10 Winter Trends While Living With Psoriasisby Sabrina Skiles Patient Advocate
As if the changing of the seasons wasn’t stressful enough for someone living with psoriasis, deciding on our clothing choices can add a little extra stress. But it doesn’t have to. I’m sharing with you how to wear winter trends while living with psoriasis.
Fabrics That Are Your Friend
With all of these trends, it’s important to remember to stick with light-weight and breathable fabrics like cotton, viscose, linen, or rayon. These light-weight fabrics are made with interlocking threads that allow for plenty of breathability. Linen is also a great option because it’s made from flax plant fibers which allows for optimal breathability and maximizes airflow through the garment.
Fabrics to Stay Away From
To avoid irritating your psoriasis flares even more, try to stay away from synthetic fibers like nylon, wool, and polyester. These fabrics don’t breathe and tend to be course which can be irritating depending on how it’s processed.
Add a little extra to your outfit with animal print. Zebra and leopard are huge this winter as seen on the catwalks of Victoria Beckham, Calvin Klein, and Tom Ford. Without going overboard, just make sure to pair your outfit with understated colors and flats.
All of us living with psoriasis clap and cheer. Big layers, high necklines, and hemlines were everywhere including in the collections of Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen. Don’t be afraid to pair a chic turtleneck under that fancy cocktail dress. Just make sure to stick with lightweight, breathable fabrics like cotton or viscose.
Bags are my thing and I am so glad this trend is back! When you’re a mom of young kids and you have psoriasis, oversize totes are your life line for everything you need (and maybe don’t need). Hello lotions, diapers, and wipes! Madewell’s Transport Totes are one of my favorites.
How gorgeous do winter pastels sound? Looking for a new coat? How about this ice-blue teddy bear coat. These colors aren’t just for spring anymore. Layer up your flares, throw on one of these and take on the day!
Yes, I said gloss. This is the season for you. And gloss will make you feel like a boss. Think leather, vinyl, or plastic. Try pairing a leather top with your favorite pair of denim. Or some leather leggings with a tee and flats. Try these leather pants to put that extra pep in your step.