Staying warm and looking fashionable is not always as easy as it may sound – especially if you don’t know how to properly pair your clothes and accessories.
When it comes to style in the colder months, the most important thing to remember is that no self-respecting fashionista will risk catching a cold in the name of fashion. Instead, she or he will find clever ways to make fashion and comfort work for them.
To help you find the perfect balance between style and comfort this winter, check out our four essential tips.
Layer, Layer, Layer!
The most important word to remember during winter is ‘layer’.
Dressing in layers is not only a practical way of staying warm, it’s also a great opportunity to have fun with fashion.
Bargain on wearing at least three layers. The bottom layer should be something that fits tightly to your body, such as a tank top, thin polo neck or blouse.
Add a light to medium layer on top of that. Think cardigans, pullovers or sweat tops.
Your final layer should be your defense against the forces of nature, such as a great looking parka jacket, faux fur coat, or classic trench coat.
Use your layers to mix patterns with prints, for an edgy, fun look. Remember to keep at least one layer neutral so as not to overdo it.
Make Scarves a Staple
The scarf is the ultimate winter accessory and can elevate any outfit.
There are a few points to remember when it comes to styling a scarf. Take a look in your cupboard and, if you spot any kind of ‘novelty’ scarf, take it and chuck it in the bin!
We’re talking scarves with sports team emblems, your old, high school scarf or any scarf that can’t be stylishly blended with your outfit. They’re a nightmare to pair with and have no place in the modern wardrobe.
Scarves that deserve a spot on your clothes rack include wide, checkered scarves in neutral colours , and chunky knit scarves and faux fur snoods in bold colours. These are trendy and will definitely keep you warm.
Remember to invest in high-quality scarves made from comfortable materials. You don’t want to deal with an itchy neck!
Winter is the perfect time to experiment with headgear that you might not be brave enough to try in the warmer months.
Wide-brimmed felt hats are a winter classic, but you can also try out pleather hats or knitted head pieces such as beanies.
Head scarves are also great for keeping your head warm and are currently on trend.
Faux fur has made a huge comeback this season. Oversized faux fur coats are all the rage, and have been frequently spotted on models and celebs.
If you’re wondering why they are so popular, the answer is simple. They make a bold fashion statement while still keeping you nice and cosy.
For a more subtle faux fur look, experiment with faux fur wraps, scarves, or snoods.
The emphasis here is on faux fur, meaning not real fur. Wearing real fur that has been ripped off the backs of innocent animals is disgusting – and definitely not stylish.