What to Wear When It's Freezing Cold Outside
Behold, winter outfit inspiration from Paris.
It's challenging to look stylish and stay warm this time of year. The novelty of boots, coats and sweaters begins to wan at the start of February. Creativity levels drop and outfit laziness sky-rockets. To cure the winter style blues, I rounded up inspiring outfits spotted during Paris Haute Couture fashion week.
Consider this a breath of fresh air for your closet.
What better way to enliven your wardrobe than with a pastel pink coat and bedazzled Western-style boots?
If you must wear a puffer coat this winter, artfully arrange it, like so, for a cool, avant garde look. Channel Camille Charriere's undone vibe by pairing a down coat with raw hem jeans.
Is it just me or are Mondays even worse in February? To make them slightly more bearable, wear something fun and unique, like these silver trousers.
You've heard it before, but, yes, winter whites are a thing, and it's time we all got on board. After all, what's more chic than a white fur coat?
Totally over tights? Throw caution to the wind, and don a calf-length skirt instead. Layer up on top for extra warmth. A silky scarf protects your neck against Arctic breezes while adding classic Parisian style at the same time.
Who says outerwear has to be boring? Since we all live in coats for at least four months out of the year, you might as well invest in a cute one. (Specifically, a pink faux-fur jacket).
Or, if a new fur coat isn't in the budget, borrow a camoflauge-print jacket from your boyfriend/brother/cousin-who-hunts. The oversized fit gives off an effortless vibe.
Don't wear a black matching set when you can wear a purple one! Adding color to your outfits improves mood, productivity* and confidence. (*not scientifically proven)
Case #4605 to purchase a statement coat. How can you not be happy in an embroidered jacket reminsicent of your grandmother's comfiest chair?
Velvet and fur, people. It's the combination of the season and the easiest way to achieve a luxe look without trying hard at all.
This looks like an ordinary wool camel coat, but the dip-dyed black sleeves and hem make it more fashion-forward.
Got cold feet about wearing heels in winter? Just add glittery socks, duh. Corporate dress code stifiling your outfit creativity? Opt for a red sweater instead of a black one to pair with check trousers. (Slightly undone hair encouraged, but not required.)
The only surefire way to make it through the last leg of winter without burning all of your sweaters is to have fun! Experiment with weird colors and prints. Throw a down or fur jacket over everything. Dare to pair unexpected pieces together. We will survive this.
See ya in March.