Chilly winter weather has set in for most of the country, and that means that it’s time to start dressing and looking your cold-weather best. While it’s important to look good all winter long, grooming also plays a role in feeling your best through the new year and until spring. Do you have all of your winter essentials, or do you even know what they are? Keep reading for the stylish men’s fashion and grooming must-haves to ensure you have a merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and the best Valentine’s Day.
Water Resistant Wardrobe Pieces
Depending on where you live, winter weather means lots of snow, plenty of ice, or even rain. Ensuring you have the right water-resistant wardrobe pieces will keep you comfortable and looking fantastic throughout the season. Heavy-gauge denim is a great place to start, but waterproof boots and a weatherproof jacket are the most important. While these pieces may seem utilitarian, your favorite designer likely has options for water resistance, so don’t sacrifice style when it comes to staying comfortable during inclement weather.
Deep hydration is one of the most important things you can incorporate into your grooming routines during winter weather. Applying a weekly hair mask to moisturize your hair is key and a rich hydrating cream during your nighttime skin routine. Pay attention to your fragile under eye area by applying an eye cream both morning and night. Lastly, pay attention to those lips! Do a gentle lip exfoliation at least once or twice a week, and be sure to carry your favorite ChapStick in your pocket no matter where you’re headed.
Our hands are subject to the harshest winter weather more than anywhere else on our body, so winter gloves are essential to your comfort but make them stylish and timeless with a pair of pure leather gloves. Leather gloves can last a lifetime and will do the most to protect your skin and retain your mobility, as we need our hands so much. Classic black or brown gloves are classic and versatile, but you can also play with prints in trends like Herringbone and Houndstooth.
Men’s colognes deviate less during the seasons than women’s fragrances; it’s still important to pay attention to the notes of your cologne as part of your grooming routine. Cozy, deep, and spicy notes such as clove buds, tobacco, amber, or cinnamon make a great winter cologne for men. Finding the right cologne online is easy when you know what works best for your personality and the season. It may seem like a trivial part of grooming, but the right cologne conveys confidence and can even improve your mood, making you infinitely more attractive.
Perfectly Fitting Coats
During winter weather, one fashion item will get more use than anything else in your wardrobe, and that’s your heavy coat. So nailing the perfect fit for your coat is critical. While your heavy coat needs to be big enough to allow enough space for your cashmere sweaters and hoodies, it shouldn’t be oversized. You want to show off your figure while remaining warm, so trying on your heavy coat or Naruto Chibi sweater in person is essential, or purchasing online from a retailer with a generous return policy. For something upbeat, you can consider getting a Chibi Naruto sweater.
Dry, cracked, red, or even dead skin is a major issue throughout winter, and you need to push stronger to keep your skin healthy. Using a natural exfoliator as a scrub for your body and face is the best way to scrub out all of your dead skin; it’s an essential men’s grooming product no man should go without when the weather is harsh and cold outdoors. Additionally, exfoliating your face before shaving will let you reap the benefits of a close shave and the products you use more than without exfoliation.
Paying attention to your appearance may require more effort during cold weather than during spring and summer, but by incorporating the above fashion grooming essentials, you can be sure that you look, feel and even smell your best. Enjoy the magic of the season in comfort and style this year by adding the above items to your wardrobe and routines.