The chilly seasons are right around the corner and you know what this means – a change in wardrobe selection! If you are still not ready to give up your tank tops and sundresses in exchange for sweaters and boots, you can still use them (and your other summer pieces) simply by emulating these cute cold weather outfits.
Contrary to popular beliefs, you need not throw your summer outfits into a storage box just because autumn and winter are fast approaching. In fact, you can use these sunny staples to create cute cold weather ensembles. Take the case of Olivia Palermo below, who is rocking the streets with a stunning pair of checkered shorts – even if the rest of her outfit is monotone.
The key to staying warm in winter whilst wearing summer shorts is to make sure that rest of your body is covered. See how Olivia balanced her look with a black sweater, velvet vest, and over-the-knee boots? Remember, layering with classic cold weather staples can keep you warm even if you are wearing shorts in chilly weather.
Flirt in a Mini Skirt
Another one of the popular summer clothes that you can wear in cold weather is the mini skirt. Like the shorts, the mini skirt can spice up your attire even if the rest of your ensemble is boring and monotonous.
A vibrantly-printed skirt – like the one pictured above – is the best way to add some spice to your usual cold weather look. Notice how ‘unique’ the model looks even if she’s wearing the usual thick sweater, heavy coat, and almost-opaque tights?
Again, the key to rocking this look – sans shivering – is to layer your clothes and to keep the rest of your body covered. Remember that the mini skirt is such a statement piece that you need not put that much thought and effort into the rest of your attire.
Sexy in a Slip Dress
A slip dress is not just reserved for the bedroom (or during the summer months,) you can actually use this as the centerpiece of your cute cold weather outfits.
Since layering is the name of the game when it comes to cold weather attires, your favorite slip dress can serve as a cute outer layer (without the usual bulk.) What’s great about the slip dress is it’s not as thick or chunky as your usual dresses. Additionally, it usually comes in bright colors and printed designs – which is great if you are tired of the usual layering dresses for the cold weather.
Perhaps the best thing about the slip dress is that it can make you look sultrier (even if you’re layered up in a thick sweater and tights!) After all, most people (guys especially) think that the slip dress is just plain sexy.
The jumpsuit was one of the hottest trends of summer – and it comes as no surprise if you have 2 (3, or even more) in your closet. Although the summertime has drawn to an end, you don’t have to say goodbye to your favorite jumpsuits as you can still wear them during the cold seasons.
Like the slip dress, the jumpsuit is a great focal layering piece for cold weather attires. Such is the case of the model below, who is looking as cool as a cucumber with her blue jumpsuit.
Whereas in the summer, the jumpsuit is usually worn by itself and with strappy sandals and what not, the key to warming your attire up is to layer it with a sweater or a jacket. For footwear, go for boots and other types of closed shoes. As for the accessories, make sure to accentuate your feminine figure (which might have been distorted with all the layering) with a vivacious belt, such as the one showed above.
Sizzling in Square Pants
When one thinks of square pants, one usually thinks of humid weather and walking by the beach with a mojito in tow. But even if the sun barely shows up and the beaches are sharply cold now (your mojitos might have been replaced by blood-warming scotch by now) you can still achieve the lovely summery feeling by using square pants this cold season.
Take the case of the fashionable street urchin above, who paired her black square pants with a chunky knit sweater and white rubber shoes. While two of her items are usually worn during summer, she has managed to make it autumn/winter-friendly by pairing them with a chunky sweater.
PS: If you are worried about the cold wind freezing your ankles, you can keep them warm and nippy by wearing tights or a thick pair of socks.
To the Max(i)
Maxi skirts are not just for summer days when you’re just really lazy to shave your legs, they’re also perfect for cold days (when you’re still very lazy to shave your legs!)
Maxi skirts come in beautiful designs, as such they can liven up any dark or monotone cold weather attire. Such is the case below, where the model was able to inject some color into her otherwise tedious look with her very vibrant floral maxi skirt! Even if your cold weather wardrobe is filled with thick, boring sweaters, you can surely turn everything around with a colorful maxi skirt.
Dress Over Pants
Want to wear a dress this season, but just can’t stand the nippy temperature outside? You don’t have to shelve this outfit idea for warmer days as you can wear your favorite dress – without frostbite – simply by layering it over your pants.
Wearing your dress over your pants is one of the best fashion things since sliced bread, as it can solve a number of outfit conundrums. For one, if your tights are only limited to black, grey, and other boring colors, your red or yellow pants can inject some color into your outfit. Secondly, if tights still leave you cold, thick-fabric pants can keep your gams warm and fashionable all at the same time.
Remember: cold weather should no longer dampen your fashion spirit! All you just need to do is to follow these ideas for cute cold weather outfits. They can help you shine above the rest – even if the sun barely shines outside – guaranteed!