YOUR ULTIMATE WARDROBE: WINTER OR SUMMER?

We all have our favorites for each season – cozy jackets for the winter and breezy beachwear for the summer. But which one is really the best?

Let’s break it down!

Winter clothing usually is made of thicker material for the colder days, darker, deeper color schemes, and definitely takes advantage of layering multiple pieces and lengths. Summer clothing is lightweight, has bolder, brighter colors or even soft-hued pastels, and encourages billowy, flowy pieces.

I have such a hard time picking which I like more because there’s great things about every season. I love being able to use styles from different seasons, and of course my wardrobe staples- items that I can wear all year long. So instead of picking the best, I’ll tell you the advantages of each.

Imagine a cold December or January night (depending on your hemisphere), curled up by a crackling fire, with a warm cup of cocoa and a fuzzy blanket. You have to go outside and get more firewood so you bundle up with a sweater, jacket, hat, scarf, and mittens.

When you get ready to go to work in the morning, you start layering – a cami or a long sleeve tee, a button up, a cardigan, and a jacket. You also have thick, opaque leggings or pants, and some adorable boots, along with a beautiful scarf and some gloves. Don’t you look super cute!

Winter gives us such versatility with layers, fabrics, colors, and extra pieces. For bottoms, you could wear leggings under a skirt or even under a ripped pair of jeans. Don’t forget all the choices of boots. There are so many to pick from, and you can pair them with a great boot sock, folded over the top of the boots. Scarves are in full swing, too. There is one for every occasion, and there are hundreds of ways to tie them! That brings us to the upper half – turtlenecks, long sleeve tees, long sleeve button downs, cardigans, sweaters, jackets, peacoats… the options are endless! You’ll be in mix/match heaven with all these choices.

Winter fabrics are also thicker and quite luxurious. These fabrics are perfect for colder weather: velvet, corduroy, wool blends, fleece, and faux fur. Some are great all year round: silk, leather, and denim, just to name a few. The plush fabrics of a winter wardrobe are very cozy and comforting, and often make me thing of being wrapped in a fuzzy blanket drinking some hot tea.

The colors of winter are also a bit deeper and darker. I look forward to the changing leaves in the fall and the changing colors of my wardrobe! Rich hues of purple, red, brown, navy – they all seem so perfect for winter.

Okay now that I have told you everything great about winter fashion, let’s talk about summer.

When you think of summer, what comes to mind? Sunshine, beaches, pools, grilling outdoors, picnics, and basically all things fun outside. I love hitting the beach or the pool with my girlfriends and throwing on a cover up to go to lunch. Summer is easy and breezy. Of course it gets pretty hot sometimes, but that’s why we wear light clothing, sleeveless pieces, and shorter bottoms!

I find that summer fashion has such versatility within a wardrobe. You could wear a cute flowy, chiffon tank with shorts or capris, sandals for the day time, and then throw a cardigan over your shoulders for the evening. Instant summer glam! The breathable fabrics and relaxed fits of summer clothing let your body breathe during the hotter months, and also look great over a bathing suit.

Summer fabrics are more lightweight, like cotton, linen, rayon, and blends. We see them often in lighter colors like pastels, and in bolds like turquoise, lime green, and hot pink. These colors are so much fun, and I look forward to debuting them out the first day it reaches above 70 degrees! I love that summer clothes let us show some skin if we want – our shoulders or our legs, and start working on that sun-kissed look. Don’t forget to always wear sunscreen though!

So now that we have reminisced about all the best parts of summer and winter, we come back to the main question: which one is the ultimate? That is a pretty tough call and I have to leave that up to you to decide.

Now I want to hear from you… what is your favorite wardrobe season? And what is your must-have piece for summer and for winter?

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