How to Look Stylish When You’re Freezing
We’re almost a month into winter and I’m definitely starting to feel the cold! Even in California, it’s that time of year where a comfy sweater just isn’t going to cut it. After spending a few days in Mammoth for New Year’s, I was inspired to write a post about dressing for the cold, but still keeping it chic. I know how easy it is to become a “lazy” dresser in the winter, opting for sweats and Uggs, but just because it’s chilly out, doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. Here’s what I now on How to look stylish even when you’re freezing!
LAYER IT UP
When it comes to chilly weather, layers are your best friend. The right layers help you stay warm and cozy when you’re outdoors, but are easily removable when you go inside. The key is to always start with a base layer. This layer should be form-fitting, comfy and not too tight. It should also be in a material that will wick moisture away from your skin like a synthetic polyester or merino wool (cotton isn’t best since it won’t evaporate moisture.) Depending on the kind of cold weather, I’ll top it off with a wool or shearling coat or puffer! For extra cold weather, another tip I have is to layer tights under your jeans or pants. Scarves are also great for added warmth!
CHECK THE FORECAST
CHOOSE WARM FABRICS
Not all fabrics are ideal for keeping warm and the cold is definitely not the time to skimp on quality. Some of the best layering fabrics to wear in the winter are merino wool (the softest wool, btw), cable-knit wool, cashmere, and fleece. Leather and faux leather are also great top layers for keeping warm and protecting you from the wind. I also love a cozy plush teddy or faux coat to finish off my look.
INVEST IN GOOD SOCKS
GET SOME TALL BOOTS
KEEP YOUR HEAD WARM
INVEST IN BASICS
It’s always great to have some reliable cold-weather basics to wear throughout the winter. A few I don’t think I could live without are fleece-lined leggings, Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots, Doc Marten combat boots, a down puffer coat, a cashmere turtleneck, a cashmere camel coat, and a warm beanie! All my cold weather-approved basics linked below!
As you may already know, shopping sustainable and ethical brands, vintage and second hand is something I’m very passionate about. One of my goals for the New Year is to bring you guys more sustainable options of the latest trends and styles I’m loving. You can expect to find a section (like this one) in every post exclusively linking styles that are produced using sustainable and ethical practices! In the meantime, learn about all my favorite eco-friendly brands in this post!