The Do's And Don'ts Of Men's Winter Outfits
With the ample fashion choices that one can opt for, winter is one of the most stylish seasons of the year. It is the season where one can vary up their looks as much as they want, and can experiment with multiple pieces that can look well put together. Wearing a combination of t-shirts, jackets, pants, scarves, and hats is a great way to give your outfit a complete look that stands out. However, not all men know exactly how to put together a good winter outfit, which is why we are here to give you the rundown of the Dos and Don’ts of winter fashion.
The first part that we are going to cover is the basics of winter wear. This will cover all of the popularly used items and the intricacies of how to wear them.
Putting The Pieces Together
If you live in an area that is prone to severe winters, you probably already have a few of the essential winter pieces that one uses. These include a variety of things like scarves, jackets, thermals, gloves and any other kind of gear. These form the essentials of winter wear, but the more prominent factor is the material that they are made out of. Clothing that is preferably made of thicker fabric is general advice for the winter. Wearing a fleece or leather jacket is also something that goes well with the entire look. Your cap and scarves can be made either of wool or of fleece material, whichever you prefer.
Layering is one of the essential components of winter fashion. Layering is an art that can be learned only by trying out a few combinations yourself and seeing which one fits you the best. While layering, it is also essential to not overlayer. If you add too many bulky pieces together, you can end up looking more significant than you are. Invest into sleek yet functional clothing that works well when layered up, without giving off the look of over bundling. Jackets that tend to be slightly roomier than others also can make your outfit look sleeker than usual, thereby making it seem like you have a thinner frame.
Get The Right Fit For Your Clothing
Getting a jacket that fits right is one of the best ways to look well put together. Often, men don’t realize that just one piece that fits well can bring together your whole look. Buying something that is too large for your frame can make your entire look fall apart, even if you have pieces that could look good together if they fit right. When buying a jacket, remember that it should fit around your shoulders the best above all else. Make sure that it isn’t too loose around the sleeves and try to buy one that buttons up without much effort.
Changing Up Your Middle
When putting together a winter wear outfit, you don’t always have to wear the same thing. You don’t always have to wear a shirt with your jacket, and sometimes, you can vary it up with things like a shirt + t-shirt, or a plain t-shirt, or a romper + shirt. There are a number of combinations that you can try to create a right winter wear outfit. All you need to remember that this must be done by the occasion and place that you are going to. You don’t want to be too overdressed or underdressed when it comes to your winter outfit.
Invest In Good Accessories
One of the things to remember when dressing up for the winter is that the accessories that one uses can genuinely take an outfit up a notch and make it seem a lot more put together than before. While you may think that wearing a statement scarf or a cool beanie might attract attention, it is precisely the thing that will keep people wondering why they haven’t tried it out themselves. This statement piece that you buy can be just one, but it is something that you will truly be thankful for.
When buying a statement accessory, always keep in mind that it should be something that goes with a number of outfits. Try to go in for something that is a neutral color, and which you see yourself being able to wear on multiple occasions. Try to stay away from patterned pieces and go in for something that is one solid color.
Don’t Forget The Shoes
If you think the kind of shoes that you wear doesn’t matter, think again, because they are something that you should be paying a lot of attention to. Winter time is the best to bring out your good pair of leather boots or invest in a new one. Army boots are one of the best choices for those who are looking to invest in good shoes without having to worry about going in for something that might not be ideal for the season. While you are buying a good pair of boots, make sure that the boots have a good grip so that you can walk on snow and cold grounds without ever having to worry about slipping and falling.
Keep Your Core Warmer
A lot of times, we tend to make the jackets the piece of clothing that you need when trying to keep warm. This often results in a lot of us purchasing jackets that are excessively bulky and heavy. One good tip to incorporate in the winter is to wear warmer t-shirts or innerwear and keep the coat that you use thinner. This can give you a better look that doesn't look too bulky.
Caring For Your Winter Clothes
Because of the seasonal nature of winter clothing, it is important that one takes good care of the clothing that they are buying while wearing them, and while storing them as well. Taking good care of your winter clothing can go a long way into ensuring that they stay for a long while, without wearing off or getting damaged.
Protecting Your Footwear
This is one tip that pertains to boots. During the winter, it is essential to use a proper waterproofing sealant on your boots because of the harm that can come their way when water gets onto them. If your loots are leather, water damage can cause the leather to peel off, which is not always the best during winter. If your boots do get wet while you are using them, take them off and allow them to air dry before you use them again.
Protecting Your Jackets
Leather jackets, in particular, are prone to an incredible amount of wear and tear, which is why care must be taken to ensure that nothing happens to it. Water damage is gruesome to leather jackets, which is why one must be wary of any water that falls on it. A leather jacket must always be dried out before use and if it does get wet. When storing a leather jacket, it is vital that it be stored in an area that doesn't have any passing air or moisture. Keep a silica packet with your jacket so that it can take in any moisture that does come along.
If you have any kind of woolen clothing or jackets, one of the most important things to remember when caring for them is the kind of washing that you do. All woolen clothing must be washed by hand and must not be left to soak in water for more than five minutes since the color tends to seep out of them rather quickly.
Protecting Your Accessories
Accessories are one of the easiest things to take care of when it comes to winter fashion because they don’t need much tending to stay in good condition. If you are using any scarves or hats, be sure to wash them at least once a week if you wear them on a day to day basis. If they are made up of wool or leather, don’t forget to follow the instructions that we have mentioned in the previous subcategory.
Educate Yourself Through Fashion Content
Fashion is always changing, and with every season, new trends come along. If you want to look good during the winter, you will want to stay up to date with the latest trends that people all over the world are incorporating. Content creators around the globe are always putting out tutorials that can help you understand winter fashion better, and these tools can go a long way into helping you out.
A good winter outfit is incredibly easy to pull off and is something that anyone can do if they know the few simple dos and don’ts of winter fashion. As someone who has incorporated these tips all through my life, it is safe to say that these are tried and tested methods of pulling off good winter fashion.
If you have any additional inputs and tips of your winter fashion, or if you have put together an outfit based on our tips, do let us know in the comment section below.