Depending on the climate where you live, dressing fashionably for the winter can seem like a daunting task. In frigid temperatures where snow boots and parkas are the norm, it is still possible to dress in the latest styles while paying mind to the temperature outside. This year we have seen some great trends in accessories and feminine styles that are ideal for women of every shape, size and age.
Scarves remain in style this winter. The best part about wearing a scarf is that it is a quick and easy way to accessorize any outfit. Jeans and a sweater are instantly chic with the addition of an infinity scarf in a gorgeous color or pattern. Warm knitted scarves do double duty by providing a pop of style while keeping the wearer warm at the same time. Scarves can be worn tight to the neck, long and flowing, or even as a hair accessory.
Dresses are incredibly popular for winter styling. The best part of wearing a dress is the ease of wear. It is one easy piece that can be dressed up or dressed down. Dresses also lend themselves quite well to easy layering. Many styles of Downeast dresses look adorable with some fleece lined tights or leggings underneath. With a cardigan on top and a pair of great boots, these dresses are ideal for winter wear.
Layering is a key fashion staple when dressing in winter. Thin layers that do not add bulk can add warmth without making you feel like you’re dressed like a marshmallow. Tissue thin long sleeve tee shirts look adorable under a lightweight sweater or vest. Tights can be layered under a dress with some chunky legwarmers or boot socks for a great look. Accessories can also be layered for a unique look. Try wearing a long necklace over a scarf or a statement bracelet over your warm knitted gloves.
Winter outerwear is necessary to protect yourself from the elements. Choose outerwear that is body conscious and comfortable, with lines that accentuate the shape of the body. Vests can look fashionable when worn over a warm sweater or a long sleeve tee shirt when the weather isn’t freezing. If possible, choose outerwear that will be versatile, that you can wear to a variety of different settings.
As you can see, it is possible to dress fashionably while remaining warm at the same time. It takes a little bit of thought, but you can look great when the temperatures are dropping. Try not to fall into the trap of wearing bulky, heavy, drab winter wear. Break out the jewel tones, the chunky knits, the tall riding boots and enjoy the season!