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Must-have accessories to stay warm and stylish this winter

With the nip in the air indicating the arrival of winter, you already must be busy getting your wardrobe ready to see you through the winter. But many a time it happens that in our rush to buy warm clothes and accessories, we end up buying stuff that even though keeps us warm, makes us look no better than a clumsy snowman. Now not many amongst us would like to be seen like that; in fact, the society we live in today has become so fashion conscious that everybody is competing to look better than the other. This competition unfortunately isn’t going to slow down just because the temperature outside is minus five degree Celsius. So instead of making excuses this winter you must find the right dresses and accessories to glam up, while also staying warm. In case you find it daunting figuring out what all you need to look stylish and stay warm, we have the answers ready for you…

Tights and warm leggings: For women, wearing tights and leggings below the skirt or dress is anytime a better option than going outside bare-legged, especially when the cold is unbearable. Importantly, these items can withstand sub-zero temperatures, so you don’t even have to swap comfort for fashion. Another pleasant thing is they are suitable even for formal events, and can be easily worn to the office. Wearing tights or leggings also have health benefits –they ensure that your legs remain soft by protecting them from dust and other particles. Luckily enough, these garments come in different varieties, and finding a pair that matches your dressing sense and personality is not going to be an issue.

Dashing and protective headwear: Our body temperature may go down by up to 60 percent if it is left uncovered in cold weather. So, it is important that you have it well protected with a headband or hat if you venture outside when the temperature is low. Many fashionable headwears are available in the market today, frequently made of fleece and wool, and can be your reliable companion this winter. Even helmets are a viable solution as apart from protecting the head from freak accidents, it keeps the body warm.

Trendy winter jacket or coat: While buying a winter jacket, ensure that it fits well on you. In the case of a coat, consider the weather conditions of your place. Since the temperature fluctuates from place to place, blindly buying a coat that you saw in an ad would be a mistake. And go for neutral colors which apart from looking graceful would be suitable for different occasions. Black, gray and brown are colors you can invest your money on. Go for white only if you sure that it would remain spotless; otherwise it would turn out to be a liability.

Shoes with extra protection: Women may opt for boots, tennis shoes and ballet flats depending on the occasion and the rest of the outfit. The important thing here is avoiding a fashion faux pas, like wearing tennis shoes with something as contrasting as a skirt. Heavier boots, especially ankle boots, is the way to go for men. There are many brands and types of men’s ankle boots online, but discretion is necessary while buying them. The best thing to do is go for shoes with accents and manufactured from natural materials rather than rubber boots.

Gloves and mittens: The first thing that must be checked while buying these items is whether they are waterproof and use breathable fabrics. Depending on whether flexibility or keeping warm is your priority, you may go for gloves or mittens respectively. And if you want to participate in outdoor adventure activities like snowboarding, these items must have built-in wrist guards.

Socks: The socks must be warm and comfortable so that you can carry out your day-to-day activities normally. They are available in different varieties like polyester, silk, wool and nylon. For an utterly stylishlook, go for over-the-knee socks and match it with a short skirt. No matter how old you are, you sure to look cute and sexy!

Touch up the appearance: The easiest way to transform a dull look into something interesting is a chunky scarf. They are available in different sizes and designs and can even protect your neck from cold.

Quick fashion tips:

  • When buying sunglasses, insist on the types that provide 100% UV protection.
  • When buying gloves or mitten, avoid the ones that are too tight or too loose.
  • It is better to put away your jeans and street pants for the winter. It is because denim is not waterproof and water can easily seep in and cause great discomfort.
  •  Stay away from cottons, because it absorbs and retains moisture. Consequently you will end up feeling miserable in cotton clothes.
  • Include leather in your wardrobe as they are both trendy and able to keep the cold away.
  • Buy some cashmere as they are super warm and incredibly stylish.
  • Now is the time to go nude! Put on a nude-fitted camisole under your top, and you are ready to go out looking slim and sexy.

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