Lately there have been tons of videos on YouTube on this topic. Of course I watched a decent amount of them, because I cannot look my best and survive Belgian winters at the same time. Sadly enough, those videos got me disappointed, because all those fashionistas seem to live in regions where they go from fall to spring.
Just ‘a jumper’ or ‘knee-high socks’ won’t do it for me, so I’ll show you how I get through winter. I have warned you: this won’t be a fancy fashionable post, it is all about keeping warm.
So I always stock up on knee-high socks and tights, not to show of my freezing legs. I wear them underneath my jeans… Since nobody ever sees them, I tend to buy cute colorful ones. My own collection covers tartan, flower-prints and football socks. See? Nothing fancy.
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So the next layer on my feet: socks. But thicker and prettier, so I can wear them over my jeans, peeping out of my boots.
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Why so much socks? Because when your feet are cold, you are cold and if we can prevent it by wearing just an extra pair or two, why wouldn’t we?
So lately I have learnt that the same goes for your head. Apparently, a lot of warmth leaves your body through your head. Or something like that … So I bought myself a beanie! In the men’s section, because my head is too big for a girl’s according to H&M.
Last but not least: shirts. They are great for layering and you don’t have to be a genius at layering to pull off the shirt-sweater look. Plus they cover a big part of your neck. Don’t you hate it when there is like a gap between your scarf and your sweater and the wind just goes right to your neck? Or am I the only one with that awkward scarf-sweater-gap?