Winter is coming. And with it, the freedom to say goodbye to that pesky razor and embrace warm pants, cozy sweaters, and the pinnacle of boot season. The Old Farmer’s Almanac is predicting this winter to be the “season of shivers” with below-average temperatures and lots of snow. So, it’s best to get your winter wardrobe ready ASAP.
While winter may not be everyone’s favorite season, there’s no denying that it’s a great time to cuddle up and enjoy those layered looks. Check out the following list of “must-haves” for this winter.
Skirts and Dresses
Whether your style is the Fall Stripe Tie Midi Skirt, the Faux Suede Shirt Dress, the Denim Shirt Dress (perfect for pairing with a cozy sweater for the denim skirt look), or a floral print maxi dress, you can find fall skirts and dresses in varying lengths and styles great for making any ensemble elegant and comfortable. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean wearing a skirt or a dress must be uncomfortably cold. Pair your new skirt or dress with the right pair of leggings or tights, and you can be warm while still wearing cute outfits.
Every gal needs a pair of high boots (with and without a heel) and an adorable pair of booties (also, with and without a heel) for winter wear. Plus, if you get the right fit with enough tread for snow and the right amount of cushion, you can basically wear these boots anywhere. If your favorite pair of boots don’t have the right amount of cushion, consider looking into orthotic insoles. Let’s be honest, winter can already be hard on your feet, so make sure your boots are ready. Especially considering that every year, roughly two million Americans are diagnosed and treated for plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common foot problems that happens when the tissue supporting your foot’s arch becomes inflamed causing foot pain. Whether you frequent high-impact activities or simply have some mild discomfort in your feet, you should investigate Power Step insole. PowerStep insoles can assist with multiple types of pain caused by a lack of support in your footwear and/or common foot problems such as flat feet, foot pain, knee pain, heel pain, arch pain, and even back and hip pain. Founded by a podiatrist (and runner), PowerStep insoles has quickly become the #1 podiatrist-recommended insole on the market.
Versatile Tops and Bottoms
While wearing layers is the best way to stay comfortable in every season, it’s particularly important in the winter. A great option is to layer some of your existing thinner favorite tops with sweaters and vests in various patterns and fabrics such as suede, plaid, or wool. This not only creates great options for temperature control (being bundled up is great, but you don’t want to start sweating when grocery shopping), but it also creates an adorable winter outfit.
Stocking up on leggings, thick tights, and long underwear now is the ideal way to layer outfits on your legs to stay warm this winter. For less casual days, consider getting some long-sleeved bodysuits to be paired with either dress pants or a knit skirt (with the perfect pair of warm leggings, of course) and a blazer.
One of the best parts about the cooler (and sometimes, downright freezing) seasons is the accessories. From fluffy socks and scarves to fashion statement scarves thin enough to wear indoors and elegant leather gloves, the accessories say, “I’m a little bit cozy and all kinds of cute.” Before the cold weather sets in, be sure to stock up on all your cold-weather accessories such as thick and fluffy socks, versatile scarves, hats, and gloves.