In previous editorials, we have been addressing how you can adapt to the winter months. You can do things such as changing your lifestyle habits and skincare routine but what about clothing? Attire changes even more drastically in-between seasons. Here are things you need to know to transition your wardrobe from Autumn to Winter to fit the current weather.
Layer it up
If you have been following our editorials, you already know the benefits of layering your clothes. It is a great fashion technique in terms of comfort and style, but it is also helpful to keep yourself warm during the coldest months.
Using basics as the bottom layer, under your regular clothing, will be tremendously helpful at keeping your body warm. Incorporate thermal wear or heat teach pieces so you can still go out in style and not risk being too cold. Basics under any regular attire is a subtle approach if you do not want to be bundled in thick sweaters. It is an unnoticeable way to improve your overall body temperature.
From shoes to boots
Your feet is one of the most important body parts to take care of during cold seasons. In certain lifestyles, it is hard to wear footwear that is not formal. Check with the dress code at work and see if wearing a good pair of dressy boots is acceptable. Boots will pair well with multiple outfits while keeping your feet protected from rain, hale or, snow.
Welcome Winter accessories
Gloves, scarves, and hats of all types and shapes will become great additions to your wardrobe. Even if you are wearing a heavy-duty coat, areas that winter accessories will cover will be unprotected if not worn. Cold being exposed to the hands, neck, and ears are quick signs of catching a cold. To avoid being sick during the winter, grab a couple of basic items in each category to keep every part of your body at the right temperature.
Outerwear is an Investment
Outerwear is essential for this season. A good jacket, a warm formal coat, and a versatile daily coat will be necessary if you live in an area where winter is extremely cold. We suggest that you invest in one high quality coat that will last many years opposed to buying multiple inexpensive ones. They can easily be worn to stay warm outdoors and removed if a formal attire is needed.
Patterns in Favor of Neutrals
Do not be afraid to incorporate colors and patterns into your look, but to suit the season fashionably, you should follow each season’s natural colors. For example, during the spring, flowers bloom and fashion is bright. During winter, the landscape become more neutral and so your outfits should reflect the same tones. Keep your color palettes muted and your patterns more simplistic. It might not be the best time to wear a floral shirt but winter patterns such as checkered can be worn.
Update your fabrics
Cotton and other materials are great, but during winter try to make your fabric selection richer. This will not only keep you warm but also add dimension to your outfits. Some great fabrics for winter are cashmere, wool, flannel, fleece, and corduroy among many others. See what fits you comfortably and matching your style and add more pieces of those particular fabrics.
Here you can find specific clothing recommendations to transition your wardrobe from Autumn to Winter with some essentials:
- A good pair of black or brown boots
- A neutral-colored cashmere scarf such as grey, nude, or black.
- A camel-colored or black formal wool coat. ALWAYS go for a long cut.
- A good pair of leather gloves.
- A good hat in neutral colors that will cover your ears.
- A few selections of thermal wear.
- A selection of neutral-toned and cool-toned wool sweaters.
- Cardigans and jackets for layering.
- A statement coat.
- Corduroy pants as they will keep your legs warm.