Dressing for winter and still looking fab can be both frustrating and challenging. How do you look fabulous when you are covered up in layers and layers of clothing? On extremely cold days, you would rather choose warmth over style. But, you really do not have to pick between warmth and style because comfort and style can go hand in hand. When your motivation is keeping warm but in a fashionable way, then putting together a chic winter look wouldn’t be a challenge. Simply planning can help you maintain style and warmth throughout the winter months without sacrificing being classy.
There are lots of outfits that can be considered and paired together to look chic while braving the cold.
Layer with different pieces
Proper layering is the easiest way to achieve a classy and warm look. It allows you mix and match different textures and patterns. You can wear a base layer which may consist of silk, cashmere or wool. The aim is to wear a base piece that is thin and warm without making you sweat. When you opt for a thin underneath layer, you will get away with wearing your classy pieces- pieces that you usually would wear. Your middle piece can be a thick fleece to guard against cold and an outer layer of either a winter coat or parka to serve as a barrier against the rain, snow, wind and the cold.
Your hat, gloves and scarves are your accessories
Switch and chic up your looks with a variety of scarves, hats and gloves. Gloves, scarves and hats are a winter must have and they offer the opportunity of achieving classy amidst the cold. Layer on scarves to pull your looks together and try on varying lengths, textures and colours to flatter your looks. You can lighten up a dark or plain look with a pop of colored scarf. Adding a hat is an easy way to keep warm as body heat can be lost by not covering your head so, a hat is an essential on cold days. Invest in hats that flatter your looks and face shape. Keeping your hands covered is important as well; you don’t want to get icy fingers and you wouldn’t enjoy stuffing up your hands in your pocket all day just to keep warm.. Gloves are the perfect way to keep your hands warm and achieve a classy look as well. You can rock matching color gloves with your hat or jacket. Also, long gloves give you the opportunity to rock your short sleeved tops and jackets.
Put a cape on it
Capes or ponchos are a perfect choice for looking chic with little or no effort. From pants to dresses, a cape is a great way to pull a classy winter look together while still keeping warm. When styling your capes, choose one that flatters your shape. Less bulky can be key to pulling a great look together.
Add some color to your basics
Yes! Winters are cold and so dark colors are a go to and must have but, where did this idea of because it is winter and it is cold outside, I have to dress in all dark colors come from? Bright colors can brighten your look and still feel winter appropriate. A pop of color in a cold winter day is like light in a cold dark room. Try adding a pop of color to your basics to look great and styled up.
Drape, wrap and belt up
You can create and achieve a classy look with draping and wrapping. Go for draped or wrap cardigans or jackets that both will keep you warm and accentuate your waist line and shape. You can also opt for a belted cardigan or select a contrasting belt. Always pair the draped top with a slim leg pants, leggings or sweater dress to create a more flattering look. Belts are a great way to add exciting and chic pieces to an otherwise simple look.
Play with textures
Winter looks doesn’t have to be boring. Add texture into your look. You can try on cable-knit cardigans, faux fur coats, leather pants, quilted puffer coats etc. Substitute a jacket for a fur coat. The change in texture can create great look that keeps you both warm and classy.
Keep it tight
Tight fitted clothes both flatter your shape; and gives you a chic look and it prevents wind chills during winter. So, swap wide leg jeans or pants for skinny tight fitted ones. You can also wear them under skits and dresses to keep your legs warm.
Get a chic and trendy winter look by getting the perfect pair of boots. Over the knee boots are options to rock short sweater dresses so they provide warmth for your legs. You can also rock your short skirts as well. Remember to get shoes with tread to avoid slipping there is nothing stylish about slipping. Wear your shoes with socks to protect your legs. A great pair of black boots is a must have for winter since it is versatile and matches with everything but they can be boring and ordinary so you can pick up trendy patterned boots to spice up your winter look.
Bold jewelry and bag
The goal is to beat the cold but still stay classy and chic remember? Necklaces, earrings, bracelets etc. contributes to a look that makes a statement. Colourful jewelries are a great way to add a pop of color in a classy and fun way and bold earrings can be fun for both a day or night outfit. Bags are not just accessories but a part of your overall look. Whether you are into mini bags, shoulder bags or totes, find one that is trendy and classy and complements your outfit.
While layering your clothes is key for keeping warm, you can try on pieces, mix and match textures and colours that will make you stand out in a fashionable way while still getting all the warmth necessary to stay comfortable in winter.
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