For me, cozy winter style is all about sweaters. There is just nothing more comfortable. Actually, that was one of my favorite things about living in San Francisco ... I could wear sweaters year round!
Here in New York, it's a different story, so I try to get as much mileage out of my favorite sweaters during these cold months. My winter "uniform" is pretty straight forward:
sweater + skinny jeans + boots + accessories
Please excuse my blurry face! These outfit photos are always a challenge. I was really tired looking, so maybe it's better this way ... ha ha!
Anyway, this is one of my current favorite outfits. I got this sweater on super sale right before Christmas (sadly sold out now), and it's turned out to be a great buy.
It looks great paired with skinny jeans, and I especially like this colored pair. New Yorkers tend to wear all black in winter, but I prefer to combat dreary weather with a little color. This cozy winter style is perfect for a casual work environment, too.
Here are two variations on my winter uniform that I'm loving:
Skinny Jeans: Update your everyday "blue" jeans by switching to gray! These !IT Collective 'Lauren' Stretch Skinny Jeans are an on trend basic that will go with everything in your closet.
Boots: Booties can be worn from fall through spring, making them a wise investment. I love these strappy Clarks Spye Belle Boots, and you know they'll be wonderfully comfy since they're from Clarks!
Accessories: So far, this outfit is fairly basic, and that's where the accessories come in. First of all, how cute is this Love 21 Paneled Faux Fur Vest?!? It will add instant style, plus added warmth, to your outfit. This Fringed Faux Stone Necklace - an awesome buy at under $10! - will look great peeking out from under the cowl. Keep the rest of your jewelry simple. I'd wear these Henri Bendel no. 7 Stud Earrings and a simple Hammered Cuff Bracelet. Finally, every outfit needs a great bag, and I can't think of a better one than this Henri Bendel Whitney Lizard Messenger!
Here's another cozy winter style you'll love:
Sweater: I try to buy one or two cashmere sweaters each year. They're pricey, but with a little care, they'll last for years. Plus, there's nothing more comfortable. This Halogen Cashmere V-Neck Sweater is actually really affordable, and the pretty colors will brighten up the darkest day. Layer it over a button down; I like this faded Halogen Long Sleeve Chambray Shirt. If it's a seriously cold day, add a tank for extra warmth, too. These Sonoma Life + Style Everyday Tanks are THE BEST. I wear them with everything.
Skinny Jeans: The perfect pair of black jeans goes with anything and make you look slimmer to boot! These Paige 'Hoxton' High Rise Ultra Skinny Stretch Jeans (say that five times fast!) are a classic, plus the price can't be beat for premium denim.
Boots: If you've ever admired Stuart Weitzman's pricey '5050' Boots, then these Seychelles 'Abroad' Boots are an affordable alternative! This streamlined style is an easy way to pull off an above-the-knee style, and you'll legs will look a mile long.
Accessories: Again, so far this outfit is kind of boring, so don't skip the add ons! Wrap your neck in something colorful, like this Farigaig Scarf. The pretty colors are guaranteed to wake up dull winter skin. The scarf is your statement piece, so keep your jewelry simple. I'd wear a pair of unique studs (like these Alex and Ani Endless Knot Post Earrings), a simple bracelet (I love this Henri Bendel Screw You Baby Cuff), and a pretty set of rings (Forever 21's Faux Stone and Etched Leaf Ring Set is cute and cheap!). Don't forget a gorgeous bag. This Henri Bendel A-List Barrel is a showstopper!
What is your winter "uniform"?
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