There’s nothing more unbearable than dressing for a frigid winter morning. If you didn’t plan out your outfit the night before, it’s easy to slip into the same three pieces you’ve been wearing all season long: a black sweater, black high-waisted skinny jeans, and black boots. Breathe new life into your old winter items by reworking those pieces into a completely new outfit.
There’s no avoiding layers if you want to stay warm. Fashion-girls start with a leopard coat, below that, a leather jacket or checked blazer to contrast the animal print. One more layer down, you’ve got a cashmere or wool sweater paired with a skirt. Ankle boots and tights make for the perfect finishing touches.
For those still in denial that summer is truly over, a fun floral puffer might ease your pain. It’s such a statement piece that you can go subtle with your other items, like black skinny jeans and Converse kicks. A white crossbody bag completes your street style–worthy #OOTD.
Stand out in a sea of black coats with a metallic jacket. This season you’ll find the colour splashed on shearling outerwear and puffers, giving you plenty of opportunities to shine—literally. Style your outfit with an all-black ensemble consisting of a hoodie and skinny jeans. You don’t need to over accessorize in this case, sneaks and a chic bag will do.
There’s no rule that says you can’t wear springtime colours in the winter. Build an outfit around a pastel-coloured coat (winter blues, anyone?), matching your earrings and shoes to your outerwear. If you’re feeling brave, tuck your sweater into a leather miniskirt sans tights. Bonus: The pastel coat transitions seamlessly from winter to spring.
Knit pants have the comfort of sweats, but a more elevated finish. Opt for similarly coloured separates to create a matching set. Then, throw on an oversize blazer and swap your couch slippers for a pair of sock boots. The ensemble looks smart and sophisticated, while remaining as comfy as PJs. Sunglasses optional.