The gloomy winter has reared its ugly, gray head and it’s enough to make you want to curl up in bed and practice your sick voice for calling off work/school and obligatory get-togethers. The winter blahs might make you want to throw on sweatpants and UGG boots every day. But just because Mother Nature ain’t lookin’ so fly doesn’t mean you have to walk around looking like a hot mess. Contrary to popular opinion, it’s not illegal to wear bright colors during the winter. Here are easy Fashion Fixes for Winter you can do actually to look more attractive and smart!
The perfect last-minute addition to a boring black coat or oversized beige cardigan, multicolored scarves can seriously make your outfit. Not to mention, they’re a subtler approach to the whole bright colors thing, for those days you aren’t feeling so bold. Aerie has a beautiful collection of colorful scarves right now for a classy feminine look. Fashion source Wendy’s Lookbook has an informative YouTube video of 25 ways to wear a scarf, so you can ditch boring knots.
Tights and Knee Socks
When you feel like getting in touch with your feminine side, bust out your skirts and dresses from warmer seasons to freshen up your look. But since you can’t go out bare-legged in the cold (or with those ghostly white calves), pull on some patterned tights for a splash of color. If you’re looking for a really creative collection of leggings and tights, definitely check out Romwe’s selection. For some hot knee socks? Duh, American Apparel. P.S., maroon is the color this season. Meanwhile, consider replenishing your coordinating wardrobe with Target dresses in more winter-approved styles like sweater dresses and holiday-ready beaded beauties.
To get through the fall and winter seasons, you need at least 10 different-colored blazers. OK, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but the point is that blazers are warm, classy and adaptable to basically any outfit. For a special occasion or work-appropriate blazer, look through BCBG Max Azria’s most recent collection. These styles are perfect for a mix of the pretty and preppy look. If you’re looking for something a little saucier, Nasty Gal has an awesome collection of novelty blazers. Check out styles and fashionable clothing for different shaped and size women.
Don’t neglect your bling just because it might spend some time tucked under your coat or earmuffs. Put on a pair of dangling earrings with an oversized cardigan to get a bohemian look. Lucky Brand has an awesome selection of hippie-friendly earrings. You can also go all out with your bling by rocking a one-of-kind statement necklace from Etsy. Pearls are a classic necklace choice for the winter, but who said you had to stick with white? Try a light pink shade of pearls for a day look and a more exotic plum hue for nighttime mischief.
Most girls go for traditional brown and black boots. Bor-ing. Sure, it’s good to have the basics around for matching efficiency, but you can still sass it up with some special pairs too. Rock some red sequin UGG boots to bring in the holiday spirit in a cozy new way. Or, get in touch with your punk side on snowier days with a pair of floral Doc Martens. Just make sure to complement them with a fierce denim jacket. See the motorcycle fashion ideas as well.