In just a few months, we will once again welcome winter. While many are happy at the prospect of snow and making snowmen or going skiing and sledding, not many people are very fond of the cold, especially if you’re not used to it yet.

But don’t fret, you can still enjoy the winter season without having to lock yourself in your own home and waiting for spring to come.

Here are some tips on how to dress for the winter.

1. Choose a quality base layer


In building a structure, the foundation is a very important part of the process. The same is true when you dress up for the winter, this time with your base layer. It’s very important to wear a base layer because this is the best way to increase your body’s temperature. There are some people who even wear a base layer even if they are just staying at home most of the day. You can choose thermal underwear that is moisture wicking so that you can keep yourself nice and warm.

2. Learn to layer your clothes

After choosing a good base layer, it’s time to learn the skill of layering your clothes. It’s a practical way of dressing during the cold months. After the base layer, you can choose a long-sleeved shirt or even a turtleneck, then you can add a sweater, a jacket, and then a coat. There are so many styles you can choose from so that you can still look classy and chic even with all the layers.

3. Invest a jacket that is built for winter

Hiking Hooker Valley, Mount Cook, New Zealand

One of the most important investments you will make or winter is outer wear. This can be a jacket or a coat, depending on where you are. What’s important is that you choose it not for style but function. Make sure to choose outer wear that is waterproof and windproof so that you are kept warm even the weather condition becomes worse. Choose coats or jackets that are lined with material that is lined with material that will keep your body temperature warm, and make sure to invest in quality ones that will last you more than a season.

Read: The Science Behind Packing for Hiking; What To Pack, Why and How

4. Make sure you have the right shoes on

Another important part of the outfit are the shoes! After putting some thick, wool socks on, you want to wear shoes that are durable and really made for winter. Boots are, of course, the perfect choice. If you are going ice fishing, you will need to get ice boots, which are not just made to keep your feet warm but should have enough grip so that you can walk on ice safely.

5. Don’t forget to keep your head warm too

fishing snow mountain

Of course, don’t forget your accessories which are not just for vanity but are actually needed. Choose winter hats that have flaps so that your ears are also protected, scarves to keep your neck warm (trust me, it makes a whole lot of difference!) and always cover your hands with gloves or mittens.

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Isabel Leong

Isabel Leong

An explorer at heart, the world is Isabel's playground. She enjoys seizing every moment exploring every hideout and doing the unimaginable, like bungee jumping in Phuket and couchsurfing in Europe. If she had wings, she’d definitely be soaring right now. Also a fitness trainer, if she’s not at the gym, you can find her doing yoga or rock climbing! Read more about her on


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