Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Get Ready For Winter!

I don't know about you guys, but it's getting colder up here in Canada. Actually, it gets cold, then warm, then cold, then warm. Global Warming might have something to do with that.

Since we only have less than a month until winter arrives, I decided to make a post on how to get ready for it so you can be prepared! Ready? Okay let's go.

In autumn, the most common colours people wear are orange, red, and yellow. Why? Because when we think of autumn, we think of the leaves and their colours. Most of us don't even realize that we incorporate the colours of the leaves into what we wear.

We all know that winter means snow and cold days. Cold days= cold colours. Cold colours are blues, whites, greens, and purples, so expect those colours to show more on chilly days. Darker colours are best to wear in the cold because they absorb heat. That is why lighter colours are more common in the summer because they reflect the heat. 

It is possible to wear more than one layer of clothing and not look like a marshmallow. Here are some ideas on how to layer while looking great:
  • wear a simple pair of leggings/ tights under your jeans
  • if you own one of those spandex temperature controlled shirts that athletes use, wear one under your shirt; it is easier to keep in your body heat
  • cardigans- wear a simple long sleeve shirt under a nice and comfy cardigan
  • wear more than one pair of socks.... this is what I usually do because my feet are constantly freezing
  • Outfit idea: a simple long sleeve shirt, under a denim button-up shirt, a cardigan on top of that, with jeans that are on top of some leggings/ tights.... maybe add a belt or a scarf to finish it off

These are definitely trending! I noticed a lot of people wearing them once the temperature started dropping. It's not only a great way to make your outfit look better, but it helps keep you warm aswell. My favourite is the infinity scarf. I love wearing ones made of wool because they are the warmest and are extremely soft!

A lot of people think that finding proper boots (insulated, warm, waterproof) that are also cute is impossible. But this is one of those moments where you have to choose which is better: style or comfort? I don't know about you, but I would rather walk around in the ugliest yet warmest boots than walk around in some cute boots that become ruined when wet and make my feet cold. Trust me, I've learned the hard way that cute boots are not as great as proper ones. But there are stores that sell fairly cute water/snowproof boots, such as Spring, The Shoe Company, and Target.  

Hats, Mitts, Gloves
I know, I know, who wants hat hair? I don't. But you lose most of your body heat through your head, so by wearing a hat, you can keep a lot of that heat that you'll need. Again, style or comfort? There are cute hats out there that provide warmth, trust me. As for the hat hair, all I can suggest is carrying around a brush and maybe some anti-frizz cream. For mittens and gloves, always go for a pair that are lined on the inside, preferably with wool. They keep your fingers and hands warm, unlike those fashion gloves that are knit and have holes in them, allowing the cold to bite you.

Back to the same question: style or comfort? I was never one to go with comfort; I always needed the cutest coat I could find, it was never about how warm it would keep me. Then winter would come and I would secretly regret my decision, but wouldn't admit it because I didn't want to hear my parents say 'I told you so!' When choosing which coat to wear, always go for one that is lined with something. If it's thick, it most likely will be warmer. Peacoats are definitely something that will be seen in the streets this season, and a lot of them do provide warmth. Always check the tag to see if it mentions what temperature it can stand at. Also, aim for something that is no shorter than your hips- if it's cropped, your stomach will be coooold!

I hope you liked this post and hope that it helps you when winter comes!

xx Mandy  


  1. Great post! Now I live in a place where it doesn't get so cold, but I used to live in really cold places, and I find most of your tips to be so true :)