If you thought that winter dressing was all about retro puffer coats and lumberjack hats, this article is indeed going to be an eye-opener for you! Dressing up for winter doesn’t necessarily have to mean that you go down and low on fashion! Most men and yes, women too, tend to dump their fashionable self and settle for a more utilitarian garment when the chill hits home. Agreed, that you need to stuff yourself with proper winter gears to save yourself from the chill. However, that doesn’t really have to mean that you end up looking like a potato sack! Drive away your winter wardrobe blues and create your own signature style with these wonderful ideas on how to layer your woolens to beat the chill. Layer clothing makes for a great fashion statement, if donned right! Not only it gives you an opportunity to play with different fabric and shades, but also serves as a super smart remedy to beat the cold, without going low on style. Check out the following tips on how to layer clothes for cold weather and get going. Read on for more on this.
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Layering Clothes For Cold Weather
- The task of putting together a chic, suave look for the winters can be a tricky bet with all the heavy layers of winter clothing leaving you all bundled up and looking a little like a snowman. Just decide on how many layers of clothing you will need to wear as per the extremity of the temperature, more so if you are going to stay out for long or plan to go hiking.
- When dressing for winter, it would make sense to begin with the bottom-most layer. Start with an undershirt or warm camisole, underwear, and socks. If the temperature happens to be spine-chilling, go for long underwear and thick socks.
- To keep the winter chill from creeping in, layer your innerwear with a second cover of cotton or knit shirt. Don’t choose a fit that hugs your skin tightly, or one that loosely fits. Pick a size that fits your body snugly and also allows room for air. The warm air inside will keep you warm for longer hours.
- Next cover your body with the actual outfit. Pull on a pair of denim or corduroy or any other heavy fabric to keep yourself warm. You can wear a rain pant too, in case it rains outside. Slip into a warm, wooly sweater to stay warm. If you plan to wear a jacket too, check that your pullover isn’t too baggy or wooly.
- For your feet, you can wear a winter boots or sheepskin if you plan to stay out for long. If hiking or walking, choose waterproof boots. Never wear your shoes without traction to avert the risk of slipping in water and getting injured.
- Wrap up your final layer with an overcoat and woolen gloves for your hands and a woolen cap for your head. A slick wind breaker or raincoat will work out fine depending on the severity of weather.