Hey gang, it’s been a while! I skipped a post last week and I’m sorry about that. The reason behind this was because I was way behind on commissions and wanted to focus on that. On top of that though, I also have to save up for a new bike, since mine apparently decided to break itself and because I don’t have a bike, I haven’t been able to get out as much and so I’ve been feeling extra “stuck” and uninspired lately.
Still, It hasn’t been too bad since it seems winter won’t be letting go of us anytime soon. It’s still really bloody cold and dark outside and the freezing cold, mixed with a biting wind and rain makes for a really poor cocktail that I wouldn’t want to be out in regardless. It’s because of this, that it’s important to make sure you are properly dressed before venturing outside and so I thought I would put together a few quick and easy tips to help you (and me as well) stay warm during this godforsaken season where snow is apparently a thing of the past and spring is so far in the future that it’s not even worth thinking about.
- Layer up:
This is so so easy and so SO important! Especially during winter time! Layering is a big part of dressing for winter because you need to be able to be comfortable both outside but inside as well. Sneaking a pair of tights underneath your jeans or styling your favourite oversized sweater with a thinner turtleneck or dress shirt underneath are both really good ways to stay both warm AND stylish in the cold winter months and it’s so so easy as well. My go-to outfit recently has been a sweater with a long t-shirt underneath and straight legged jeans with boots. It’s easy, it’s warm and it’s stylish. Exactly what you need when it’s pissing down outside.
Beanies, scarves and gloves are all essential winter wear accessories and can really lift an otherwise dull outfit to new heights. Especially if you have a black or neutral coloured jacked. Besides, it’s fun to mix and match bold colours and cosy fabrics! A perfect win/win!
- Knits, knits and more knits:
Now, I know I complain a lot about the winter weather but because of the shitty weather, we get to wear knits and if there is anything I’m grateful to the winter for its knitted things. As most of you know, sweaters are one of my favourite things about this time of year and should absolutely be celebrated. Knitted things like sweater, beanies and socks are cosy, chunky and overall they simply just make you feel good. They’re also the most recurring item for me when I think about my winter outfits and there’s a very good reason for that. They are both warm and stylish and you can get them in every colour you could possibly want. They are the ultimate winter essential and like I mentioned in my first point, they are easy to style.
Now, I also quickly want to mention that lip balms, face creams and hand moisturizer are all also absolutely essential for winter time but I’m thinking I will make a separate blog post about winter time skin care and my top favourite picks for each one, another time. Now I will return to planning out some more post/vlogs since, as I mentioned earlier, I’ve been feeling incredibly uninspired lately and that’s why it’s important to stay on top of things! Though, today has been a good day and I want to get a lot more done before I completely deflate on my bed, with a chai latte later tonight.
Let me know if you have suggestions or ideas, I am all ears! (Hey, that rhymed, haha!)
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