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Every year when summer melts into fall, we get pretty excited to revamp our wardrobe. Don’t get us wrong! We love the easy, breezy fashion that comes with warm weather—but the cool, crisp autumn air just gives us so many options. However, when fall turns into winter and multiple layers become mandatory, we start to run out of cute cold weather outfits real quick. If you feel the same, these tips for winter dressing are about to make your life (and your look) far better.
Guess what? Just because it’s freezing out, doesn’t mean we have to collectively resign ourselves to giving up on style—it just means we all have to think a bit more creatively when getting dressed in the morning. Layers are a must, so don’t ditch your trendy jackets for heavy duty coats until it’s absolutely necessary; just buy them a size up so you can fit a sweater and down vest underneath! Or, accessorize with cute pieces that also provide warmth, like faux fur scarves and heat-trapping hats.
Even during winter’s darkest days, great style is very possible, so long as you’re prepared. Here, a few of our top tips and tricks for dressing when it’s cold outside. Embrace your inner snow queen and become the winter fashionista you were born to be! And seriously, stay warm out there.
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1. Become A Layering Pro
There is a reason layering is always on-trend in the winter: It’s a massively practical way to dress when it’s really cold. Don’t be afraid to pile on the layers, and don’t worry about them ruining your look. The key is to find items you can layer discretely under trendier pieces, so you stay warm and still look cute.
My number one recommendation is to buy an ultra thin, lightweight puffer or vest from Uniqlo, which can be paired over sweaters and under jackets for an extra layer of warmth. Ask any girl who’s ever braved the great outdoors during Fashion Week in February—she’s got a Uniqlo down jacket hidden underneath her chic, street-style worthy coat.
My top recs? The Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Vest paired with this Topshop Fleece & Faux Leather Moto Jacket.
2. Let Your Boots Steal The Show
Great winter style really boils down to a good pair of boots. Got a fab pair of over-the-knee beauties? Show them off by pairing them with a short dress and patterned tights. Have killer ankle boots that the world deserves to see? Style them with cuffed jeans and a chunky knit.
While you definitely need a few practical pairs for winter, make sure you have at least one