4 styling tricks for windbreakers: How to achieve a cooler look!
A windbreaker is one of the fashion world’s most changeable creations that loves to adapt to new and current trends. Most often, they’re made out of extremely thin and wind-resistant synthetic materials. The advantages: Windbreakers are super light, keep you from getting chilled, can be stowed and carried both quickly and easily, leave enough room for a pullover underneath, and create a sporty look.
1. Your choice of pants is key
Whatever pants you choose to wear, they should NOT be made out of the same material as the windbreaker unless you want to look like you found your outfit at a bargain counter. Jeans or chinos are very laid-back, making them an attractive option that’s still in line with the windbreaker style.
2. Underneath your windbreaker
While the light material really can protect you from the wind, it’s not so good at keeping out cold or heat. Cashmere sweaters aren’t too thick but are adept at keeping you comfortably warm. In warm weather, however, we recommend opting for normal t-shirts or understated sport shirts with a street-style flair, as the synthetic material of the windbreaker can often cause you to sweat. T-shirts help prevent the jacket from sticking to your skin. Functional shirts are much better at dispersing heat; however, it’s better to go for an everyday design and avoid looking as though you’re on your way to the gym.
3. Windbreakers and body proportions
Longer windbreakers will elongate your figure and lend your outfit a somewhat more elegant look. Blouse-like styles can make you appear shorter. Therefore, thin people can pull off boxy windbreakers, whereas shorter, more plump figures should opt for windbreakers that make them appear thinner.
4. Windbreakers and accessories
Ideal accessories include scarves, shawls, and hats. Windbreakers have a light, airy look, which is something you should carry over to your accessories. Silk or thin cotton scarves, jersey hats, and baseball caps are perfect additions that also protect you from the wind. Heavy knitwear or stiff wool can make the look too bulky; even the beloved pompom beanie can be too much and is better left at home. Large shawls with illustration prints are a great style statement and go well with this look.
The very first windbreakers were actually made of parachute material and used primarily for cycling. Weighing a mere 100 g, they really were as light as a feather. Luckily, these practical jackets are no longer solely for the athletes among us! Whether at festivals, out hiking or during your next beach vacation, the new styles will be your best companions in stormy weather.