Discover some cool clothing tips on how to dress for winter.
Winter is fast approaching and for some of us it has already started. As much as we might love snow the freezing cold can be quite uncomfortable and may even be detrimental for some as they might get sick. You therefore need to be prepared and know how to cover your body to withstand the cold and snow. Here are some tips on how to dress for the winter.
Feet -You will need to keep your feet worm so it will be good to have a pair of boots. Leather water tight boots are the best. Look for boots that have a furry or woolen interior as it helps to keep your feet warm. Buy a pair of insoles which can be placed in your shoes, wear a pair of socks (preferable wool instead of the normal cotton socks). It is also best to bring an extra pair of socks when going out and if going to school an extra pair of boots for indoors would be best.
Hands– the dryer your hands the warmer they will be, therefore you will need gloves or mittens. Since the closer your fingers are the warmer thy will be mittens are better than gloves, also multilayered materials work best.
Head and neck– it is best to wear a hat or hood and scarf, as we lose a lot of warmth from our head (18%). A hat that covers your ears and the back of your neck are the best option. As it concerns scarfs a scarf made from wool or fleece are the best options.
Face and lips– the cold wind will dry the skin on your face and may cause irritation, even though there is no clothing for the face a hot or hood that with a shield to block out most of the snow will work. The cold also causes you to have chapped lips which may strip and even hurt so both males and females will need a lip balm. You can buy unisex protective lip balm to protect your lips.
Body– you need different layers of clothing to keep your body warm. A coat is a necessity, get a coat that is resistant to water and wind but still allows your body to breathe so you won’t sweat under your clothes. The longer the coat the better it is, at least have a coat that is long enough to cover your hips and rear. Also since your head and neck needs protection pick a coat that has a higher furry collar and hood, and coats with zippers are better than those with buttons as the wind can always blow between the button spaces.
Jeans can get pretty cold and icy so it is best that women wear leggings under leggings under their jeans and there are special long underwear for men.
- Dress in layers that are easy to add and remove so that once you are inside you can remove some of your clothing to be properly dressed for the indoor temperature, a cardigan or vast is an example.
- Try out warmer underclothes, tighter t-shirts and turtle necks.
When shopping since winter clothes are more expensive than summer clothes try second hand stores, go for discounts and sales and make sure to properly check your clothes especially boots to make sure the material is real.