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WHAT TO WEAR: Cold Weather

Dressing for Wisconsin winters can be a bit of a challenge, especially on those days when the temperature dips below zero degrees. We all have those winter mornings where we’d like nothing more than to bundle up like a marshmallow in our puffiest parka, biggest sweater and wrap a scarf around our face so only our eyeballs are visible. However, there are chic, fashionable ways to dress for even the chilliest of days. This fashion-forward Fashionista created the perfect cold weather ensemble!

Obviously, a key to dressing for the cold weather is opting for thick, cozy fabrics and lots of layers. At the same time, you can keep things interesting by mixing various patterns, colors and textures within your outfit. This Fashionista began her look with a warm pair of jeggings in a sleek gray. For her top, she chose a cozy, striped long sleeve T-shirt. Besides offering warmth, the black and white stripes added a fun pattern to her overall look. To combat the blustery winds, snowflakes and frigid temperatures, this Fashionista selected a wool peacoat. You can try a version that’s cropped like hers or choose one that’s longer for even more warmth. To add interest, this Fashionista added a warm, plaid scarf. This cozy accessory’s pattern contrasts with the stripes and brings some much need color into the outfit. For an extra chilly day, wrap a longer, blanket scarf around your neck. To complete the look, this Fashionista slipped on a pair of Hunter Boots in a vibrant red hue. The eye-catching pop of color sticks out amongst the neutral boot filled sidewalks, and the water resistant material will keep feet dry while trekking through the snow and slush to your destination.

If you’re in need of some cold weather style inspiration, be sure to take a cue from this Fashionista. Mixing contrasting patterns and fabrics while adding pops of color is the perfect way to stay toasty warm and stand out!

One Simple Change: This look can easily transition for those early spring days. In a few months, as the rain pours down and the snow finally melts, swap the wool coat out for a water resistant rain jacket.