Warm & Wonderful: Dressing Tips for Cold Weather

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Cold weather can be wonderful and festive if you know how to keep warm. Keeping warm and remaining stylish doesn't have to be as challenging as you may think. Obviously, you want to maintain a certain level of style, but you also want to assure that you are not freezing. There are some simple and practical tips that will make enjoying the cold weather much easier. 

According to The Guardian, there are times you simply have to state the obvious – so here it is: short sleeves are not conducive to cold weather. This may not be as easy to warm up to as you may imagine. There will be quite a few commercials and advertisements that promote short-sleeve apparel. You will see it in droves as you enter department stores. Unless you are making off-season purchases for warmer months, you should stay away from short sleeves.

Boots: You can never go wrong with boots – there are multitudinous styles of women's boots. Find a nice set of knee high boots with a medium classic wedge heel. Make sure that they are in a classic color, such as black or brown. This will allow you to stretch the diversity of the boot – extending the number of outfits you are able to wear with them. Make sure the boots are large enough to allow you to wear a pair of warm socks.

VinceAlso add a pair of flat boots. These will work great for those long days, when you are out and about for quite a while. Don't be afraid to spend a little extra for a nice comfortable fur lined pair. Try the Vince Candice Suede Shearling Bootie that are lined with warm shearling and are very versatile. It will be worth every penny. They will last season after season. Not to mention the practicality of having a comfortable, warm boot with lots of style.

Cashmere SweatersSweaters: Make sure you have warm and stylish sweaters. If you can afford cashmere sweater, get one. The sweater will more than prove its value over the colder seasons. According to the Huffington Post, purchasing a cashmere sweater is the best winter investment that you will make. These sweaters are exceptionally warm and timelessly stylish. SINGER22 exclusive cashmere sweaters by Songbird are the perfect choice!

You should also invest in several other sweaters. In addition to be warm, sweaters are versatile, meaning that you can dress them up by wearing them with slacks or a skirt or you can dress them down by wearing them with jeans.

Jackets: There are so many different directions that you can go when it comes to jackets. According to Glamour Fashion, a fashionable quilted hunting jacket can set off the right outfit. If you don't have one readily available, they suggest substituting any type of thick jacket in hues – such as forest green, amethyst or even burgundy.

Emerson ThorpeSlacks and Trousers: The colder months are the perfect time to pull out those black or dark colored trousers. Black trousers will prove to be a very versatile element of your wardrobe. They have such range. You can wear them with your favorite court shoes or dress them down with a nice pair of flats, either way, you will find that you will get a great deal of use out of them. These Emerson Thorpe Emilia Silk Pants come in a variety of colors that will complete any outfit!

Generation LoveMake Colors Work for You: One of the most universal colors during the colder months is red. Red will definitely give your wardrobe that Christmassy vibe. The thing is that you don't have to try too hard with this. Something as simple as a scarf or a blouse will suffice. Whether you choose to use red as an accent color of your main theme, it will definitely brighten up your wardrobe. Try pairing this Generation Love Olga Plaid Top with Leather Patches with a pair of jeans and ankles booties for a laid-back look.

Avoid Capes at All Cost: Capes are simply silly. They don't provide much in the sense of style and they have an uncanny way of getting in the way. For the functionality that you lose with wearing a cape, there is simply not enough of an upside in the way of warmth to make wearing one seem sensible. There are plenty of jacket and coat combinations that you can put together that will work just as good, if not better.

The cold does not mean that you have to give up your sense of style and fashion. Stay away from capes, short sleeves and bulky attire and you should be fine.

About the Author: Jamie Mcmackin is in love with style. He often writes about beautiful and practical looks on fashion blogs.
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