After moving to Chicago this summer, I have had to slowly face my new winter drama. What do I wear and how on earth do I look cute while staying warm? For a while there I did not know where to start. Luckily for me, the streets of Chicago helped me on my new quest.
I decided to look around to see what the women were wearing now that the temperatures began to drop. I also began to ask for tips on staying cute and warm this winter. This is what I got from my research:
Warm v. Cute
The overwhelming majority of the women said that the most important thing is to stay warm, even if you have to sacrifice some style. Sorry fashionistas…
Wool Coat v. Down Coat
If you are lucky enough to live in a city where the temperatures and wind are not brutal, then by all means flaunt those stylish wool coats. I particularly love the new bright colors they are coming in. It seems color has made its way into winter this year! Check out some of my favorites by designers such as JCrew, Dorothy Perkins & Burberry .
Now, if you are like me, and live in a city where the temperatures and wind are quite brutal, then you should definitely invest in a down coat. I know, they make you look fluffy, but there really are some cute ones out there. I am very happy with the look AND warmth of my new Mackage coat! Check out these others by designers such as Burberry and Patagonia and for my budget fashionistas out there, check out these by designers such as Zara and Winter Hardware.
Accessories…and more Accessories
A fantastic way to dress up your winter wardrobe is by accessorizing by choosing a couple of items out of all the fabulous accessories out there. From hats and scarf’s to cool hats and gloves. There are plenty of ways of playing up your style this winter. Check out some of my favorites from Missoni and J Crew.
These Boots were Made for Walking
We cannot forget our feet ladies. As much as I had promised myself I wouldn’t be caught dead in a pair of UGGS, I have to admit that a good pair of sheepskin boots is a must this winter. There are several brands out there to choose from and I was lucky enough to find these Koolaburra on GILT.com recently. They are great because the soles have traction to keep me from slipping.
A cool pair of wedge boots should make your Santa list this year. Not only are they cute, but they are comfortable to walk in and many of them come with rubber soles for traction and if you are lucky you can find a pair that is waterproof or weatherproof. I found an awesome pair at DSW recently by Bear Traps. They keep me warm and stylish.
Well my winter fashionistas, it seems staying fashionable this winter can be done afterall…