In these difficult climates, we look to the chicest of ways to tackle the blustery winds head on while looking incredibly fashionable at the same time.
Here we’ve answered the habitually asked question, how do I look stylish during the cold weather?
With an impressive selection of tips that will simultaneously reveal your stylish side while warding off those pre-spring chills…
Step #1: Knee high socks
Knee high socks are not only a great way of keeping your legs warm, but are also quite simply, utterly stylish. These comfy and chic style of sock is a great alternative to tights and usually come in a vast range of designs, textures and colours: including knitted, printed, cotton and sheer.
They look particularly pretty with boots, and are just as good as an accessory to layer up over tights. For a boho-chic approach, opt for thick knitted socks, in grey, blacks or browns; or for a classy guise match a pair of slim cotton socks with black trench coat and polished black court heels.
Step #2: Stylish gloves
Practical and stylish gloves will set off your outfits flawlessly during these cold times. It isn’t rocket science that they’re a necessity when it comes to looking after and protecting your hands from all bitterly cold wind has to throw at us.
There are all types of gloves to suit your style and needs, from plain leather to knitted mittens. A pair of brown or black leather gloves teams well with any of your daytime outfits.
Even scarlet red and leopard print gloves are a timeless classic and when worn in small amounts can enhance an outfit instantly. Warm knit gloves are a sure-fire way of keeping your hands warm and a pair with longer length are useful to wear with shorter sleeve jackets, coats or tops.
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Step #3: Over-sized scarves
Over-sized scarves – the ultimate seasonal essential. Wrapping yourself up in this thick oversized item of clothing is the perfect accessory to keep you warm and feeling street style chic.
Adding this accessory to an outfit supplies another interesting element and dimension to your look and can make a simple outfit stand out from the crowd in an instant, especially when throw over one shoulder with a pair of sunglasses.
This accessory can quite literally be worn with anything you have in your wardrobe, and goes exceptionally well with your favourite winter coat, baggy jumper, cardigan and leather jacket.
Step #4: Top it off
Cold weather is the perfect excuse to get out your favourite hats or fabric hair accessories; they are a great fashionable way to top off an outfit, whether it be for practical reasons or just to add an interesting or cute factor to your look.
They are not only a fetching way to prettify a look by adding a sweet finishing touch, but are useful for concealing a bad hair day: faux fur cossack beanies, bobble beanies, woolen berets and knitted knot headbands are all great accessories that ooze style.
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Step #5: Over-the-knee boots
Trend Alert! Yes, over-the-knee boots are a definite must-have, even out of the cold seasons. This chic and sophisticated style of boot, whether they be leather or suede, high heeled or flat, are the one style of footwear that can really take an outfit to new heights of street chic envy.
They can easily be dressed up or dressed down – combining them with a trench coat and jumper-dress combo or skinny jean and turtle neck sweater ensemble are just some suggestions. Many stylists and renowned bloggers, such as Sarah Ashcroft and Micah Gianneli, sport these statement shoes regularly, and why wouldn’t you?
Step #6: Cape coats
A classic and epitome of Parisian sophistication, the cape coat is ever so sweet, while being very versatile to wear; making it a wardrobe essential for the cold seasons.
This statement outerwear coat usually comes in a variety of autumnal shades, such as beige, black, navy, camel and red that are perfect colours to match with most outfits. Some often sport a faux fur collar and hood, providing that added touch of elegant detail that really can be some simple step to looking incredibly well dressed while you sport wellies and layered socks!
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