Do you already know what clothes to wear on the coldest days of the year? Whether it’s quilted jackets and coats, sweaters, or simpler garments, we’ll give you a few ideas and techniques to use these clothes and put together perfect fashionable winter outfits.
Wearing winter clothes can be a complication and even a little frustrating at times. Dressing layer after layer is not always the most comfy and we cannot even walk with so many accumulated clothes. So, if you want to look elegant but also warm, and avoid uncomfortable layers you’ve come to the right place.
We will show you a couple of garments that you most likely already have in your closet, but that you still don’t dare to combine, when in reality, it is the simplest thing in the world! It all lies in the balance and combination of colors, as well as your height and complexion.
If you still need to get the garments in your closet and want to put together the outfit, we’ll also make some recommendations for environmentally and ethically made garments that you can buy.
But to start, let’s go with a few general tips that you can apply when putting together winter outfits:
Wear three layers
Layering is essential, but it is also the best way to dress in the winter. When you layer your clothes properly, you can take your winter wardrobe to the next level.
Layering is more than a fashion statement. It also serves a purpose. In the end, you have three vital layers to deal with, along with accessories.
- Your base layer should include thin basics that will keep you warm without making you sweat, such as a merino wool turtleneck and some leggings.
- As a second layer, it is best to use a thick fleece or something that serves as insulation.
- Finally, in the outer layer, a winter coat or parka will serve as a barrier against wind and rain.
Keep it tight
Tight clothing will help prevent wind chill. Additionally, wearing skinny jeans with oversized sweaters and coats will visually look more balanced than wide-leg pants. But if you don’t like wearing clothes like skinny jeans or other tight pants, simply wearing thermal leggings will help you retain heat regardless of whether your pants are baggy or wide-leg.
When wearing skirts and dresses, you can wear stockings or tights to keep your legs warm.
Wear long coats
Short padding may be in style, but if your goal is to stay warm, you should keep your entire torso covered. Make sure you have at least one long sweater and a coat for colder days.
Check the length of each coat you wear for winter because length has a role to play. The longer it is, the more body coverage you will receive. A long coat keeps you warm and looks stylish. Therefore, it is definitely a piece to invest in.
You can combine sweaters with skirts
Try a chunky cable-knit sweater with a knee-length pencil skirt. Looser long and midi skirts also go with sweaters. To balance the look you can use a striking belt or one that marks your waist.
Cotton is an amazing and breathable material, but it retains a lot of water, making it less ideal for winter weather. Save the plaid flannel shirts and college sweatshirts for fall and spring. If you have wool pants, wear them instead of denim.
Invest in certified wool
Wool is a valuable addition to your winter wardrobe. It has been a popular winter knit for many years. But it also has the characteristics and qualities to prove it. Pure wool can also have a high price. But it is worth investing in the benefits you will get. If you live in a place where it is very cold, then it is a must.
♡It is a moisture-wicking fabric that will keep you warm and comfortable at all times.
♡You will get almost all your winter essentials in wool varieties. They could be coats, sweaters, scarves, hats, or even gloves.
♡If you have experienced itching when wearing wool, consider merino wool and cashmere. Merino is a lightweight wool that is excellent as a base layer: for example, you can wear a simple Merino turtleneck and some leggings for the ultimate winter base layer. Cashmere is a soft wool that will keep you comfortable. It’s a great option for comfortable cardigans and hats for work.
Choose the right coat or jacket
Jackets and coats are our necessary items during winter, but unfortunately, many of them are too big, baggy, and shapeless instead of stylish and comfortable.
One way to improve our coats is by using a belt with them so that our silhouette looks more defined.
And if you are looking to buy a new coat, you can take into account the following tips:
♡It should have enough space for you to move your arms: If possible, try on the garment and pretend that you are driving or that you need to stretch to grab something, this way you will realize if the coat restricts your movement.
♡Pick the right color for you: Colors can make or break an outfit, so make sure you know what style you want before you go shopping. If you don’t already have a favorite coat, I recommend sticking to neutrals like black, creme, camel, or grey. These are classic colors that will make your coat more versatile and fashionable. However, you are the expert on your wardrobe, so choose a color that you can wear with the majority of it.
♡Avoid trendy pieces (unless they represent your style): when investing in a coat, look for versatility and longevity.
♡Buy a winter jacket with a hood, preferably removable. This way you’re covered if you get caught up in the rain or snow, and you can also remove it if you want to wear it with a wool hat or a beret.
Hat, gloves, and scarf are the key parts of the look
As we already noticed, we don’t need hundreds of coats to survive the winter, a good, cute, and comfortable choice can work for every day. If this is the case and you are repeating the same winter coat, you can change it up with a variety of scarves, hats, and gloves. A colorful cashmere hat can add a pop of color to a wintery look. Plus, adding a hat is an easy way to keep your entire body warm. Accessories are an important part of winter weather. If you face constant drops in temperature, you should also cover your extremities. To do this, you will need all the hats, gloves, scarves, socks, and boots possible.
You can choose your accessories based solely on appearance. But it could be a waste of money if you don’t focus on the details.
You must be aware of the purpose that each accessory serves. So, from gloves to hats and other additions, everything should be winter-friendly.
Repurpose Your Warm Weather Favorites
Loose skirts and short-sleeved tops are not prohibited, as long as you have a solid base layer underneath. Throw on your favorite slip dress over a turtleneck and complete the look with ankle boots for a cute, party-ready winter outfit idea.
Play with texture
Winter fashion doesn’t have to be boring. Incorporate texture into your look with ribbed and cable knit cardigans, faux fur coats, shearling coats, leather pants, and puffer coats.
Now that we know these valuable tips, let’s look at a couple of outfit suggestions that will serve as inspiration this winter:
Tailored jacket + turtleneck sweater
What’s better than a blazer to enhance your silhouette? This winter, combine your blazer with a thick turtleneck. If you opt for a total black look, there’s nothing like wearing a pretty necklace to give unity to the whole outfit, and some high boots to guarantee an awesome silhouette. You can achieve this elegant combination by wearing that blazer that never fails you.
Bomber jacket+Cargo pants
The bomber jacket is the quintessential autumn and winter garment. This is the nylon jacket that American aviators began to wear, initially reserved for the punk kids of the 80s, and which now returns to fill us with style throughout the season. What should you combine it with? Add some cargo pants, perfect for giving a casual touch to your look and you’ll be ready.
The best way to start wearing cargo pants is through combinable tones such as green, gray, and navy blue.
On the one hand, the leather jacket has become a wardrobe staple. On the other hand, the hoodie is an ultra-comfortable garment. The result is a combination with just the right dose of freshness. How to complete the look? With comfortable tennis shoes, combat boots, or leather ankle boots. This option is perfect for you if your style is a little more casual.
Sometimes it is difficult to find leather jackets that have been manufactured under sustainable standards, but whoever seeks will find them. DEADWOOD has several alternatives that may be what you are looking for, and speaking of hoodies, you can also find various ecological options in Pangaia.
Black coat+Elegant blouse
How to look chic this winter? Choose an elegant, immaculate, and well-ironed shirt or blouse with a good pair of jeans, over a long black coat. You can’t go wrong with this great style combination.
Belted Padded Jacket+Knitted Sweater
Every winter, the padded jacket is a safe bet that adapts to the coldest temperatures. We have already discovered that an extra-long model or a piece that has its belt and thus enhances the waist and silhouette will be our best friends this winter. As a base layer, you can wear a wool knit sweater or some other warm material.