Gents Guide To Winter Fashion Essentials
The winter season is a fantastic opportunity to revamp your wardrobe, allowing you to integrate layering with coats, jackets, and knitwear. My latest article suggests a few winter essentials you need in your clothing choices.
Casual button-ups are one of the most versatile items for your winter wardrobe; you can dress them up or down, and they are ideal for layering. Choose one crafted using thicker, comfortable fabric to keep warm during colder days.
Select neutral colours suitable for winter, such as greys, browns, or greens – alternatively, opt for blue to match that cool chill.
Coats and jackets are undoubtedly one of the most essential items for your winter wardrobe – owning a few styles is ideal, but a parka is vital. They are lightweight and casual, allowing you to wear them almost anywhere.
Parkas are typically wool-lined and keep you warm throughout even the coldest days and nights, suitable for a winter shopping trip to the market, evening out, or even just a stroll through the park. If wearing multiple layers is not your thing, a parka will fill that void, even wearing a simple t-shirt.
I love winter style solely because I can rock my range of overcoats once more! Relegated to the back of the wardrobe for the rest of the year, they get to shine once December hits. They are undoubtedly formal in design and ideal for office wear, business meetings, or special dates. However, they can be worn slightly more casually with jeans and Chelsea boots.
Choose a wool-based overcoat for warmth and opt for grey, brown, black, or the timeless camel colour.
Sweaters will be crucial for daily wear during winter, under a jacket, or when the sun pops out and you want to go sans coat.
Add a few different colour ways to your wardrobe with classic neutrals – grey, beige, white, and tan (although you could add a pop of colour with pink, yellow, or red).
Thicker jumpers are necessary to keep warm and stay stylish when the temperature drops below zero. I’m name-dropping wool again, and it works great with a crewneck, half-button cardigan, or even a roll-neck variant.
Many shades will be available, allowing you to experiment – consider the obvious pale colours, or try something new, such as a spicy orange or a delicious-looking purple.
Work boots are great footwear choices for the winter days, keeping your feet protected from the elements and providing excellent grip when the pavements become dangerously icy. Timberland or Dr Martens are well-known brands that you could grab from your local store. Alternatively, combat boots can work just as well (after all, the military uses these in extreme conditions) and look great with casual outfits.
Make sure your wardrobe is stocked with a good pair of men’s boots, like Chelsea boots (which I have featured many times on my blog). They are popular thanks to a mix of comfortability and style, can be worn casually and formally, and are ideal for daily wear.
Complete your winter footwear selection with a pair of quality leather sneakers. They are generally comfortable to wear with a look that is undeniably casual but can work just as well in a formal setting.
To keep your fashion level on point, look for sneakers that have a minimalist aesthetic – little or no branding, single colours, and a low-profile silhouette.
Keep your head nice and warm with a beanie hat, typically knitted with thick material to protect you from blasts of cold air.
Beanies have a versatile style compared to other hats – winter runs and trips to the store, and they can be paired with casual denim sherpa jackets or even a smart overcoat.
Scarf & Gloves
Finally, the humble scarf and gloves are necessary for any winter outfit. For casual looks, select a scarf with a simple design (unless you feel daring and opt for a patterned model), using it as a functional item to keep warm rather than a fashion statement.
Formal ensembles work great with lined leather gloves, allowing you to keep your hands and fingers nice and warm and providing a striking look when paired with an overcoat and suit (Peaky Blinders style!),
With these top tips at the ready, you will be able to create a fantastic winter outfit that will cause a stir no matter where you go.