Fashion + Beauty

TIPS TO HELP YOU LOOK FANTASTIC THIS WINTER SEASON

It’s that time of year again when people are bundling up to keep warm and the trees are shedding their leaves. The winter season can be both beautiful and harsh at the same time, but it is still a very special time for many people. As you begin to put together your winter look, here are some tips that may help you look fantastic this winter! 

1) Choose Material Wisely

Wool, cashmere, and alpaca are excellent materials to choose from when it comes to winter clothing. These materials keep you warm by trapping air in between themselves and your skin. Synthetic materials do not trap heat nearly as well, so while they may be easier to care for and require less grooming, they can end up costing you more in the long run if it means constantly cranking up the thermostat. Wool is definitely preferred over polyester when it comes to winter clothing materials. Besides that, organic cotton is also an excellent choice. Many new collections of clothing brands, like the blonde gone rogue’s collection, are switching to organic cotton fibers because organic cotton is grown without any pesticides, heavy metals, or chemical residues. This is also an excellent choice for those who prefer eco-friendly clothing.

2) Layer Up

Layering in winter is a great way to keep yourself warm. Layers trap air between them and your skin, so it takes longer for the cold to penetrate all the layers of clothing you have on. Depending on how cold it actually gets where you live, layering up may mean wearing a lightweight shirt, long-sleeved shirt, sweater, jacket, and scarf. If you have a coat that is water-resistant or waterproof, this will help you stay warm in the rain or snow as well!

3) Choose Toned-Down Colors

During the summer, people like wearing bright colors, but during the winter, it’s best to choose toned-down colors. Think about wearing more of a gray scale with splashes of color here and there. People tend to wear deep reds, browns, and grays because they help you blend in with your environment.  It’s best to stay monochromatic during the winter and to pop some color with accessories.

 


4) Accessorize Wisely

Hats, scarves, and gloves are some of the most important accessories you can wear during the winter months.  They help keep you warm and protect your ears, nose, fingers, and head from the elements. You can choose to wear a hat, a scarf, or both based on how cold it is and your personal fashion preferences. Hats and scarves also come in so many different styles, colors, and patterns that there is sure to be one that fits into your fashion style perfectly. You can also add a belt to your coat to make it more fashionable and to help show off your figure.

5) Choose Your Coat According To Your Activities

Walking the dog, going to work, taking the bus, or spending time outside are just a few of the activities you may plan on doing this winter. Depending on what your plans are for this winter, it’s best to choose a coat that can accommodate your activities without impeding movement or creating discomfort. For example, if you plan on spending a lot of time outside, it’s best to choose a long coat that is water-resistant and has some warm lining. Make sure the coat fits you properly and isn’t too bulky because this can make it difficult for you to perform your activities.

6) Choose Quality Boots

Winter boots are excellent for protecting your feet and keeping them warm. They’re made with thicker, waterproof material to protect you from rain, sleet, snow, and ice. Winter boots also have well-insulated soles that keep the cold out and help prevent slipping on icy surfaces. You can choose high or low boots depending on your preference. Low boots are easy to slip on and off, but when you’re outside with your kids or playing in the snow with them, high boots give you more ankle support and insulation for your feet. You should also be mindful of your heels since this is the time of year to trade in your stilettos and platform pumps for flats, boots, or heels with no more than an inch-and-a-half heel. If you truly want to wear heels, then choose a thicker sole that’s made with grippy material and some insulation and support for your feet. You can even wear boots with a platform heel. Simply make sure the heel isn’t too thin or unstable.

8) Don’t Forget The Umbrella

When you go outside, always remember to bring an umbrella with you. An umbrella is an excellent way to shield yourself from raindrops and snowflakes while you walk to work or school. If you want to be fashionable while protecting yourself from the elements, choose a stylish umbrella for this winter season. You can even get one with a cool pattern or one that will match your coat and hat. You can also choose a small umbrella that can fit in your bag so you can keep it with you in case the weather changes. This umbrella is handy because it doesn’t take up space and there is less chance that you will forget it somewhere.

 

Winter is a season that can be both beautiful and harsh at the same time. It’s the time to get rid of your summer clothes and bundle up in layers, get your sweaters out of storage and cuddle up on the couch with a hot cup of cocoa or tea. As you begin to put together your winter look, keep in mind tips that we provided such as choosing the right material for your clothing, choosing monochromatic clothes, layering up, choosing your coat according to your activities, choosing quality boots, and always remember the umbrella. These tips will help you to make sure you look your best this winter season. Also, don’t forget to add hats, scarves, and gloves to your look for added warmth and fashion! We hope this article will help you look your best this winter season! 

 

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