Happy New Year loves! As much as I loved being off work for a week, it makes it that much harder to return today. It certainly doesn’t help that it’s like two degrees out. Speaking of weather, can we get real for a minute? Getting dressed in the dead of winter doesn’t come easy. It’s even more complex as a blogger. Often getting that perfect shot requires endless hours of posing in frigid temperatures. After years of doing this, I’ve come to nearly perfect my craft by introducing chic outerwear paired with my looks. Nothing is more chic than fur, no?
Looking cute and staying warm are often polar opposites but it is possible to be seasonally appropriate on a daily basis. I’m not only speaking as a blogger, but as a woman who truly takes pride in her appearance, regardless of what temperature awaits when I walk out that door. You can easily get stumped dressing even if you have the right items. They key is learning how to pair them together.
As you can see, I’m a believer of fur everything! It’s one of the BEST winter accessory besides cashmere. Nowadays, faux fur come in a myriad of colors and texture from teddy to shaggy to looking identical to the real thing. In this look, I paired my sorbet colored Mongolian fur coat with suede OTK boots, vegan leather skirt and a scuba turtleneck. Its a no brainer that I’d have cold weather accessories like a pair of insulated gloves and fun winter hat. Talk about layering!
Creating winter friendly outfits that are both impactful and stylish, you will see, doesn’t require too much. Take heed to my layering tips below:
- Add a pair of stylish yet practical boots…go for OTK as I did here or chunky heeled ankle boot
- Layer, layer, layer-but in this pieces. I love these turtlenecks. I stock up every winter.
- Make Fur your new bestie-a waist length piece not only looks great with jeans but equally appropriate paired with your work pieces.
- Scarf it down-there are so many options out there from blanket scarves to fur stoles. I, personally, recommend to have one of each, but if starting out, go with the blanket scarf that’s large enough to wrap multiple times around your neck but can also work as a shawl.
- Become a Mad Hatter- I love hats! They’re a great way to add some drama to any look. This winter add a wool fedora, embellished knit cap or chic beret to the mix.
Here are a few of my favorite outerwear pieces
Tell me, how do you stay cute and toasty during the winter?