How to Stay Warm AND Stylish

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Okay, so everyone’s making fun of Atlanta for our little snow day slip-up. But you know what? It was freezing, and people everywhere were piling on the coats, scarves and hats in an attempt to stay a little toasty. Now that we’re finally used to this weather, though, are you hoping to maintain your fashion cred while still bundling up? It’s not as hard as you’d think.

Wear jeggings.
Wait! Don’t close this article! I swear, not all jeggings look fake and ridiculous – Check out H&M for some super authentic ones. However, my reasoning isn’t purely aesthetic. It’s easy to pull stretchy jeans over black leggings, so you have an extra layer of warmth.

H&M jeggings

Find the perfect quirky sweater.
If you’re the type that loves a classic knit sweater, then rock it and don’t look back. But I’m fonder of a fun Adventure Time sweater or one with a silly word or phrase. Don’t lose your personality under all those layers! Stores like TopShop are loaded with the kind of sweaters that dreams are made of.

TopShop sweater

TopShop sweater

Buy a trendy coat.
Take a break from your typical pea coat. Right now I’m loving plush army green coats, especially ones with details like leather sleeves or a fur hood. Or, if you’ve got a more classic style, try a trench coat or even a cape. The idea is to broaden your jacket horizons – you can do it!

Forever 21 coat

Tuck into some boots.
Slip your feet into some fuzzy socks, pull them up over your jeans, and enjoy the ease of putting on boots. Seriously, any kind works: riding, combat, sexy booties. Even some edgy sneaker wedges will keep you snug – they’re usually extra padded for extra attitude, and designers like Jeffrey Campbell have some that go beyond punk.

Jeffrey Campbell Sneaker Wedge

…and don’t forget accessories!

Yeah, yeah, we’ve all seen about a thousand beanies and infinity scarves. These days, though, retailers are upping the basics with funky studs and hip patterns. And who couldn’t use an awesome pair of gloves with text-ready finger pads? Finally, don’t forget jewelry. A bright pair of earrings will remind you that, yes, spring will come!

ASOS beanie

Anthropologie earrings

 

Kate Foster is a hodgepodge of seemingly unrelated titles: writer. Blogger. Beauty and fashion junkie. Cat devotee. Art history buff. Harry Potter nerd. Cheesy 90's television fan. Sometimes-gamer. Seasonal sculptor. Mostly she’s a music enthusiast. While her heart and soul belong to 50's and 60's crooners like Etta James, Sam Cooke and Elvis Presley, one shouldn’t be surprised to find her listening to Lady Gaga or Jay-Z. Most days, though, she’s in an indie-punk mood somewhere in between - she counts the Pixies, the White Stripes, M83, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs as a few of her favorites. And while you’ll typically see her bobbing her head calmly at concerts, occasionally she pulls out all the stops for bands like the Black Lips. She treasures her bruises like a child. After graduating from the University of Georgia with degrees in Journalism and Art History, Kate aspires to move to New York City. There, she hopes to continue to write. She also plans on pretending to understand the art at MoMA and stuffing her face with cronuts and one dollar pizza. Kate’s heroes range from Oscar de la Renta and Mindy Kaling to Ernest Hemingway and Rupert Giles. She practically inhales iced coffee on a daily basis. Her favorite color is yellow, and like Buddy the Elf, she considers candy a major food group. She has dreams almost every night involving the coolest architecture and interior design, and has no idea what it means. Seriously, what does that mean?!

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