I don’t know how the weather is where you are, but here it has been snowy and cold for several days, which means I have had wear something practical, in order to avoid falling on my butt again
But I refuse to let the word practical be synonym with “ugly” and “sloppy”. As long as you are not going skiing or snowshoeing, it is entirely possible to look nice and be weather-proof.
Snow-friendly shoes tend to be clunky and unflattering. A heel on a hiking- or desert-inspired boot may seem silly, but it can prevent the stumpy-leg effect without compromising on the anti-slip functionality too much.
Skinny jeans or pants with a slim fit are a good choice because they counteract nicely with all the items that add bulk in a cold-day outfit, like the puffer coat, thick scarf, boots. I like puffer coats that have a little definition, like this one, because they are much more flattering and they tend to stay put when they have a belt.
Under the coat I like to layer a medium-weight sweater over a light cotton tee, because the temperature varies so much between indoors and outdoors that I like being able to remove a layer. A long woolen scarf or snood wrapped several times around will add enough warmth to make you feel like you are wearing an additional layer, without the bulk that a heavy sweater would add.
I own lots of gloves, but I tend to reach for fingerless ones more, because they allow me to use my iPhone and find things in my bag without having to remove the gloves every time. And unless you tend to always have cold hands and feet, just keeping the palm and wrist covered should keep your hands warm enough. Let a nice manicure and a statement ring pop out of your fingerless gloves to add a bit of polish to that winter outfit – I just love this shade from Essie, it’s a great metallic but a neutral color, so you don’t have to change shade as often.
How do you keep the cold weather from ruining your style? Share your tips in the comments!