I recently witnessed my first snowfall when I visited Chicago a few weeks back. I have seen snow before but never experienced the beauty of snowfall. Every time I would visit a country in winter, I would miss the soft flurry flakes by a day or two. This time, luckily, my prayers were answered. Now yes, snow means picturesque photos but it also means head-freezing cold and the biggest challenge for most girls including myself is layering yourself while looking well put. If there are few things that I’ve learnt from dressing up for winter, they are :
- Get yourself good warmers which includes inner tee and leg warmers. They absorb heat and help you wear less layers. This is especially helpful if you like to dress light.
- Layering can actually be great if you know how to do it the right way. Opt for neutral coats like nude, grey, navy blue or black and pair them up with contrasting scarves. Alternatively, get furry or warm cashmere sweaters with a pop of colour to add zing to your outfit. You can also go for a thin cashmere sweater and a leather jacket on top. A good quality leather jacket goes miles in making you look stylish yet keeping you warm.
- Invest in a good overcoat. My favourite would be a nude or black. This way, you can wear a cocktail dress and stocking underneath and teem it up with a warm stylish overcoat on top to keep you warm. If you want to stand out, go for a pastel pink or red coat.
- Knee length boots can make any outfit go from drab to fab. They add a persona and spice to your outfit. Leather boots are great for snow and suede for general winter. It is a must have for every girl.
- Infinity scarves are in. Instead of going for a regular long scarf, opt for infinity scarves or simply tie the ends of your scarf and wrap it around your neck like a circle. They not only keep you warm but add a dimension to your overall look. Experiment with colours and textures with such scarves. Think faux fur, leopard prints, pop pink or knits.
- If you are attending weddings or parties, get yourself a shimmery scarf or shawl in white or black to wrap around yourself. They not only look stylish but will help you brave the cold. Overcoats maybe great to keep you warm outside but you can’t wear it on a gown or party attire. Also don’t be cheap with your stockings. Buy a good quality one as they can go a long way in keeping you warm under your skirt or dress.
Speaking about winter fashion and style tips, if you are based out of India, do check out this super cool exclusive invite only fashion portal called Wear Is the Discussion (fondly known as WITD) started by Devika Bhargav. It consists of many fashionistas, bloggers and fashion enthusiasts. I am personally a member of it since a long time now and I have taken away so many interesting conversations and thoughts from it. It is such a great forum to brainstorm on fashion ideas, share style advice, discuss key fashion issues or simply share outfits and get feedback. If you want to be part of the cool community , i.e, WITD , check them out on on instagram and facebook and there onwards, you could gain access to the invite only group. Show them some super stylish love because it is here, where all the discussions happen. Till then, here is my look from the Chicago Snowfall Soiree. Details at the end. MY OUTFIT :
- Maroon infinity Shawl : Street Shop in Netherlans
- Knee Length Leather Boots : Guess
- Eyewear : Forever 21
- Multicolour Knit Sweater : H & M
- Black knit leggings : Uniqlo
- Red Lipstick : Ruby Woo by Mac
- EyeLiner Kohl : Lakme Eyeconic
- Brow : Urban Decay Brow Box
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