Winter is just around the corner (and in some places, it feels as though it’s already arrived – perhaps it never even left!) and that means it’s time to think about what to add to your wardrobe so it’s updated for the colder, damper season ahead.
No one wants to be uncomfortable when it comes to their clothing, so if you don’t usually make some changes to your wardrobe twice a year (for summer and winter), perhaps it’s time to start. Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to take a lot of effort as long as you know what to look for in advance. Read on for some tips about the kinds of things you should be buying for winter, and you’ll soon see what we mean.
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Something that should always find a home in everyone’s winter wardrobe is a wool sweater, or ideally more than one. When the temperature drops, there’s nothing quite like the warmth and comfort of a woolen sweater because wool is a natural insulator – when you wear it, you’re definitely going to be cozy.
Even better, wool is a versatile option that you can wear no matter what you’re up to over the winter period. Whether you’re heading out for a casual stroll in the park for some fresh air, snuggling up on the sofa to watch a movie and drink hot chocolate, or you’ve got a special occasion like a party to attend, wool can work.
One great option when it comes to wool is fisherman sweaters for women because they look and feel great, and they’re absolutely timeless – buy one or two and they’ll look good for many years to come (and because they’re made of wool, they’ll last too). Or what about an elegant turtleneck, a great crewneck, or perhaps a few cardigans to give you some outfit options to enjoy?
A Stylish Jacket
You’re clearly going to need some kind of coat when the winter weather comes, otherwise you’re going to freeze and never want to go outside – you might even become unwell. In some cases, a big, thick coat is definitely what’s required, but if you drive a lot or you’re inside more than you’re out, it might be better to opt for a stylish jacket instead. They’re more versatile and less bulky, helping you look good even when the temperature drops and you need to cover up.
A puffer jacket is a prime example of a stylish jacket that doesn’t just look fashionable, but that also keeps you warm – that’s exactly what you’ll need, after all. These jackets are made with warmth in mind, and it’s their insulation that really makes the difference. If you really want something modern, get a puffer jacket with a matte finish – it’s modern and sophisticated.
If you want something different and puffer jackets aren’t your style, what about faux fur? They’re cruelty-free, which is obviously a bonus, but they’re chic and elegant too, so they might be the right choice if you have a lot of events to go to. You can wear a great jacket like this and add a touch of luxury to any outfit, even a really casual one.
Boots and Socks
You mustn’t forget your feet during the winter, as they can really suffer if you don’t keep them warm and dry. The best thing you can do is invest in a really good pair of boots and make sure they’re as comfortable as they are stylish. That’s the great thing about boots; there’s something for everyone, and no matter whether you usually wear heels or trainers, there will be boots that match your aesthetic and your comfort level.
Take ankle boots, for example. These are so versatile and can be worn with jeans, dresses, skirts, or even smart suits. Just make sure that whatever you pick is waterproof, otherwise it doesn’t matter how good they look because you’ll be miserable with cold, wet feet.
You could also try knee-high boots if you prefer. These are a real winter classic, and they don’t just keep you extra warm because they’re longer – they look stunning when paired with pretty much anything at all. Whether it’s leggings, skinny jeans, or a flowing dress, your winter outfit can be completed with the right knee-high boots.
And don’t forget your socks! The great thing about wearing boots is that no one will know what you’ve got underneath them, so you can really go to town when it comes to your socks and have some fun (as well as being highly practical).
Wool or thermal socks can make all the difference when it comes to your comfort levels in the winter, and if you have to wear socks, why not choose fun patterns or colors to brighten things up – even if you’re the only one who knows they’re there.
Remember that if you’re going to wear thick socks with your boots, you might need to account for that when you’re getting the right size, and depending on how thick the socks are, that might mean sizing up a half or even whole size.
If there’s any time of year when accessories are absolutely necessary, it’s winter. You’ll look great, and you’ll be warm, and you can’t ask for much more than that.
A scarf is a good place to start, and this will definitely add some style to any outfit, keeping you snug and happy too. Try a chunky knit scarf or a classic cashmere version to add texture and warmth to any outfit.
Gloves are also handy, and leather gloves are a timeless choice. Or perhaps you’ll opt for something more modern and pick some touchscreen-friendly gloves instead – you can use your devices without having to expose your hands to the cold temperatures.
Then there are hats. You can have your choice of anything you like, from beanies and berets to bobble hats and more. There’s a hat to suit any occasion and any aesthetic, so why not invest in a few different colors and styles and you’ll be prepared for anything (including the cold).
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