i go to school in stl, where it’s winter 75% of the year. yup. chunky cardigans and fat coats are not hot. get a pair of nice boots that are snow and rain proof. get lots of nice cardigans to throw over chic clothes. get a nice peacoat and scarves are must. i don’t like hats but they really help you stay warm. also, you can wearing leggings underneath jeans to keep your legs warm and no one will know :)posted about 5 years ago
thank you thank you! any ideas on where to buy said peacoats? I got one at forever 21, but seems a little cheap. I was going to check J crew or I love the Urban Outfitters ones, but not sure how they would fare in snowposted about 5 years ago
i would say yes, invest in a nicer one that will keep you warm. sometimes the most stylish coats are paper thin :(
i have a goose down coat from china but it’s not the most fashionable. i like that it’s a puffy coat but rather flattering because it’s not huge. i find peacoats can still be too cold unless i layer so make sure you get some nice warm cardis and sweaters ! :) check the dept stores and j crew, banana republic, express, ann taylor, etc.posted about 5 years ago
It’s actually warmer to layer many thin layers than to wear a giant coat over everything, so I second pandaphilia’s advice to get layering cardigans and sweaters. You can get away with wearing a thinner coat that way, too.
Also, sometimes you can find peacoats or trenches that come with a special liner that makes them a lot warmer on the inside. You can also recreate this effect with a thin down or wool vest.
But do invest in a good coat. It’s definitely worth it to spend the money since you’ll wear almost every day for three months! I usually get winter coats at department stores.
I find being cute in winter mostly comes down to accessories, though. Having a distinct or especially cute hat can make wearing a winter hat seem less lame. Gloves and mittens can be cute, too; for instance, I have a pair of colorful mittens made of reconstructed sweaters (including their buttons!) that I think are unusual and fun.
And scarves. Scarves are everything in winter. I have a big variety in lots of different styles, colors, and patterns to suit my mood. You can pick them up for cheap almost anywhere, or even knit them yourself; they’re the easiest thing in the world to knit.posted about 5 years ago
oh yes, i remember also. i have a panda hat that i wear in the winter. everyone on campus seems to know me by that hat now xD make your winter style stand out with simple unique pieces like that!posted about 5 years ago
find winter boots with good traction. you don’t want to be slipping around. my steve maddens have been holding up pretty well! J crew coats, while a little preppy sometimes, are usually a great investment and will always come in wool with nice linings, too.posted about 5 years ago
Thrift stores always seem to have a plethora of peacoats. I’ve gotten 3 from there in the past year or two.posted almost 5 years ago