coat and scarf: Zara // vest: vintage from Barney’s // blazer: L.A.M.B. via T.J.Maxx // sweater: Helmut Lang via T.J.Maxx // dress and leggings: c/o Hipknoties // gloves: Ralph Lauren // boots: Dolce Vita // bag: Rebecca Minkoff
This never-ending cold is really putting a damper on getting dressed in the morning, right? If it were acceptable to leave the house with my plush Restoration Hardware floor-length robe on, I probably wouldn’t take it off after I showered.
The only way to get through the winter looking cute—especially such a brutal one like this one—is by layering.
I’m not just talking about throwing a jacket over a sweater. I’m talking clever styling tricks here people.
From beginner styling like wearing leggings as tights because they’re warmer, to advanced styling like wearing tights UNDER your pants and letting them peek out with heels on, you too can layer like a pro.
STYLIST TIP #1: Layer a blazer under your winter coat. It will add a layer of warmth and polish up your look when you take it off. Plus, it hides nicely under your coat, so no one will know until you take it off.
STYLIST TIP #2: Break out some of those dresses you reserve only for fancy occasions or for warm weather and throw a sweater over them. You may be pleasantly surprised that you created a whole new look out of your closet.
STYLIST TIP #3: If you have a furry or fun winter vest (NOT a down-filled vest) that you normally wear over a top but you can’t seem to fit any of your coats over your outfit without looking like you’re smuggling a person under there, trying wearing the vest OVER your jacket (also NOT a down coat). You may be surprised how good it looks and that people will think that it’s actually a part of your coat!
Throw on your winter accessories and go! Stay warm out there.