Stay warm and comfortable during all your winter activities with the right apparel. Whether you’re heading to the slopes or the mall, the right outfit can make all the difference. Keep reading for tips on putting together the right winter outfit for your next adventure, whatever that may be.
There are plenty of active pursuits to enjoy in winter. When putting together an outfit for hiking, skiing, ice skating, or any other outdoor activity, it’s important to start with the right foundation. Men’s and women’s long underwear is made for layering, with silk interlock styles that wick away moisture while keeping you warm. It’s also breathable, so you won’t get overheated.
Water-resistant pants are a must-have for skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports. If you’re heading out for an excursion on a cold day when it’s not rainy or snowy, you can get by with whatever pant style you prefer. There are women’s active leggings in winter-ready, fleece-lined styles, which come in a variety of colors to keep you looking stylish. Moisture-wicking and odor-control properties are two features to look for in an active legging; you might also want a pair with a pocket so you can carry small items.
If you want a fleece-lined pant style with a looser fit, consider women’s yoga pants. Like leggings, yoga pants have an elastic waistband for comfort, and some pairs are equipped with pockets. Both these pant styles can be worn with your favorite winter activewear top. One option is a polyester/spandex long-sleeve tee. Many of these tees not only offer odor control and wick away moisture—but they also deliver UPF 50 sun protection for covered areas.
Layer a sweatshirt over your tee for an additional layer of warmth. There are classic crewneck and on-trend hooded styles, including those lined with fleece. Some are fully reversible, which gives you two fashion options in one cozy shirt. Or you can top any activewear tee with a Lands’ End fleece jacket. There are multiple style options, including quarter-zip and full-zip. Like the sweatshirts, they’re available in many colors to coordinate with the rest of your outfit.
The right coat is essential before heading out to enjoy winter fun. Choose an insulated style, such as a waterproof down jacket. If you prefer something without feathers, there are coats and jackets filled with ThermoPlume®. This synthetic down material keeps you warm even if it gets wet and has the same lofty look and feel as down. Or opt for an insulated parka with a hood for plenty of protection against wintry conditions.
Shopping can definitely be considered an adventure—especially around the holiday season. Stay comfortable while you’re navigating the stores in a warm winter outfit. You don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort, either. The same fleece leggings and yoga pants described above can work for a winter shopping trip, but you can also opt for jeans if that’s your preference. Skinny jeans are right on-trend and have a hint of stretch. Or choose jeggings, which feel like leggings but look like denim.
Women’s tunic sweaters are a universally flattering accompaniment to jeans and jeggings. One thing that’s great about tunics is that they fall past the hips, so they provide plenty of coverage. Most styles have a relaxed fit for comfort, and they come in many colors and prints. There are flannel tunic tops that offer the look and cozy feel of a flannel shirt with the styling of a tunic.
A layered outfit is as practical for shopping as it is for sports. Start with your favorite foundation, whether that’s athletic pants and a tee or jeans and a turtleneck. From there, you can add a lightweight women’s fleece vest or jacket under your winter coat. Speaking of outerwear, packable down coats are a great choice for shopping trips. If you get too hot, you can take your coat off, fold it up, and tuck it into a tote bag for easy carrying.
Maybe your winter adventure involves sun, surf, and sand. If so, there are women’s swimsuits in sizes to fit every body type. They come in one-piece and two-piece styles, and many of them offer UPF 50 sun protection. If you’re planning to swim or play water sports, consider a Tugless Tank. As the name suggests, this one-piece swimsuit stays in place to prevent wardrobe malfunctions. Tankinis are another good choice, and they provide ample fashion versatility.
Rash guards are another thing you’ll want to pack when prepping for a winter vacay. There are rash guard tees in short- and long-sleeve styles, along with dresses that you can wear to a beachfront café. Beach towels are another must-have to tuck into your bag, along with sunscreen, sunglasses, and that novel you’ve been meaning to read.
As you can see, there are plenty of outfits for cold-weather activities. No matter what your idea of a winter adventure is, you can look and feel your best while having fun.