Stylish: Layering up for the cold

THERE is no denying it that it is cold; I have said it before and I will say it again now.

THERE is no denying it that it is cold; I have said it before and I will say it again now.

Unlike the hot season, it is easy to dress for the hot season than dressing for the cold. The hot weather you only need to have lighter and coloured clothes. But for the cold, it’s tricky, underdressing can land you in an emergency room in some hospital.

To some people overdressing can be an uphill task, but with this kind of weather-there is no option but to protect yourself.

There are some essentials that one might need for this weather;

Capes

Capes have stolen the show from trench coats and leather jackets this season.  Ladies are trading in their coats to warm themselves in styles that range from cropped and fitted to long and loose capes. I visited a second hand market last weekend and I got myself three beautiful capes. The good thing with cape is that it looks good on all body types- unlike trench coats which favor lean women.

With the cape you can layer it over most blouses and it’s a clever addition to your whole look. These are also easy additions to a wardrobe, and, depending on the style, can be worn with many pieces already in a woman’s wardrobe from trousers, pencil skirts and dresses, whichever way you decided to pair up your cape – you will surely look good and stay warm.

Scarves

There are so many ways that one can wear their scarves to keep them warm and still look stylish.They come in different shapes, colors, and patterns, and instantly add excitement and to any outfit. Whether it’s a triple loop, double loop or head loop- for as long as you protect your neck from the cold, especially in the morning and evening.

Hats

Wool hats and crocheted hats are stylish and keep you warm at the same time. Unfortunately it’s a no-no wearing a hat in the office, but when you are out there it’s an essential.A hat keeps you warm not only because it is additional clothing, what most people don’t know is that you lose more heat through your head than the rest of your body. A time like this – you need to maintain all the body heat.

Boots

A few year ago, boots were scarce- and even when you would find a pair to buy, the price was way above your budget. Thanks to flea markets, boots are easily available and the prices are not overkill.A good pair of black or brown boots will keep your feet warm, and alsocan match with a lot of different outfits you already have.

Gloves

My two boys love wearing gloves every morning when they are going to school; I never let them leave the house without them, because fingers and hands are very vulnerable to the cold, so try and keep them covered.

Fashion and style is what you prefer, you don’t have to copy anyone for you to make a fashion statement. Whatever you decided that works for you, just with it for as long as you stay warm during the entire season.

 

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