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How to Dress for Winter on a Budget

As the temperature takes a dip, functionality becomes essential, and stye kind of takes the back seat. You tend to invest more in warm clothes, but it can get quite daunting to shop within a budget with so much winter stuff to buy. Moreover, considering that the season will not last forever, it's not worth spending so much. After all, it's going to lie in the closet for the rest of the months. What we suggest is to invest only in quality pieces that can be worn year after year. Here are some of the things you need to shop for winters on a budget.

Winter Jackets and Coats

A jacket or coat is your outfit's outermost layer, and it is responsible for protecting you against external cold and wind chills. The outer shell of a winter jacket is typically made of leather or some wind-resistant material like nylon. The inside consists of insulation material like shearling, Sherpa, Thinsulate, etc., that helps trap and retain body heat. Invest in two to three quality winter coats or jackets that you can wear year after year. The best thing is that these are long-lasting and never go out of style.

Here are some affordable options at FJackets

Shearling Jackets

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B3 Bomber Jacket Womens Shearling Jacket


Aviator jackets such as the B3 bomber jacket is an excellent choice for winter, firstly it looks desirable, especially for a winter jacket. Secondly, the classic version of the jacket served as an air force uniform that kept pilots warm at cold temperatures. Similarly, the new military-inspired bomber jackets are also made the same way to keep you toasty in chilly climates. You can view more varieties in our shearling jacket collection.

Long Leather Coats

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Long Leather Coat Double Breasted Leather Coat


Leather coats offer excellent protection from the wind and cold; it is usually worn as the topmost layer of the outfit, you can wear it over a suit when the weather is too cold for a suit jacket is just not enough. Moreover, you can also wear it over a sweater, turtleneck, or flannel shirt for extra protection. Find some of the most fabulous long leather coats in our collection.

Wool Coats

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Black Wool Coat Grey Wool Coat


Wool coats are light and comfortable and offer tremendous warmth; they tend to lean towards a more formal look and are suitable for multiple seasons. You can wear a wool coat over a button-down shirt or wear it as an overcoat on top of a blazer. Make sure you order the correct size depending on how you’re going to wear it.

Layers

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If you want to keep warm, you need to learn the art of layering. The number of layers depends on the severity of the cold; you can add or remove them based on how cold or warm it may get.

Inner Layer

This is the innermost layer of clothing that directly touches the skin. The role of the innermost layer is to wick moisture and transfer it to the mid-layer. This helps keep you dry and retain body heat. The base layer can be made of materials like wool, silk, cotton, or synthetic material.

Mid Layer

The mid-layer is slightly loose fitting than the base layer. It can be made of wool, fleece, down, or cotton. It provides additional warmth and traps insulating air between the two layers.

Outer Shell

The outer shell, as mentioned above, is the topmost layer. It can be anything that can keep your inner layers dry and protect you from the cold wind, dust, etc. leather coat, raincoat, overcoats are all outer shells.

Gloves and Accessories

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Gloves are an excellent option to keep your hands warm and give you the flexibility to work, text, and drive on a cold day. If you want more flexibility to text or write, opt for fingerless gloves. Moreover, if warmth is your priority, opt for leather driving gloves; these gloves offer a comfortable grip and are perfect for commuters.  

Other accessories such as scarfs, hats, and earmuffs are essential elements of your winter outfit because you need to cover every other part of your body as much as you can, significantly if the temperature drops below freezing point.

Foot Wear

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Boots are ideally built for cold temperatures and work very well to protect your feet while working or commuting. Moreover, a quality leather boot can last for several years, which makes it a one-time investment.

To maximize the warmth, find boots with fleece or shearling linings, and wear thick wool socks inside; without proper socks, your feet are still going to be cold even with a well-made boot.

Bottom line— most of your winter wardrobe is a one-time investment. You don’t need to spend a lot of money on different things from here and there; you should instead buy quality pieces like leather jackets, coats, boots, all of which can last for several years and never go out of style.

Don't take our word for it, see what our customers are saying

I chose the Small based upon the size guide and it was a perfect fit if you want the nice body forming silhouette. The leather quality is great. I wore a thermal top underneath and it was 7C outside(38F) and I’m sure with a wool sweater or a base layer it could take up to 0C(32F) with no wind chill. This is perfect for fall/spring and early/late winter.

Juno Bath – Mens Suede Leather Winter Jacket


Great quality jacket. Fits true to size. Came very fast. I received an updates on shipping date and delivery date. It was very well packaged so not even small crease on a leather. The leather is very soft and very good quality. I would recommend. Very warm.

Olena Georges – Brown Shearling Leather Jacket Womens


Generally, this product is just as advertised. The look and feel are very good. The color is nearly identical to the image that was presented on the web site. While the coat initially seemed light, it does very well in the cold weather.

Kevin Kelley – Shearling Aviator Jacket Mens


I never expected this jacket to be such good quality. It was not the most expensive leather jacket I had seen but its quality is superb. It looks much more expensive than it was. When I opened the parcel, I was overtaken by the strong smell, of real and quality leather. It feels soft and is beautifully finished, off with little touches that were not even mentioned in the description i.e., extra zipped pockets and a beautiful silky lining

Keith Thompson – Brown Winter Jacket


I haven't had a leather jacket in over 20 years. I shopped around and wasn't happy with my choices. Until. I found this company. Wow. I love my purchase. Well-made and feels and looks great. Thanks, FJackets.

Michael Giaccone – Distressed Leather Jacket


I was looking for a warm lambskin leather coat to buy my daughter. I goggled several stores who had what I wanted but their prices were much too high. I looked at the leather jackets on FJackets. was happy to find AUTHENTIC LEATHER jackets at a REASONABLE price.

Patricia Ray – Long Leather Brown Fur Coat Womens

People Also Ask

What jacket is best for winter?

Jackets made of a thick material like leather or wool are perfect for winters as they provide protection against the cold wind and retain body heat. Pick the right layering pieces, and you'll be ready to brave the cold in style.

Should winter jackets be tight or loose?

A winter jacket should be loose enough to trap a layering of warm insulated air. However, if the jacket is too loose or tight, it will fail to serve the purpose. Hence you need to wear a jacket that fits the right way. 

What jackets are trending?

Winter jackets are built to keep warm rather than making you look good. However, you can still look pretty impressive with fitted b3 bomber jackets or a shearling coat teamed with a turtle neck and slim-fit jeans. Add a classic leather boot to complete the look.

Are puffer jackets still in fashion?

Yes, they are suitable for staying warm in frosty temperatures and are incredibly lightweight and comfortable. Puffer jackets are back in style thanks to hip-hop fashion. You'll find most of the popular hip-hop and pop artists rocking a cool puffer jacket.

Should I buy a size bigger?

It is recommended to check your measuring before selecting a size. First, if you want more room inside while still maintaining form, a size up would be better. Secondly, if you're layering up with something like a hoodie or sweater, it essential to have extra room.

Are shearling coats in Style?

You will find it the best companion for the winter season. These are perfect for enjoying winter still looking well dressed. A shearling coat has always been in style and will continue to be because it has a functional edge combined with luxurious style.