Let it snow!...AKA Oh S#!T, this again?!
Let's start with the basics. For me, I am not one for flats. If I wear jeans, they always drag on the ground. My solution? A furry boot with a slight wedge heel that has a whole lot of function and more than a dash of form. I bought these last year and they were extremely comfy as well as warm...and looked adorable with opaque tights and a wool mini:
|Sporto Kristen Boots- $50 @ Famous Footwear|
Ok. I LOVE wearing tights with a dress as opposed to pants, mainly because after having a baby your weight yo-yos like a Duncan on speed and dresses are more adaptable. The biggest issue in winter is that there are a small number of choices out there that won't leave your legs frostbitten. I did find a pair of tights that do the trick:
|Warm Regards Tights- $12 @ Francesca's Collections|
Again, I am going to recommend the long, down belted coat in order to avoid the marshmallow/post-holiday bloat look. I have a similar coat to this and LOVE wearing it. The white is a little risque with a little one (and mid-west slush) but it is such a refreshing change from black! Check out T.J. Maxx; they usually have a fabulous selection of LAUNDRY coats at excellent prices. You can also go the North Face route if looking to REALLY stay warm.
|Belted Down Coat- Laundry by Shelli Segal (around $200 in dept. stores)|
Not going to lie- on the hat, I usually go for the look as opposed to how warm it is. My sister got me an adorable one for Christmas that I wear even when it isn't needed...usually because I didn't feel like doing my hair that day (such a bonus of head wear!). This type of hat also doesn't give you crazy hair when you pull it off.
|Wool-Blend Fisherman's Cap- $24.99 @ Ralph Lauren|
2 schools of thought- One being I don't care if my fingertips freeze, and Two being I would like to actually be able to feel my fingertips. Fingerless gloves seem to be everywhere- designers from Kate Spade to Michael Kors have come out with their own twist. Me personally? I wear gloves for a reason, and that is to stay warm. Here are two options for whatever you prefer; one being a flip top model, and the other a brave, straight-up fingerless one.
|Fair Isle Convertible Gloves- $12 @ Woolrich.com|
|My Name is Pearl Fingerless Gloves- $37.99 @ modcloth.com|