With the drop in temperatures, many women think they will have to temporarily shelve cute outfits in favor of boring fleece and clunky winter boots. Just because it is winter, doesn’t mean you have to collectively resign ourselves to giving up on style, it just means you have to think a bit more creatively when getting dressed in the morning. Here, a few of tips to stay stylish and warm.
Become a layering pro: It is a very practical way to dress when it is really cold, so don’t be afraid to pile on the layers. You can layer a form-fitting sweater over a long-sleeve T-shirt or throw on a pair of tights or sheer stockings under a pair of ripped jeans.
You will look especially stylish if you invest in some good materials like cashmere and really warm wool pieces. When it comes to layering, start with a thin turtleneck, which is the perfect base to layer everything else over it from slip dresses to blazers. One tip is to wear a colorful turtleneck under a neutral knit so you can only see the neck of the turtleneck from underneath.
Let your boots steal the show: Great winter style really boils down to a great pair of boots. Ankle boots with cuffed jeans or a dress will up your style quotient. Another choice is over the knee boots that can be dressed down with jeans and a jumper for a casual daytime look or glammed up with a skirt or mini dress at night.
Pick flattering accessories: Add new life to your coat by simply belting it. This styling trick will work with just about any coat style, even puffer coats. Another way to accessorize is to work with a trendy blanket wrap scarf, which is a chic and effortless addition to any winter outfit. There are countless ways to style this cold weather accessory, either thrown carelessly over your shoulder or wrapped around multiple times.
Embrace fur: You can wear fur with just about anything to give your outfit an instant upgrade; invest in a statement fur topper, throw on a fur vest or stole over your winter coat to give it some new life, or find cool fur accent pieces like fur collars or even fur mittens to liven up your winter outfits.
Step out of your color comfort zone: Stand out in a sea of drab with a big pop of color. Feeling a bit on the shy side? Opt for a colored coat or accessory instead of going full rainbow. The turtleneck can be a statement piece—not merely something you throw on underneath the rest of your outfit to stay warm—through neon hues. Stand out with a bold high-necked sweater.