How to Dress for Cold Weather

Winter has already set in firmly with temperatures plummeting to freezing point (and lower) in many countries. Surely, you’d like to gear up properly so that you don’t catch a cold or become gravely inconvenienced from hypothermia while skiing down the Alps or simply enjoying a snowfall or a blizzard from Matterhorn. Of course, dressing up (or dressing down for that matter) during the winter months doesn’t imply that you should wrap yourself up with too many layers of apparels. The trick is to stay thin rather than sag or overburden self with thick layers of clothes that might make you feel suffocated and come in the way of your doing routine everyday tasks.

How to Dress for Cold Weather

Follow these tips for dressing comfortably in winter:-

  • Always step out in appropriately-sized boots with insulated insoles
  • Get into a pair of long underwear or long johns before putting on your trousers
  • Don’t forget to put on a monkey cap or hat of Merino wool that covers your ears as well
  • Protect your fingers from getting numb by sheathing them in warm mittens or gloves; make sure that you are wearing thick gloves when you’re travelling to an area where temperatures are below freezing point to protect your fingers and hands from frostbites
  • Put on half or full-sleeved thermal tops or vests before putting on a parka, jacket, blazer or coat
  • Wearing warm socks is essential for keeping both the upper sole and lower sole dry and comfortable; woolen socks work best but you can also opt for synthetic ones as long as the latter variety doesn’t make you feel uncomfortable or obstruct blood circulation
  • Wear light woolens when the weather is cool and pleasant as putting on heavy apparels will make you perspire unnecessarily
  • Ensure that your outer layer of clothes are waterproof or at least water-resistant as keeping yourself dry is crucial.

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