When the weather gets cold, lots of people let their style freeze. But in streetwear, it’s the perfect time to turn up the heat. Winter is the season of hats, outerwear, and layers. In other words, it’s when urban fashion is king.
If you want to keep your urban looks hot this season, check out these five killer winter clothing style tips for men.
Think About Color
Styling your clothes for winter is walking the tightrope between form and function. You want your fit to be fire and keep you warm at the same time. Paying attention to the color of your clothes is an easy way to do this.
Many people stick to dark colors in the winter. Part of the reason for this is that some old-school fashion rules about “seasonality” say to do this. But there’s a practical part of this, too. Dark colors absorb light and heat, keeping you warmer. Plus, if one of your friends decides to lob a snowball at you, dark clothes will show the stain less.
Layer It Up
When the weather gets cold, layers are the answer to everything. Adding layers keeps you warm but gives you the freedom to take the heat down a notch once you get inside. Not only that, but every layer is a new chance to customize your look with a new combination of colors and patterns.
When you’re layering, you typically want to put the thinner layers closer to the body. It’s easier to fit thick clothes on top of thin clothes. Not to mention, having the breathable layer close to you will keep you from suffocating in your fit.
Elevate Your Outerwear
But of all the layers, you know your outerwear is everything. This is another killer winter clothing style tip for men to know. People often fall into the trap of wearing the same winter coat all season long. But if you want to mix it up, give yourself some options. Rock a leather jacket one day, then roll out in one of our men’s streetwear puffer jackets the next.
Kick Up Your Footwear
Winter is the toughest season for sneakerheads. Puddles, snowdrifts, and curbside slush is the easiest way to wash out a good pair of kicks. But just because it’s wet out doesn’t mean your shoe game has to suffer.
Winter is the perfect time to pull out your Timbs or winter sneakers. Winter sneakers have all the style of their warm-weather brothers, but they’re made of thicker, waterproof materials. If you have a pair of normal kicks you can’t resist wearing, use a waterproofing spray on them.
Cap Off Your Fit
When we were little, our moms would always tell us to put a hat on or else we’d lose half our body heat. Turns out, that was a myth. But a hat will still keep you warm and add the perfect extra pop to your fit, whether it’s a snapback, bucket hat, or beanie.