Winter can be a challenge when it comes to feeling stylish and staying warm, but the new season doesn’t mean you need a new wardrobe! Extend your favorite fall attire into the chilliest months by mixing in a few key cold-weather trends. Bundle up with these do’s and don’ts on transitioning your wardrobe from fall to winter.
Do: Give the Leather Trend a Try
You don’t need to own a Harley to rock this trend (although, we think that might be fun). Trust us! Leather is having a serious style moment. Embellishments, such as the subtle studs on Kohl’s Rock and Republic Jacket here, add extra texture and drama to a look. Pair a tailored leather jacket with clean lines with a classic straight leg jean and a statement necklace to soften the look.
Don’t: Think Hats and Gloves Need to Be Boring
Rethink your winter essentials. Infinity scarves are stitched together, making them super easy to throw on with almost any outfit. Try one in a bold pattern like leopard, which looks great when paired with unexpected colors like blue or red. Or, if you want to feel really masterful: mix your patterns. Leopard is show-stopping with stripes. Pictured: JcPenney’s Liz Claiborne Large-Scale Leopard-Print Infinity Scarf.
Do: Swap Out Footwear
Strut your stuff this winter. It’s time to put away those adorable peep-toe heel and sandals and embrace boots. There are so many ways to wear them. Heeled ankle booties (the “it” boot of this season) are perfect for bootlegs. Around the office or walking the dog though, we still love our riding boots. Our Easy Fit skinny jeans can be tucked into riding boots for a versatile look that’s cozy and stylish.
Don’t: Forget the Classics
Pair lighter fall sweaters with winter classics. Try a plaid shirt under a soft cable knit sweater. Also, tweed. It’s timeless. Mixing in classic prints instantly elevates an outfit. We love button down shirts underneath crew neck sweaters — It’s the perfect way to dress up your favorite fall flannel shirt. So warm, so cute. Your friends may try to photograph you for Pinterest.
Do: Keep That Vest Handy
Did you in-vest in this fall essential this year? (See what we did there?) We hope so! Because it’s the perfect piece for layering. If your fall vest was loose-fitting like our blogger friend Sandy a La Mode’s, try winterizing it with a long sleeve T-shirt that’s close to the body, your new infinity scarf and your trusty coat. The key is to keep warm with tailored pieces so that you don’t end up lost underneath all the fabric in the factory.
Tell us how you extend your favorite pieces throughout the winter months!