Dressing for the cold is hard. From determining how many layers to pack on before breaking into a sweat to finding a waterproof coat that also happens to be insulated enough to combat freezing rain or snow. Plus, no one looks cute in the winter unless you’re inside a ski lodge so there’s truly no point in sacrificing style for functionality. It only ends in misery.
In short, dressing for this season is always a struggle; which is why I’ve decided to limit my winter outfits into one uniform that I can wear in rotation. Luckily, I’ve managed to find pieces that accomplish both the style & functionality departments, which is always a prime scenario!
FLEECE-LINED, DOWN-FILLED COAT
These are the only two winter coat styles you need in your wardrobe. One for straight-up cold days & the other for when it feels like the arctic tundra while calling for a chance of rain/snow. I’ve found myself reaching for a cozy, fleece-lined coat more often than the down-filled (THANKFULLY) but it’s reassuring to know I have both for any type of weather condition that will keep me warm & looks pretty dang good when worn.
OVERSIZED, KNIT SWEATER
There’s truly nothing better than an oversized, knit sweater because they’re so easy to pair & wear! The knitted material helps to keep you insulated so you don’t need to pack on layers under or over, especially when wearing on of the coats mentioned above. All of my sweaters are oversized so they hit past the waist, which makes wearing my go-to pair of leggings much more practical out in the cold.
(FAUX) LEATHER LEGGINGS
I’ve worn this pair of faux leather leggings more times than I can count. I even had to buy a second pair because it was constantly in outfit rotation! These are the leggings you can wear day-into-night, which is a fantastic option to have in the winter. They look fab with all styles of booties, sneakers, and over-the-knee boots. Plus, they have a high-waisted fit & leathery material helps to keep you insulated and warm as well!
COMBAT, LACE-UP BOOTS
These are the boots you should sport on the days that don’t call for rain, sleet, or snow. I love that most lace-up boot styles hit above the ankle because it ensures you won’t get an unpleasant chill where there’s usually exposed skin. I have an assortment of styles that allow me to mix up my uniform, but this studded combat pair is my favorite to sport around the city. If you’re someone who likes to layer cozy winter socks with your boots, you might like this pair that happens to be another favorite of mine.
SLOUCHY, KNIT BEANIE
No winter outfit is complete without accessories! I’m a huge fan of beanies and found this style (seen above) that I love so much, & naturally ended up buying it in 4 colors. Totally worth it too because I wear one of them every single day.