How To Dress To Impress In Winter
If you’ve checked Instagram recently, you’ve probably seen a thousand pictures of girls with super cute and not warm at all outfits posing in winter locations like it’s no big deal. And you’ve probably thought that your daily winter outfits look nothing like that and more like a giant fluff ball. But there are ways to look nice and warm at the same time, I promise you! Just keep on reading!
1. Cinch the waist with a belt. This is one of the easiest ways to avoid the bulkiness of any winter coat and retain a bit of your feminine figure. Lots of coats already come with a belt, but if you don’t have one, you can use on of your pants belt: make sure it’s kind of statement for a more interesting look.
2. Check the fabric before buying anything. Warmth is in the fabric not in the thickness so opt for wool or cashmere wherever possible. When buying a coat, a jacket or even a jumper, check what it’s the percentage of wool or cashmere: the higher the percentage the warmer the garment.
3. Layer up. If you live in a cold climate but you’re in and out of places all day (and maybe move around with public transport, that it’s hot like hell), layering up may be one of the best options for you. Start with a basic t-shirt and layer a wool or cashmere turtleneck and then a coat or jacket, and depending on the weather outside add gloves and a hat. Remember that you’ll be able to wear less stuff and also not be cold if you go for higher quality materials with higher percentages of wool (tip number two)
4. Go for thick socks and boots. Apart from being very on trend this season, boots are your go to option for when it’s colder than Alaska. Go for a Dr Martens kind of style (it’s everywhere this autumn/winter) if you want something comfortable or for a pointy ankle boot (like the ones form Acne that we’re all still dreaming about) if a military boot is not your style. A good option for extra warmth is to size up to wear them with thicker socks underneath.
5. Wear a thermal underneath to avoid the bulk. Another great idea for when it’s really cold is wearing a thermal. I know, it’s the least sexy thing you can wear, but if it’s freezing and you still want to wear that dress or that shirt, it’s the best option. Marks & Spencer has some great ones and in different shapes depending on what you’re wearing: round, V-necks, long sleeves, short sleeves, etc. I’ve done this a million times and it works: you won’t be cold and you’ll avoid the bulkiness!