As the chilly, biting, cold of our winter season in Zimbabwe approaches, the obvious thing is for one to hunt for clothing that keeps them ever-warm. No one can ignore and cast aside the inescapable [and seasonal] dictates of nature.
And as such, as seasons change, so do our clothing patterns and style. It is often remarked that the winter season in Zimbabwe limits people’s fashion choices – that make them superbly distinct and outstanding – as compared to the warmer seasons of the year. Well, that could qualify to be a discussion for another day.
The imperative of this brief piece is to highlight why, from an economic perspective, it is wise to purchase winter wear now – before the actual winter season visits us.
Yes, you can dress up all fabulous for winter, feeling all cozy, warm, and fantastic; without buying stuff that costs an arm and a leg.
And to do that, simply buy stuff before the cold arrives.
It is important to buy winter wear when it is still warmer because then the clothes will be affordable. The demand for winter clothes surges during the cold season, and so do the prices. Simple economics. Supply and demand. Buying your comfy sweaters, jackets, coats, blankets, and all other warm fabrics is a priceless [pun intended] hack.
Buying winter wear before the winter season allows for versatility as some of the stuff can be worn all-year round (winter clothes can be versatile like that). Buying before the cold season allows you to see what goes along with formal or casual dressing. Buying when it is still warmer means you have time to try out stuff without waiting. If it is said winter seasons do not allow for much choice and style as compared to summer, then buying winter wear in summer is wise as it gives you more time to try your winter outfits in various ways. It becomes a simple matter of preparation.
So, yes, buying winter outfits before the winter seasons gives you ample time to adequately prepare for the cold. The sudden shift in seasons is unsettling for some because you never know when its time to switch up your wardrobe. Buy that cool jersey now, and when June arrives you are so safe. Such preparation also means you can buy winter clothes for others when they are still affordable, thus cushioning your budget.
Good preparation means good investments. Stock up all the cozy jackets, scarfs, gloves, boots, and coats before they run out of stock. It even gives you more choice to select from.
All this means you are excited for the new season; buying winter clothes before the winter season replenishes your confidence, style, happiness, and fulfilment – it casts away that constant anxious feeling associated with giving new style to your wardrobe. So, there it is, go ahead and get all your winter wear now.