This article is all about winter fashion tips for women. How I stay chic when it’s super cold in the winter.
Recently we had a really unexpected snowstorm, which brought about a lot of very cold weather, so I had to remind myself of a lot of the winter fashion tips.
Here I want to share some of those with you.
Wear Natural Fibers
First and foremost, whenever possible, use warm natural fibers. Cashmere, wool, wool blends, and heavy cottons are my favorites.
I’ve discovered that keeping the materials as natural as possible while also weaving them in a thicker weave allows me to stay warm without being overly sweaty and unpleasant when transitioning from outside frigid to indoor heat.
Because I frequently get clamminess and discomfort as a result of this disparity. Natural fibers assist you in breathing and combating this.
In a similar vein, you’ll want to layer carefully. For me, this is worth a few of points.
First and foremost, your base layer should always be the thinnest feasible. Because I find that this creates a lovely clean line on which you can then put stuff.
That way, even if you’ve only added a shirt and a sweater, you won’t look like the Michelin Man, since when it comes to layering, you want to be as clever as possible to keep yourself looking sleek and fashionable.
Thermal shirts are one of my favorite base layers.
Uniqlo has a great selection. The one I have is quite reasonably priced, and it performs an excellent job of effectively trapping in body heat without adding bulk.
The material is so thin, and when I first saw it, I held it up and thought to myself, “There’s no way.” This is much thinner than the majority of my t-shirts, but it works.
I find that starting with that gives me the same silhouette as if I were wearing only my underwear. However, it does add a sense of coziness.
It’s been a major game changer for me, and if you don’t have one, I strongly advise you to get one.
The same fundamental rule applies to the bottoms. Simple separates in a heavier weight than you normally wear are the way to go.
Trousers, in my opinion, are ideal for this. Jeans that are extremely heavy and durable. This is where a lot of 100% cotton Levi’s come in handy because they truly help control your body temperature.
Then, if it’s very chilly outside, make sure there’s enough room underneath them to add additional layer, such as stockings or thermal pants of some sort.
Because, depending on how thick they are, you can wear them underneath your pants extremely comfortably and no one will know.
You’ll want to carefully put warmer layers on top of your base layers once you’ve figured out your foundation layers.
For me, that usually consists of a thermal top and a button-down or no button-down, depending on the aesthetic I’m going for.
Then there’s a cashmere or bulky knit sweater. On top of that, I normally wear a vest, blazer, or blazer with vest. Then I like to add my outer layers on top of that.
I’ve discovered that working from thin to thick, as well as from less structured to more structured, allows me to achieve a look I enjoy that makes me feel put-together and thoughtful without abandoning my warmth.
My next piece of advice is to choose your apparel carefully.
I prefer to keep my outerwear as sleek and fitted as possible since we tend to feel extremely bulked up and kind of lifeless and shapeless throughout the winter when we have heaps of layers on.
I like to seek for coats that fit well in the shoulders, arms, and have a flattering hem length that keeps me warm but also looks good with a variety of outfits.
When it comes to materials, I prefer to seek for wool or a wool blend in my outerwear because it keeps you warm well.
It should also be a medium to heavy weight fabric. After all, what good is a jacket if it doesn’t keep you warm at all?
If warmth is the goal, you’ll want something that not only looks good but functions well.
I’ve discovered that a fitted coat made of either 100 percent wool or a wool blend does an excellent job of both.
When it comes to color, I strongly advise choosing a neutral hue for your outerwear because it will be the most versatile, and the natural color of the item will last longer.
I strongly advise you to wear black, navy, gray, or camel. All of those colors, in my opinion, are really classic. They go with almost anything and will look great for a long time.
Hats & Scarves
Hats, gloves, and scarves are a must-have for any winter outfit.
When it comes to selecting them, I try to keep the same considerations in mind that I do when selecting my outerwear.
I prefer natural textiles, but I also think cashmere scarves and hats are gorgeous.
I’m also on the lookout for natural hues, particularly in a color scheme that complements your jacket. Because you’ll feel more cohesive and all tied together that way.
I also enjoy looking for classic lines; I adore fedoras, berets, beanies, and anything with a history. The story that goes with that silhouette, in my opinion, accomplishes the job for you.
People will naturally think, “Oh, that looks classic and chic,” and all you will have to do is to put it on.
Adding varied textures is my next step for keeping your clothing feeling intriguing and traditional during extremely chilly weather.
The various textures and hues, in my opinion, have a lovely way of generating visual interest with minimal effort.
Personally, I adore cable knit, tweed, faux fur, leather patches, and other materials that give interest to a simple design.
For example, you may have an all-one-color appearance that feels thoughtful and put together if you use diverse textures in that color scheme.
It’s a terrific idea to remember for adding interest to a cold-weather suit that is otherwise extremely functional.
Layering a silk shirt underneath a chunky cable knit sweater is one of my favorite ways to achieve this in my own collection. Alternatively, a silk scarf can be worn under a heavy wool sweater. Over a sleek turtleneck, I like to layer a faux fur stole.
I feel that simply adding that contrast adds interest to an outfit that doesn’t lose style while also keeping you warm.
A sleek but practical boot or bootie should keep you toasty and elegant all winter long, with the exception of severe snow days when a practical utilitarian snow boot is truly your only option.
I prefer pointed or almond toes because they are quite elongated, making you appear taller and more put-together.
I also prefer ankles that are slightly narrower, because I believe that they are more attractive and go with a variety of styles, making them more versatile.
When it comes to color, I prefer neutrals since they go with everything. As you’re slapping around in the snow, slush, and muck, they tend to appear a little bit fresher for longer.
The last thing I look for is a very modest stacked heel, so anything from half an inch to two inches, maybe just under two inches, is ideal. It’s simple to put on, it’s comfortable, and you won’t pass out while walking in it. They help to lift things up a notch, both physically and metaphorically.
My final piece of advice is to accessorize. I love accessories. I wear them all the time, and I’m a big fan of statement earrings and necklaces.
It’s a terrific way to spice up extremely basic utilitarian pieces in the winter.
I adore wearing big earrings with a look. Layering bold necklaces over turtlenecks is one of my favorite looks. It’s an underappreciated style in my opinion, but it looks fantastic.
I also enjoy adding brooches to the lapels of my coats, scarves, and hats. It’s a terrific technique to add visual interest to a simple artwork.
I believe the possibilities are truly limitless. So just have a good time with it. If you have a favorite accessory, don’t be afraid to wear it with your outerwear.
In a similar spirit, I enjoy wearing my jacket with a belt. If I have a fantastic belt that I want to show off, but I’m going to be wearing a jacket all day, I’ll layer the belt over my jacket. It’s a terrific way to show off the belt and the jacket at the same time.
That concludes my winter fashion tips for women on how to look stylish even when it’s bitterly cold outside.
I sincerely hope you enjoyed it and found it useful.