Warm, Functional Style Tips for Winter

As the nerdiest of your friends might say: winter is coming. This can mean lots and lots of sweaters, scarves, and generally drowning in layers. You may feel overwhelmed in the effort to stay warm that you feel as if you have to sacrifice those cute autumnal outfits we all love so much. Fortunately, there are ways to stay cute even in the middle of winter.

Layering is Crucial

It is no surprise that layering during the colder months keeps you extra cozy. If expertly done, there is no need to sacrifice a cute outfit in the process. While layering can sometimes make you feel like a snowman, there is still plenty of potential in a heavily layered outfit.

A dress or skirt over a pair of pants, tights, or leggings can work well as long as the items do not give the look of bulkiness. A long-sleeved tee or turtleneck can be worn under a sweater, which can be worn under a denim or bomber jacket. You can also pair a great belt when everything else fails you: by doing this, your layers become irrelevant and a beautiful belt becomes the center of your outfit.

Sweaters and Pullovers

Sweaters are the best part of experiencing cold weather: the more worn, the warmer a sweater tends to be. So how can we wear these warm and cozy winter essentials without drowning in bulk? Try wearing a pencil skirt with a baggy pullover, paired with standard heels or ankle strap pumps. Pair a hoodie under a denim or team jacket, or a button-up under your favorite hand-knit sweater from Grandma. To call attention from the bulkiness of the warmest sweaters and pullovers in your wardrobe, wear them over a dress or a cute skirt with leggings or tights.

Those Minimalist Accessories

It is easier to adopt a more minimalist style during the winter months. This typically means omitting accessories unless they are crucial to the structural integrity of your outfit. Few, well-chosen accessories such as gorgeous pair of boots with a sweater and a skirt. A hat can achieve the same result: ditch the beanie and choose a black felt hat or a furry winter cap. Well-planned headwear truly make a functional cold weather outfit chic again.

Scarves, Scarves and More Scarves

Everyone who has ever lived through a snowy winter knows that scarves are important in keeping your face warm while walking outside. Still, scarves are versatile and can be worn in many different ways, which breaks up the monotony of these wintry weather essentials. Choose a bright or floral scarf to wrap around your hair as a vintage street look, or around your jacket as a belt. Scarves are not just a necessity, but can be a bold, fun addition to any look.

Don’t ditch your customized Move U sweater, hoodie, or jacket. Denim jackets can still be styled just right in order to appear just as cute in the winter as in the summer and autumn. Winter may be a tougher time for fashion, but with an attention-seeking piece such as a belt or boots, you can still be chic in the cold weather.