WHAT TO WEAR: Cold Weather

When the cold winter chill permeates January days, it often becomes a chore getting dressed in the morning. Despite scouring your closet, you may face the age-old dilemma of style vs. practicality. There comes a time every year when we must put away our cute summer dresses and don bulky parkas and clunky boots, creating a look more reminiscent of a favorite puffy dessert (marshmallows, yum) than of runway worthy attire. But fear no more; who says you can’t have both style and functionality when it comes to your winterwear?

This Fashionista combines these two elements to create a look that is both stylish and comfy. She wears a fluffy fur/suede jacket that provides warmth in the blustering temperatures. The coat’s neutral, warm colors add a light quality to the look despite all the heavy materials. She also utilizes a chunky plaid scarf to add a bit of color to the ensemble. With so much texture in this outfit, there is so much to love. Finally, this Fashionista leaves burdensome boots behind by pairing ankle boots with warm wool socks.

Remember, layering is key, and thick decadent fabrics will be your friend this season. Big scarves and structured or detailed jackets are the key to standing out amidst a flurry of nearly identical puffers. So while the weather might be rough, your outfit doesn’t have to be.

One Simple Change: To take this look from day to night, try a sleek pair of pumps or tall over-the-knee boots to add a more refined element to your ensemble.