Just because the temperatures drop doesn't mean your style has to as well. Whether you're a sporty girl who spends time on the slopes, or you prefer to look cute while sipping hot chocolate in the lodge, we've put together three amazing ensembles for your Winter sartorial inspiration. Stay warm and chic with all your Winter activities with these cold-weather style tips! On Allison: Topshop sweater.
Six years I lived in New York City and never found the perfect city-chic Winter boot. A boot that could brave the elements (slush, rain, sludge, funk) and look cute. There are more options now than ever before. I still require a pair — for skiing in the Sierras — and I'm having a hard time deciding. There's furry, suede, rubberized, sporty, fringed, laced up, something for every snow bunny. These Tory Burch Rabbit Fur Trim Duck Boot ($176) are pretty perfect; urban, fuzzy, army green, Aspen-ready. Sorels, a classic, have similar lace-up styles, and UGGS even come in magenta for the bright-eyed babe. Stomp through for 15 storm-ready options . . .
Did you know the emu is Australia's national bird? I bet PetSugar does. Emu Australia is an Australian-based sheepskin footwear brand inspired by the bird's exceptional resourcefulness — it lives on little food and water in the desert. Founded in '94, the company provides stylish sheepskin boots, slippers, flip-flops, and sandals. But it doesn't stop there. It also has a line of apparel made of merino wool and sheepskin. Jackets, ponchos, beanies, gloves, and scarves are soft and everyday-wearable. I'm jonesing for this desert-chic look, crochet sweater, fuzzy boots, et al.
Many of you are probably already savvy to this one, but just in case, I must spread the knowledge.
When in extreme weather, or if you're just weather-sensitive as I like to call it, a smart way to bundle up is to simply tuck, it, in. Meaning: Wear long undershirts and tank tops under your sweaters and be sure to tuck them into your pants or skirt. This way the wind chill can't blow up your torso. It's also beneficial to tuck your gloves into your jacket, or buy nice long snuggly gloves for more coverage. Lastly, though scarves are a cute accessory, they're firstly functional so tuck those into your coat rather than having them dangle on the outside. I promise you'll still look cute. All tucked and ready to play in the snow?
Fall is soon approaching. What are your thoughts on these Juicy Couture Snuggle Faux Fur Wedge Ankle Boots ($198)? They look downright cozy, but I'm not a fan of Eskimo-esque footwear (no offense!). Would you stomp around in these?
The icy grounds of Park City, Utah don't exactly compare to the sleek red carpet, but that didn't stop fashion-loving celebrities from showing up and bundling up in the cutest of coats and boots at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. A slew of heavily layered stars show us how they keep warm without having to sacrifice their personal style.
Correct me if I'm wrong: January and February are the coldest of the cold months in lots of places. When I lived in New York City, I had to master the art of looking chic in the chill. Luckily, I had a roommate who had previously lived in Boston who showed me the ropes. I adore Emmanuelle Chriqui's outfit here. She looks cozy and casual, but still stylish with her stark white Snowjoggers and funky earrings. Whether you're in the chill or will be visiting the chill, these tips are guaranteed to prevent you from freezing your tooshie.
- Long Undershirts. I would wear long cotton, or silk, undershirts under my sweaters and tuck them into my pants. This blocks the evil Arctic wind from blowing up your clothes.
- Cashmere. It really is a cashmerical! If you can't afford 100% cashmere, some favorite more affordable brands like J.Crew and Old Navy have items with a cashmere blend. A little bit goes a long way!
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I love clogs. Whether they have traditional hand-painted flowers on them or are cosmopolitan slick, like these Sanita Black Patent Leather Clogs ($115), which are the closest thing I've found to a super comfortable and cute shoe.
I know what you're thinking: They look like hospital shoes. But I saw a girl wearing these last weekend and thought they looked very functional chic. The bit of height and tread on the bottom prevent exposure and slippage in murky, icy waters and the patent leather makes them acceptable in fashion circles. You ask what kind of stylish shoe one can wear in a blizzard? Look no further.
You all seemed to dig the Cold, But Way Cute look from last week and here's another one! moldoll_13 lives in Montreal, Canada, and has clearly mastered how to dress for the frigid weather. Here she is and baby, it's cold outside!. How chic does she look? I'm digging the collar up on the pea coat! She also posted a couple other variations of this look so check them out.
She is today's Look Book Look of the Day!
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