WHAT TO WEAR: Cold Weather

What to Wear

Sometimes fashion isn’t about overdoing it. Sometimes fashion is about comfort, reliability and functionality. This Fashionista knew what she was doing when she got dressed for 30 degree weather and chilly winds. The dark colors are very chic and complementary.

The Fashionista is sporting a pair of black leggings, essential for cold weather everywhere. They are versatile, they can be layered, worn under a dress or skirt, tucked into boots…the possibilities are truly endless. On top, a dark green sweater peeks out from underneath her medium-length puffy winter jacket. The green of the sweater gives a subtle break from the mostly black ensemble.

Three years ago, I bought a pair of leg warmers but I never knew exactly how to wear them so they collected dust for a while. This Fashionista demonstrates how to wear the winter item. Leg warmers are a perfect example of style and purpose. They come in a hundred different prints. These striped warmers from Free People will jazz up any neutral outfit. The Fashionista has her leggings and leg warmers tucked into a pair of dark brown, distressed riding-style boots.

Other staple accessories of this outfit include her black infinity scarf and red knit hat. The scarf adds texture and dimension to the ensemble. Her red flower beanie draws the attention right to her smile. This week’s Fashionista does a wonderful job of balancing color and pattern while staying warm.

One Simple Change: If you are feeling adventurous, try swapping the tall classic boots for a pair of printed combat-style boots while you’re out for the weekend. Since shoes are not usually the first part of an outfit to be noticed, a printed or colorful pair will add to the rest of the look instead of stealing the attention.

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