Winter Fashion: Chic Ways to Style Warm Clothes

Winter Fashion: Chic Ways to Style Warm Clothes

Take it from front row denizen Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert: a snowy white backdrop is the perfect excuse to rock in-your-face, Barbie-approved colors. (The more you resemble the star of an early aughts Doublemint gum commercial, the better.) Also, match your neck bandana to your unabashedly bright sweater.

Bundling up in style is the ultimate winter fashion conundrum. Once the temperature drops, the last thing you want to think about is what’s “trending.” And drop it has. In case you haven’t gotten the memo, felt the sub-zero chill or seen President Trump’s latest global-warming-denouncing tweet, it’s shaping up to be an especially cold one.

Still, we beg of you: stay cozy, but don’t resign yourself to a life of thermal leggings and duck boots. As temperatures plunge to the single digits, we’re sharing some of our own best-kept seasonal — and sartorial — secrets. Call it a winter fashion advisory.

Seeing as it’s freezing outside, why not wear your best blanket as a scarf? Add some warmth to your outfit with an earful of tropical-themed jewelry? Try out some Demna Gvasalia-worthy, anything-goes layering tricks? (For instance, wear a crewneck tee over a flannel over a hoodie. Strangely, it works.)

All this to say, there are plenty of ways to look cool and stay warm. (Moncler bubble suit, anyone?) Jokes aside, click through the slideshow above for 20 chic, wearable ways to master winter fashion. Then go forth and carpe the cold-ass diem.

For a look that's oh-so-now, team a dual-personality sweater with shoulder-grazing earrings.

Say no to hat hair and hiding your 'do. Giant earmuffs let you showcase your sleek center part, cool-girl zigzag or intricate braids without losing your extremities to frostbite.

Make your footwear pop. Polish off head-to-toe black with winter white booties. (No need to look fatalistic — add some cheer with winter florals.)

Trick your lobes, heart, mind and outfit into thinking it's summer with flowery statement jewelry, like these pieces 

Let your eyes be the windows to your bundled-up soul. Team bold eyeliner with equally daring sunnies.

A striped scarf presents the perfect opportunity for print mixing. For more ways to wear a scarf, check out these next-level scarf ideas.

by Cornelia Tai

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