If we all followed our mother's advice on dressing for the cold, we'd look a bit like the Michelin Man each time we journeyed outside. On the other hand, some of us are so stubborn we would rather freeze than dare cover up a cute outfit.
Thankfully, there is a happy medium for cold weather fashion. This season has several cute, trendy clothes that will keep you warm, and let you show off your amazing fashion sense at the same time.
If you still want to wear that cute short dress or skirt when the temperature drops, you need to invest in some over-the-knee or thigh-high boots as soon as possible. With the help of a good pair of tights or leggings, you can keep wearing all of your shorter styles well into the winter. Picking the right pair however, is another story.
According to a report from SELF, the most popular style right now is a pair of suede, black, over-the-knee boots from Steve Madden. The pair, called "Emotions," will cost you less than a hundred dollars, and with their modest block heel, they're universal enough to go with just about everything. If black isn't your thing, you can also find the look in camel and taupe.
Teddy Bear Coats
You know that warm, homey feeling you get when curling up with a big thick blanket, or a giant, overstuffed teddy bear? Well, the latest trend in coats successfully created a new style that helps you feel like that the whole day through. Yes, it's a coat, and it covers up the rest of your outfit, but it's a really, really cute coat!
The coat comes in all different shapes and styles, but just as the name describes, the exterior is made to look and feel like the fur of a teddy bear. According to an explanation from The Advocate, these soft and fluffy coats should serve as the main focus of your outfit, so keep the rest of your ensemble modest and understated.
Colorful Fur Accents
Little, colorful pops of fur are increasingly popular this season. Anywhere you add a fur accent will help to keep you warm and on-trend, be it on a shawl for your shoulders, a scarf around your neck, or a fur top. The style has also extended well beyond accessories, as evidenced by its appearance in the assortment of women's tops on Lyst that feature fur accents. Well-known brands like Fendi, MSGM, and Adrienne Landau are all jumping on the trend and embracing fur for the winter season. If you're against fur there's no need to worry because most of the featured designers are using faux fur instead of the real thing.
You can also take a page out of Fendi's book and get creative with the trend by making it colorful and playful. A pop of orange fur on your shirt pocket or a purple purse charm will give the outfit interest and warmth, especially on an otherwise cold and dreary day. Some are even going as far as adding eyes to the fur, making them look like cute little monsters. No matter your fur preference, just make sure the color doesn't clash with the rest of your outfit.
Dressing appropriately for the winter doesn't have to be a drag. Grab a few of these trendy pieces, and you'll still look stylish while also avoiding hypothermia.