How to Dress for Winter

Winter is coming to town, and it’s time to bring out the chunky and warm clothes from our closets. You can still be fashionable even in this chilly season, just ensure that you are not sacrificing warmth with your trendy outfits.

Your winter apparel depends on how wintry your place is. It also depends on how easily you get cold or what parts of your body are more sensitive to the cold. For instance, there are people who have sensitive ears, while others want to always keep their feet warm. There are also those who have cold-sensitive upper arms and neck or have susceptible hands. Whatever body part is giving you the earliest signs of chills, ensure that you provide it with proper clothing pieces to keep it warm.

There are clothing items and accessories that are winter staples. Such items include coats and jackets; thick skirts or trousers; winter hats, beanies and ear flaps; scarves; mittens and gloves; tights and leggings; socks; and boots. These items are usually made of materials that keep the frosty air out and your body’s warmth in. For a wide array of winter clothing from various designers and brands, visit Psyche.

Footwear for the cold weather should not be taken for granted. Invest on a good pair of boots because you will be using these most of the time during winter. Aside from keeping your feet warm, this footwear should also keep you safe while walking on snowy or wet path. Avoid footwear that has little traction for it might cause you to slip and fall. Don’t forget to also wear warm, comfortable and stylish socks, such as those from Hunter Wellies.

Layering your outfit during freezing season is your best bet to stay warm inside while still looking cool outside. There are usually three layers of clothing to achieve this — the wicking or base layer, the insulating layer and the protection or outside layer.

The base layer is composed of items made from materials that have wicking effect, which means that they have the ability to move (wick) the moisture from your skin through their fibers so it can evaporate. So, don’t worry about your perspiration, it will be dispersed quickly. The base layer, which you will wear next to your skin, includes underwear, warmers, socks, tights and leggings.

The second layer insulates you from the cold, which means these clothing items keep the cold out and the heat in. These apparels include vests, pullovers, sweaters and sweatshirts. Common insulating materials used for these clothes are fleece, wool and other synthetic materials.

The outer layer is your protection from chilly wind, snow and water. This layer, which is generally composed of shell clothing and pants, is usually made from materials that are water resistant and almost water proof. Your outerwear will depend on your activity for the day. If you’re going to do a lot of moving around, try wearing something that does not restrict mobility but at the same time will keep you warm. Accessories, such as gloves, hats and scarves should also be used, when necessary.

Layering up is very helpful in keeping you warm. It also allows you to easily take away pieces of outer clothing or accessories when inside a cozy house, cafe, store or office.