10 Clothing Essentials To Survive The Cold While Still Looking Trendy This Winter
A winter wardrobe is by far the hardest to style. Not only do you have the challenge of staying warm, but of course you want to look cute too! Winter styles can easily be dressed up or dressed down depending on your personal preference and it’s really easy to stay on-trend. Here are 10 clothing essentials to help you survive the cold and still stay trendy this winter!
1. Bean Boots
In the winter it’s sometimes hard to pick the perfect shoes for your day out. No matter if it’s raining, snowing, or windy, bean boots should be your go-to! The classic outerwear brand L.L. Bean has the perfect boots for all your winter needs.
They are made to survive heavy snow or super rainy days, plus they are lined so your feet won’t get cold. Whether you are shoveling the driveway or heading out to class, your bean boots won’t let you down.
Bean boots are also very fashionable, so you won’t have to worry about staying on trend this winter. You can dress them with jeans, leggings, or even sweatpants. Although they don’t sell many color variations, the ones they do have match almost everything!
Sometimes winter can bring the worst wind of the year which means you need to bundle up. Scarves are the easiest ways to protect yourself from the wind while also looking fashionable.
Whether they are made of soft fabric or heavy wool, you can bundle up perfectly with them. Some scarves also can double as a shawl or wrap if you’re indoors and your upper body gets cold.
One really cool thing about scarves is that they can be wrapped or tied in so many different ways. If your outfit looks good with one type of tie- go for it! You can try and figure out exactly which style works for you.
3. Pom Hats
The cutest accessory that goes with almost any outfit is a pom hat! The little poof on the top makes any outfit look so adorable and so fashionable.
Not only are they cute, but they are also perfect for the winter. You can keep your ears warm and protect your hair from the wind with one easy accessory.
They come in so many colors which makes matching them with other pieces of clothing super easy! There are even hats that have two poms on top making them double the cute!
4. Knit Gloves
If you love going outside during the winter, you need a pair of gloves to keep your hands warm. Knit gloves are a perfect choice not only because they are so cute, but they are super warm too!
You can get so many styles or colors that you’ll suddenly have a collection of gloves to match any outfit. They work perfectly if you like going ice skating or taking walks to see the beautiful Christmas lights!
You can also get some hand warmers to make your gloves extra cozy, or grab a cup of hot chocolate to hold!
5. Oversized Sweaters
There is nothing better than drowning your body in the soft and fuzzy warmth of a big sweater. They are so on trend this winter not only because they are practical, but they are just plain cute!
You can wear them with a pair of jeans or slacks to dress it up, or toss on some leggings or cute pajama pants for a lazy day.
You’ll want to have multiple oversized sweaters in your wardrobe to ensure you have one to wear even when all the other ones are in the wash.
The most important item you can have in your winter wardrobe is a parka. You absolutely need a warm coat to face the chilly winter winds.
Parkas are so cute and comfy that you’ll be dying to get one the moment you see them in stores. There are so many styles and brands that you probably won’t know what to choose.
They have hoods for when it snows, pockets to keep your hands warm, and most are waterproof so you won’t have to worry about getting wet!
Sherpas are just as strange as their name, but they are by far the best winter clothing out there. Their fuzzy exterior has an interior to match, so you’ll always feel like you are getting one giant warm hug.
There are endless colors of sherpas out there, so you will never have to worry about finding one that matches your style.
The best thing about sherpas is that they are the perfect lazy day top. If you’re spending the day in bed watching movies and eating popcorn, you can toss on a sherpa and enjoy endless comfort.
8. Wool Socks
It’s so easy for your feet to get cold during the winter, lucky for you we have the perfect solution. Wool socks are a must-buy for the chilly months, especially if you live somewhere that gets a lot of snow.
The work perfectly with winter boots to protect your feet from the wet snow, or they fit so well with a pair of tall boots. You can get hundreds of colors or patterns depending on your style, and you can match them with any outfit!
The wool keeps your feet nice and warm, but they aren’t bulky or tough to wear with tight shoes! They are the perfect sock for winter.
9. Tall Boots
Everyone loves a good pair of boots in the winter, and tall boots are exactly the kind you need. Not only are they super fashionable, but they are also so practical for the winter!
They keep your entire lower legs warm, especially if you pair them with some warm wool socks. They also double as snow boots to protect your feet from getting wet.
Tall boots come in so many different colors, so you could buy pairs and pairs to ensure your winter wardrobe is on-trend.
10. Fleece Lined Leggings
The ultimate piece of clothing to keep you warm this winter is fleece lined leggings. Who doesn’t want a nice warm pair of pants lined with the softest fabric in the world.
They are perfect to wear during the cold months and work really well in the snow. If you are going out with friends to build a snowman or have a snowball fight, make sure you’re wearing these! You wont have to worry about your legs getting cold, and they go well with any outfit.
There are so many ways you can style a winter outfit while staying warm and on trend! What are your winter clothing essentials? Let us know in the comments below!
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Meagan is a current sophomore at Emerson College studying Sports Communications, Esports, and Marketing. She loves all things sports, TV shows, movies, and video games. She is also a dancer, cheerleader, and extremely involved around campus.