Choosing the right outfits is key to staying warm this winter. Picture: Instagram

Just because it’s winter and its cold outside doesn’t mean we have to collectively give up on style, it just means we all have to think a bit more creatively when getting dressed in the morning. As as a matter of fact winter is  the season to be your most stylish.

Here, a few of our top style tips and tricks:

Become a layering pro

There is a reason layering is always on-trend in the winter: It’s a massively practical way to dress when it’s really cold. So don’t be afraid to pile on the layers. A polo-neck, under a sweater, under a jacket or coat, for instance, will definitely keep you warm, but make sure you avoid looking clumsy.

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Don’t layer clumsily

Many fashion lovers’ favourite season is winter, not so much because of the drop in temperature, but because of the layering element – where one can put on many things at once.

Layering allows one to mix textures and fabrics to add different dynamics to an outfit, but the problem comes when one gets too carried away and ends up looking like a hanger with too many clothes on it. Here is the key rule when it comes to layering: don’t wear a heavyweight knit under tailoring or fitted items.

Fabric Choice is key 

The best fabrics to keep you warm in winter, cotton, wool, leather and denim. You have lots of options to mix and match, so you should experiment.

Don’t over accessorise

When you’re accessorising for winter, a classic hat or beanie, gloves or a scarf is enough in as far as warm accessorising is concerned. Adding things like ear warmers and ear muffs to the mix only makes for a clumsy. Rather try by all means to avoid all of these.

If you work in a corporate environment that has a set dress code, remember that the winter season is not an excuse for you to suddenly look a bit clumsier than usual. You can’t walk in with your beanie all day but instead of wearing a beanie, rather opt for a felt fedora hat that will keep your head warm with a more sophisticated flair.

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Don’t bare your ankles

Going sock-less should be left for summer  revolution even though this style can  transform the simplest of outfits into something sleek and stylish. You won't be doing yourself a favours by continuing with this look in these cold months, the cold weather conditions will wreak havoc on the skin of your ankles and your ankles will freeze. But this doesn’t mean you have to keep your pants unrolled, especially if that’s never been your thing. Just slip on a pair of long socks that will keep your ankles covered and will add some flavour to your outfit. 

Do invest in an overcoat

This could either be a parker coat, a trench coat or a covert coat. An overcoat is one of those items that will make your winter life a lot easier because you can literally throw it over anything and look good. It also adds a bit of and class and sophistication without any of the work. Be sure to get one in a neutral color. grey, navy, or khaki are your best options here. You want your winter coat versatile, so it doesn’t matter what you wear it with.