As a Canadian prairie girl, I know a thing or two about dressing for cold weather. For the majority of the winter, Manitobans are bundled up for frigid temperatures that often dip as low as -40 degrees. While you will quickly learn how many layers are necessary to survive the freezing temperatures, the thing that no one teaches you is how to look cute while staying warm. Today I’m sharing my tips for how to look cute in winter weather.
How to keep warm and look good in winter:
1. Wear thin layers
Successful winter dressing is all about layering. Not only does layering help keep you comfortable and warm but it also makes you look more put together. The key to layering without adding bulk is thin layers. Add a chiffon blouse under a sweater then layer a jacket on top. You can even take it one step further and drape a cape or coat over your shoulders for extra warmth.
2. Roll up your sleeves
I love a cozy oversized sweater as much as any Canadian girl, but all that thick wool can overwhelm a small frame. When wearing big sweaters, rolling up the sleeves is an easy fix to show a little more of your shape.
3. Add accessories
Winter gives you and opportunity to add tons of fun new accessory options. Beyond basic jewellery and shoes, you can add cozy scarves, hats and gloves. While you want your outerwear to be complimentary, everything does not have to match exactly. I usually like to have two of my winter accessories be matching pieces with the third item being a complimentary colour or pattern. For example a matching hat and glove set work well with a patterned scarf that incorporates colours within the same palate.
4. Tuck it in
While we are talking about our favourite comfy knit sweaters, I have one more tip for you all. If you are wearing a longer sweater, try tucking it into your pants with a cute belt. The belt will add an extra design element to your look and tucking it in will help show off your shape.
I hope these tips were helpful to you guys! Let me know in the comments any tricks you have for looking good in winter clothings.
Outfit details: Black leather ankle boots. Plaid circle skirt. Dusty rose knit sweater. Camel wool coat (last seen here, similar here). Polka dot tights (similar).