Keys to Dressing Sharp in the Winter

Winter brings below-freezing temperatures and a new style of dress. Luckily, it doesn’t take much to make a fashion statement during the season. Here are different key points to keep your style razor-sharp during the season.

Getting to Know Your Colors

Specific colors lend themselves to different seasons. Brighter, more vibrant colors, such as orange, pink, yellow and red, are ideal for your summer wardrobe. Winter calls for darker, more understated colors, such as navy, burgundy and black. In fact, during the winter, no color is necessarily off-limits, but you’d rather opt for it in a lower saturation. Low-saturation colors provide versatility, which allows you to experiment with different color harmonies.

Calling for Functionality

Winter weather requires clothing that provides functionality. When you're shopping for winter clothes, you go for thicker, bulkier materials. Thick fabrics help keep you warm and create a barrier between you and harsh arctic winds. Cotton, wool and fleece are just a few materials that are ideal for this purpose.


Cold weather is no excuse for not accessorizing. Elevating your winter look is as easy as buying:
  • Scarves
  • Gloves
  • Watches
  • Beanie
Scarves: Scarves are an everyday accessory worn during winter. These accessories are available in a variety of colors and patterns and made from several different materials you can choose from. In addition, you can teach yourself a few different knots to add some uniqueness and sophistication to your ensemble.
Gloves: Gloves, especially leather gloves, keep your hands warm while elevating your look. When you're purchasing leather gloves, you’ll probably come across a three-stitch design. They’re nice but common. If you already own a pair of three-stitch gloves, visit Mr. Big & Tall and check out our selection of leather gloves. It pays to have a little variety with your accessories.
Watch: Watches are great for adding flair and personality to your outfit. A beautiful timepiece will distinguish you from everyone else. In fact, some people go as far as saying they believe wearing a watch commands respect.
Beanie: Beanies are available in different colors, patterns and fabrics. You want to avoid beanies that have pom-poms, tassels and similar embellishments. While these beanie decorations are considered cute, they don't mesh well with the sophisticated, elegant appearance you're trying to obtain.

Bring on the Layers

Layering your clothing during the winter is essential for shielding your body from the elements. Layering your clothing also helps with heat retention. The three clothing layers you need to focus on are:
  • Base
  • Middle
  • Top
Base layer: The base layer is the layer of clothing that is forgotten about the most. This clothing layer is usually a t-shirt and a light button-down.
Middle layer: The middle layer of clothing can be a sweater, a cardigan or a vest. This layer of clothing usually provides insulation.
Top layer: The top layer should be a coat, a jacket or similar outerwear. You get bonus points if your coat or jacket is waterproof. That way you're prepared and protected if it rains or snows.
Paying attention to noticeable and minute details when you're dressing up is especially key during the weather. You want to look good regardless of how many layers of clothing you're wearing, and we're here to help.
Here at Mr. Big & Tall, the foremost provider of quality big and tall clothing in Canada. Put your winter style in our capable hands – we won’t disappoint. We have outerwear, dress wear, activewear, casual wear, shoes and accessories. We're dedicated to helping you look and feel your best every season. You'll be surprised at what you can find at Mr. Big & Tall.
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