When it’s freezing outside, fashion takes a backseat, and for good reason.
With winter approaching, I thought it would be a good idea to debunk some of the most common cold-weather fashion mistakes and share a few of my go-to tips and tactics for avoiding them.
So, if you’re curious about what they are, all you have to do is keep reading.
When it comes to dressing in the cold, one of the first mistakes we make is overlooking the importance of proportions.
The most unattractive thing we can do is dress in winter clothes that are all big and large.
Regardless of our size, we all need to add some structure to our silhouettes, which simply makes a great balance and puts an outfit in proportion.
I’m not suggesting that we dress in bodycon dresses or that we wear clothing that is too tight; all I’m saying is that it’s crucial to keep those basic proportions in mind when wearing in the winter.
Being a Trend Sufferer
Another common blunder is becoming a slave to fashion trends.
I’m sure you can relate to this: you’ll see a really cool outfit in a magazine or on a billboard.
We decide to go out and get that outfit because it’s a winter outfit and it looks trendy.
However, we often overlook whether or not the clothing will complement our body type and lifestyle.
As a result, it’s critical not to succumb to these fads.
Layers of Different Colors
We often want to wrap up in the cold, which means we want to layer up.
But what usually happens is that we layer in a variety of different colors. As a result, putting together a beautiful outfit is difficult.
Monochrome color layers, or hues from the same color family or palette, are the most stylish.
They’re also the simplest method to layer without having to think too hard about how to put together a seamless combination.
So choose beige, camel, or brown, which are all in style this season.
Because dressing in a single color from head to toe tends to look a little more sophisticated and fashionable.
Having a High-Quality Coat
A nice coat is one of those items of apparel that we often overlook.
Many of you probably have one of these fantastic coats in your wardrobe. However, we frequently try to avoid making the financial commitment required to purchase a beautiful coat.
We’ll go with a wool blend or something similar. However, such type of garment will not endure the distance, will not stand the test of time, and most importantly, will not keep you warm.
When it comes to truly excellent winter clothing, you should spend as much money as you can afford on a high-quality 100 percent woolen coat.
A nice coat will also offer the finishing touch to any look. So take a look in your closet and, if you don’t already have one, consider purchasing one this season.
Always Dressed in Black
Wearing black from head to toe is another mistake that we frequently fall into.
Don’t get me wrong, I adore wearing black and find it to be quite easy to style. It’s a highly fashionable look.
However, I believe it has the potential to bring us down.
So, if you’re going to wear all black, try mixing and matching some of your textures.
Some textures with leather or wool.
That’s a quick and easy method to make black look a little more intriguing.
Flashing Your Ankles
In my perspective, flashing your ankles in the winter is also a no-no.
Cropped jeans and trousers may be your favorite, and they are now fashionable. However, flashing an ankle will not make you feel warm, cozy, or comfortable.
I’m not sure about you, but the moment my ankles are exposed, I become cold and can’t seem to warm up.
Flashing your ankles out of season is simply impractical, and while you may think you’re being cool, you’ll actually be freezing.
Wearing Cotton Clothing
Wearing cotton in the winter is also a mistake.
Although cotton is a natural textile, it collects moisture and retains it within, making you feel extremely cold.
Instead, choose a fabric like merino wool, because cotton simply absorbs moisture.
Cotton materials attract and hold moisture, whether it’s snowing, raining, or there’s just a lot of moisture in the air.
It’ll only make you feel cold and unpleasant in the end. As a result, cotton should be avoided in the cold.
Not Covering Your Head
In the cold, forgetting your head is also a fashion blunder.
Well, it’s not quite a fashion tactical mistake, but we lose roughly 60% of our body heat through our heads.
So there’s no excuse for not wearing a hat, a beanie, or some other form of headwear.
Even if it’s only a baseball cap, it will keep you much warmer during the winter.
Fortunately, hats, beanies, and other headwear are currently fashionable, so there will be plenty of alternatives to select from.
So, when it comes to putting together a winter wardrobe, keep your head in mind.
The most recent winter fashion mistake was purchasing a low-cost brolly.
Umbrellas are practically a must in the wintertime, regardless of where you live on the planet.
However, scrimping on your brolly and buying one that doesn’t look decent and blows inside-out with the slightest breeze would not suffice.
Brollies on a budget are no longer an option. Try to spend as much money as you can on a good brolly that will last you a long time.