What You Need to Know About Winter Clothes Shopping

As the days get colder, we need to rely on winter clothes to keep us warm and stylish. Before getting down to the high street and start picking out your winter wardrobe, keep on reading for the things you need to know about winter clothes shopping.

Higher quality doesn’t always mean expensive.

military coat with casual outfit winter coat with jeans military jacket with striped dress

When it comes to shopping there’s always a preconceived idea that ‘cheaper is better’ which isn’t always true. However, higher quality doesn’t always mean expensive. What you want is something high quality and heavy duty but reasonably priced, as you’ll be living in these clothes day in day out over the next several months. Even though they may take longer to find, they’ll be completely worth it in the end, as you’ll be saving a lot of money in the long run.

Invest in your essentials first.

parka coat with winter outfit

winter outfit with riding boots rain boots with winter outfit and beanie

When buying your winter wardrobe the best thing you can do is to invest in your essentials first then use your remaining budget to buy your statement pieces. The best part of shopping this way is that the essentials you buy this year can be worn next year and the year after because they’ll still be wearable and fashionable. Like fashion blogger Blair Eadie, you may resort to winter coat that you can wear with any basic in your closet. However, the statement pieces are the ones that you instantly fall in love with when you see them in the shop. A great thing, you can style your basics with your statement items to create a solid winter wardrobe.

Pick a style that is always in fashion.

structured band coat with full skirt and rain boots navy coat with floral print dress camel coat with jeans

To know what’s a good buy think if the style of the garment or accessory is timeless so you can wear them over and over again. Like fashion blogger Blair Eadie, you may go for a structured camel coat that you can wear with your favorite jeans, dress, skirts, and even overalls. When it comes to boots, Chelsea boots or military boots are always a great choice. If you can afford to splurge, buy leather boots because they will easily last you a couple of years.

Check the label to know the fabric consistently.

earcuffs with navy fur coat sweater with black pants and beanie winter outfit with blanket scarf

Whether you’re buying a duffle coat, trench coat, or wool coat, check the label. Remember, the fabric consistently is a massive deal breaker, especially when shopping for winter coats. When shopping, the fabrics you need to look out for are wool, cotton, and fleece as fabrics are thick and durable so as a result they will naturally last longer. Majority of coats are made up of a mixture of fabric such as 95% polyester and 5% wool. The same can be said for jumpers, scarves, and gloves. The higher the wool percentage is the better. However, 100% polyester isn’t always a bad thing. As long as you take care of the item and don’t over wear it, it should last you the season. By considering our guidelines, you’ll be able to shop smartly these winter months.

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