DIY Cold Weather Style Tricks to Keep You Warm

Everything you need to stay warm in cold weather! Save money, recycle, and stay stylish, with these cold weather tutorials, tips and tricks! Use all of these suggestions to update your fall and winter wardrobe for chilly temperatures!

How to ‘Hang’ Your Sweaterssweater1

Don’t let your sweaters get ugly “hanger bumps” from regular hanging. Instead, hang them the right way! This is a handy technique to hang your sweaters so that they keep their shape and last longer! Easily hang them around a hanger to keep the perfect shape.

Learn how at One Good Thing by Jillee!

DIY No-Slip Socksnon-slip-socks-4

Make any pair of socks non-slip with this awesome DIY trick! You don’t need to be a kid to enjoy putting no slip designs on the bottom of your favorite house socks! Or, make your new Upcycled Sweater Slipper Shoes no slip!

See the DIY No-Slip Socks tutorial at One Creative Mommy!

Waterproof ANY Pair of Shoes!

Brit+Co
Brit+Co

Have a favorite pair of shoes you with you could wear in the rain or snow but they are water absorbing? Use this awesome trick to make any pair of shoes waterproof and it is chemical free!

See how to Waterproof Any Pair of Shoes at Brit+Co!

Upcycled Sweater Boot Cuffs & Leg Warmersboot-cuffs1leg-warmers

Have the look of boot socks, without the bulky, uncomfortable feel! Make these boot cuffs for s stylish look! Or, make yourself some awesome DIY Leg Warmers to keep cozy during cold weather. Just recycle an old sweater to make all of your cold weather accessories to keep you warm!

See how it is done at Petite Elefant!

Make Your Own Mittens

A Beautiful Mess
A Beautiful Mess

Recycle a sweater into a favorite pair of mittens! Use your own hand as a pattern, cut sew and wear! It is that easy. Or, shop thrift stores or clearance racks to find the perfect mitten material and print! Make yourself some one of a kind mittens!

See how it is done at A Beautiful Mess!

Dry Your Wet Shoes

According to Elle
According to Elle

Pull out the insoles (if you can), crumple some newspaper, stick it in your shoes and in no time they will be dry! Need them dry faster? Remove the first wad of paper after a few hours, replace it and place your shoes in the sun. In a day or less, your shoes will be dry and ready to go!

Tall Boot Storage

You Are Talking Too Much
You Are Talking Too Much

Don’t let your boots sag, crack, or loose their shape! Cut pool noodle into DIY boot legs to keep your boots pristine and storage neat and tidy! Use last years pool noodles, or buy some new ones, for a cheap DIY boot leg.

Make Your Jacket Water Resistant

eHow
eHow

Make your canvas jacket water resistant. Make sure to reseal your outerwear every season. In a few easy steps you can stay warm and dry in any jacket this winter!

Check out How to Make Your Jacket Water Resistant!

Upcycled Sweater Slipper Boots

Drawings Under the Table
Drawings Under the Table

All you need is an old sweater, some basic sewing equipment and some yarn to make your own DIY Sweater Slipper Boots! Personalize the socks with your choice of sweater and yarn! These are awesome for keeping your feet warm around the house! Make them even more awesome by adding no-slip designs to the bottom!

Check out the tutorial for slipper boots at Drawings Under the Table!

Fix a Separated Zipperzipper

Get your zipper back on track! Stop getting frustrated, or ruining your favorite jacket, with this handy trick! Apply a liberal amount of dish washing liquid to the zipper and gently tug and pull the zipper into shape. Then wipe off the liquid soap!

To see the full explanation of how to delicately realign a zipper visit Oh My! Creative.

Tie Your Scarf For Warmth

What Would a Nerd Wear
What Would a Nerd Wear

There are many ways to tie a scarf but there is a best way to tie it to stay warm! Use this pretty knot style to help keep your neck bundled up to keep the cold out! Or, try one of the other styles, another may be warmer for you!

See all of the different scarf styles at What Would a Nerd Wear!

De-Pill Your Sweaters and Sweatshirts

The Krazy Coupon Lady
The Krazy Coupon Lady

It is so easy to get all of those annoying pills off of your sweaters and sweatshirts! Just use a cheap razor and lightly shave off the ugly pills! All set, so simple!

Wool Insoles

Maya Made
Maya Made

Keep your feet even warmer! Make yourself some wool insoles for added insulation in your shoes or boots. Just use thick felted wool and cut into the size of a regular insole or your foot! Your toes will be very, very toasty!


As cold weather sets in and the thermometer begins to drop, I hope these tips help to keep you warm and looking great! Why sacrifice style for warmth in the winter? Use these handy tricks and you wont have to sacrifice your look for winter weather!

Your turn! If you have any cold weather clothing tricks that help you stay stylish and warm, let me know in the comments! I’d love the hear what you’ve got!

More about Katelyn

Katelyn was inspired to create Dory Fitz when she realized she wanted to improve her life, and to help others improve their lives along the way. Taught by her grandmother that in all aspects of life, you need to embraced change, follow your passions, and live the life you want, no one will do it for you. Dory Fitz was created to help me, and you, do just that.

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