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Stay In Style During The Cold Chill This Winter

Stay In Style During The Cold Chill This Winter

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It’s that time of year again. Time to say goodbye to the summer wardrobe for six or seven months and time to start thinking about what to wear this winter. You might think that it’s impossible to stay warm through the winter season and keep in style. However, we are pleased to say, that’s not the case. Before we get into the specifics, let’s look at a few tips and tricks to help ensure that you look incredible this winter season while choosing clothes that provide the practical benefits that you need. 

Here are the main suggestions

Check Out The Celebs 

First, you should think about exploring the styles of the celebrities. This is one of the best ways to ensure that your style choices are on-trend and will guarantee that you look great. 

For instance, you might want to think about layering your style. Layers have become far more popular over the fall season. Celebs such as Bella Hadid were snapped wearing a wide range of different layers including sweater vests, Bobby blazers and white tees. Combined, this is a great style option that can look absolutely amazing. 

Use Accessories

Next, you should think about adding accessories to your style choices. The best part about winter is that it’s the perfect time to add a few different accessories to your wardrobe and your outfit choices. 

For instance, You can choose a lovely hat or a beautiful scarf that can perfectly compliment any winter outfit. One of the ways that you can use accessories is by choosing brighter options to bring neutral color styles to life. If you want to get warming benefits from accessories like this, then consider favoring options such as cashmere or wool. 

Choose Loose Tops 

Next, you should think about choosing some loose tops for your wardrobe. These are perfect if you are interested in layering different aspects of your style. The tops will fit well worth most clothing choices and will be perfect for casual or semi-formal styles. If you have a loose top, you can also add thin layers underneath that will help ensure you remain warm and cosy. 

Matching Styles

Winter is the perfect time to keep warm with your favorite cotton fleece. You can even explore the right cotton fleece set for you. Models like Sofia Richie favor this choice and look incredible while doing it. It’s an effortless style option which means that you can seamlessly switch from lounging inside in front of the fire to heading out to the shops for a quick scroll. Everyone needs a matching set like this for those lazy weekends indoors during the coldest season for the year. 

Now, let’s think about some of the essential clothing choices that need to be part of your winter wardrobe. 

Find The Right Jacket

First, you should make sure that you find a great jacket to wear this winter. This is going to be an essential part of your winter wardrobe and there are a variety of different styles that could be worth exploring. For instance, you might want to think about selecting a puffer jacket. These provide the layers that you need to keep warm and look great with a wide range of different style options. You can even wear a jack like this with a crop or a similar slim fitting top and it will still provide the wind breaking benefits that you need. A jacket like this can make it seem as though you are heading to the Alps for a ski getaway. 

Another option would be a faux fur jacket. Faux fur jackets can look just as incredible as the real deal and come in a variety of different designs. As such, you should find an option that will match a wide range of wardrobe choices. A jacket like this will add a certain level of sophistication to your winter wardrobe and ensure that you look glamorous, ready for an evening out underneath the festive lights. You can pair a jacket like this with something like a black pencil skirt to create a stunning impact. 

When choosing the right winter coat, you can think about a variety of factors to ensure that you select the perfect choice. For instance, you might want to consider the length of the jacket. Long jackets are preferable in winter as they will help keep your legs warm through the chillier season. They also provide a slimming effect helping your clothing shape the curves of your body. Shops like The Iconic Outlet have some fantastic coats for you to explore this winter. 

Choosing The Right Lower Half 

Next, you need to consider how to dress your lower half. A classic choice would be faux leather leggings or wetlook leggings. The benefit of choices like this is that they will provide the slim fit that you’ll absolutely love, accentuating the shape of your body. These options are also eye-catching and can draw attention to a part of your body where you have plenty of confidence. 

You can clash a style choice like this with something like a pair of clean white, pair of trainers. A lot of people assume that stylish trainers need to be a top brand. However, this is not the case. It’s more important that they are clean without any marks or stains across them.  

Even a budget friendly pair of white sneakers can look great. You can also wear leggings with a range of different styles of shoes from boots to trainers and even heels. It depends on the type of aesthetic that you want to create with your style choices. 

Leggings aren’t the only option for your lower half of course. You could also choose a long skirt with some thick tights. Gray skirts are great for the winter season and match a wide range of clothing choices. 

Teddy Choices 

If you want to stay warm, look cute and keep cosy all with the same outfit choice, then we recommend thinking about investing in a new teddy coat. A beautiful teddy coat can look great with a plain white tee. It’s a specific type of faux fur that will make a wonderful addition to any winter wardrobe. This has been favored as of late by high-fashion celebs such as Selena Gomez, among others. It can be paired with a range of choices including chunky footwear and tailored trousers. 

