Don't let winter weather turn you into a frump. Follow these tips to look fabulous without risking frostbite.
Step 1: Moisturize your skin If winter weather makes your dry skin even drier, use an oil-based moisturizer, which helps skin retain moisture better than a cream or lotion. In the ingredients, look for non-clogging oil -- like avocado, mineral, primrose, or almond -- so it doesn't block your pores.
TIP: For oily or acne-prone skin, stick to a water-based moisturizer.
Step 2: Go for layers To keep warm while still looking stylish, layer cotton or jersey knit tops under fitted sweaters. And invest in cashmere -- it's eight times warmer than sheep's wool yet much lighter, making it the go-to fabric for those who know how to look hot.
Step 3: Add a boot Boost your outfit's sex appeal with the right pair of boots. Knee-length styles elongate legs, and there's nothing sexier than above-the-knee boots if you can rock them. Avoid mid-calf boots, which cut the line of your leg.
Step 4: Avoid hat hair Avoid hat hair. If your hair is long, twist it into a high bun and secure it at the crown of your head before putting on your hat. If it's short, push it back and comb it against the way it usually falls. Either way, it will spring back to life when you remove your hat. There's no point in knowing how to look hot if a bad hair day is going to ruin it!
TIP: To tame flyaway hair, rub a drop of olive or safflower oil in your palms and then run your fingers through your hair.
Step 5: Accessorize Accessorize with hats, scarves, and gloves in sassy animal prints and sexy fabrics like leather and suede. Now that you know how to look lot when it's cold outside, get outdoors and start strutting your stuff!
FACT: Though drinking alcohol may temporarily warm you by moving blood closer to your skin, it actually lowers your core body heat, leaving you even more sensitive to the cold.