I’m going to be honest here: I had a solid half of a new post written about how to get out of the rut of wearing heavy sweaters and boots every single day during the winter, as I have been known to do. However, due to the fact that we haven’t seen double digits around here since the beginning of the week and the windchill is well below zero, I decided to write something different. Because if it’s going to be so bitter, bitter cold outside, then I’m going to wear sweaters and boots. And you probably should too. That aside, here are 5 ways to make your winter outfit just a little more trendy. Each reason is specific to cold weather, which I did intentionally because winter happens to be my least favorite season and I’m trying to look at the bright side (ironic when the sun never comes out?). Anyways! Here they are:
1. Boot socks. These keep your toes warm while adding a touch of cuteness to your boots. Choose a textured pair that is a couple inches taller than your boots. If they’re longer than that, fold or scrunch them down so that they don’t go too high.
2. Blanket scarves. I didn’t specifically mention these in my last post about scarves, but they deserve a mention. They are a hot commodity this season – especially in plaid and worn more like a blanket than a scarf. Like boot socks, these are also practical and help to keep you warm. Choose a bright plaid print and drape it loosely over your coat.
3. Dark nail polish. I love to wear deep, dark polish in the winter because it’s trendy but still professional. Deep purples, browns, and reds are alternatives if you’d rather not go straight black.
4. Leather gloves. Ironic that I choose gloves to be right after nail polish? Well, for when you need to wear gloves outside and don’t want a whole lot of bulk, leather gloves are the best option. They give off a polished look and can easily be worn with both dressy and casual outfits. For added warmth, choose a pair that’s lined.
5. Oversized handbags. Lately, I’ve been wearing my heavy snow boots to work and bringing a pair of flats to wear while I’m inside. And, it’s given me a reason to use some of my larger bags that I don’t use as often as purses. Whether your reason is the same as mine or you have other winter accessories to tote around, winter is the perfect time to break out bigger bags.