Purchasing new items to complete your wardrobe each season can be daunting and expensive. Now that winter is officially here, why not stock up on a few timeless winter must-haves? Ideally each item should offer a sense of comfort and style. There is no point in purchasing items that will leave you feeling uncomfortable and end up buried in the back of your closet.
What are a few winter essentials that you should have at all times? Below you will find a few suggestions that will leave your wardrobe fully stocked for winters to come.
The right hat
Most winter hats come in itchy fabrics like wool, and although these traditional outerwear options will keep you warm in frigid temperatures, they tend to be a bit on the uncomfortable side. Investment pieces are pricey, but it’s worth considering what you get in exchange. Swap your wool knit hat for a cashmere one, not only is it softer, but it can easily be blended into your work wardrobe or casual attire on the weekends. Stick to darker colors to avoid noticeable wear and tear, options like black and navy also work well with just about any coat.
The layered coat
A coat that comes in various layers is the best way to minimize your wardrobe without sacrificing style. This works great for winters when the weather can be a bit unpredictable — avoiding you having to change your coat everyday. Seek outerwear options that ideally have at least one removable layer, a bonus is a coat that includes two removable layers allowing you to wear it right up until spring. Other varieties of a layer coat incorporate a removable hoodie, this works well during the rainy season. A good example of this is the quilted down puffer jacket with a removable knit hooded zip bib. This is truly a great investment leaving you prepared and stylish all winter long.
Most men tend to lean towards solid colored winter coats in usually a dark color. This is more of a reason to add a bit of personality with a statement scarf. If you want to dip your toes into the fashionable waters, but not completely dive right in, this is an excellent way to do it. Look for scarves that are made of good quality like a soya blend, it will last you a few winters. Options in bold prints that include a bit of color wake up any outfit. Beware of overpowering prints that can come across as loud instead of stylish.
Tweed sport coat
Tweed has been around for a very long time, and there is a reason why. This fabric is a timeless wardrobe option and can be worn with just about anything. Whether you prefer jeans or slacks, a simple tweed sports coat will compliment both looks nicely. The rich texture of a tweed garment is not only warm, but provides a sense of sophistication sure to last you for many years.