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Don’t let your desire to stay warm this winter hinder your style choices. December is a time to embrace your favorite scarves, strap on those high boots and wrap yourself in as many layers as needed.
Mix up your winter jacket routine with some funky colors, cool patterns, and intriguing silhouettes. Having two jackets in your closet would be ideal. One could be your solid colored neutral jacket like the grey one featured above on the left. This could take you from work to dinner and out with friends on the weekend. It’s neutral so it will go with almost anything! When you’re ready to spice up an outfit, having a second coat that is colorful and patterned will help keep your look fresh and fun!
Next, you should care about what’s underneath the coat. Layers are your best friend in the winter. You want to choose your sweaters wisely. After all, when you step indoors and take off your jacket, your sweater will be the focal point of the look. Choose anything from a sweater with an asymmetrical hemline to one that features a vibrant colorblocked pattern. Choose one with a luxurious fabric. A soft cashmere sweater will keep you warm and comfortable all day long. On those really cold days, wearing a long sweater will have you feeling like you’re still wearing your cozy morning bathrobe.
While your skinny jeans or tights will help keep you warm, an extra layer can never hurt! These black over-the-knee boots will transform any look from casual and basic to stylish and bold, while giving you an extra layer of warmth against your legs.
Now it’s time to put the finishing touch on your look with a warm, chunky scarf. This season we’re seeing everything from solid-colored chunky infinity scarves to multi-colored long scarves. Try choosing one with neutral colors like black or beige so that it won’t clash with the other colors in your ensemble.
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By: Jaclyn Parker
Dressing for fall can be a bit tricky sometimes because it’s hard to predict the weather. We still get those days of warmth and sunshine, but on the other hand, mornings and evenings can be quite chilly!
Prepare for all kinds of weather by layering up! Rebecca Ramsey, writer for NYmag, provides some tips on how to layer Fall jackets.
First, try wearing a trench coat. They’re great because they’re lightweight and can easily transition from summer to Fall. Focus on colors like navy, gray, or black because they go with almost anything.
Second, try wearing a jean jacket around your waist. I’d recommend this for more casual occasions. Ramsey suggests a mid-blue wash. I think a jean jacket with a little bit of fading can also kick it up a notch.
The best part is, when it’s hot you’ll look cute with a jean jacket around your waist, and when it’s cold, you look casual and relaxed wearing the jean jacket the traditional way.
Another look you should try is the double-breasted blazer. Ramsey suggests focusing on colors like navy and gray because they can look good in any season.
If you’re looking for something longer, try a long duster coat. Just beware that sometimes this style of coat can be a bit overpowering. If you’re tall then you’re in luck because it won’t look like you’re being swallowed up by a coat!
Ramsey suggests opting for a color like cool lilac or a deep, dusty pink. These colors will bring out your softer feminine side in no time!
Last but not least, if you’re not up for a full on jacket, opt for an oversized sweater. They look great paired with a dress or a midi skirt! Oversized sweaters can make an outfit look casual and cute, while keeping you warm and toasty!
So what kind of layering tactics will you employ?
Share in the comments below!
By: Jaclyn Parker