Winter season may be all about cozy layers and bulky coats, but just because it’s cold outside, that doesn’t mean you can’t look your best. So, keep on reading for the 6 winter fashion rules you need for staying warm and stylish.
- Layer with a turtleneck.
Like fashion blogger Jenny Tsang, you can wear a turtleneck under your shirt to keep you extra warm. Depending on how tight your blouse fits, stay even warmer with a thicker material turtleneck such as wool. Think of picking a turtleneck sweater according to your height. “If you’re on a shorter side, choose a more fitted sweater. If you have some height, the long shawl style is perfect,” says celebrity stylist Cristina Ehrlich. Also, you may add color to your outfit with a stand-out turtleneck, or keep the look more neutral.
- Add color with hats and gloves.
Add pops of color to your outfit with colorful hats, gloves, and other winter accessories. That way you can still make a fashion statement when you bundle up to go outside. Stylist Elizabeth Stewart recommends wearing a thick black shawl with bright knit gloves and hats.
- Swap out thin tights with leather trousers.
Try wearing fleece lined tights or leggings underneath your dresses, skirts, and even pants. Fleece lined tights and leggings are still relatively thin material, so you won’t look too bulky, but you will be much warmer. Like fashion blogger Jenny Tsang, a pair of leather trousers can be great to balance your bulky fur coat while keeping you warm and chic.
- Turn heads with a stylish faux fur.
Turn heads with a stylish faux fur top layer such as a coat or vest. Since fur makes a statement, you may keep the rest of your outfit simple with a solid sweater and pants. Just try this fashion upgrade that makes you look expensive. Like fashion blogger Ania Boniecka, a fur vest can dress up your casual sweater and jeans in a more effortless way.
- Sport over-the-knee boots.
Keep your feet and legs warm while wearing a skirt or dress with knee high boots. Celebrity stylist Miranda Almon recommends going one-half a size bigger with your boots. “Going a half size up allows room for wearing thicker socks over tights,” Almond said.
- Layer like a pro.
Ray Lowe, fashion market writer, recommends wearing a thin shirt under your sweater and then top off the look with a stylish coat. This way, when you get to the warm indoors you can take off your layers in case you feel too hot. Apart from wool and leather, silk is an extremely warm material and since it’s very thin, it’s easy to layer underneath your winter clothes. Wear it under jackets, sweaters, and dresses for another layer of insulation while still making a fashion statement. By heeding these tricks, you’ll be able to stay warm and stylish in the winter months.