As we have mentioned many, many times on this little blog of ours, Winter is really not our favorite time of year. And while there are many, many (MANY) reasons for this lack of love between Winter and ourselves, one not so small one is the fact that every time we force ourselves to change out of our sweats and into something halfway decent (which is a rare occasion deserving of note), that cute outfit is immediately covered up by layers upon layers of coats, hats and gloves.
Well we here at FBC refuse to accept that you cannot be warm and fashionable at the same time. We shall rise above this silly notion and instead, we shall bundle like Eskimos with style. Don’t believe us? Check out a few ideas we have put together that prove wearing 15 layers of clothes is the new sexy!
G.O.A.T Coats: While we all know that a warm coat in a neutral color is guaranteed to last season to season, I find that sometimes adding some personality to your coat choice can make having to wear it for 4 straight months just a bit more fun. Try a bold color or a fun pattern, or if that’s a bit too much for you, look for cute details or a touch of faux fur. Look, to keep you warm, this thing is going to have to cover you from head to toe, you may as well enjoy the way it looks while you shiver beneath it!
A Jacket of All Trades: I know we can all agree more is more when it comes to winter coats, but you may be surprised how cozy your favorite jacket can be with the right layers. Why not mix it up a little by pairing your snuggliest sweater with your favorite leather or suede jacket and a warm blanket scarf. I would recommend saving this for the days when the wind chill is a bit over negative one million (so…April?), but it’s definitely a fun way to add a bit of variety to your outerwear.
It’s A Wrap: As much as I might want to, it is hard to make an argument that one needs to own a different fun and stylish coat for every day of the week. But you know what you can own tons and tons of? SCARVES! They are the perfect way to add a bit of variety to your look without having to put on that addition to your coat closet. Try a long knit for those extra chilly days, add some pops of color to fight those Winter drearies, or even wrap up in some luxurious faux fur when you feel your look needs a touch of glam. With scarves this cute, you really won’t care that you’re rocking the same coat under each one.
On A Whimsy: OK, so you have your coat, you have your scarf, you are looking fly…but you’re still just feeling a bit blah about the whole going out into the frozen tundra thing. So why not add a little bit of flair? No one can be blue when sporting this flirty little beanie or these cute as a button mittens. And hey, just because it’s cold doesn’t mean the sun isn’t peeking through the clouds, why not throw on a pair of sassy sunglasses to give yourself a bit of shade? And if all else fails, carry your joy around with you by grabbing your favorite bright, beautiful bag.
So if you’re feeling like this Winter has been a million years long (which, to be fair, it has been), we say why not mix things up a bit and make stepping outside just a little more appealing!