10 Winter Trends While Living With Psoriasis

by 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.

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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.

Wool sweater to avoid for people with psoriasis.
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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.

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Animal Print

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.

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Tweed

I have always been a big fan of tweed. It adds that vintage chic feel to your outfit. Tweed also pairs well with that favorite silk blouse, skirt, or denim. Try starting your tweed fix with this tweed jacket or button detail plaid skirt.

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Modesty Dressing

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.

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Hot Pink

There’s nothing like the color pink to make you feel like the beautiful woman you are. It’s not just for spring anymore. Step into fall with a pair of pink block heel shoes or this flounce-hem wool coat, which is perfect for an holiday office party.

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Oversized Bags

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.

Checks

Checkered print and plaid will be a staple in your closet this winter. Plus, who doesn’t feel cozy and chic in plaid? Here are a few to get you started: hunter plaid shirt and plaid flannel shirt.

Western

Along with the checkered trend, this will be an easy one to incorporate into your wardrobe this winter. I love how you can wear this plaid shirtdress open and over jeans or buttoned up with some of your favorite boots. This plaid shift dress is a great holiday office party option.

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80s

If you’re an 80s kid like me, then you’ll love this one. It’s all about the bell bottoms, oversized suits, and neon prints. For the boardroom, try this longline boyfriend blazer. Anyone still have their acid wash jeans?

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Winter Pastels

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!

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Gloss

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.

Sabrina Skiles
Meet Our Writer
Sabrina Skiles

Sabrina Skiles is a lifestyle and psoriasis blogger, who was also diagnosed with breast cancer just two days after her 35th birthday. She created her blog, Homegrown Houston as a lifestyle resource for millennial women and those living with chronic conditions. She shares daily inspiration from health and wellness, motherhood and marriage to managing a chronic disease while living a stylish life. Sabrina is also a volunteer mentor, coach and social ambassador for the National Psoriasis Foundation. You can find her sharing #chemolife and psoriasis tips while living a stylish life on Instagram @sabrinaskiles.