I spent the last few days in San Francisco and New York City, and for an LA native, it felt unbearingly COLD! Although I’m super happy to be home, I felt really inspired by the arctic temps to write about about how to stay warm without sacrificing style. Oftentimes, the cold can discourage us from dressing up in favor of comfort, but I’ve learnt that staying warm and on trend is doable. When it’s your job to look the part, you learn to get creative no matter what the weather is like. Below are a few of my go-tips on coping with the cold in style.
Learn the art of layering
Layering is one of my favorite parts about the season. There are so many different ways to layer, but here are my most used tips:
- Layer a turtleneck under everything, but especially wider neck sweaters and button down tops.
- Or wear a button down top under everything from chunky knits to those old summer tops and dresses.
- Double up on coats, but pick contrasting fabrics or colors to keep it interesting (like leather and wool or black and camel).
- If you’re in the mood for skirts or dresses, wear leather pants or fleece lined leggings underneath.
- Wear two scarves at the same time.
Get picky with fabrics
Most people forgo quality fabrics for affordable fashion; however, fabrics can be a huge game changer in keeping you warm during the winter months. There’s good reason why pure wool and cashmere pieces are super expensive compared to polyester and other blends. While I see nothing wrong with binging on trendy pieces, definitely invest in at least one or two quality knits that will trap in heat and keep you warm. Plus, they’ll make your outfits look more expensive!
Load up on accessories
Accessories are a must-have for me when temperatures are frigid! From leather gloves to beanies and scarves, there’s no better way to complete an outfit. Cold weather accessories come in all shapes and sizes so you can mix and match them to your own liking.
Wear tall boots
Tall boots serve as an extra layer on your legs, which is why I decided to pair them with this skirt. It’s a great opportunity to cover up with knee-high socks and keep your feet warm. Usually, if my feet are cold, I’m just freezing everywhere else, so I always try to keep them protected.
How do you stay stylish in the cold?
Turtleneck – Similar
Blue Skirt – Similar
Western Boots – Sigerson Morrison
Sunnies – Similar
Handbag – Loewe