Updated: Jun 10
Do you feel that winters mean boring clothes? Are you tired of wearing cardigans and sweatshirts every time the temperature drops? The chilly winter winds are no excuse to not look good if its comfortable clothing too. Winters allow us room to play with layers and finally get out all the cool jackets or demure coats that can be dressed up or dressed down seamlessly once paired right. Whether casual or preppy is on your mind, these are the classic outwear options that will make you look presentable and boost your confidence while getting ready for this season.
1. The Comfy Fleece Jacket
Fleece is the biggest comeback fabric in 2020 that is trending right now. You will get everything in fleece right from overcoats and hoodies, but the most comfy and stylish one could be a fleece jacket. Fleece has a texture that can elevate any simple outfit like a basic tee, chinos and boots or can be paired with other textured bottoms like a corduroy trouser or a colorful solid turtleneck to add a pop of color to your otherwise neutral palette winter wardrobe.
2. The Versatile Denim Jacket
Denim’s are part of everyone’s wardrobe whether it be a guy or a girl and why not? They are one of the most effortless and easy to maintain piece of outfit that can be used on daily basis. Denim jackets are also the same. They are available in many shades of blue as well as now a days many colored varieties are also available in the market.
For moderate temperatures it can be worn just over any logo or graphic tee with jeans or joggers for denim on denim pairing or can be teamed up with cardigans and bottoms like cargo's and solid tracks to keep warm while looking put together. On days when you don’t feel like doing too much you can just throw on a denim jacket over a simple outfit to seem like you have made an effort.
3. The Quintessential Overcoats/Parka
An overcoat or basic parka is a staple coat to have in your winter wardrobe.
You can choose the fabric in a way that its light enough that it could be worn in fall when the temperatures are mild and warm enough that it could be worn in winter over a bunch of other layers.
Since it is a type of outerwear that can be rocked mostly in the colder months you can choose neutral colors to make it more versatile and add some color in other layers to tone down or up the overall outfit.
4. The Fun and Functional Bombers
Bombers are undoubtedly the most fun outerwear item that can be worn throughout the year irrespective of the season. But for chilly winters you can opt for quilted bombers which contains padding inside that keeps you warm. Printed Bombers or color blocked are making a big mark in fashion whether you opt for street style or party appropriate outfits. Varsity jackets or boxy fits give a younger college going vibe whereas solids with structured fit give a more manly and mature look.
If you are feeling little adventurous you can venture out to try bombers with colored trims, collars with Sherpa lining or puffer bomber jackets all of which can be a statement piece in your wardrobe.
5. The Biker Chic Leather Jackets
There can’t be an article on men’s jackets that doesn’t include the uber modish leather jacket. A well fitted black or brown leather jacket can be worn with solid color tee shirt or even a slim fit shirt and basic or ripped jeans.
It can be paired up with boots or a white sneaker depending upon your comfort. Make sure to choose one which is not too shiny or has too many zips or details as that can end up looking tacky.
The trick is to choose a fit that flatters your frame and the overall outfit is neat with not too many colors, though you can add a pair of sunglasses or men’s accessory.
Overall your winter wardrobe need not be dull and uninspiring but something that sparks joy in you.With a little willingness to experiment you can easily stand out in the crowd and be comfortable in your own personal style at the same time. Choose something that suits the temperature and you enjoy wearing as end of the day the essence of fashion is having fun while doing it.
If you want to learn more tips and tricks about layering you can check our blog on Understanding Layering for Men -101