There is nothing like a switch in seasons to remind us what it means to be alive, adapting and evolving to the constant change we are exposed to. As we welcome in the winter months, we too must prepare for the changes that come ahead to ensure we appreciate the next phase of the year. So without further ado, here is our list of the top winter essentials that you shouldn’t leave the house without.
Of course, a fabulous coat
No winter look can be complete without a fabulous coat. We suggest getting a size that leaves enough room for extra layers and sticking to neutral colors to ensure all outfits look perfectly put together. Whatsmore, you can use a range of pretty scarves and brooches to add a little spice and variation to your staple coats.
Don’t forget to pack along an umbrella in case the rain comes, the last thing you need is for your beautiful coats to get drenched and damaged.
The power of thermals
We hate it when we have the perfect dress to rock at a function but know that it’s going to be too cold to wear it. However, instead of crying over a cup of hot cocoa, we discovered the wonderful world of thermal clothing. From underwear to base layers, specialized thermal clothing can be a lifesaver when it comes to a cold night out because now we can look fabulous in our favorite jeans or blouses without freezing.
For those who are going out to dinner and then dancing, don’t forget to bring a larger handbag. That way, you can easily remove and store the additional thermal layer whenever you feel the temperature is getting a little warm, plus that way you always have the option to put it back on when things get chilly.
Layers upon layers
One of the greatest wonders of winter is the layering potential. You can create so many classy outfits by simply layering items you already own. From beanies and snoods to scarves, gloves, socks, stockings and more – we can dress up or down depending on our temperature needs. This trick to surviving the winter will especially come in handy when heading to various venues with inconsistent heating, ensuring that you will always be prepared for whatever the evening may throw your way.
You can also use these layers to your advantage; such as wearing a cute hat to hide any unruly locks or sporting a pair of mittens to further protect your skin from drying out. Once again, a bigger bag is a must so you can safely store any of these layers when need be.
Loads of lip balm and lotions
Winter is when we need to pick up our moisturizing game and keep our skin extra hydrated. Be sure to stock up on enriching products with soothing ingredients like bee’s wax, shea butter, and jojoba oil to name a few. We should not leave the house without a healthy supply of lip balm and hand lotion safely stowed away in our handbags and coat pockets. Trust us, the last thing you need is to battle cracked skin on top of trying to keep warm.
The secret weapon of sunglasses
Although the sun may not show its face too often during the winter months, overcast and cloudy weather can still illuminate the skies and strain our eyes. Not only can the brightness cause UV damage, but the dry conditions can also dry out our eyes resulting in redness, burning, swelling, and excessive tearing. Wearing some protective glasses will make the world of difference this winter. For those who have particularly sensitive eyes, we suggest keeping some eye drops on hand to lubricate and help ease any additional dryness.
Now that we have come to the end of our list of essentials, we hope our readers will be more than prepared when leaving their homes to explore the winter wonderland. From keeping your skin hydrated to owning the optimal layers, nothing will stand in the way of your wonderful winter this year.