It's freezing, and you feel like it's almost impossible to be stylish when all you want is to layer up in every item in your closet, at once. While there's a chance that your mish-mash layering may end up looking genius, there's also a big chance that it may look a little ridiculous. We're here to help. "But can't I just wear my Uggs and puffy coat and be done?" After you're done reading this, you'll find there's really no excuse for that.
Here's a list of style elements that will up your chic ante in a big way:
The easy way to make almost any outfit more chic this season: loud scarves. Plaid, vibrant, neutral, printed; throw on the biggest scarf (or scarves) you can find, and wear it loud and proud. -- Wear it with boyfriend jeans and a biker jacket like FashionLandscape.
The Pink Coat
The hue trend that’s been going strong all season long, pink coats are surprisingly everyday. They look stellar with everything from printed skater skirts to tomboy minimal outfits. -- Style a pale pink coat with all white for a pastel-pretty look like CindyKarmoko.
Vivid Faux Fur
Dyed in deep vibrant greens, blues and reds, boxy faux fur coats up the chic factor x 10. Wear it with leather pants and minimal accessories. -- Style a dark green faux fur coat with all black leather like TheHautePursuit.
The trend that is surprisingly easy to style (Read all about it here), the leather sweatpant can be worn to the office and on a night out on the town.
All Grey, All Day
The go-to hue to wear monochromatically this season, all grey two-pieces and layered looks are subtle and impossible to mess up if styled minimally.
White is very bold in winter; it’s not the hue of choice for many people in the cold months, so it’s an easy way to stand out without looking like you’re trying. Plus, it adds a “so fresh and so clean, clean” flavor to even the grungiest looks.
Classic fisherman's sweaters are casual-chic and cozy-to-the-max. -- Dress it up with beige pairings like Oteea.
Bold Hue Mix
Bright yellows mixed with brick reds, royal blues mixed with mint greens, purple on fuchsia; liven up a cold and dreary day with bold color combos, head to toe. -- - Have fun with color this winter like Evilish Queeny.
¾ Sleeved Coats
Don’t you just hate when you put the perfect outfit together, only to have to throw on a coat that may hide your outfit masterpiece all day? The answer to this cold weather dilemma is shorter coat sleeves. The mod ¾ sleeve coat is not only style, but it allows everyone to at least get a peek at your #OOTD.
A gray sweatshirt, long camel coat, jeans and wide brim hat; when in doubt, wear this combo this season. The clean lines and minimalism can never look cheap and is perfect for day trips.
By Whitney S. Williams