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Although it seems very simple, finding the right clothes for winter can be a difficult and stressful task. Therefore, we bring you some tips so that you can organize your closet without problems.
When winter comes we begin to take out the warm clothes that we had at the bottom of our drawers or closet. Scarves, gloves, caps, and sweaters mix to comfort us during the coldest months of the year. But many times those accessories are not suitable or perhaps we make mistakes when dressing for cold climates.
Therefore, the most important thing to keep in mind is that the clothes we use must cover us to conserve body heat.
1. Use textiles suitable for the cold
Thanks to its softness, comfort, and protection, cotton covers the skin at slightly low temperatures, while keeping the skin healthy because it does not cause irritation or allergies. Another option is hemp, an ecological fabric that keeps you warm and gives you sun protection. Tencel is characterized by being suitable for people with skin problems and places with low temperatures since it prevents the proliferation of bacteria. Finally, wool is the best option for freezing climates but you must be careful when using it, as it could cause allergies or chafing.
2. Dress in layers
The first layer is considered a “second skin” because the garments are close enough and flexible so as not to let body heat escape. This clothing layer includes long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. The second layer is intended to expel body moisture to the outside so that the first layer does not get wet or cold. This is a little looser from the body. Include sweatshirts, jerseys, and pants of your choice. Finally, the third layer is the one that will protect you from unforeseen weather. It has to be made of polyester, wool, or waterproof synthetic fabric. In general, they are coats, jackets, windbreakers, etc.
3. Choose the right footwear
Some of the most appropriate footwear for winter are leather boots or ankle boots, and military-style boots. Buying quality footwear ensures the safety and comfort of walking in the snow or rain. Therefore, it is necessary that they have a non-slip sole and that they are suitable for different types of soil and under different climatic conditions.
4. Wear loose clothing but not oversize
The garments have to be slightly detached from the body, but should not be two or three sizes too large. A good tip is to wear fitted pieces so you can dress in layers and keep your coat in style.