As the holiday season quickly approaches, you know what that means. Yes, fall is coming to a close, and winter will be settling in soon enough.
If you’re still hoping to get some fall fashion into your life, feel free to check out this article on our favorite fall fashion trends for 2018, but if you’re already starting to prep for the winter months, we’ve got your back.
Follow these 5 simple tips for transitioning your wardrobe from fall to winter, and we’ve got a strong suspicion you’ll be entering into the winter months feeling prepared, and most importantly, stylish.
Invest In High-Quality Everyday Boots
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While we often consider the fall the season of boots, there’s no time of year where your choice in footwear is more important than in winter, especially if you’re someone who lives in a more chilly climate.
If this is you, we highly recommend skipping out on purchasing any more booties. While we, of course, love a good bootie, we also know that for winter, it’s much more important that you invest in boots that will keep you warm.
So, instead of scooping up those ankle boots that you’ve been eyeing, when you’re transitioning from fall to winter, keep your eyes open for quality materials, warmth, durability, and wearability.
For winter, you want to have that go-to boot that you know you can rely on for days where the temperatures drop.
Layering Will Never Fail You
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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, when it comes to transitioning your wardrobe for any season, layering is always key.
Transitional seasons can be very tricky. You’ll have random days where the temperatures spike, while the next day, you could be back down to blistering cold.
Because of this, we always recommend layering. For example, under your knit sweater, always wear a comfortable t-shirt. Not only will this help you out for transitional weather, but it’s also always nice to layer a wearable top under a sweater for those days where you visit a location that is blasting the heat. ‘Cause seriously, there’s nothing worse than being stuck in a wool sweater when you’re overheated.
In addition, you can also do this with your outerwear. In particular, when the weather is transitioning, we always recommend carrying a hat, mittens, and a scarf with you. While your purse might not be big enough for all three, you’ll likely be able to fit a warm headband, and a small pair of mittens. Whatever you can fit, have it on hand. For transitional weather, you’ll never know when you might want it.
Introduce Thicker Fabrics/Chunkier Knits
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While fall can certainly be chilly, in most climates, you’ll likely want to start introducing some thicker, more winter-appropriate fabrics into your wardrobe. For example, wool is probably the most popular winter fabric.
In the same vein, in the winter, don’t be afraid to go for that bulky look with all the chunky knits and turtlenecks. While we love both for fall as well, many people find big, chunky knits to be too warm for the fall weather. For winter, though, most people don’t have a problem with a little extra warmth.
Just don’t forget about layering. As mentioned, with transitional weather, you never know when you might have a warmer day, and you don’t want to get stuck in a knit sweater that is just too bulky. Layer, layer, layer!
Introduce More Structure To Your Wardrobe
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Often, in the warmer months, we can get away with flowy, loose fabrics. Even in fall, we oftentimes still hold onto these loose silhouettes. Having said that, when looking at winter fabrics, you’re going to want pieces that are more structured and stay close to the body. Trust us, you’ll want this close fit for extra warmth and protection.
Introduce More Neutrals and Less Florals
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While you can certainly still wear color and florals in the winter, when transitioning into winter style, you’ll likely want to stick to a more neutral color palette.
This happens not only because trends tend to dictate that we wear more neutrals in the winter, but also, cold weather clothing, like sweaters and knits, tend to be more pricey. When purchasing more pricey style items, it makes much more sense to invest in neutrals colors that can easily be styled with multiple items, so you get the most wear out of your cozy sweaters and knits.
Like we said, never feel like you can’t wear florals or bold bright colors in the winter, but when in doubt, you’ll likely get much more use out of neutrals
Raise your hand if you’re completely shocked that we’re already talking about winter style. It seems like just yesterday we were headed into 2018!
But alas, here we are. Winter is coming, and it’s time to make sure your wardrobe is prepared for the impending cold.
Trust us, you’ll be thanking us when the temperatures suddenly start dropping, and you’re prepared with a warm (and stylish!) wardrobe.
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