Wondering how to stay warm and stylish this season? Try these timeless trends.
When the temp drops outside, it can be a struggle to look pulled together and keep warm at the same time. Good news: It is possible with a little planning! Cooler weather means you have a variety of articles to grab for help, like vests, coats, scarves, and more. Find chilly weather fashion inspiration below.
Always start with a solid base layer, such as an undershirt under a blouse or a turtleneck under a sweater. This will add warmth without much bulk. Men could opt for a vest and a sports jacket with a warm coat while women could pair a thin dress (think silk or cotton) with a wool sweater over patterned tights and heels.
Pump Up the Volume
An oversized sweater, whether cable knit or cardigan style, or a voluminous puffer coat adds bulk and maximizes warmth. Men can pair their puffy layers with jeans while women can forgo pants and instead don a thick pair of tights or leggings and statement boots.
Play With Fabric Texture
Leather pants, wool sweaters, thin button-downs, fleece vests, no matter what you choose, mixing and matching textures is a great way to add some playfulness to your outfit. Want to take it one step further? Try layering a lightweight jacket such as a trench coat or a cropped denim jacket on top.
Buy Solid Boots
Boots might be the single most important kind of footwear during the season. You want something that is durable for the snow and ice yet nice enough to wear for an excursion to the local museum so you’re not having to lug extra shoes around. A colorful pair can add an unexpected pop of pigment while a neutral set will be versatile enough to go with everything.
Purchase Multiple Coats
A good coat is not cheap but if you’re going to get a lot of wear out it, it will be a good investment. Having multiple styles on hand will help with temperature fluctuations. Consider purchasing a parka, soft fleece, dressier wool coat, and a trench coat or rain jacket. This way you won’t get bored, and each one will last longer since you’re not wearing it out so frequently.
Three Sure-Fit Stylish Ways to Keep Warm
Wear Long Statement Socks
Either peering out from under a suit or exposed at the top of a boot, long socks will not only cover most of your legs, they can also show off your stylish personality. Prints, bold colors, even fun phrases (depending on how much you expose) can add a touch of playfulness to your look.
Go Bold With a Scarf
Use a statement scarf that’s either a bright color or oversized. This all-around favorite cold-weather accessory is both practical and seriously stylish. Use it in a traditional a manor, such as wrapped around your neck, or thrown over your shoulder as a thick outer layer.
Grab a Hat
Want to know the real key to staying warm when there’s a cold snap? Don’t be afraid of hat hair. You lose heat through your head, so layering up without a hat is counterproductive.