From ice-skating to crackling fires, there’s a lot to love about the impending winter season. The mind-numbing cold, though? Not so much. But wait, before you totally despair, we have a few tricks up our cozy sleeves. Each is designed to help you survive the dreary months ahead without ever risking hypothermia (or a winter wardrobe malfunction). Handy, right?
To prepare for the first frost, we went ahead and rounded up nine stylish tips to stay warm. Some we consider must-know classics, and some we bet you haven’t heard before! They're simple, but each is a surefire way to make sure you breeze through winter and right into spring. Consider this your surefire guide to making it through the season in style. Added bonus: We shopped out each trick to make sure you're covered once the chill hits!
Scroll down to tackle winter temps the smart way.
Natural fibers like cotton and cashmere will help fight hat hair, whereas synthetic fibers encourage it!
Are you familiar with the pretzel knot? It’ll keep you warmest because it flattens out the scarf to completely cover your chest (assuming you’re wearing a coat), whereas other scarf tying methods leave holes for the cold air to come in.
Nobody will suspect your socks pack an extra punch of warmth.
Mittens are warmer because they trap heat from your entire hand, compared to gloves, which only trap the heat from your individual fingers.
Minimal bulk and maximal warmth.
We swear that extra thin layer makes a huge difference.
Opt for fabrics that wick moisture for your foundation layer, such as silk, polyester, or nylon. Cotton absorbs moisture, such as sweat, which will end up making you cold.
The thicker fabric is a smart winter choice.
Static cling is often an issue in dry winter months since there is less humidity in the air, and a skirt rubbing against tights is often a surefire recipe for the annoying problem. If you place a safety pin on the inner hem of your clothing, it dispels the charge.