One of the biggest challenges that come with every winter season is to keep warm without looking like a snowman. It’s the only season when it gets almost impossible to look good while staying comfortable, so here are some amazing tips which will help you slay the season in style.
Hats are definitely a must-have for winters, but sadly, it isn’t so easy to pull off winter hats. The trick here is to choose a hat which is the right style and the right colour so you’ll look cute and stay warm as well. When buying hats, go for neutral colours that will go with most of your outfits, but also look for little details that can help you minimise simplicity.
If you have a good eye for fashion trends, you can easily identify hats that will help you make a style statement because of their unique and eye-catching designs, patterns or accessories. If you can get your hands on a nice cosy hat with a matching scarf, there can surely be nothing better than that duo!
Layer without the Bulky Look
The ideal combination of layering will keep you warm without making you look bulky. One of the best ways to do this is by going for a monochrome look. For example, layering in different shades of grey will have a really cool slimming effect.
If you want to add some colours to the look, do it with your accessories, that is by wearing floral bags or shoes with your outfits. We also love the idea of wearing heat generating leggings under any of your outfits as they are a life-saver in winter, without the risk of looking bigger.
Another great way to avoid bulking up is buying sleeveless warm sweaters or turtlenecks that you can wear between your inner and outerwear for some extra protection. You can also top off any winter outfit with a long trench coat. Remember that you need to be really careful when buying a long coat as only a nicely tailored one can really help enhance your curves.
The mistake most people make with layering is that they focus on keeping the outermost layer as the most protective one, while the truth is that the layer right next to your skin is actually the most important. So when layering, you should think of an onion, the thickest and the best layer should be on the inside and the thinner ones on the outside.
The inside layer will act as a base which protects you from moisture as well as heat. The middle layer is the insulating one that keeps you warm, while the thin outside one will prevent the chilly winds from reaching your skin.
Wear Coats with Pocket Hacks
To avoid wearing layers on your arms and making them look larger, fill your pockets with DIY hand warmers. You can easily make these by filling a ziplock bag with calcium chloride ice melt pellets that you can easily get at any hardware store. And then fill a smaller bag with water. Place the smaller bag in the bigger one, mix them up and place in your coat pockets. This will produce an amazing heat reaction which will keep your hands warm for hours.
Green is surely the new black and no, we’re not talking about wearing green, but about going green. This year, look stunning in not just the right outfit for yourself, but also for your environment. Avoid wearing polyester and similar artificial materials as they aren’t just disastrous for the environment, they are also bad for you as these materials retain sweat and can start smelling bad in no time when you wear them with a few layers. Other than that, they will make you feel uncomfortable and stuffed up as well!
We hope that these tips will help you create some stunning outfit combinations that will keep you warm. So stay active and keep enjoying the season!
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