3 Cute Outfits for When It’s Cold

So far, getting dressed this winter has consisted of me finding the longest, thickest, most turtleneck sweater in my closet and pairing it with pants. There’s not much else you can do with weather like this. So in an attempt to change it up and fight this winter style rut, here are three cute outfits for when it’s cold. 

Mia Embroidered Boots, $59.97
Or go to ZuLily for more sizes and a cheaper price, $49.99

I got these boots for Christmas, and I have been hesitant to wear them with all of the snow and salt. But, if you are just hopping into and out of an Uber for the night and you don’t have to worry about hiking through mountains of snow, these are a nice way to add a little color and texture to the sweater and black leggings we’ve all been living in this winter.

ASTR the Label Tie Sleeve Sweater, $19.97
(Similar Nordstrom Rack tie-sleeve sweater here and here, J.Crew tie-sleeve sweater here)
If you can’t embellish your footwear, embellish your sweater. When I first got this sweater, I thought you were supposed to tie it the way you see above, but apparently the ties are supposed to be in the front. Personally, I think it looks good either way and it’s not the only way to make your sweater game more interesting. It seems like there are an endless amount of options for sweaters. Bows, ties, fringe, pom-poms, sequins, appliques, embroidery, you name it!

Thread and Supply Wubby Fleece Pullover, $78
Though this pullover may be for when you made plans with your friends and then decided to stay at home instead because it’s just too damn cold, I still think it’s cute enough to be worn in the light of day. That is if you do decide to leave the house! The fur elevates it from an everyday pullover to something a little more special. And if you do decide to stay in, put on your leggings and slippers, grab your hot tea and just lean into it. No one will care because everyone else is just as cold.

The Western Ankle Boot

Just looking at these ankle boots, doesn’t do them justice. If I saw these in a store, I would likely pass by them without a moment’s hesitation. The cut appears to be unflattering, which might be an issue for someone on the shorter side (is this true?). However, they are starting to grow on me. Actually, I have become obsessed with them. Every time I see the boot on a blog or celeb, its rugged appeal is validated. Its not too late to buy a pair either. They can just as easily be paired with spring dresses as they can with skinny jeans or dare I say, work clothes.

1. DV by Dolce Vita (Prices vary)
2. Madewell $158.50
3. Old Navy $17.97
4. Target $34.99

Scarf weather

I had to chaperon an event for my sorority this past Sunday, and I basically was trying to go for an outfit that wasn’t going to make me look like I was trying to dress young, but at the same time, cute enough to pass as a really mature but still young-looking student—that doesn’t sound creepy. Turning 25 really makes you question your youth and vitality in comparison to 20-year-olds. They have 5 years on me. 5! So I went with something easy by re-purposing this shirt dress from summer as a top and then throwing a scarf into the mix, which is why I love scarf weather.
H&M scarf and top; American Eagle jeans; Franco Sarto boots; Silver Mine jewelry (gift)

Adding some sparkle

I have to say that the only reason I chose to wear this dress was because when I pulled it out of the recesses of my closet, I fell in love all over again with the line of sparkly rhinestones on the neckline. The tunic itself is so simple, but the thin line of rhinestones is perfectly subtle and pretty. I haven’t worn this dress in ages. It is definitely one of those items that I forget about until I find it while digging through my closet. Sometimes that’s all you need to freshen up your wardrobe for fall: a good pair of boots and an old dress—sounds like a country song!
Dress (unknown gifted); Target leggings; Franco Sarto boots; Kenneth Cole watch; Silver Mine bracelet