6 Smart Ways To Dress for the Cold: Men’s Winter Style Guide

2022 is well underway and we’re officially a few weeks into winter. We’re guessing you’ve got places to go and resolutions to keep (and you’d prefer to keep the cold at bay along the way). It’s time to get your winter wardrobe sorted. Explore our top men’s winter essentials, from basics and jackets to heavy duty winter coats. While you’re building up a defense against Jack Frost, you may even discover a few new favorite brands for 2022!

P.S. Looking for women's style tips? We've got you covered with our women's winter style guide.

Buildable Basics

A smart winter outfit starts with the basics. Layer knit tops beneath sweaters, hoodies and jackets to keep the cold at bay. Test out fabrics that keep you toasty without adding bulk, like extra-fine merino wool. A soft neoprene top (that cool scuba-like fabric) doubles as a style statement and warm first layer.

Extra-Warm Layers

It’s cold outside, but warm indoors. We call it the winter dressing conundrum. But when you layer up, you can adjust your outfit to suit the temperature. Try a roomy hoodie or a classic ribbed-trim sweatshirt. For maximum versatility, a sleek and simple sweater will pair back to most things in your closet.

Grab-and-Go Jackets

When the weather is mild, a jacket should do the trick to finish off your layered look. Try a sporty anorak or natural cotton button-up. Tip: You may want to pick a few! Jackets are the longest running staple of the year. They’re ideal for not-quite-freezing and transitional weather alike.

Real-Deal Winter Coats

Stay warm from the sidewalk to the slopes in coats that are built for extreme winter temperatures. Puffer silhouettes (a huge trend right now, by the way), performance fabrics and ski-inspired styles are essential to keep on hand. Add an oversized hood for truly chilly outings.

Snow Day Accessories

Don’t get caught in the cold! Top off your winter look with accessories that deliver on function *and* style. A pair of striped gloves, a pastel-hued beanie (a.k.a. toboggan hat) or a plush-lined trapper hat will keep you warm — and stow easily in a backpack when you reach your destination.

Winter Shoes & Boots

The footwear you need during the winter greatly depends on your destination, but it’s wise to plan for messy paths — especially ice, slush and snow. If venturing into puddle territory, opt for Wellingtons. A durable snow boot or work boot in a water-resistant material will eliminate potential wet sock scenarios.