How to Weather Proof Your Winter Look

by Courtney Gordner, Featured Guest Writer

Winter is here, and if you haven’t already pulled your gloves, scarves, boots, hats and winter coat to the front of your closet, then I’m sure you haven’t been outside in a while – especially with the terribly low temperatures most of the country has experienced lately.

Just because there’s snow on the ground and plummeting thermometers doesn’t mean your only warm clothing options are sweats. Likewise, rain and snow are no excuse to settle for a bad hair or makeup day. Let’s take a look at some ways to prevent winter weather from washing away your flair:


Having some good-quality outerwear will not only keep you warm, but also protect your outfit from winter’s nasty precipitation. Why not go for function AND fashion?

Make a statement with a cutting edge coat, and let the compliments roll in. Let your coat be the center piece of your winter ensemble. Choose your cold-weather accessories with your coat in mind so you don’t end up with a red coat, yellow gloves, blue earmuffs and a purple scarf – unless that’s the look you’re going for.

Don’t forget to get yourself some fashionable weatherproof boots! They may not go with your work skirt, but toss a pair of flats in your bag, and change into them once you get to the office. Do you really want to trudge through the slush and spend eight hours with cold, wet feet? No, you want to look and feel your best all winter long, whether you’re going to work, heading to your boyfriends for some afternoon episodes of Bar Rescue, or just grabbing lunch with your girlfriends.



If your winter coat has an insulated, then you did some smart shopping; however, if it doesn’t, you need to find a way to keep the snow and rain out of your hair and off your face.

Umbrellas are not just for spring. Snow is just frozen water and will have the same effect on your hair as rain, so don’t put your umbrella away for the winter.

Of course, there’s no way to ensure you will get 100 percent protection from your hood or umbrella, and hoods also result in messy hair. So, stash a small supply of hair products in your car or bag. Have your hair care essentials – hair brush, bobby pins and hair spray – what you choose really depends on the type of hair you have and how you style it.



Unfortunately, there’s no solid way to shield your face from snow and rain. Therefore, you have a good chance of getting your face wet, and a wet face inevitably means messed up makeup.

Of course, you can spring for waterproof eyeliner and mascara, which can be a quick fix. However, waterproof makeup can be difficult to wash off if you don’t have proper makeup remover, and what about those of you who wear foundation, blush, bronzer, etc.? They don’t make waterproof face powders.

So, have a small supply of makeup like you do with hair products. Don’t have your entire makeup bag; just have a few of your necessities – mascara, powder, lipstick – as a backup in case the weather gets the best of you.

Remember, the more makeup you wear, the more washes off and the more time you’ll need to spend fixing it. If you know it’s snowing, don’t wear heavy eyeliner or an excess of anything that will run – unless it’s waterproof!

Don’t let the winter weather force you into underdressing. Show old man winter who’s boss, and use these tips to keep your look fresh even when it’s snowing outside.


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