COVID Style

Finally, unfortunately, the winter is when issues with Covid tend to peak. Researchers are already warning of a new wave due to the spread of the Omicron variant in certain areas of the world. If you are worried about this there’s no reason why you should choose to wear a mask. 

You might think that a mask is going to ruin your overall winter style. However, we’re delighted to say that this won’t be the case. You can consider choosing a statement mask that is going to look fantastic. These come in a range of styles including leopard print for a sleek, sultry style. 

We hope you love these suggestions and that it helps you find the perfect choices for your winter wardrobe this season. Remember, if in doubt or you are stuck for ideas it’s certainly worth exploring some of the more popular fashion blogs that are available online. You can even explore some of the outlets that chart the looks and styles of the celebs. They always look incredible, regardless of the season. By emulating some of the best ideas, you can guarantee that you look like a model on winter leave. Or stay fabulous even when you’re in a mad rush to get all your festive shopping complete. 

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Keep warm: Be prepared

Keep warm: Be prepared

Do you hibernate like me when the weather is bad. I hate the cold and I’m always looking for ways to keep warm. Being cold can really takes its toll eventually so its best to protect ourselves the best we can from the dip in temperatures. Being a support worker and looking after the elderly in the community I am always looking for the best ways to help keep them warm. Here are a few tips on how to stay warm during the cold spell.

Ten top tips on keeping warm if going out.

  1. Have something hot to eat and drink before setting out on your journey and also drink plenty whilst out to keep your insides warm.
  2. Layer up. There is nothing worse than not dressing appropriately for the weather.
  3. Wear wool as wool retains the heat.
  4. Carry a hot water bottle with you if you can. Pocket hand warmers are also good.
  5. Wear a hat, gloves and a scarf to help protect you from the cold.
  6. Avoid getting wet the best you can. Wear waterproof clothing. There is nothing worse than having to wear wet clothes all day.
  7. Keep moving and avoid standing around too long. Try and use good grip shoes/boots for safety!
  8. If you can, always try and carry a change of footwear and socks to change in to.
  9. Check travel arrangements before leaving. Check transport times etc so you’re not left hanging around in the cold. Always keep in touch with a friend or relative in extreme conditions and/or travelling a distance. It then saves them from unnecessary worry.
  10. In extreme weather conditions carry any urgent/needed medication with you in case of emergency/road closures etc. it’s always best to be prepared. Always carry any needed chargers to keep gadgets charged so you can keep in contact with friends and family. If travelling via car, blankets and a flask of soup always come in handy in an emergency. Also write down any important numbers and keep them safe, just in case your mobile goes flat and you are unable to charge it.

Ten tips on keeping warm when indoors

  1. Put the heating on. Homes should be at the temperature of at least 18°C. Check if you are eligible for help with heating costs (link below), no one should be scared to have their heating on, especially on cold winter days.
  2. Have extra blankets to hand and hot water bottles.
  3. Block any drafts around doors and windows.
  4. Keep windows and vents closed.
  5. Check radiators are working properly. You may have one or two that may need bleeding. Move away any furniture obstructing the heat from the radiator.
  6. Layer up, several thin layers work better. Wool and/or fleece preferably.
  7. Hot regular drinks to keep your insides warm.
  8. Keep active and this will help you to keep warm. Batch cook some meals, bake a cake or even some biscuits, that way your near the oven for extra warmth too.
  9. Have a hot soak in the bath.
  10. Eat well, this will help keep your body warm. Also helps to fight off any winter germs – homemade soups are a good choice.

Be prepared: 

  1. Have a good stock of flu medications at home.
  2. Check your home is insulated properly before the winter months. This will also help keep the fuel bills down.
  3. Speak with your GP about a flu jab.
  4. Check windows and doors for drafts before winter.
  5. Check if your entitled to a cold weather payment, it doesn’t hurt to check and every penny helps.
  6. Keep an eye on the weather and stock up on your shopping, saves going out if no need in the bad weather.
  7. Check on your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector.
  8. Prepare/protect your pipes for the winter months.
  9. Be prepared for power cuts caused by storms. Candles, batteries etc. Have them in a place ready to grab that all household members know.
  10. Give your car if you have one a winter check.

What are your favorite items to help keep you warm on a cold winters day? >>here are ours<<

Always check on elderly neighbours and relatives. Make sure they are warm and have all they need, especially during cold spells.