As the seasons transition from a crisp, breezy autumn into those frigid months of winter, your tween girl’s outfit choices will need to reflect this change in weather. But of course, she will also want to look stylish at the same time. For example, think: boots, scarves, beanies, wool pants, sweaters, and other cozy essentials with a fashionable twist.
According to a recent Farmer’s Almanac forecast, this upcoming winter 2022 will be colder than normal across the U.S. In fact, the almanac is even referring to it as a “Season of Shivers.” So now is the perfect time to stock your daughter’s closet with the clothing items she will need to brave those frosty temperatures—and feel trendy while doing it.
Start with an Insulated Piece of Outerwear.
It’s crucial to have a quality, durable winter jacket that can withstand all types of weather extremes and be worn over any kind of clothing. As you build a seasonal wardrobe for your daughter, start with this vital piece of outerwear and make sure it has the right amount of insulation. Choose a jacket made from heat retaining fabrics, such as fleece or Sherpa, with a water resistant shell and lining to protect her from windchill, rain, snow, and other precipitation. This outerwear will be the basis of each outfit choice she makes all winter long.
Shop for Winter Clothes in the Off-Season.
As fall begins to fade into winter, many retailers will start marking down their autumn fashions to create more space on the racks for heavier clothing such as overcoats. This is an excellent time to shop for cool weather accessories such as scarves, beanies, mittens, or knee length socks on clearance. In the future, you can even score major off-season discounts on the traditionally expensive winter clothes, such as jackets and pants, if you shop those same clearance racks in the summer. This will require you to plan ahead, but the savings are so worth it.
Find the Right Balance of Comfort and Style.
During the chilly months to come, it’s important for your tween girl to dress with maximum comfort in mind. You want her to feel cozy in warm, thick materials that insulate her body, not shivering in thin, flimsy textiles that were not made for low temperatures. But since looking cute and fashionable is of equal importance to a tween girl, you will also need to help her strike the ideal balance of comfort and style. For instance, rather than just buying her a plain, ordinary coat, search for one in a fun, bright color with a snazzy accent trim on the hood.
Choose Some Basic Mix and Match Pieces.
Winter clothing is incredibly versatile, which means that all your tween girl needs are a few classic pieces that she can pair with any outfit combination. For example, she could wear a knitted pullover with suede boots and jeans for a casual look, or she can dress up that same pullover with a colorful scarf, wool skirt, and fleece stockings. With just a few basic winter clothing items in her wardrobe, the possibilities to mix and match are endless. This is also a chance for your daughter to express her own personal, unique fashion sense.
Show Her How to Experiment with Layering.
Layering clothes is a quintessential winter fashion hack for two reasons: it serves a practical function, and it allows your tween girl to customize her look. So help her find clothing items that she can experiment with layering on top of each other. Think: a corduroy vest over a long sleeve turtleneck shirt with a denim jacket to pull those other two layers all together, or stretchy form fitting pants tucked into a pair of knee high wool socks and combat boots. Now she is ready to take on the elements, and she can even shed a few layers if she feels too warm.
Help Your Tween Girl Dress Both Cute and Cozy this Winter.
This time of year calls for outfit choices that deliver warmth and coziness, but in order to earn a seal of approval from your tween girl, these clothes must also be stylish. So on that note, be sure to keep both specifications in mind as you help her curate the optimal winter wardrobe. With these five clothing tips, she will be flaunting the peak of seasonal fashion—no matter how cold or dreary the weather outside might be.