It’s in the teens here in Boston..yup, cold enough! The key to dressing for work on days like this is to layer up. A warm coat, hat, gloves, warm shoes and scarf are necessary, especially if you take public transportation. But once you’re on the train, bus or at your office, you’ll (hopefully) get a blast of heat and need to cool down. Here are some layered outfits to stay warm and cute at work!
Which is your fav?
I love skinny belts. They are a great accessory for any one because when worn around the waist, they flatter any body type especially when wearing bulky winter clothes. Here are two ways I wore a skinny belt to work recently:
1) Skinny belt with a slouchy sweater – usually I wear this sweater with a pair of jeans. I love the shape of it and it’s warm (I got it from ASOS last year). This time I tried bringing some structure to the sweater by wrapping a skinny belt around it and I liked the result!
2) Skinny belt with a blouse – This polka dot shirt was a Marshalls find. It’s not a fitted shirt at all so I like wearing it with a skinny belt to add some shape to it. Similar to this outfit, I also love a skinny belt to bring shape to a flowy dress.
How do you wear skinny belts?
PS – I have a small waist so it’s been tough finding a belt that fits without a lot of extra belt hanging off. All of my skinny belts are from Forever 21 because they are the only place I’ve found that has XS belts.
Pippa Middleton has a real job. ”Real job” meaning she has a job just like any of us working as a party planner. Sometimes I forget that since we see pictures of her just as much as we do actresses or models. Anyway, here is one of her outfits that is perfect for the winter/fall (and happens to be my favorite type of combination for work – it’s comfortable and stylish):
(image from Instyle.com)
What makes this great is that this layered look is a way for you to wear your summer/spring dresses into the colder months. Bright prints and floral work year round as long as you pair them with a dark color cardigan and tights. You can then accessorize with a skinny belt, bag and boots just like Pippa!
What do you wear to work? Send me a picture! 2 outfits is even better! email@example.com
I’ve been looking for a pair of everyday winter boots. I had a gray pair last year that I got at DSW that worked for the season, but didn’t make it through the winter. I ended wearing them so much they got a whole in the heel, which wasn’t helpful when walking through snow. So I got a Toms catalog in the mail the other day and saw some cute fleece/faux fur lined boots that they said are warm, so I thought I’d give them a try!
I’ve worn these once so far and they are warm. I’m a little hesitant to believe they’ll last through walks in the snow and sand through the winter.. so we’ll see!
figuring out how to dress in the winter while staying stylish is a challenge, especially for those in areas of the world where snow and wind and freezing temperatures make you want to bundle up as much as possible. but, take some tips here from stylish celebs on how to look good and stay warm.
- black and blue coat
- 3/4 quarter sleeve coat with sweater underneath
- leather fingerless gloves
- knit hat
- camel coat with cable knit sleeves
- burnt orange knit scarf
- tights and heeled oxford shoes
- black and white checkered coat
- black lace tights
- knit hat
tip #1 is to pick one statement accessory. did you find a cute hat that keeps you warm and doesn’t mess up your hair? did you receive an eye-catching hand woven scarf? wear that statement accessory confidently and pair it with neutrals, like a black hat or gray gloves.
and if you don’t have a statement accessory, check out the family-run business of FutureCraft. they make hand woven scarves and hats in beautiful designs and prints.
and for tips #2 and #3 on how to stay stylish in the winter..check out my article on the Examiner. com. i’m now a boston fashion and style examiner. :) let me know what you think!
it’s winter sale season – yay! that means not feeling so guilty about a shopping splurge at your favorite store and it means the beginning of gearing up for spring..and warm weather. here are some items on sale from some of my favorite independent designers – clothes from the super stylish Erika Hendrix and Built by Wendy and from organic and sustainable designers Stewart + Brown and Elroy. happy shopping!