Winter may seem like the season of fashion disasters for some of us, but there are plenty of ways that you can look hot during the coldest months of the year. Winter fashion is all about looking elegant, comfortable, or just plain cozy.
Every girl thinks it’s too hard to get out of bed in the chilly weather just to pick out a stylish outfit. But don’t we all want to look our best? Here are some winter style tips that’ll make you look super hot, but in a cool way.
Opt for Pointed Toe Boots for Elongated Legs
If you live in a city with harsh winters, it can be difficult to rock heels during the winter (no one wants to be seen falling on their bum). But what if you shortened the heels and opted for boots with pointed toes, you can pull off various ankle boot and knee-high boot styles.
Pointed-toe boots add some extra surface area at the bottom of your feet, which make it easier for you to walk on rather slippery surfaces without the danger of falling. In addition, we think that pointed-toe boots can make the legs look a little longer, and that’s what winter fashion is all about.
Learn Layering with Turtleneck Sweaters
The key to smart layering is to have the right pieces. Breathable items work best, even a jersey knit high-neck or turtleneck sweater. Wondering which colors to buy? Always remember – when it comes to winter: blacks, whites, and beige always does the trick.
Layer light colored sweaters or jersey knits with a leather jacket for optimal contrast. Similarly, dark-colored sweaters like blacks work best with camel-colored coats, even a faux leather jacket.
For more tips on how to style a winter sweater, check out that article!
Flow-y Skirts with Sweaters
For that prairie girl, carefree look in the winter, we think it’s best to pair flowy skirts with loose sweaters. Instead of a fitted midi skirt, opt for a silk wrap, chiffon or a tulle skirt. These make you look petite, especially if you select delicate colors like pastel pinks, lavender, and yellows.
Of course, there are many things you can wear with sweaters as a woman, but if you want to play it safe, you can stick to neutrals and blacks. Top it off with feminine hairstyles like a braid-crown and you’re all set for carefree winter fashion.
Add Some Ribbed Items to Your Wardrobe
Ribbed clothes have a way of making us appear taller. These textured closet essentials, when made from the right materials, also help you stay extra warm without looking extra bulky. Wearing an oversized sweater? Pairing a ribbed, fitted shirt under it can make your arms look longer.
Wearing a skirt or dress? Instead of regular leggings, opt for ribbed leggings that can help your legs stay warm in the December chill and makes your legs appear longer too.
Get At Least One Pair of Knee-high Boots
Knee-high boots are a staple for every leading fashionista, and they do wonders for keeping your legs warm too. Do yourself a favor and opt for block heels instead of stiletto-heeled boots. These will let you walk for longer periods without feeling too worn out.
Also, if knee-high boots are a winter-only exclusive for you, opt for going a size bigger so you can wear leg warmers and socks underneath. Adding dark-colored thigh-high socks under your knee-high boots can give a thigh-high boot illusion, especially if the colors are somewhat similar.
Check out these classy and stylish heels for work, if you are looking for more professional shoes.
Cinch Your Coats with Belts
Think your coats have gone out of style and it’s time for a change? We agree with you, but not everyone has the budget to get a rack full of new coats. Instead, breathe new life into your old coats by cinching them with a belt. You can do the same with blazers too.
Getting a smooth, hourglass silhouette with this tip should be easy, even if your body shape type leans more towards rectangular.
Match Your Hat with Your Coat
We all want to look classy during the winter months. After all, that’s when everyone shows off their designer boots, coats, and sweaters from the latest collections. One of the ways your average outfit can pass for a designer outfit is to pick the same colored hats and coats. Matching both these statement items will say a lot about your style preferences.
Even if you prefer beanie hats to everything else, invest in a few more pieces until you can match them with different coats.
Invest in Your Statement Coat
It doesn’t matter if your preference is for puffer jackets, trench coats, an overcoat, or even faux fur – every woman needs a statement coat for her collection. It entirely depends on the kind of look you want to sport during winter and the kind of coat that will flatter your body shape. If you are still looking for that perfect coat, here are 10 winter jackets to keep you hot in the winter!
Trench coats will add length to your silhouette while an overcoat tends to add a few curves here and there. Make sure to look at all your options but don’t be afraid to splurge a little extra for a coat that will last you a long time.
Cashmere sweaters are a great example of high street winter fashion that’s comfortable but not too comfortable. Do you get what we mean? These sweaters get cozy, but you should be willing to invest in proper care and maintenance.
Cashmere sweaters look amazing with flared pants, skinny jeans, under a blazer, and even with a skirt. A cute cashmere sweater is the winter all-in-one that you need.
Buy a Knitted Jumper Dress
The iconic knitted jumper dress with its sexy cut necklines and comfortable sleeves – every girl seems to have one nowadays, but that doesn’t mean they know how to wear one. Make sure to layer proper accessories with your dress so it looks elegant instead of frumpy. If you want a smart-casual instead of a full-casual look, choose higher necklines like turtlenecks instead of off-the-shoulder necklines.
Of course, pair these with sneakers for a carefree and comfortable look. But if you’re out and about with friends, pick those knee-high boots instead.