You shovel the driveway, heat up your car, take a warm shower, and try to make it to work.
Yet, the last thing a lot of us think of during a snowstorm is looking stylish and dressing up nicely. Don’t blame the bad weather on that mis-matched outfit. Plenty of us do, but it is no excuse.
Take for example, this outfit, spotted in Ann Arbor. It matches, but shows no effort for style. It does not look warm either.
How can we dress stylish, yet stay practical and warm too? There are plenty of ways thanks to great companies like North Face & Sorel. If all else fails, put on a pair of their boots and you should get a fashion points for the day.
The easiest way to spice up your winter outdoor look is to accessorize.
180′s allow you to wear them on your ears, hide headphones in them (for a commute), and then collapse them into a fold and put them in your pocket for storage. They come in a lot of color and material options too, and keep your ears toasty.
A scarf can class up your look too. To make your scarf knot look different, try some tips in the do-it yourself video below. Girls, the same goes for you. Scarves are an excellent accessory for the snow.
Good designer scarves for guys include these from: Burberry, Gucci, & if you are into cars, Ferrari
…and some others from: Casual Male & American Eagle.
The coolest rugged guy look right now is a plaid flannel long sleeve button down with a puffy vest. A puffy vest is warm and paired with the right jeans, it can look super trendy. If you want to find a bright color for your puffy vest look, go to Land’s End.
Take two minutes and make sure you have the right color palette on. Most girls try and stick with the basics: black or brown, or don’t look in the mirror before leaving the house to see that one color looks odd after adding your coat to the mix. The best idea is to spice up your look with some color, and stay in the right shade group while doing it.
This Kors coat is the perfect color orange to wear with brown or khaki pants, and brown or tan boots.
Just make sure you match with this shade association rule in mind.
Wear black and gray accessories with: green, blue, purple, red, and silver coats (or vice versa).
Wear brown and tan accessories with: orange, yellow, white, and gold coats (or vice versa).
If you have trouble with this: keep a color chart in your dresser so you can check before you leave each day.
If you must wear all black, make sure to wear killer cute boots, or a dramatic pair of earrings to keep your look fabulous. If you add-on correctly, you will stand out in the crowd.
Take this snow look I have on for example. The boots wedge bottom keeps my feet high and dry. The coat is layered with a sweater underneath it and an animal print fleece scarf in gray to make sure no cold air gets in.
I am wearing in this photo:
Fleece Print Scarf: Etsy.com $20
La Nouvelle Renaissance Ruffled Wool Coat, Kohl’s, $120
H&M Black Skinny Pant: $20, in stores.
Velvet Ruched Long Fleece lined gloves: $12.47
BCBG Tall Wedge Jo Boot: $65 – these have a non-slip bottom and are great for walking in multiple layers of snow.
For more cute coats, go here.