Are you ready for winter this year? And is your wardrobe winter-ready as well? If you have some winter shopping to do, we hope these 10 winter fashion tips will help you focus your priorities, and get the most out of your winter wardrobe budget.
- Infinity Scarves and Cowls Are the Hottest New Neckwear. Even if you aren’t usually a scarf-wearing person, you’ll want to check out some of the trendiest new infinity scarves, cowls and neck warmers that are available. Perhaps you’ll find that one of these pieces is more to your liking than a traditional scarf would be.
- Get Things Done. Wear Fingerless Gloves. If you need to use your hands while you’re texting or doing your winter activities, be sure to add a pair of fingerless gloves to your winter wardrobe.
- Warm Ears = A HOT Trend. We’ve noticed that freezing your ears off is definitely out of style. Some warm and up-to-the-minute options: earflap hats with cute patterns; ear warmer headbands; knitted and crocheted head wraps that can be worn either alone or under hats, and fit underneath everything from motorcycle helmets to sweatshirt hoods.
- If You’re Likely to Get Wet, Wear Wool. If you’re going to be sledding, skiing, sailing, getting hit with snowballs, or doing any activity where you’re likely to get wet or work up a sweat, wool is an excellent choice of fibers to wear. Wool will keep you warm even when the fibers get wet. The same cannot be said of cotton, which is a poor choice for wearing on cold wet winter days. For that reason, you don’t want to wear jeans when you go skiing or sledding in the snow.
- Toasty Tootsies Are Tops! Right now, hand-knitted socks are a hot trend. Pair crazy color combinations with interesting textured stitches for a unique, one-of-a-kind look. If you don’t knit, no worries, you can find plenty of the latest looks at great prices on sites like Etsy, Artfire and Ebay – but you get bonus points if you knit the socks yourself!
- Accessorize for the Winter Holidays. For the ladies, one key piece like a little black dress can take you from Christmas parties to New Year’s Eve in style. To make the dress look different each time you wear it, choose interesting focal points that can be changed easily – for example, different necklaces, belts and shoes could make the same dress look different for different occasions.
- Relive the 80s With Leg Warmers, Tights and Leggings. These hot items are popping up on the runways and in everyday womens’ wardrobes. Bonus points if you score your leg warmers in thrift stores, from the first time these goodies were popular.
- Fair Isle Knits Are Timeless Classics. If you’re bored by solid-colored sweaters, you can spice things up with interesting patterned knits. Look for traditional Scandinavian snowflake jacquard patterns, leaping deer motifs, bird and floral designs, colorful patterned stripes, or small-scale fair-isle patterns.
- Faux Fur Accents Make Any Outfit Look More Interesting. It doesn’t matter if they’re part of your hat, your hood, your mittens or cuffs, your coat, your jacket, your sweater, or any other wearable winter wardrobe piece. It’s great to own several of these, but you’ll probably only want to limit yourself to wearing only one or two of these items at a time for maximum mileage.
- Protect Your Eyes With Big Bold Sunglasses. This is one area where you don’t want to skimp on cheapies; if you don’t already have sunglasses with UV protection, it’s a good idea to pick up a pair before you spend any significant amount of time outdoors this winter.
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So there you have it. Our top ten best tips for helping you pull it together this winter, keeping warm and looking stylish at the same time. Happy winter, everyone!