The trick to staying dry this winter is multi-layering. Multi-layering suits the South African weather conditions perfectly as you can peel off your outer layers that have been soaked in a bout of torrential rain once you arrive at work. Alternatively, you could add to the layers of clothing you’re already wearing by wearing long johns under your trousers or a thermal vest under your work shirt. In order to get through winter in style it is important to invest in good quality garments that are not only versatile but functional and warm enough to keep you comfortable in the cold weather.
A classic winter outfit for men consists of trousers or jeans and a trusty coat to layer over tailored sweaters, jerseys, shirts and even suits. The best part about investing in one or two good quality overcoats is that thanks to their unbelievable versatility, they look good with everything! The most popular colours that are worth investing in are neutrals in brown, tan and caramel shades as well as coats in darker hues such as navy and black. A well designed coat can make the most casual of outfits look instantly more refined. The fit of a streamlined trench coat lends a clean cut element to both your workwear and weekend attire.
There’s no reason to sacrifice comfort for aesthetics this winter! As the temperatures fall make sure you stock up on jumpers and long sleeve t-shirts in warmer cotton and wool fabrics. The humble roll neck or turtleneck jumper is a cosy but cool wardrobe staple. The roll neck is the smarter cousin of the humble crew neck sweater and the timeless design of the roll neck means that it pairs well when styled with jeans and an overcoat.
Whether your job has strict workwear requirements or you simply enjoy looking dapper, a suit jacket worn to work is guaranteed to have you looking smart. A poorly designed jacket or coat worn over your suit can undo the “James Bond takes style pointers from me” look. Before slipping on any coat or jacket in your wardrobe make sure that the colour and style will work with your outfit and suit jacket. To finish off the polished, business ready look, opt for a tie in a bright colour to inject some zest into your outfit.
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