Well, it’s been proven that winter can be a tougher season, and that falling snow and freezing temp do make your skin suffer — a lot. Oh, but well, that depends on how you perceive the falling leaves and the empty twigs all around you. It could be death. It could also be a sign of new beginnings.
When winter sets in, there’s absolutely no reason why you should allow your good fashion sense to be buried deep into the snow. You’ll regret it you’ll see. Besides, you won’t feel good about yourself too. So here are 5 of the must-have clothing pieces to stock up with as the season gets even colder:
1. Trench coat. It can be argued that the trench coat has been, is and will always be the most fashionable piece of clothing in winter. That is, ever since Thomas Burberry made this item so durable and yet so fashionable, first for use of the British army, to keep them warm while spending cold days and nights in the trenches — holes dug during the war to keep soldiers out of the line of fire.
The same durability and versatility continues to characterize the trench coat today — only, there are many more choices. This is one piece of clothing that you must invest in. Since the trench coat never goes out of style, you can practically use the same piece several years after and it still will not look like it worn out. If you’re getting your first piece, buy it in nude brown or black. If you already have a basic color, get your hands on a striking piece like royal blue, mustard yellow or bright red.
2. Scarf. Simply putting on a stylish or an appropriate scarf to complement your basic wardrobe can earn you serious styling points. It also happens to be one of the best winter skin care tips to keep your skin warm and out of the harsh winter weather conditions that can cause it damage or injury.
What kind of scarf should you get? That is a good question to ask. Since you’re intending to use a scarf for winter, what you want is one made of thick cloth or a knitted piece. Plains, patchwork and plaid are all safe designs for winter. Play up your fashion sophistication by wearing an oversized piece, wrapping it around your neck a few times and letting the top rest on your chin.
3. Plain turtle neck blouses. It doesn’t matter whether you have an oversized turtle neck or a fit one. What will matter is how you layer it up with other garments in your outfit. For instance, you want to put on your oversized turtleneck blouse when you’re planning to use a scarf in a sheerer fabric and an overcoat that isn’t too bulky. It will work fine with a cardigan.
On the other hand, if you’re planning to put on a really heavy overcoat, maybe a vest on top and a thick, knitted scarf, you will want to keep your inner turtleneck blouse plain and basic. It’s a good background piece in this case.
4. Poncho. There are so many things to love about this piece, and so many ways to incorporate it in your winter outfits. Not only will it help enhance the achievement of your winter skin care tips, more importantly, it’s a timeless and as classic as a trench coat. However, you can always choose to invest on this piece or not.
When you’re planning on getting a piece that lasts for several years, you should get a poncho that’s made of durable material — kind of like what Burberry trench coats are made of. When you like to get something more upbeat and trendy, you can go for printed and patchwork pieces. For a more feminine feel, knitted ponchos are the way to go.
5. Black leggings. This pair can be easily overlooked in winter look-books but they are so versatile that we cannot help but include it in this list. After all, it does deserve to be on the top five must-have clothing pieces for winter.
When you have black leggings underneath, you can keep wearing your short dresses and still wear your thigh-high boots in below zero weather.
Winter isn’t all that bad, really, and Taylor Swift agrees when she said, “I love the scents of winter! For me, it's all about the feeling you get when you smell pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread and spruce."
Lisiana is a renowned independent researcher and is studying the impact of technology in the beauty industry. She is passionate about beauty, makeup, fashion, fitness, health and skincare industry. She holds a Ph.D. in beauty and has been writing on beauty and skin care related topics from past 10 years.