Five ways of looking stylish while staying comfy this winter
Autumn is here and winter will soon be upon us. Although many people see the colder months as a chance to drag that faithful jacket out of the wardrobe and fish out those ageing hats and scarves to keep us warm, this technique does nothing for your style.
However, looking great during the winter is easier than you think, so here are five ways you can stay warm and stylish when the colder weather starts to arrive.
1. Parka jackets
This classic jacket should be the staple of any winter wardrobe. With a chic faux fur hood and soft, padded lining, parka jackets have been made to withstand some of the harshest elements.
Their military design gives a rugged look to the item, while pairing it with brogues and a smart suit combination creates a sophisticated smart-casual look. The parka can look great with just about any outfit, however, and with a range of cuts available, including slim line and boxed, you’re sure to find one that suits your taste.
Yes, this may seem like an obvious choice, but a well-chosen jumper can add a dose of chic or splash of colour to your look while still giving you the warmth you crave. Bright tones like yellow, orange and green will really make you stand out from the crowd, while comfy, turtle neck designs can add some visual interest. A chic design that’s paired with suit trousers will immediately provide you with a smart, professional look, so you can’t go wrong with this versatile wardrobe staple.
One of the great things about scarves is that you can mix and match them with a range of coats to create both smart and casual looks. Usually, a plain, neutral-coloured scarf will look great in professional situations while a striped or chequered design will fit perfectly in more social surroundings.
Scarves come in a variety of sizes and materials, so it would be a good idea to experiment before deciding which ones to buy. However, a thick material like wool would be best if you want to stay warm through the colder months.
If that wasn’t enough, you can also play around with different knots to add an extra dimension to your look.
The distressed look is very popular look for jeans in 2016. Keep an eye out while you’re outside and you’re sure to find a large amount of people with this look. Discoloured jeans with rips and holes in them are the latest trend, so it’s time to embrace it. They give your look a more relaxed feel, but the distressed texture adds a sense of style to your outfit.
However, if you’d like to take a look at some more styles before you decide whether the distressed look is for you, then go ahead and check out Dickies’ huge choice of pants.
No winter wardrobe would be complete without a stylish hat. If you’re looking for a cool and contemporary look, then a woollen or beanie hat with minimal design is the best way to go.
Simple colours like black, red or cream will look great with smart or casual outfits, while opting for brighter colours like pink or double-striped design along the rim is a great way to stand out.