Goa, (INDIA): Winter’s here. That time of the year when all we want to do is snuggle under those cozy little blankets a little more every morning. And with the onset of winter, it’s time to take a break from those cool summer outfits and pull out the sweaters and coats.
Does that mean you compromise on style while trying your very best to stay warm and comfortable? Not under our watch. We’ve listed down some super cool ideas to look effortlessly stylish while staying warm.
1. Pair socks with flats/shoes
Having your bare ankles or your tiny toes exposed on a chilly winter morning as you head to work could feel really unpleasant and uncomfortable and leave you detesting the beautiful winter weather. What you could do is slip on a pair of warm socks before you slip into your favorite footwear of choice for the day. This way you end up staying warm while looking effortlessly stylish
2. Experiment with coats
Top your outfit with a coat. You could choose from different varieties available. One of the best parts of winter is wearing fur, although make sure it is faux fur that is being used. Use a faux fur coat to give your outfit a classy look.
If faux fur is something that doesn’t work for you, you could experiment with checkered coats. Or maybe trench coats or a belted coat. The options are endless. Just ensure you decide on a coat that flatters your figure rather than washes you out or weighs you down.
3. Tights under-distressed denim
We all love our distressed denim, don’t we? Does that mean you have to put up with the cold wind blowing through your denim and making you all chilly and uncomfortable? Doesn’t really need to be that way. Slide on a pair of tights and you are all set. If you do not prefer the color contrast, you could opt for skin-colored tights.
4. Rock high boots like a bawse
Who doesn’t love boots? They just oomph up your outfit and give it an outright sexy look. And if you are someone who, like me, does not prefer the socks with flats look, boots are definitely something you should invest in. Whether it’s a skirt, a dress, or a pair of denim, boots help keep you warm while jazzing up your outfit.
5. Look chic with berets and beanies
Berets and beanies can be an adorable addition to your winter fashion wardrobe. Acing the girl next door look while keeping yourself warm becomes easier when you put on a beanie.
6. High collars
So winter is the time to get out those turtle necks. Oh, the comfort they bring! In addition to turtle necks, you could experiment with a simple top or a dress with a high neckline to offer protection against the chilly winter breeze.
7. Play with layers
Add layers but avoid looking bulky to set the winter fashion game right. Start with the lightest pair of clothing and layer it up with more voluminous pieces as you. You could layer a voluminous coat over a slim coat or jacket. Remember that the fabric is what matters when trying to stay warm. Try silk, vegan wool, or non-animal cashmere.
Sweatshirts are another interesting piece of clothing. Very humble but look good with just anything. Casual Friday at work, put on a sweatshirt, and pair it with trousers to give you the smart casual office look. Pair a sweatshirt with a pair of jeans while you head out to catch up with friends. Try sweatshirts with cool prints.
Scarves could be another way of experimenting with layers in your winter fashion hacks. Again, you have a variety to choose from. And there are different ways you could style your scarf. You could wear it like a muffler, make a fake knot, or try the classic loop.
10. Accessorize and have fun
While you’re at it, add a pop of color with colorful mittens and gloves. Wear stockings below that pretty little skirt. Use cute colorful ear muffs to block out the cold. Winter doesn’t have to be dull, grey, and boring. So have fun and enjoy the beautiful weather.
PS: While every winter fashion suggestion essentially, majorly includes wool or wool-derived fabrics like cashmere and like, we, as an environment and animal-welfare conscious media, always suggest opting for a non-animal alternative, whenever possible. Just so you know, wool is not cruelty-free like other animal-derived fabrics like silk and traces a painful, bloody journey from sheep to the woolen sweater you wear.
With the advancement in fashion tech, modern, highly sustainable, and beautiful fabrics can unanimously replace animal-derived wool in every possible domain like looks, feels, and so on. Just that it won’t have a sad trace of torture to an innocent being.