Dressing for warmth while remaining stylish can be a challenge. Oftentimes in the winter I find myself reaching for the same uniform every day - jeans, boots, sweater. But there are easy ways to spice up your typical cold-weather look. Kick your winter rut to the curb and hit refresh with these style techniques.
Keep your color palette clean and bright. Think: grey shades, creams, medium-to-light denim, and gold to make it all pop.
As of late, grey has evolved into my favorite neutral. It's fresh and versatile and serves as a chic alternative to black or white. This grey Brahmin bag goes with everything in my closet and never fails to elevate any look - even a simple sweater and jeans. Never underestimate the style power of a well-strucuted, timeless bag.
To compliment the grey tones I've got going on, I opted for a cream, knit beanie. I've been loving beanies lately and this one effortlessly brightens up my winter wardrobe. I chose to wear mine with pearls for a touch of light elegance.
Mix gold and silver for a modern take on layering. The more metal the merrier!
Team a unique statement necklace with an otherwise plain sweater for an unexpected twist - even better if the piece adds a touch of color.
The ultimate from-now-'til-summer pant, the slim boyfriend jean, returns for 2015. Wear yours with everything from flowy tunics, cozy sweaters, and structured blouses. A touch of distress makes this pair incredibly current. I love cuffing mine and pairing with booties for this time of year.
Photos by Dan Harper
[sweater: Gap, jeans: Gap, beanie: Ann Taylor, booties: Sam Edelman, purse: Brahmin, necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane, earrings: fine jewelry, bangles: Kate Spade, gold chain bracelet: Stella & Dot]
A grey-centered ensemble is more exciting than it may sound. Incorporate statement jewelry, mixed metals, a classic bag, current denim, and chic heels for a refreshed winter look that's all your own.
It's hard to miss my bright red hands and chilled nose in these photos. I have to be honest, I was freezing! The temps dropped below zero this day, but I sucked it up for 15 minutes for the sake of my blog. Sometimes the show must go on! However, after these shots were taken I immediately reached for my coat and gloves.