With the year turning towards Autumn, wind, rain and snow are going to be increasingly factors you need to reckon with. You don’t want to have your choices constrained by the season – you still want to able to explore a full range of fashion possibilities and express yourself to the full. You just also want to be able to stay warm and safe in the extreme weather of winter.
Obviously your needs will vary across the country: a winter in North Michigan is a very different prospect from one in the South of Texas. It’s important to make sure you know what you’re in for: if you’ve just moved across the country, do a bit of research to find out what you can expect from winter and make your plans appropriately: in some places, a thick sweater is all you need on your side in the deepest, darkest part of the year. In others you need specialist equipment as well as cosy clothing. If your safety is at risk, it needs to be your first consideration, not fashion!
Today we’re taking a look at how the Winter and fashion can get along and give you options for when you need to protect yourself from the harsh weather.
You’re fortunate in that some of the most enduring style classics, welcome in almost any context, and embodying timeless sophistication and fashion are also perfect choices for chilly days.
Cashmere is one of the stand-bys of the fashion world: a material flexible enough for any designer to do almost anything they want with, that’s legendary for comfort and softness, and works as a cosy insulator on the coldest days of the year. Investing in a luxury cashmere sweater means staying warm as well as looking absolutely fabulous!
Choosing a Coat
The turn to cooler weather in October is a good reminder to look at your choice of coat for the winter. Is it time to invest in a new one?
If you’re buying a new coat, it’s more than simply something to keep you warm and dry. It’s an opportunity to define your whole look for the season, well into next year. Your coat gives you a distinctive silhouette people will remember, even if you’re not dressed at your best underneath. Think of how the Belstaff coat is part of the iconic look of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock even though it only appears in a handful of scenes.
How do you want people to think of you this winter? Pick a coat that flatters that quality in it’s cut, colours and material and you’ll be well on the well to crafting your very own first impression.