The weather is turning colder, we’re pulling out the holiday decorations, and trying some new belly-warming recipes. You’re hopefully taking care of your feet and skin as the weather turns colder, but are you taking care of your fashion needs, as well? I’ve compiled some awesome winter style tips for the upcoming season that will keep you toasty warm and looking like a fashion model—even just running the kids to practice or to school will become your catwalk.
Read on to find out the must-haves for your closet this winter.
Hit the Slopes
If you’re an avid skier or snowboard maverick, and want to hit the slopes with the kids this winter, make sure you’re outfitted so you look great whipping down the mountain. A vintage ski suit will keep you warm and cozy while inspiring looks from all your fellow skiers. Plus, it’s a one-step outfit—pull it on, zip it up, and wait for all of your admirers to ask where you got it. Throw a soft scarf over the top and you can go from slopes to dinner in a jiffy without sacrificing your warmth.
The Bag Lady
You’ll be carrying around chap stick to fight winter chapping, gloves for when those outside temperatures feel below zero (or actually are sub-zero) and plenty of other things—as moms we know that our purses often become the suitcase for any and all of our children’s necessities. So make sure your bag this winter is functional and stylish. If you’re looking for a more compact cross body bag, TJ Maxx has a variety of awesome selections at even better prices. If you need a bag that will allow you to carry a bit more, try out this Merona bag from Target—its rigid shape and soft interior make it the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe. It looks elegant enough to go from work to party, making it a versatile bag that will contain all those bits and pieces life seems to throw at us on the daily.
That Little Black Dress
Every woman needs a little black dress, and if you don’t have one, it’s high time you jump on the bandwagon. Simple black dresses can be dressed up or down and work for the many holiday events we have to attend during the winter months. You don’t have to break the bank to find the right fit for your holiday and winter needs. H&M offers various black dresses at awesome prices, including the Jersey Dress that comes in under $15—now that’s a Christmas gift for yourself if I ever saw one. If you want to invest in a dress, try to find something that will turn heads for years to come.
Every woman needs at least one good pair of ankle boots. They can easily go from casual to elegant, and are easy to dress up and down depending on the day and your mood. For a splurge, check out the super sassy Dolce Vita ankle boots from Bloomingdale’s, or for an inexpensive option, try something at a lower buck store. Ankle boots are practical because their low heel gives them an elegant feel without making walking a difficult task—no more sore feet at the end of the night. From suede to leather, you can find a pair that complements your lifestyle and fashion personality.
This style tip is especially helpful considering the extra pounds that seem to sneak up on us during the holiday season. Slouchy, intentionally oversized sweaters are a trend that doesn’t seem to be leaving us anytime soon, and this is great news. I love pairing my oversized sweaters with leggings and jeggings for comfort that looks chic with little effort. Throw on your new ankle booties and you’ve got a look that all your friends will try to copy.
Match your new outfits with some chic hairstyles and you’re sure to be the belle of the ball at any holiday event you attend. Finding your winter style is as easy as 1-2-3, so peruse my tips and get started on revamping your wardrobe just in time for the holidays—trust me, your closet will thank you!