Step Up Your Fashion Game This Winter in 5 Simple Ways

Step Up Fashion Game Winter 5 Ways

Step Up Your Fashion Game This Winter in 5 Simple Ways

Winter is coming. Well, in some parts of the country, it has already arrived. Some people prefer the spring and fall months for fashion, but if you’re anything like me, you feel that the colder months give you the chance to really dress. The need for layers to keep warm gives you a chance to put together different shirts, sweaters, and outerwear that would normally be at the center of their own outfit. That being said, here are the 5 simple ways to make step up your fashion game this winter.

1. The Pea coat

Brave the elements in style. First worn by sailors in the late 1800s, the pea coat has become an essential piece for the winter months. Also called an ‘officer’s coat’ or ‘reefer jacket’, the pea coat made landfall when everyone from James Dean to James Bond began wearing it. Much like the bomber jacket, the pea coat has military origins, originally used by the British Royal Navy and issued to its petty officers. After World War II there was a surplus, and the pea coat found its way into the everyman’s closet.

As practical as it is stylish, the modern pea coat has remained mainly unchanged since its inception nearly 200 years ago, and features a timeless design. Capable of turning even the most rudimentary outfit into one fit for a formal occasion. The original color was navy, because they were in the navy, but now that the pea coat has made its way into the civilian closet, feel free to branch out and try out the large variety of colors out on the market now. From darker colors like black or brown, to lighter colors like beige and white, and everything in between, you’re sure to find a fit and style that you like.

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2. The Sweater

Whether it’s a cashmere or a high quality wool, a thick sweater is an absolute essential when the temperature starts to drop. Whether you’re out with friends, or just spending a day in the office, you can’t go wrong with a quality sweater. Wear it over a suit and tie, or under a blazer and you’ll be ready for whatever comes your way. In my opinion, the best colors for this piece would be navy, grey, or olive, but feel free to switch it up however you see fit.

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3. The Scarf

Lenny Kravitz and Harry Potter, what do they have in common? They both have their scarf game down pat. Sometimes a bit difficult to pull off, the scarf is an easy way to add some flair and sophistication to your ensemble. Coming in a variety of styles and colors, there are many different avenues you can explore with this garment. From a simple plaid design to the more zany designs like indigo-dyed fringe cotton, you can surely find a scarf that fits your personality, and adds that little extra pop to your outfit. The scarf may be an overlooked accessory at times, but it’s sure to add some charm to your winter fit. Protect ya neck, men.

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4. Denim, Denim and More Denim

When it gets colder out, darker colors begin to make more sense. Perhaps it has to do with the mood of the season, but either way, no wardrobe is complete without a few pairs of good jeans. You’ll want a few pairs that are a bit thicker this time of the year, and though there are many great choices out there, finding that perfect pair can be a tough task. I’ll save you the time and trouble and say that I tend to stick with the tried and true Levi’s denim. Tried and true.

5. The Chelsea Boot

Ah yes, the Chelsea boot. Referred to by some as the Swiss Army knife of footwear, it’s versatility is as remarkable as it’s classic, high-end look. In the late 1840s, boot fashion really began to gain a foothold in our culture, and it was around this time that the Chelsea boot began its rise to prominence in the West. Whether you’re in the office, pairing it with a tailored suit, or out on the town, pairing it with raw denim and an overcoat, the Chelsea boot is sure to encapsulate your outfit for the evening. With this boot being available in many varieties, from a few great materials to a slew of different colors, you’re sure to find the one perfect for you.

Bonus Tip: Layers

Now that we’ve gone over the 5 ways to make sure your fashion endeavors this winter are successful, let’s talk about the importance of layers and how to rock them properly. Just as important as each individual piece, is how to layer them together in a cascading river of manly fashionability and desirability.

The first thing to know is that each layer should work on its own. You don’t want to be wearing a sweater or shirt that wouldn’t look good if it wasn’t being paired up with a nice pea coat or overcoat. Every layer should be able to stand on its own, and by doing this you ensure that your outfit isn’t left out in the cold.

The next tip I’d give is that you don’t want to have more than 3 visible layers at once. Any more than 3 layers and it can start to look like too much is going on, or that you’re trying too hard. I know you have 20 sweaters and 50 shirts ready to go as soon as the weather drops below 50°, but we have 3 or 4 months ahead of us, so those pieces will see the light of day, just not all at once okay?

The third and final tip would be that thicker layers go on the outside. Typically you want to start out this and work your way out to the thicker layers. Not only does it look better, but it’ll probably feel more comfortable as well. Start off with a long-sleeve shirt, or sweater, and work your way out to the coat or jacket. I mean, they call it outerwear for a reason.


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