I have the same problem! I’m from Madrid but now live in Munich …. Spain is not usually very cold in winter, but Germany´s winter it is terrible! I love dresses and especially shoes, but here Ive not found a way to be myself, because cannot use any of my clothes… until spring!. Wearing horrible snow boots and jeans and sweaters everyday it´s driving me crazy!…. any advice?posted over 2 years ago
I love dressing in the summer- Cute dresses and skirts with a cardigan on top.
Winter dressing is so boring. I do love knitwear but I hate having to bundle up every time I leave the house.posted over 2 years ago
I am the exact opposite! I hate getting dressed in the summer and always feel so unfashionable. I like to wear skinny pants with wedges in the winter (gumsole wedges if it is snowing/icy out) and a really nicely cut minimal cashmere sweater, a circle scarf/interesting or handcrafted scarf (check out Boticca they have some great ones) and great jewelry. I personally feel more chic in minimal clothes and find that a pared down look with one or two really interesting pieces (shoes or jewelry) does the trick.posted over 2 years ago
I am having so much trouble this winter! Luckily, we haven’t had snow in Seattle yet, but it’s still been pretty cold. Definitely focus on chic accessories, like fur hats and cute gloves. I know fur hats are very popular in London right now and so warm! I don’t know if you’re into maxi skirts and dresses, but I’ve found they’re perfect for cold weather since they hide long layers like leggings. They even work over boots! You’ll look chic and feel warm!posted over 2 years ago
I’m having the same problem! We’re having record low temps here in Utah this season, so it’s been tough to break out of the skinny jean and a sweater rut.
My best buy this year has been the super thick, soft sweater tights I picked up at Forever 21 for about $6. Combined with boots and a trench coat, they do a pretty decent job of warding off the below freezing chill!posted over 2 years ago
Go with layers! I like wearing big sweaters, leggings, leg warmers, and knee-high boots. If you feel your dresses calling your name, wear a “wintry” one with leggings/skinny jeans and boots. Also, you could wear one of your dresses with a sweater over it. (This would look especially cute if the dress had a collar.) Have fun with it!posted over 2 years ago
Being Norwegian, I have quite a lot of experience with dressing for the cold, and my best tip is to start with thermal/wool underwear, good socks, shoes and buy a fabulous coat! The coat is what most people will see you in, so make sure it fits your style, is flattering and keeps you warm. A wooly princess coat with a fur lined hoodie, for example – or even a cape! Stock up on short sleeve wool tops to wear underneath everything, and wear longjohns with jeans. Shoes absolutely must be lined, and you should have room for a thicker sock in them as well. A little heel helps to keep you off the cold ground (it’s true!).
When you have your coat in place, get some accessories to wear with it – mittens/gloves, a hat, scarf and even make sure your bag and shoes go together with the coat. As I said, this is how most people will see you during the winter :) Also, think about layering (cashmere cardigans are your best friend) and choosing natural, thicker fabrics.
I made you a little outfit on Polyvore, just to give you some ideas (I looked at your outfits here on Chictopia, hopefully this is somewhat your style): http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=70576664 . Fleece lined tights worn with over-the-knee socks over is so cute, and the fur lined boots keep you warm all day. If it’s really cold, wear a long sleeve wool top underneath the dress, otherwise, just make sure you have a natural fabric as your bottom layer. A cute and warm cardigan, scarf that picks up a color from the dress, awesome coat and shearling gloves keep you warm and chic.
Hope it helps!posted over 2 years ago