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This is a guest post from Rae Steinback. She provides great tips for moms and updating their winter wardrobe.
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Tips for a Winter Wardrobe
Multiple layers of clothing hidden under a big puffer jacket may keep you warm, but it does nothing for your figure or to showcase your fabulous winter wardrobe.
We get it! It’s a necessity to wrap yourself up in warmth in the winter…but there are ways to do it and still stay stylish.
These are the rules you need to follow when dressing in the winter:
Don’t wear baggy clothes.
It may seem like a good idea to throw on a hoodie and sweatpants when running out the door. But when your clothes look big and loose, you may come off looking lazy. A simple fix is to pair an oversized sweater with skinny jeans or solid color leggings. Add a cute pair of booties or sheepskin boots and you will look casual and comfortable.
Whether it’s a cardigan, blazer or vest, having a coverup as part of your outfit makes it easy to stay warm when you’re outside. And if you get too hot (shopping malls and office buildings like to blast the heat in the winter), you can take it off but still look presentable. These types of winter coverups help when you are looking to layer an outfit.
Buy your favorite jeans in bulk.
If something fits you right, buy more than just one of them. This is a great tip for jeans. Jean shopping can be painful, but if you find a pair that fits you in all the right places, pick it up in different washes or colors. Jeans are a must-have piece of clothing, especially for winter since denim fabric is hard for chilly air to penetrate.
Leave the workout wear for when you’re working out.
Lightweight hoodies and yoga pants may be comfortable, but they aren’t going to keep you warm when you’re running errands. And although athleisure wear is a popular trend, it’s better to wear thicker fabrics in the winter. Also, you don’t want everyone who sees you think you are constantly going to or coming from the gym. That being said, shapewear can give you that same body hugging comfort but layers well under most outfits. Plus, they come in thicker versions designed to keep you warm.
Invest in a great pair of boots.
Boots come in so many different styles, it’s easy to find a pair that works with your style. You should have a pair of knee-high boots, ankle boots and snow boots in your closet. And if you find a pair you love, buy multiples. Your feet will be thanking you when you wear down your first pair and instantly have a replacement for your favorite.
Donate clothes that don’t fit.
This is the season for giving, and now is the perfect time to take inventory of what’s in your closet. If you find clothes that don’t fit you anymore, or you just don’t like, put them in a pile and drop them off with an organization that will give them to someone who can use them. Tip: If you haven’t worn something in more than a year, you’re most likely not going to wear it this year. It’s time to donate it.
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