Last time I did an outfit post I had a great time putting it together and I loved your feedback, so this time around, I decided to offer you some outfit ideas on how to brace the colder months.
It's true that when temperatures drop or rise extremely, fashion tends to take the backseat. And that is because weather does affect how we dress a great deal. After all the reason why we dress in the first place, is to protect our body from the outdoor conditions. Therefore, whether it's unbearably hot or icy cold outside, you just want to feel comfortable and make your body feel as cool or as warm as necessary. That of course limits your clothing options. I mean, especially when you get up at 6am in the morning for work, last thing on your mind is how to put together a cute yet weather-appropriate look. Hopefully, my post today could be a guide on how to wear your favorite items even when the temperature hits an extreme low.
Please read on as there will be tips included under each set. If you're interested in purchasing any of the items, click on the images below the collage.
THE MIDI SKIRT AND CUT-OUT SWEATER
In case you find that mini skirts make your legs freeze in the wintertime, you're in luck 'cause midi skirts are where it's at this season. A high-waisted piece with a flare at the bottom is almost universally flattering. Pair with thick knit tights and boots and you'll be surprised at how comfortable and cozy you will feel. For someone who still likes to show a hint of skin, try a cut-out sweater, just like in the collage above. Cool ivory hues and light blue have a winter wonderland vibe and are a nice, alternative option to the usual gloomy wintry dark shades.
THE FUNKY COAT AND WIDE-LEG PANTS
This is a look that fashionistas will relish in. It's a bit more out there fashion-wise but definitely not short on the cozy/comfy side. It's laid-back and cool while creative and fun. Instead of your same old pair of jeans, opt for a pair of dressier, wider loose high waisted pants. Wear a pair of stockings underneath to make sure you keep your limbs warm. The coat here is the center piece, because of its pastel tones and houndstooth print. I cannot stress enough the importance of outerwear. Your coat will be the first thing people see during winter so make sure it's a good one.
THE SUEDE DRESS AND TURTLENECK
The age-old question is: how to wear dresses in winter? No, it doesn't have to be a sweater-dress. When people think of winter and dresses, the first thing that comes to mind is something oversized, baggy and knit. However, these days there are so many options, it would be a shame to limit oneself. Suede is probably one of the biggest and most elegant trends this season, so why not invest in a good quality suede dress. Pick one whose style is classic and flattering to your body to make sure you will get much wear out of it. Layer with a turtleneck underneath to maximize the warmth and protection.
THE OVER-THE-KNEE BOOTS AND PONCHO
Winter apparel is all about texture: velvet, suede, tweed, knit fabrics etc. This look combines a few of them, for those who enjoy a bit of a more daring ensemble. Ponchos make for excellent cover ups, and also look fantastic layered over a leather jacket. It's all about the layering - wear a prim collared blouse underneath a soft sweater you will have a winning combo for your daytime affairs. Over the knee boots are the it-thing at the moment all over social media, and they definitely sexy up the look.
THE FUR VEST
But even if your favorite piece is too flimsy for those extra-chilly days, fur is the answer to your prayers. Opaque tights of 90 den and up should do the job, while fringed booties add to that boho chic vibe. Always remember to layer, but make sure you stay relatively in the same color scheme.
THE CLASSIC COMBO WITH A TWIST
This look is classic urban girl cozy chic. From the plaid mini, to the lace up booties to the funky coat, it's certainly a people-pleaser. The neutral palette of the main outfit calls for a pop of color, which is provided by the coat. For a bohemian touch, a layered necklace shouldn't dissappoint.
THE OVERSIZED CARDI AND MIXED PRINTS
And here comes the jean option: obviously I couldn't not include a more classic winter look. Jeans, sweater and boots are a winning combo. Spice up the look with a funkier print or an accessory. Suede high heeled boots and an oversized cardi would truly make Serena Van Der Woodsen proud.