Staying stylish in the winter can feel impossible, yes? If you live in a cold locale, you may have to bundle up in multiple layers just to take a quick trip to the grocery store. It’s simple math: the more clothes you wear, the bulkier you get, thus the marshmallow effect. When I lived in Massachusetts, I usually wore long johns under my jeans, cuddle duds under my sweaters, and a puffer coat that went to my ankles was the final touch.
Was I warm? Yes, and ultimately that was what I was most concerned about. But did I feel stylish in all those clothes? Nope, not in the least. Feeling stylish=feeling confident. When you feel good in your clothes, you then feel better in your own skin. It’s not so much about looking trendy or fashionable, but loving yourself and feeling great.
So, how can we find a balance between keeping toasty and feeling satisfied with our appearance? It’s not easy, but read ahead to find my favorite cold weather fashion tips!
My plaid scarf is old, but I am loving this one! http://fave.co/2BOni7y
This scarf is the warmest one I’ve ever owned! Love the faux fur, and it goes with everything! This will freshen up a long-sleeve t-shirt and jeans!
Find it here: This one is currently $54.99, with an additional 40% off!! http://fave.co/2BNfHG2
I just stumbled across this Calvin Klein vest at TJ Maxx. I find TONS of clothes and shoes there. It’s one of my favorite stores! This is such a warm vest. You can see in the pic, there’s snow on the ground. This girl is ALWAYS cold, but all I needed was a vest over my fleece shirt to stay perfectly warm! My vest is, unfortunately, unavailable. Find some other great options below!
This Patagonia Los Gatos vest gets awesome reviews!
Another popular brand. Northface
I’ve always wanted a Barbour Beadnell jacket, but the vest looks awesome too. It’s also a more budget-friendly option.
My shirt: http://fave.co/2BNyrFv
My Sorel boots (SO WARM): http://fave.co/2Bl0w6e
The above coat is 3 years old and came from Costco. It’s 1 Madison Expedition. I get compliments on this coat ALLLL the time, and it is seriously warm. I can’t even wear it in the car because it smothers me. But outside, man is it perfect! You can find a similar Anorak version here: http://fave.co/2BOSuDC
I also love this one:
Capes and wraps can be great for a warmer winter day, with temps in the 40s. I also wear mine in the house a lot, since I’m always cold!
My cape is double-sided, and fyi, it’s on major sale right now!! Find it here: http://fave.co/2BP6ixR
This one by Barefoot Dreams looks amazing: http://fave.co/2BNGTV4
This is one of my favorite cold-weather styles! I stay completely warm in OTK boots, and they add such a great dose of style to basically any outfit!
Nine West Tiberia Boots: http://fave.co/2Bi4ZGx
I am obsessed with my Nine West OTK boots! They are sleek, stay up perfectly, and have a hidden platform for a height boost!
THESE ARE MY DREAM BOOTS. One day, sigh: http://fave.co/2BNj2oy
These boots also get great reviews and are extremely popular with fashion bloggers!
So, there you have it! You can stay warm and stylish at the same time. We have another month or so of winter here in Virginia, so I’ll be getting lots of use out of the above pieces.
What are some winter fashion staples that you can’t live without? Drop your comments below!!