Winter weather is unpredictable and it’s important we choose the right outerwear. Here are basic types of outerwear for winter in your wardrobe!
Whether you’re traveling to a cold country for your masters or moving north to visit your family, you’ll need to know about the major types of outerwear. There are so many different types of coats and jackets for winter. It’s important to pack well with regards to the weather. So, we decided to create this basic guidebook on types of outerwear you should own in your closet.
We see new trends with each passing year! Stuff these basic outerwears in your wardrobe and stay stylish even in the worst of winters!
So, let’s check out the basic types of outerwear for winter.
Types of Outerwear for Winter: Types of Coats and Jackets Every Girl Needs
A parka or anorak is a quilted coat with a hood, often lined with fur or faux fur. Parkas are great for harsh weather conditions like when it’s too windy. The quilted or fur material keep you warm from the extreme weather. The fur gives extra protection to your ears and head. Parka is a must-have in different types of outerwear for winter.
A vest is a sleeveless garment usually worn over a shirt or a sweater. It’s a great option for adding a cool statement, especially during fall. You can sport it with a full-sleeved shirt during early fall months. You can wear them over sweaters when the temperature is low.
Hoodies keep you warm and make great casual pairings with jeans. They can be worn as outerwear and indoors too.
4. Trench Coats
Trench Coat or trenches are quite essential for the winter. British designer Thomas Burberry first invented the trench coat for military men to protect from wind and rain. They repel raindrops but it’s not a good idea to wear it during extremely cold weather. These are best worn during the transition weathers like spring or fall. Trench coats are a timeless winter wardrobe essential which every girl needs to have.
Usually, hip or waist-length outerwear are termed jackets. They can be of different materials like wool, leather, cotton, denim or fur. There are different types of jackets like cropped jackets, bomber jackets, quilted jackets and many more. Jackets can be worn in transition seasons like early fall or late summer. You can pair them with jeans, dress or a skirt. You can also pair them with a scarf on the windy evenings!
Coats or overcoats are longer than jackets and are usually knee-length or ankle-length. Trendy winter coats for women, too, come in different materials like wool, fur, cotton, brocade or polyester. Coats usually are on the top of the list when you think about types of outerwear in winter. Coats are perfect for the cold winters because their length protects from the wind. Wool coats are good for the late fall season, whereas down or fur coats are necessary for the harsh winters.
A good coat is a must-have in your closet and you will be wearing it over and over again in the biting cold. If you’re experiencing snow for the first time, then spend ample amount of time in choosing the right one!!
So, which types of outerwear for winter do you already have in your closet? And which ones will be your next buy? I hope this guide was helpful to you all! Comment below!
Sahana is a Senior Staff Writer at ShilpaAhuja.com. With an experience in fashion and lifestyle writing, Sahana is responsible for Indian and international fashion week coverage every year, and is developing an expertise in apparel trend forecasting. She also writes about health and fitness, having pursued yoga for 6 years now. She’s not a gym person at all but is all for “running in the park” and is an amateur cyclist. Books and coffee are her other passions. She’s also an amateur photographer. She’s a hardcore Bollywood fan and she loves to cover the nostalgic topics on the same. From fashion trends to famous characters, she can make anyone love Bollywood! Her best article has been 90s Bollywood fashion, a readers’ favorite so far! Prior to her experience with ShilpaAhuja.com, Sahana has written as a freelance author for online magazine, Mashup Corner, and interned at EventsHigh as a content writer. Her blogs on basic fashion, makeup, fitness and city’s food joints that gave her a chance to experiment with her writing. She also has voiced her opinions about feminism and equal rights for men and women at PolkaCafe journals and after quitting her job, she decided to take up writing as her full time career.
Sahana is an engineering graduate and has worked in an MNC, Tesco, for more than a year as an Operations Support. It was her sheer love for fashion that made her quit the monotonous 9 to 5 job to pursue a career in the fashion industry. She’s originally from Bangalore and is currently settled in Chennai (she’s loving the city)! For any queries and discussions, contact her at [email protected] You can also tweet her at https://twitter.com/Sahana_17