I adore men’s winter style, but every year I see so many guys making the same mistakes. Here are a few ways you may be screwing your cold-weather attire!
The first fashion mistake I notice a lot of men making in the winter is layering their clothes incorrectly.
Layering your clothes is a smart and effective cold weather style move that helps you to adapt to diverse temperature situations while looking good.
However, I notice a lot of guys making a number of layering mistakes.
First and foremost, you want the fabric of each item to become thicker with each layer.
For instance, if you live somewhere exceptionally cold, start with some thermals or a t-shirt as your base layer before adding an Oxford shirt, followed by a sweater with a crew or v-neck on top.
Never wear long sleeves under short sleeves; instead, pay attention to the length and fit of each layer. Or loose-fit clothing under more form-fitting clothing.
Personally, I believe that wearing lighter or brighter shades on the inside and getting darker with each successive layer, especially during the winter, is how to layer clothing for the best visual effect.
Wearing darker pieces underneath lighter ones might look very unflattering, so you shouldn’t try it unless you’re absolutely confident in your ability to pull it off.
It’s critical that the colors you wear reflect the time and the weather when discussing seasonal attire.
The next mistake I frequently observe men making is choosing shades that are too light or bright for the winter.
Don’t get me wrong; wearing brighter clothing during the spring and summer is completely acceptable.
However, winter style is all about thicker fabric, so 90% of the time, wearing heavier items in more vibrant shades just looks wrong.
Additionally, dark hues conceal wet areas better than lighter ones, which is beneficial if you live somewhere that receives a lot of rain or snow.
Stick to darker, more neutral hues like black, charcoal, or navy throughout the winter months, and you won’t go wrong.
But if you want to change things up, you could always add some burgundy or olive tones.
While you don’t have to fully avoid brighter shades, it’s best to use them sparingly during this time of year.
Try layering a white crew neck t-shirt under a black or navy sweater, for instance. Or maybe you could use a colorful scarf to complement a dark outfit.
Your selection of a winter accessory is the subject of the next fashion mistake.
If used properly, hats, scarves, and gloves may be a great way to add warmth and texture to your seasonal attire. But each year I observe guys using these items to stand out and attract attention to themselves, frequently by using bright colors or ridiculous designs.
With regards to accessories in general, fewer is usually better, and this is especially true for your winter clothing.
I always like to advise choosing a beanie in a dark color without any eye-catching logos or graphics for your hats.
While more subdued tones can easily suit your winter outfit, overly elaborate or bright beanies can undoubtedly draw attention away from your overall look.
This rule essentially also applies to your scarves, however I must admit that I appreciate it when a guy wears a bright scarf underneath his coat and lets a small portion of it show under the collar.
However, when it comes to the overall style, you should always be careful that your scarf isn’t too long.
Always choose a more subdued color for your gloves. However, if you prefer something dressier than your typical wool pair, you should opt for a pair of chic leather gloves.
Wearing sweaters with holes in them or with pilling is the next mistake.
Sincerely, I believe that a winter wardrobe is not complete without a variety of chic sweaters. In addition to keeping you warm, they also give you significant style points for the season.
But so many guys seem to believe that it’s acceptable to appear in public while wearing a sweater that is either rife with holes or adorned with tiny pill bumps.
This is a really careless error that typically results from disregarding the fabric’s needs.
However, with a little amount of maintenance, your sweaters will not only look great but will also last longer.
First, you need to take them to the tailor to get any holes sewn up if they have any.
On the other hand, if your sweaters have pilling, you can really remedy this yourself by using a razor or, better yet, an electric lint shaver.
We need to talk about a man’s fashion decision that is actually one of my personal favorites, but only in the spring and summer.
Now is the time to discuss flashing that minkle.
I just adore it when men roll up their sleeves to reveal their lovely forearms and cuff their pants to reveal some macho ankle.
However, wearing a pair of no-show socks with a pair of loafers or low tops is a look that should be avoided in the winter.
There are several reasons for this.
First off, be ready to experience some severe discomfort. It’s just as awful to leave your skin exposed to the cold as it is to have snow or rain in your shoe and have to spend the entire day wearing wet socks.
Moreover, it just seems off.
If you haven’t noticed, winter style is all about layering your clothing, wearing a heavy jacket, and wearing wool pants. Your bare ankle will only give the impression that you are a fool who forgot his socks.
With your winter footwear, you can certainly cuff your pants if you so choose. In fact, this appears great when worn with a pair of lace-up boots.