Winter Fashion Guide

Many folks survive winter onslaught with gloves, hats, scarves and sweaters, for the fashion conscious this could be a tough going because it could mean having to compromise their sense of style on the altar of survival, that shouldn’t be the case with you, below are style do’s and don’ts of winter fashion, to help you navigate the wintry months in style.

Do’s of winter fashion

A classic winter hat is a must have

Once upon a time gentleman’s roamed the land and they did not don atrocious headgear. Somewhere along the way, novelty hats that provided functionality for surviving extreme weather became an excuse for men morphed into mobile ads of grandma’s knitting circle. The cottage creations may be cozy, but they are far from being fashion-friendly. Luckily, simple solutions exist, these include fedoras, bowlers and newsboy hats keep heat in and juvenile folly out. When looking for winter headgear, stay away from ear muffs, ear warmers, pom-pom hats, anything made by a so-called friend or family member.

Use and preserve your leather

Artificial fibers aren’t the only way to battle the harsh weather. Prior to synthetic nylons, and faux furs, there was leather similar to high-quality skins along with their specially treated friends, namely suede and patent leather; these were mostly winter-ready. Despite serious hesitation to expose garments made of these pricey materials to rain and snow, they were actually given the ability to take a beating. It just takes proper maintenance to prolong their longevity.

Here’s how to look immaculate in leather while maintaining its luster

Water-repellent sprays for leather goods help provide preventative action against potentially damaging moisture. Once indoors, dry shoes off and use a damp cloth to stop the formation of pesky salt lines. If it’s already too late, a simple mixture of equal parts water and white vinegar will do the trick. As for suede, knead-able erasers and toothbrushes can help wipe away scuffs and stains as well as restore the fabric’s supercilious texture. Steer clear of cheap/ fake leather and drying radiator heat.

Vest

Vests are the ultimate layering piece. In its arm-amputated design, the vest can be one extra barrier against the cold or act as a final finishing piece on slightly warmer days. Throw it over the typically topless sweater to keep your limbs covered and core warm. Try to keep things equal and avoid over-sized vests, they make you look like a clown.

Tie your scarf properly

Scarves are meant to be wrapped around the neck, the reason being: that one of the prime places that the body release heat. There are two ways to wear a scarf (a) The Parisian – this is the trickiest of the family, it’s worn by folding the scarf lengthwise and then pulling both ends through the loop made on the opposite side. The Parisian provides the snuggest method for max warmth.

The more casual once-around knot works by placing the scarf on the neck with one side slightly longer than the other and then wrapping it around and through the loop. And if it’s not quite that cold yet, keep the once-around loose and limber. Beware: This style only works with longer scarves.