The fact that the winter months make us shiver with cold every year is not an excuse for not dressing appropriately. It is possible to look incredible and at the same time combat the cold evenings of this season. Remember the best complement to a good outfit is an attitude and shivering with cold does not combine with any outfit, no matter how elegant it may be. That is why at Mr. Store we have compiled some tips, so you can survive the winter in style.
Dressing in Winter: The Art of Combining Layers
The most useful advice we can give you to improve your wardrobe on these cold days is that you learn to master the use of layers. When we talk about layering, we mean layering multiple pieces of clothing on top of each other, which not only earns you several style points but also helps keep you warm. Usually, we suggest limiting yourself to just 3 layers, the perfect balance between being warm and carrying too much bulk.
It is important that you learn to identify which garments go on which level of your layering set. It is always recommended that the layer closest to the body be the thinnest and the thickest on the outside. For example, inside out:
Ideal Materials for Winter
Next, we leave you some of the most recommended materials to use in winter, either because of their style or because they will help you stay warm.
- Wool: Wool can be 100% natural or mixed with some synthetic elements. Being a material that causes itching on contact with the skin, we recommend using it for your middle or outer garments. If you need a warm garment, wool is definitely your best option over the others.
- Corduroy or Corduroy: If wool is the king of winter, corduroy is the prince. It is characterized by having different intertwined fibers that form a pattern of visible lines. It is usually made of cotton at its base, but this can vary. You can use a bag of this material as an outer layer and you can go out with the certainty that you will withstand the cold.
- Leather: Winter is the perfect time to wear that leather jacket you have in your closet. The most common is to wear it as an outer garment, but you can experiment with a leather vest as a middle garment and see if it is your thing.
- Cotton: This natural fabric is the softest and most hypoallergenic, so you can put it in direct contact with your skin without the risk of feeling uncomfortable. Taking that into consideration, it is the ideal material to use as a base garment, whether in the form of a t-shirt or shirt. While it doesn’t retain heat as well as wool, it also keeps you from sweating too much.
- Denim: Denim is a timeless material, and we think it looks best when worn as a mid-layer or outer layer. If what you want to convey is a more casual and relaxed image, this is a good option.
Denim Pants to Fight the Cold
The sober and dark colors predominate enough in the wardrobe this season. If you want something safe and must-have, you should definitely get dark jeans. Whether it’s black or a dark blue, denim ensures you’ll be wearing a thick enough material that will not only protect you from the cold but can also be worn at any time of the year.
Now, if you want to vary the classic formula of dark jeans a bit, jeans in earthy colors such as mustard or brown can also be very useful. Look for the combinations that best suit your style.
Boots in Winter are your best ally
It is true that wearing sneakers is usually very tempting due to their usefulness and comfort, but they are not always the best for your style. The most versatile footwear that you will be able to have this season boots. We assure you that they will not only make your look stand out quite a bit, but they will also keep you protected from the cold. Our recommendation is that you get a pair of Chelsea boots, which are the perfect combination of comfort and style.
As a last tip, we suggest that, although you can wear the pants inside the boots, only try them if you are tall, otherwise you could give the feeling that your legs are reduced.
Winter Accessories: The Final Touch
A wool hat will be enough to keep your head free from the cold. We don’t recommend wearing earmuffs as they don’t usually add much style, but you can use the hat to cover your ears if you feel the need. Avoid wearing hats with pom poms or decorations that draw too much attention. A good solid-colored beanie is all you need.
Another part of the body that suffers the most in winter is the neck, but luckily we have some options to avoid the cold. A good scarf can help you stand out from others and you can opt for a neutral color or something more vivid without being extravagant. Here again, a solid color is best, although some understated patterns like checks or stripes are also welcome, it will generally depend on your style. If traditional scarves aren’t your thing, you can try a closed scarf or even something a bit more voluminous, it all depends on how you combine it with your outfit.
And to complete the trinity of winter accessories, we cannot forget the inevitable gloves. And although thanks to the use of the cell phone they were left aside for a while, solutions have been appearing so that this accessory does not fall into oblivion. One of these solutions is the use of capacitive gloves, which allow you to interact with the screen of your phone without any problem. The use of fingerless gloves is also often considered an alternative, but between the fact that they do not really protect from the cold and that they do not look as good, it is better to avoid it. The most common materials are wool and leather, so again, evaluate which one works best with the clothes you wear.
Now that you have clear concepts and tips about what every man should wear in winter, it’s time to go to your wardrobe and start looking at your options. Remember that your opinion is important to us, leave us a comment if you have any questions or recommendations.
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