How to Dress Sharp for the Cold Weather

Kathlyn Angeles —  January 4, 2018

The change in weather requires the need to switch out the clothes in your closet. With the piercing winds and frosty temperatures, it’s time to put away those pieces of clothing with light fabrics in exchange for sweaters, thicker coats, and cozy socks. But just because it’s freezing out, it doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice your style. The secret to men’s winter fashion is to think a bit more creatively when getting dressed, so you still look good even when it’s too cold to deal.

When dressing for the cold weather, you want to make sure that you stay warm and comfortable. But that doesn’t mean that you should bury yourself in a bulky coat, gigantic gloves, and frumpy scarves. You’ve been honing your style all year long. The last thing you want is to go backward.

If you’ve been wondering how you can keep your personal style up without freezing your cojones off, then this blog post is for you. Here, we’ll give you some tips on how to dress sharp for the cold weather. Follow the tips below to protect yourself from the cold.

Dress in layers

Dress in layers

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Men’s winter fashion is all about layering. You don’t need to wear a huge parka in order to stay warm and comfortable in winter. You can keep insulated even outdoors by dressing in layers.

Layering provides an easy way to maximize your warmth without adding bulk. You only need 3 layers of clothing to stay warm in the cold weather – a base layer, an insulating layer, and an outer layer. Your base layer helps regulate your body temperature while wicking away sweat. Consider this your second skin. The middle layer will help you retain heat by trapping air close to your body. Meanwhile, the outer layer protects you from the snow, rain or wind.

During the colder months, the weather can be inconsistent and unpredictable. Layering allows you to make quick adjustments based on the changes in the weather and your level of activity. You can strip off layers when the temperatures climb. By mastering the art of layering, you’ll never feel too cold, hot, sweaty or smelly.

If you want to maintain a smart and professional look this winter, opt for a base layer and a roll neck underneath your suit. Choose a dark colored suit like navy, black or gray and pair it with a pair of black shoes. To complete the ensemble, finish with a scarf and a tonal overcoat.

Choose fabric wisely

Wool sweater

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Not all fabrics are created equal. Different fabrics have different properties. Some are warmer than the others. Don’t just focus on what to wear, but on the type of fabric as well.

In order to stay warm and comfortable in the cold winter months, we highly recommend that you choose pieces of clothing that are made of wool, and polyester. They are highly effective at keeping heat in.

Merino wool is our fabric of choice in cold climates. It is the warmest fabric out there and will keep you comfortable even on sub-freezing nights or a rainy day. You will never go wrong with wool for your winter activities. Polyester has great insulating and wind stopping properties. It wicks away moisture while providing a windbreak. Plus, it is typically made of plastic, which does a great job by keeping heat in. Cotton is also great for winter. However, it absorbs moisture, so it makes you feel cold later on.

The key to dressing for winter is to choose a variety of materials that will help conserve your body heat while allowing you to stay comfortable. Wearing layers of wool will make you sweat; while wearing layers of cotton will cause you to shiver and quiver in the cold.

Winter coat

Winter coat

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Winter is cold and chilly. This is why you need to choose your winter coat with utmost care.  A good winter jacket should have thick insulation so that your body stays warm, even on the coldest days of winter. It should help you withstand the cold, rain, and snow. Unfortunately, choosing the perfect winter coat can be a challenge. Cashmere and wool are excellent materials for your winter coat.

The fit is also of great importance when shopping for a coat. Since you’ll be wearing several layers of clothing, we suggest that you wear a winter sweater or a blazer when you go coat shopping. You want to be able to fit layers underneath it. Most importantly, make sure you’re buying something of quality. Winter coats are quite expensive. You want to make sure it will last for a long time.

If you’re looking for something you can wear for a formal event or a business setting, consider getting a peacoat. Despite its broad-shouldered design and thick nature, it will look great when worn over a suit. You can wear it with a smart shirt, a suit, or even just some trousers. A parka is also a great choice for winter. It is extremely versatile and can be worn over a two-piece suit or worn casually over a pair of jeans or a crewneck jumper. It is designed to keep you warm, even in arctic conditions.

Modern winter coats are available in a wide variety of style, so you are sure to find one that will suit your taste and preference. There will certainly be a winter coat for any situation.

Accessorize

Accessorize

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Most people choose to wear dark-colored clothing during the winter. During this time of the year, you will find a number of stores displaying dark-colored clothes. Not only are they on-trend, they also tend to absorb more heat than their light-colored clothing.

Black looks great on anyone. However, wearing dark colors throughout can make your outfit look boring. Give some pizzazz to your look by incorporating some accessories into your outfit. Accessories like scarf, gloves, socks, beanies, hats, and earmuffs are appropriate for men’s winter fashion. These accessories will not only help you brave the cold, they will also keep you stylish all season.

The scarf may be just a simple strip of fabric, but it does a great job of keeping you warm in winter. Chunky knits are great for bundling up, while softer wool can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. It can also turn an icy outfit into a fire one. A beanie is also a great winter accessory. It may look like something you wore during your teenage years, but it will actually add some considerable swagger to your outfit. It looks great with both casual and dressier outfits. Just make sure, though, that the shape of the hat isn’t too bulky and the colors are restrained. Choose one that is made of wool to keep your head warm.

 

Kathlyn Angeles

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