With extended lockdowns, this is the perfect opportunity to work on building a working wardrobe that works for you and your lifestyle. Take this time to reflect on what your image goals are. Are you looking to date? Are you looking for a new job? Do you want to explore a new style?
Start with the current season. Hip fashion trends are often neglected during the winter season. There are ways to stay stylish and trendy during the cold months and in the midst of a global pandemic. The key to staying fashionable during the winter is to choose pieces that are not only crucial to surviving subzero temps but sticking with bold colours and patterns to lighten up your look.
Stay home and shop online for these top ten winter must-haves for men:
The Neck Warmer
Take advantage of exercising outside and throwing on a neck warmer as an extra layer to keep you warm for your jogging or walking attire. These neck warmers are made with sun-protected and absorption type of materials. Perfect for all year round. There’s a variety of different prints and colours. Find one that suits your style!
The Winter Boot
Swap up your neutral-toned boots for a different colour like this pair of dark olive weather-proof boots. Having more than one option is great to create additional different winter looks. For a classic look, having a timeless style winter boot is a must-have!
The Bold Knitwear
Nothing shows more confidence than a bold pattern sweatshirt. Go for that patterned knitwear with a pair of jeans or dress pants for your next virtual date or meeting. You will receive compliments, guaranteed!
The Winter Tights
Another extra layer that is necessary to fight the cold are tights or also known as long johns. For all your essential outing needs, invest in a high-quality pair of tights for extra warmth.
The Trucker Jacket
Need an in-between jacket? Trucker jackets are best for those in-between seasons while staying on-trend. They come in various classic colours and are insulated too. Rocking a trucker jacket is the perfect jacket to dress up your look or down your winter look.
The Oversized Trench
A trench is a timeless item that all men should own. What’s new this year? Oversized trench coats. Oversized is another trend for this time of year. It’s practical, warm, and will complement any look. Throw it over your joggers for a more casual look or over your suit for your work look.
The Patterned Scarf
These game-changer scarves are every man’s favourite winter accessory. Not only will it keep your exposed neck warm, but it will also double as a face mask, especially during these times. Find different patterns to wear with different looks, and you’ll look well put together with no matter what!
The Neutral Cardigan
Complete your classic wardrobe essentials with these neutral cardigans. Going for neutral colours will never go out of style. Layer your basics with a cardigan for that classy gentleman look every woman loves!
The Patterned Sock
Just because we live in a pandemic right now where nobody will see how your socks look like, doesn’t mean you can’t add some patterned socks to your sock collection. Be bold and playful by showing your personality through different patterns and hues.
The Brown Leather Glove
When it comes to leather gloves, the first colour most men think of is black. Try new colours like a nice dark brown leather glove. Pair it with jeans or a grey suit. Pro styling tip: match your shoe wear colour with your gloves for a more finished look.
Linh is Carmelia Ray’s Style Expert. She consults and advises clients in making fashion decisions for dating and lifestyle photoshoot profiles. She provides customized recommendations on individual pieces, entire looks, colour palettes, styles, and fabrics. She is the Co-Founder of an online luxury consignment boutique called Designer Swap and a women’s networking group called Canadian Lady Bosses. She loves fashion, travelling, shopping, and women empowering events.