It’s not exactly easy to look chic while bundled up in endless layers of clothing as you try to brave the relentless chill we face during winter. In fact, it’s quite difficult not to look like a giant, walking blanket, because dressing fashionably and functionally in the snowy season is something that seems impossible to many.
But we can learn a lot from the experts when it comes to the winter trends that will keep us looking stylish while staying warm. Some of the best “experts” out there are the women we see spotted rocking the sidewalks like runways: street style stars. Some of these stylish trendsetters are celebrities, while others are ordinary women with a big appetite for fabulous fashion. Street style stars are great for inspiration because they show us how to wear a look with the emphasis on everyday functionality – after all, we’re not all models being photographed for Vogue. With that said, here are some winter wardrobe tips taken from the street style experts that make errand-running look oh-so-chic.
Put A Little Prep In Your Step
Julianne Hough is known for her sweet smile and even sweeter style. In this ELLE article, Julianne show us that not every sweater has to look the same. She adds a touch of prep to give the neckline structure with a collar by layering an Oxford shirt underneath. This technique not only makes your everyday sweater look more polished and pretty, but it it’s a great way to sneak in an extra layer without even trying! Take it from Julianna and say yes to the prep; no sweater will go unnoticed any longer with this simple style trick.
The Trusty Trench
If you’ve been checking the winter trend reports even a tiny bit, chances are you’ve seen one of the hottest, most easily worn items of the season. Enter the camel-colored trench coat – a perennial winter wardrobe staple with its versatile tone and understated sleekness. A daytime look like the one in this street style shot found in POPSUGAR is best done with a short trench and classic colors underneath. For the colder nights opt for a floor-sweeping cut, a trendy choice that’ll keep you wrapped up in style.
To create a plethora of functional looks, keep your winter style simple with just a few “bodysuits and everyday beautiful basics,” like Lyst mentions. Grab a couple neutral-colored, hassle-free turtleneck bodysuits for a no-slip situation underneath extra layers. One could say that you can never really have enough black and when it comes to a minimalistic black-on-black ensemble, as pictured here, the phrase definitely rings true! Having basic black separates in your closet is the key to making this monochrome trend a success.
Chic Twist On Casual
As it can seem like a simple routine to continuously step out in the same outfit – jeans, boots and your favorite coat – sometimes you need to mix it up a little. Sarah Jessica Parker, the queen of street style not only in Sex in the City but also real life, shows us that any casual look (see: jeans and V-neck) can still be polished with the addition of pretty pumps. Something as simple as changing your shoes can instantly take an outfit from drab to fab.