We’re tenderly treading into the colder months of the year, but some of us are still hesitant to let go of our Autumn fashions. However, unless you fancy shivering and catching a chill every time you step out of the house, it’s time to start stocking up on winter wardrobe essentials and being a little bit more practical with your fashion choices. The good news is that there are plenty of practical yet fashionable options out there to cater to all of your needs. Here are a few staple items to consider investing in before the temperature drops to its lowest.
For the milder days, you may not need to preserve quite as much warmth. This is when you need midlayer essentials to keep warm this winter. Layering these lighter jackets over tees or thin knits will keep heat in without leaving you feeling trapped by the limited movement imposed by heavy, stiff winter coats. If the weather is dry, a soft sherpa fabric will be perfect. If the forecast predicts rain, you’ll want something a little more weatherproof. Macs or windbreakers should do the job.
Tights and Socks
While trousers and jeans are perhaps the most insulating options available to you, you may still want to sport skirts or a dress. This is fine! There are options out there that will keep your legs toasty with no problem. Thick knitted tights or thermal tights are well worth considering, as are knee socks or ankle socks in thick, insulating fabrics. Tights and socks aren’t only functional in terms of preserving heat. They can also add a special aesthetic touch to any ensemble. There are so many colours and patterns available out there that you can use to add a quirky touch to your get up. So, consider mixing things up with bold stripes, bright colours, or themed socks and tights.
While you’re out of the house, your feet are going to be in contact with the freezing ground. You also lose a lot of body heat through your feet. So make sure that those cosy socks and tights are well protected in some hardy boots. Brilliant brands include Dr Martens and Timberland. They have durable soles with excellent grip for slippery or icy conditions. They are also extremely water resistant, so you needn’t worry about stepping in puddles here and there. Most styles can also be tightly laced to keep as much heat in as possible. What’s more? They look great too! So, be experimental with your style and don’t be afraid to don a pair of practical boots alongside your usual look.
As you can see, there are plenty of options out there for the fashion conscious individual who also prioritises comfort and practicality. Luckily, you don’t have to compromise in either area this winter! It’s just about finding the best options out there to suit your aesthetic and your needs. So, get shopping and filling your wardrobe with items that can work together to keep you warm and toasty while looking great.