It is very easy to lose the motivation to dress up and look good in the winter season. When it gets close to a freezing point outside, most people’s primary concern is staying warm, not looking good. However, there are only so many combinations you can pull off with the same sweater and coat.
6 Winter Outfit Hacks to Stay Warm and Look Trendy
So we understand that wearing the same sweater-coat combo will not work for the entire winter season. You need to mix it up too look good. At the same time, you don’t want to catch your death from exposure, so you’ll need to look warm. Luckily, these 6 amazing winter outfit hacks can help you stay warm with things as simple as doubled women’s winter tights and a few other tricks:
- Tights Doubled Up
- Silk Insulated
- Simple Color Palettes
- Wide Pants and Tights
- Clogged Heels and Socks
- Sweater Tucking
Let’s take a closer look at these outfit hacks below.
Tights Doubled Up
There’s no reason not to look your best, even in the winters. But it can get a bit chilly if you’re underdressed for the weather. Not to worry, though. You can double layer, or even triple layer your winter tights and look good while still keeping your legs as warm as a pair of pants would. The best part is you can pair it with shorts, skirts, and even dresses.
If you’re not a fan of doubling up your tights, you could invest in a good, fleece-lined pair for the cold weather. You could even buy a pair of cashmere tights. The problem is, once you get indoors, your legs will start to sweat and make you uncomfortable. However, if you get really cold during the cold season, they could still work for you.
Did you know you can use your silk tanks and other tops as insulation during winter? I keep rotating my silk tops all year round. In the winter, you can layer them under a dress, shirt, or even a sweater for an extra layer of warmth. Silk clothes aren’t bulky, which means they won’t make you look like an overstuffed beanbag even if you do layer up. What’s more important is that silk will help keep your body temperature regulated so you can stay warm this winter.
Simple Color Palettes
Layering is one of the best ways to keep warm and still look stylish in winter. But it’s tricky maintaining the balance between chic and overdressed. One way to avoid looking too flamboyant is to choose a simple color palette. For example, if you are going to wear a green coat, the rest of your outfit should be in neutral colors. You should pick one article of clothing as the centerpiece, and select the rest of your outfit around it in colors that complement each other well.
Wide Pants and Tights
Layering your wide pants with tights underneath is a great hack for when you feel like showing off without feeling too cold. A secret layer of tights and socks beneath your pants will work well at keeping you warm, especially if you pair them with some nice boots. Your feet will thank you for it. Be sure to choose high-ankled boots, because the tights are virtually invisible beneath the pants. The boots do well to cover the socks and what little of the tights remain visible.
Clogged Heels and Socks
Speaking of keeping your feet warm, there is a lot to be said about pairing warm socks with clogged heels. Yes, that’s right. I prefer a pair of thick woolen socks with my favorite clogs to keep my feet toasty. Clogs are a surprisingly good choice of footwear in the winter. Especially if you choose to go with darker colors such as black or gray. Your choice of socks should be lighter in color than the clogs, preferably white if possible.
We all have that one bulky sweater that is very warm and comfortable. It is often our favorite choice of clothes in the cold weather. But the problem is, if its really bulky, you can’t really wear it when you’re out and about because it will make you appear shapeless. If you have a wardrobe full of bulky sweaters, they are likely taking up space and you can’t add too many more clothes. If that’s the case, there is no point in just wearing them at home where you are comfortable looking bulky. Luckily, there are two ways for you to tuck in your bulky sweaters and make them look shapely.
The first way to tuck your sweater in is called the French tuck. The French tuck involves tucking in just the front of your sweater into your skirt or pants. Once you do that, simply flip them up under the hem. This will give off a look similar to wearing a cropped sweater, which you wouldn’t have otherwise gotten in the sweater’s natural form.
The Half tuck is the second way you can tuck your sweater in. You tuck in the front half of the sweater into your pants or skirt as in a French tuck. However, you also fold in the rest of the sweater at the back, especially if it has a very large band. If your sweater keeps slipping at the back, you can always use a safety pin to hold it in place.
Of course, you come across a lot of ideas when shopping for women’s clothes online. However, it never hurts to try out something new with what you already have in your wardrobe. The trick is to manage your winter wardrobe in a way that both makes you look good and keeps you warm. Stay tuned to this blog for more seasonal dressing tips and hacks.