There are no two ways about it; winter is here. The weather is freezing, and sadly, it’s only going to get colder. For us fashion lovers, the cold weather can sometimes seem like a real problem as it can affect our sense of style. Or at least, it seems like it can.
Let’s be honest about it, no one wants to shelve their fave outfits for boring jumpers and clumpy winter boots. However, just because the weather’s turned a little chilly, that doesn’t mean that we have to resign ourselves to a season without style. Oh no, the cold weather doesn’t mean that we can’t look chic. It simply means that we have to be more creative when it comes to our fashion, that’s all.

Even in the midst of winter, being stylish is possible. Here are a few tips and tricks for looking chic, even in freezing weather.

1. Layer up

Every winter laying becomes a fashion essential, if you’re not already doing it, you should be. The reason that layering makes a comeback almost every year is simple; it’s an effective way to dress stylishly and keep warm.

So if you want to stay warm and still look good, start piling on the layers. Getting to grips with layering can be a little tricky at first. However, once you get the hang of it, it’s easy. For instance, the perfect combo for a cold day consists of a vest top, a long-sleeved t-shirt, a sweater, and a coat. Wear all this and you’ll keep yourself lovely and toasty. As will your fave dress paired with thick leggings, a long-sleeve t-shirt (worn underneath), a cardigan, and a jacket.

Need to give your winter wardrobe an update – you can buy trendy clothes online. When picking new items, invest in knitwear – a winter staple, like cardigans and chunky knit jumpers. Knitwear not only keeps you lovely and warm but can also be chic and stylish, if you pick the right pieces, that is.

2. Accessorize

When it comes to winter fashion, accessories are everything. If you feel that your winter wardrobe lacks a little something, the chances are that you’re in need of a few new accessories.

Scarves are a winter must-have, every gal needs, at least, three designs to swap between. While you might be happy with one scarf, there’s only so many times you can wear the same design. That’s why, you need at least three scarves so that you can mix things up.

Treat yourself to the winter hat of your dreams. When it comes to winter style, the right hat can add a little extra something to any look. If you want to be able to pair your hat with any outfit, opt for a neutral color. Designs with fur faux trim or pom poms are really in right now, so if you can, treat yourself to one of these.

3. Style your winter footwear

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that your winter footwear has to be clunky and unstylish, as that’s not the case. In the winter, the boots that you choose really do affect your look. That’s why, it’s essential to be choosy about the boots that you opt for.

Have a stylish pair of beautiful knee-high ankle boots – pair them with a cute dress and leggings. Got stunning ankle boots that you want to show off – team them with your fave pair of skinnies and a cable knit jumper. If the weather is too bad for normal boots and your only option is snow boots, don’t stress. Instead, team them with a killer outfit to give your look extra style.

So there you have it, how to do winter in style. Take note of these tips and you can dress to impress even in the coldest weather.

This is an excerpt from the article Dress To Impress, Even In Freezing Weather which originally appeared on Erika is Little.