Preplan Your Outfit
Picking out clothing is truly an art when it comes to cold weather. It's important that the fabrics coordinate with the clothing's cut. A thick sweater won't do you any good if it's a crop top length. For your outfit, choose longer clothing to help shield your body and seal in some more heat. With all of the recent fashions, you can find inspiration in everything from fleece leggings and sweater tunics to thick pants and puffer vests to suit your style.
Layer It Up
Now is the perfect time to learn the art of layering. From mixing and matching styles, fabrics, textures and prints, it's a great way to express your personal style while making sure you're ready for whatever environment you're walking into. Layering lets you choose how warm or cold you want to be, and how cozy. It could be as simple as adding a scarf, or as complex as wearing a few tops.
Go For A Neutral Coat
Choosing the right coat is incredibly important. Consider a coat an investment, and don't let the sticker price shock you. Pick one that is warm, and also makes a personal statement. If you don't want to go too bold, but don't want to stick to basic black, go with a neutral color. Also think about how long you want your coat to be, and what material you want it made of. Longer coats will help block the wind on your legs while shorter coats are ideal for some winter sports. As your outermost layer, you also want to make sure it's windproof.
Add Personality With Accessories
Smart accessories are just as important as the right coat. From hats and gloves to scarves and more, there are so many styles, you may have trouble sticking to just one! There are hats with built-in headphones, gloves that let you use your touch screen, and other tech-friendly options available. You can go vintage with a luxurious scarf and a statement hat, or support your favorite team with NFL apparel. The options are basically endless. You can stick to a specific color scheme to match your jacket, or if you have a neutral or black jacket, you can go with whatever colors fit your mood that day.
Glisten Like The Snow With Added Gems
Jazzing up your coat, hat or scarf is as easy as peeking into your jewelry box. A well-placed brooch will make a big statement on the right accessory, and you can remove it if it doesn't match your look for the day. If you have a neutral or black coat and want it to really sparkle, consider adding a belt with an ornate buckle to draw in your waist and give the coat shape. If you don't have a buckle but a large brooch or pin, use that instead. Just a little bling goes a long way in the drabness of winter.
Buy The Boots
Treat your feet to a good pair of boots. Nothing finishes a good outfit like a great pair of boots, and while they may cost a lot, they may be worth the investment if they make you feel your best. Unlike summer, winter doesn't afford us the luxury of walking around in a variety of styles. So splurge on a great pair that will make it through at least a few winters. The right boot, worn well, is sure to turn heads.
Nobody wants to lock themselves indoors all winter playing board games. With these tips and your own style, you're sure to make this and every winter a fashionable one.