. The best way to stay warm and look fashionably on point is by putting on a statement pair of boots, and you are ready to walk out the door.
Classic ankle boots look great paired with any kind of attire but work best with a casual look. A distressed pair of jeans with a turtleneck and perhaps a shearling leather jacket on top is the kind of look you should be going for. Knee high boots are excellent too. In fact, they are better. They keep you warm, and they look super chic. Wear them with a short dress for the best look. For the best fashion statement, merely stick to the classics. Keep it simple with your outfit overall and let your boots do all the talking for you.
3. Belted coats
Coats are your best friend in the winter season. They are super versatile yet just as warm and comfy. Regardless of how good a coat might be, it is understandable to get bored with the same old design. The best way to go about the matter is to experiment with your wardrobe. Belted coats dominated the runways this year and are a unique fashion statement that always seems to find its way back into our hearts and our style.
You do not have to buy a belted coat. Cinch your coat at the waist and throw on a belt that you feel looks good with your coat. This will give the appearance of a toned and slimmer waist and give your coat a whole new and refreshed look. The best part, this works with all types of coat styles. From leather coats to the classic woolen number to even puffer jackets, belted coats are the hit wintertime trend that looks super edgy but is just as comfy.
4. Faux fur galore
Nothing screams fashion and luxury quite like fur. Real fur is ridiculously expensive and something we all should actively avoid. Faux fur is regal, lux and ooze classy elegance. Winter time is the only time you can truly flaunt your fur so go all out. Get yourself a fur coat and get a taste of luxury. Wear it over a dress and some warm leggings, a chic pantsuit, or some sexy leather pants and a blouse; fur never disappoints. It just gives your outfit a much-needed boost. If you are not looking for a jacket or coat, opt for a simple fur scarf, mittens, earmuffs, or vest; they are just as chic if not more.
If you keep your feet and ears warm during the winter time, you can guarantee that you will be warm regardless of how many layers you throw on. Hats are the ideal way to keep your head and ear warm but also look like you are about to walk on the runway. Throw on a hat over any outfit, and you will look super fly.
For the winter time, your best bet is a beanie. Comfy, warm and effortlessly simple; beanies are perfect for everyday wear. Leather hats are great too. An elegant fedora can bring a sophisticated element to your winter ensemble and give off a very elegant aura. A good show-stopping hat is a perfect place to splurge if you are looking to treat yourself to something. Winter time is the best time to do so.
6. Scarf it up
Scarves are super chic and can be worn in an infinite number of ways. Wrap it around your neck to stay super warm and look like a chic model. If you are looking to look a little bit more mod, perhaps wrap it around your head for a retro-inspired look. You can belt up your scarf on top of your jacket too if you are going for a belted coat look. Play with different textures and colors and lets your creativity flow because scarves are super elegant and warm. What more could one ask for?
Winters make us want to laze around all day and look like a rolled up blanket, but we can try always to switch things up a bit. It is refreshing to try new things so try these tips for yourself an up your winter fashion game. After all, when you look good, you feel good.
About Ashley Rosa: Ashley Rosa is a freelance writer and blogger. As writing is her passion that why she loves to write articles related to the latest trends in technology and sometimes on health-tech as well. She is crazy about chocolates. You can find her at twitter: @ashrosa2.