Winter brings in the cold that most men will brave with their usual outfits. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with it and just wearing some accessories to warm the body. But you can always make the most of the season by turning out trendy, well-put-together looks that show your style and personality. Depending on where you live, colder weather conditions will require thicker, warmer clothes which you can experiment with and mix up your fashion choices. There are some winter essentials, but your decisions on creating various outfits will truly make a difference.
Sweaters are a must, especially for this holiday season. Ugly Christmas sweaters are fine, but if you want to wear some out in public, you have to switch it up a little. Going plain with earth tones can up your class without looking too dressed up.
Sweaters can give a more laid-back vibe, so you can use them to pull back sharper looks. Cable knit sweaters help keep you warm while providing texture to the fabric. Turtlenecks add another level of warmth to your neck and more sophistication for a comfortable ensemble. But zip-up sweaters are also popular when you want to look more casual out in the streets.
Winter coats are the stars of the season because you cannot wear them at other times of the year. They help keep you warm depending on the fabric and make you more stylish depending on the style. Of course, you’d have to pair them up with the appropriate outfit.
For example, windbreaker ski jackets go great with your Blizzard Black Pearl skis. Leather jackets look best on skinny dark jeans to achieve that biker look. Trench coats and wool overcoats can make you look more formal and business-appropriate, while down faux fur coats give that softness to your appearance while maintaining a classic warm aesthetic. But you can pair these coats and jackets with different attires to create a contrast. Just trust your eye to achieve a fashionable match.
Boots are staples when the cold comes. Snow and ice do not work well with your usual black shoes and trainers, so it is crucial to have separate pairs specifically for winter. Chelsea boots are classy pairs that can upgrade any look from casual to more formal. Black and brown leather or suede are the usual picks, but blues, greens, reds, and even nudes are becoming trendy as the public gravitates toward colors.
The style of hiking boots and work boots is also catching up for the cold season because of the practical wear that they give against slippery pavements. The gripping rubber soles are perfect for when you are walking outside with a more casual streetwear style.
Scarves are fun accessories that not only make you warm but also add some character to your outfit. Different colors and patterns give pops of interest to any ensemble, but the fabric material is what matters. Knitted scarves are classic choices that bring a homey vibe. Wool and cashmere give the best insulation, but silk and satin scarves are popular options if you are looking for a unique look. Tying your scarf can also affect the look by varying how it wraps around your body. Some popular ways are simply draping over the nape, wrapping twice around the neck, and slipping the ends into a fold.
Leather gloves can elevate your look to seem more expensive. They keep you warm without having to keep your hands inside your pockets. But other materials are also good, like knitted cotton and suede if you want to tone down the class a little.
Beanie hats are also must-haves that help to keep your head covered. Traditionally, they are used to keep the hair in place while working and keep them warm while in the cold. But over the years, they became fashion choices where monograms, fluff balls, and even ear flaps were added to make them more interesting.
Lastly, flannel shirts bring that lumberjack in the winter woods vibe. The material helps to keep you warm but still breathable, while the checkered pattern is an iconic print that helps to make you seem more laid back.
These winter essentials can be mixed and matched to suit your taste. Different materials, textures, prints, patterns, and colors help vary your look, so do not be afraid to switch it up every once in a while. Remember to make your outfit appropriate for the place and event you are going to because that makes the difference between a tacky and a tasteful look.