Snow is falling. Christmas trees are being bought. Lights are being put up. “Winter Wonderland” is playing on the radio. It’s official, Fashionistas/os, the holidays are approaching! This is my favorite time of the year. I absolutely love how cheery the holidays are! It instantly warms up the season and makes us temporarily forget about the chill factor that is going on outside. However, though we can engulf ourselves in cookie baking and decorating, when we step outside it’s impossible to ignore: it’s getting cold outside!
Cold weather means something different for everyone. For people way up north, it’s more like putting on your snow boots, the warmest socks you can find and ALL of the layers. But down in North Carolina, our winters aren’t exactly that extreme. Often times, the air is cold but the sun is still shining, making it a tad warmer than it would be. I’m thankful for that, personally! This means that you can mix pieces from all seasons to create the perfect cold weather look. These two Fashionistas are the epitome of North Carolina winter wonderful. They’ve combined not only my favorite pieces of the seasons, but also my favorite colors and textures! We could all take a page from their book, no matter our location, when dressing for the upcoming cold weather.
The Fashionista on the left has mastered a very edgy look. She combines two colors of leather into one outfit: black on the bottom and cream on the top. She adds a emerald sweater underneath and an awesome maroon beanie. So chic! She accessorizes with some patterned socks, a statement necklace and some combat boots. The Fashionista on the right is a little more formal. She pairs tights with a black velvet dress and layers with a flannel and an olive green jacket (notice the leather stripes down either side? I’m in love!). My favorite part about her look is the black leather booties on her feet. They have a wooden heel that is to die for, and totally weather appropriate. This is definitely my choice heel of the season.
One Simple Change: Go from day to night by swapping out the Fashionista on the left’s beanie and combat boots for a pair of chic heels. For the Fashionista on the right’s look, change out the flannel and jacket for a fitted blazer. You’re now ready to take on the night in the cold weather.