How to Stay Warm While Stylish This Winter
Happy New Year everyone! Hope you had a wonderful and safe holiday; I had a fabulous one and was not ready to return to reality today.
Not to mention if is FREEZING out, even here in Charleston! I seriously had the hardest time this morning determining what the heck to wear to be warm outside, not sweat inside, and not look or feel like a marsh mellow woman. I don't know about you, but I think it is so difficult to dress for winter weather at times; therefore, I thought I would share some helpful tips I have found that personally help me as well as great style tips I will definitely be using from some helpful fashion articles too.
Some tricks I use:
Use tights as a bottom layer: I have found that layering can be a struggle sometimes because a lot of my clothes are not large enough for layering.
So what I have found to work for me is to wear a pair of my winter tights underneath my jeans and/or dress pants. For me it fits better, I can move more easily because they are not bulky and they stretch, stay warm and they are not as hot as thermals when I am inside. Bonus, it's almost like wearing Spanx too. ;) Here is a pic of me this morning on the right wearing my tights, dress pants, tank, long sleeve under shirt and over-sized sweater. I also have warm socks under my boots.
Use Hand Warmers and Feet Warmers: I know this seems like a no brainier, however, you can actually get creative with placement of these to help keep you warm. For example, put them in your bra and/or waist band of your pants or tights. I have totally done this and it helps a lot. :)
Tall Boots: Another no brainier I know. But seriously, this one will help with warmth as well as style. Plus, feet warmers and warm socks for added warmth. Lastly, still move and not feel like a marsh mellow.
Size up in your winter coat, but not too far up: This is a tricky and hard one for me, but totally necessary when it is super cold and I need to layer. I prefer my clothes to fit and not look to big, but I am also always cold. Therefore, what I have learned is to have a winter coat for layering and another one for non-layering. Or just have one for layering if it gets really cold often where you live. I live in SC so it's not that often for me. Seriously though, I am always happier when I have layers on (like a tank, thermals, sweater) and my warm cozy coat always fits on top nicely. Seriously helps all around. Plus, when my heavy winter coat is a little larger, I can also fit my fleece jacket underneath too for an extra layer.
Those are just a few things I find to help me out. Check out these great articles below for for some fashionable and warm winter outfit inspiration.
Expert Winter Style Suggestions/Inspiration
Oh and can I just say, I am OBSESSED with the colorful and patterned fuzzy/faux fur coats!!! Love them so much! Plus, now is a great time to grab them because a lot are on sale. Here are some below:
FOLKLORE FAUX FUR POCKETED COAT - MAUVE from Vici (love this) - I love this store but remember to size up. Check out my post about this awesome store for more info.
ROMAN HOLIDAY FAUX FUR POCKETED JACKET - MARSALA from Vici - I just order this one and cant wait to wear it!!!!
Forever 21 Faux Fur options - So many great ones!!!
Reversible Via Spiga Faux Fur Coat from Nordstrom: 40% off right now and lots of color options!
Again, happy New Year and stay warm out there!
(Pic on the left is me this morning with my winter coat over all my other layers; plus get my Blenders Eyewear sunnies here if interested. Use code RSZMIDT for 20% off all orders)
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