How to Stay Warm and Look Fashionable

You have to keep warm in the winter, but you don't have to look like a snowman to do it.


  • TIP: Guard against overly wild or flashy patterns and unmatchable colors, and resist the urge to pile on thickness.
  • Step 1: Opt for thin and long looks on top or bottom to draw the eye away from the heavier aspects of the wardrobe. Using a cropped jacket, or tights with tall boots to balance your look.
  • Step 2: Choose a long, comfortable scarf made of cashmere or another material that's not too bulky. Top it off with a knitted wool or fleece beret. It may be cold, but you're smokin'!
  • FACT: In 2008, out of the 22,000 fashion designers in the United States; around half were self-employed.
  • Step 3: Add accessories like a luxurious cashmere scarf, fur-lined gloves, and big, bold jewelry. Experiment with a fashionable fur trapper, offsetting the rose in the cheeks.
  • Step 4: Select a lightweight coat with a tailored waist to reduce a heavy appearance.
  • Step 5: Layer with light wools, like turtlenecks that go with slim jersey dresses and pants. Wear silk hosiery in matte colors if you don't wear long underwear, and add pumps.
  • TIP: If weather varies at different times of day, favor removable color-coordinated layers for flexibility.
  • Step 6: Wear stylish leather instead of suede boots in the slush, with flat rubber soles to grip on the ice. Try fur-lined ones with a dress.
  • Step 7: Build a foundation of breathable undergarments, silks, and cottons that feel soft against the skin. Silk long underwear will help keep you warm without being bulky underneath your favorite clothes.

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