winter style

Winter explorations in nature leave no question: winter has its own beauty. That’s easy to forget when 99% of the time I’m in my knee-length down jacket and beat-up gray winter boots, begging the forecast to peak above 20.

While utility trumps all in unforgiving climates, there are some easy ways to enliven your winter wear. Read on to find out.

enliven your winter wardobeItem 1: A bonus coat for cute winter style

A fun coat isn’t a replacement for a really warm parka, but no one said you can’t have a bonus coat (or several). Whether it’s a pastel color like this one of mine, or a pretty pattern, an out-of-the-ordinary coat for special occasions, it can make your forget how undressy winter is. Boom, on your way to cute winter style.

105_1353 (2)Item 2: Accessories

Hats and scarves need not be neutral. Add consistency with matching accessories, or mix and match for pops of different colors.

cute winter styleItem 3: A Weatherproof Bag

A purse that can handle sleet and snow.  I don’t feel like I need to shield this faux leather bag from the elements when I’m waiting for public transportation or walking in the city.

winter coatOutfit Details

Purse – Target, may still be available in select stores.

Hat – Similar  I love how this one is accented with a brooch.

Coat – I bought this one many seasons ago. I recommend this one from Express.

Scarf – Thrifted. Similar from Burberry (splurge) and J. Crew (save! on sale too)

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