Deciding when to switch over from your long sleeved shirts to your fluffy winter sweaters can be tricky. Whether it’s frustration over rapidly changing temperatures or concerns about whether or not your wintry fabrics can be washed with a standard detergent like Persil, complaints about seasonal fashion are pretty common. Let’s face it – we all want to know the best ways to make the transition from Autumnal styles to Winter warmers. So what’s the answer?
There’s one very important rule to follow that can help make the seasonal switch much easier (and more enjoyable!): fall in love with layers. The problem with this time of the year is that the weather can be very unpredictable, and it’s not uncommon to experience the last remnants of the summer warmth one day and icy breezes the next. So don’t give up your Autumn clothing cold turkey – it’s all about layering.
At this time of year, cardigans are your friend. Go for cardigans that have a belt or buttons, rather than the open-fronted alternatives, to help keep you a little warmer on those chillier days. There are also ‘cold shoulder’ jumpers, a big trend at the moment. They’re ideal for helping to regulate your temperature during unusually warm periods, and a simple scarf is all it takes to cover the exposed areas during a cold snap.
Layering: The Problem, and the Solution
Layering your outfits is the perfect way to deal with fluctuations in temperature at this time of year, but there can be one very frustrating problem: smells! If you become too warm under your layers and begin to sweat before you have time to remove your cardigan, you could find your underarms smelling less than fresh by the end of the day. Don’t panic! With a decent laundry detergent like Persil, complaints about smelly clothing are easily avoided.
Sweat stains — and sweat smells — can easily be removed with any good laundry liquid. A great piece of advice at this time of year is to use a laundry detergent that’s especially designed for the type of material you’re wearing. If you’re wearing a woolly winter sweater, for example, use a dedicated wool detergent, or a detergent that’s designed for delicate materials. This will help make sure that your clothing stays looking great.
Stay Fashionable All Year Round
The changing of the seasons is a notoriously difficult time for fashion, more so in recent years than ever before (thanks, climate change). It can be difficult to know what to wear during these awkward ‘in between’ phases, so flexible outfits that can be made warmer or cooler as needed are ideal. With this great fashion advice — and with a little help from detergents like Persil — complaints about the weather will be non-existent this winter. Too hot? No swear! Cold? What cold? Just remember to layer up well!