Wintertime can be for many people a time when dressing up can be a bit difficult. The low temperatures, the moisture and the wind can make it hard to choose your clothes and accessories that will give you a great experience, from both a visual and a practical point of view.
To help you out, we have put together a quick list of 6 hacks that will put you a step ahead of the chilly winter.
Layer your clothes
Instead of wearing a light t-shirt and one big, bulky jumper, why don’t you layer your pieces this winter? Go for an undershirt, a shirt and a vest. This way, you will not only add depth to your outfit, but you will also be able to transition from one environment to the other easily. If it’s too warm, you can always take the vest off and you won’t have to worry about sweat stains either, as these won’t probably be visible due to your undershirt.
Wear long socks
When you are choosing your socks this season, we definitely recommend going for a longer pair. These not only give you a certain support that makes you feel confident, but they also add a new layer of protection to your legs, without adding bulk and too much warmth that can make you sweat. Long socks also have the advantage of not allowing snow easily in your shoes. And, in case you are a guy who gets easily fed up with long socks, you can roll them down when needed.
Overshoes are one of those things that can spare you from a lot of sartorial trouble. Modern day galoshes are light, easy to use and can be very stylish. They will protect your shoes from moisture and dirt and don’t cost much either.
Have some earmuffs handy and mix them wisely
There are so many types of earmuffs out there today, that is very unlikely you won’t find a pair you will enjoy. Earmuffs have the great advantage of being light and concentrating on the essential. The changing winter temperatures might make it hard to choose your headgear, so having earmuffs handy when the weather is “so and so” is definitely a must this season.
On top of that, you can have both earmuffs and a regular hat which you can change as your needs demand. And, why not, sometimes you can even wear both, especially if your hat of choice does not cover your ears properly?
Invest in quality fabrics
A synthetic garment might be tempting pricewise and it might even look and feel amazing at a first glance, but in the long run, synthetic pieces made from polyester or other similar materials won’t do you any favors. Because they don’t have any breathability, synthetic fibers will either make you feel way to hot or way to cold and can even cause rashes and skin damage. Our advice is to opt for natural fabrics such as tweed, leather or corduroy (but not cotton) and use synthetic fibers for style reasons only; for example, if the lining of a hood you rarely actually put on can made of synthetic fur.
Have more pairs of gloves
Keeping your hands warm is something everybody wants during the winter. So far, we haven’t heard many people claim they want to have freezing hands. To be sure you will be, not only warm, but comfortable, you should have more pairs of gloves. Sometimes, when you are mostly in your car and go from one building to another, a lighter pair of gloves is better, at other times, when you are hiking or playing with snow, a bulkier pair might come in more handy, which is why you should have more pairs than just one.
If you take your outfits to the next level with simple tricks such as the ones listed in this article, you can really improve your whole experience of the cold season. Once again, clothes are proof that your outside can influence your attitude, worldview and emotions.
Fraquoh and Franchomme
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