It’s about that time of the year again, when fall turns to winter, and the cool, crisp air we’ve grown to love starts to get chillier. Soon the multiple layers you’ve been experimenting with will become a necessity as opposed to optional, and your closet will begin to suffer a deficiency of cute cold-weather outfits.
Thankfully, however, just because it’s getting colder, doesn’t mean you have to give up on style entirely. A little creativity is all you need to stay fashionable, even during the darkest days of winter.
Below are some useful tips to keeping stylish and trendy, while staying warm and comfy this cold season.
Spice Up The Layers
There’s a reason layering keeps coming back in style every end of the year: it’s the most practical way to dress in the winter. When it’s freezing outside, even your favorite ripped jeans and cashmere sweater won’t cut it. So, don’t be afraid to layer up.
The key to keeping it stylish with multiple layers is creativity. Wake up a half-hour earlier than usual to throw on different outfits, while maintaining the seamless flow of your colors and patterns from one layer to the next. If you prefer hiding your layers, experiment with silhouette tops and pants, which will easily fit underneath your warm sweater, coat or jacket, without making you look like you’ve suddenly gained a few pounds.
Let Out Your Boots
Winter fashion is nothing without a stylish pair of boots. If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to populate your closet with some cute over-the-knee boots to pair with your short dresses, or some gorgeous ankle boots to go with your cuffed jeans. Another option is to pair womens cowboy boots with dark jeans or leggings for both comfort and style. If it’s snowing and you have to step out with snow boots, find creative ways to base your style around them, rather than just pairing them with anything.
Fur Is Your Friend (Faux Fur, Of Course)
Fur is one of the few fashion pleasures that come with winter, so jump on the trend and have fun! Fur has that magical touch that gives any outfit an instant upgrade. If it’s too chilly for a sweater or jacket, therefore, get that statement fur coat, fur vest or winter coat out of your wardrobe and step out boldly into the cold.
Experiment With Scarves
Scarves are a must-have accessory in the winter, so because you have to wear them, you might as well make them fashionable. In addition to warming your neck, this humble item can be a beanie, cape or makeshift snow jacket whenever you need it to be one. And when it comes to fashion, a scarf has the power to give any dull winter outfit a fresh, stylish look.
Using a scarf to its full potential will require a bit of experimentation with different colors, lengths, patterns, and textures. The most important thing, however, is to know how to tie it to go with your outfit. Nothing ruins a look like a misplaced scarf.
Invest In A Stylish Hat
Winter may get you splurging on coats and boots, but don’t forget to pick out one or two great-looking hats for the season. The hat is naturally the first thing that people notice when they look at you, so don’t just slap on a hat to keep warm. Instead, make it a delightful finishing touch to a killer winter look.
The weather outside is about to get pretty frightful, but with the above tips, there’s nothing to stop you from being stylish and warm at the same time.