How To Look Fashionable In Winter – Which Of These 6 Ways Do You Use?

 

Winter can be one of the most challenging seasons to consistently wear winter outfits for women that are both weather appropriate and figure flattering.

When the primary motivation is keeping warm while facing dreary days, the temptation is there to simply throw on as many pieces as possible and get out the door. But, putting together chic winter looks doesn’t have to be a challenge.

Simple planning can actually keep you both warm and stylish through the winter months without having to sacrifice function or aesthetically pleasing looks.

In today’s post, I go over 6 easy tips that can turn around a less-than inspiring-wardrobe into one that excites you about getting out of your warm bed and braving cooler temperatures.

6 Ways To Stay Chic With The Best Winter Outfits For Women This Winter

1. Layer, Layer, Layer For Winter Style Points

Style tip: Purposeful layering is the perfect way to achieve warmth while putting together a chic look.

Layering allows you to play with a mixture of patterns or textures, while being functional enough to support all the varying temperatures you encounter on a winter day (from frigid cold outside to overheated offices and cars).

The key is to get thinner pieces that offer maximum warmth (such as cashmere), layer on scarves to pull the looks together, and play with varying lengths to flatter your body shape

Elke (above) opts for a cropped sweater worn over a longer shirt, and topped with a wool coat.

Steal her look with this similar white buttoned shirt, crop turtleneck, coat, leather leggings and sneakers.

Layering allows you to play with a mixture of patterns or textures, while being functional enough to support all the varying temperatures you encounter on a winter day (from frigid cold outside to overheated offices and cars).

The key is to get thinner pieces that offer maximum warmth (such as cashmere), layer on scarves to pull the looks together, and play with varying lengths to flatter your body shape.

Steal her look with this similar coats & jackets and sneakers.

2. Go Over The Knee

Style tip: Many women (especially those over 40) shy away from over the knee boots.

And this is definitely the perfect strategy if you happen to come across a six-inch patent leather pair that you might have been inspired by on the runway, but stick in the back of your closet when it comes time to wear them.

Instead, I recommend opting for a flat or low-heeled boot in shades and materials you feel comfortable wearing.

Get a chic and trendy look by either wearing the pair with matching pants (black-on-black, tan-on-tan, etc.), or making a skirt or dress more weather appropriate by pairing a skinnier shaft boot to cover more leg.

 Check out this similar boots.

3. Winter Wear For Women: Take A Walk On The Wild Side

Style tip: For the winter months, (faux) fur is one of those sartorial no-brainers when it comes to keeping warm.

Faux fur or Shearling, when worn tastefully, can immediately elevate your look.

Consider substituting a peacoat or jacket for a fur coat. The change in texture creates a high end look that keeps you warm.

Get her look with these similar coats and jackets.

4. Make A Statement With Your Winter Looks

 


Style tip: If you’re willing to make a statement with shoes, bags, and necklaces, a great next step is to make a statement with a coat.

The key to pulling this look off is by keeping the rest of your look neutral and simple. Let the coat do all the talking.

Check out these statement coats to recreate her look.

5. Winter Attire: Wear White

Much like the statement coats above, white jackets and coats can actually brighten a look and still feel winter appropriate.

Pair your white piece with darker prints or dark solids for a contrast that is still lively.

6. Stylish Winter Outfits: Keep Your Head Warm

Style tip: During winter, quite a bit of your body’s heat can be lost by not protecting your head.