Style Guide: How to Wear Suspenders in the Winter
Welcome to the first day of winter! Short days and cold weather doesn't mean you have to put your suspenders away for the season. Suspenders are an awesome way to brighten up the winter doldrums with style! SuspenderStore has all the bold colors and classic construction you need to be a fashionable Frosty.
Known as braces in Britain, suspenders were born in the 1800s as an undergarment of sorts, and it was considered uncouth to be seen wearing them without a proper vest or jacket. Pooh, pooh to that, we say! You can show off your style even in the winter.
Use layers to your advantage this season. Suspenders over a long-sleeved collared shirt under a light sweater or jacket gives you even more chances to experiment with colors, textures and patterns. We recommend a maximum of two patterns with either a base or accent color. Too much of a good thing can sometimes get messy. Show a little restraint and save the third pattern for next time.
Skirt-and-suspenders combinations that looked cute in warmer weather can work here, too! Add a cardigan and some leggings to stay cozy, and play around with different length boots and scarves. A cute knit cap will look good even indoors in certain social situations. Don’t worry about making the color and material of your suspenders match your boots, just start with a color palate and go from there.
Go big! Why not wear your suspenders OVER a sweater? Go ahead and get relaxed and cozy with your favorite pair of loose-fit jeans, a favorite sweater, and a pair of casual, woven suspenders. You’ll be ready to sink into the oversized chair at the coffee house in no time. A cup of dark roast and the latest bestseller pair nicely with a look that says “I’m a little hip, and a lotta comfortable.” Even our littlest customers can pull this look off with style!
Uh oh. Your new snow pants aren’t bib overalls? We can’t do much to keep the snow out, but a heavy-duty pair of suspenders will keep your pants in place in case of a wipeout on the slopes or in your backyard. Wear your thermal layer base layer against your skin, strap the suspenders to your pants and pull them up, then add your thermal and shell layers.
While you have fashion on the brain and some time indoors, check out next spring and summer’s predictions and see how you can incorporate suspenders into hot upcoming prints and colors. It’s never too early to start planning your style!
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