With a still a few more winter weeks ahead here,fashionistas are clamoring for new and original ways to look chic while staying warm. While women tend to worry that piling on the layers will make them look bulky, there are plenty of innovative ways to wear your clothes in combinations that are stylish, distinctive – and most importantly, cozy! This winter, get the most mileage out of your wardrobe by arranging your favorite pieces in lavish layers.
MYHABIT.com’s Senior Fashion Editor Jenny Feldman offers tips for looking lavish in layers:
Luxe-looking faux fur is every woman’s best friend during cold weather season. You don’t need to wrap up in a big furry jacket to make this trend work. A touch of the stuff is all any self-respecting fashionista really needs. Try faux-fur trimmed boots, a faux-shearling vest or a scarf with furry trim.
Channel Your Inner Ski Bunny:
Cool hooded parkas are hotter than ever. The ski-inspired look works best in sophisticated neutrals like the ubiquitous olive or even grey or black. The freshest silhouettes are trim, not bulky, and long enough to keep you warm even with a dress underneath. Choose one with a built-in belt to define your waist.
Ditch Your Minis:
Luckily, longer length skirts and dresses are more fashion-forward than ever right now. What better time to cover your legs with a hemline that falls tastefully below the knee? And, when spring hits again months from now, those miniskirts will actually look as fresh as they feel.
Take A Textured Approach:
Ribbed tights, nubby knits, rich corduroys and plush velvets make great pairings this time of year. As with any layering exercise, pay special attention to proportions. You want to make a statement, but not an outlandish one.
Get A Lesson In Menswear:
When it comes to practicality in dress, men have women beat. That’s why it’s time to bust out the tweed blazers, crisp buttondowns and sensible pants. Not only are they in style, they’ll take you from January through March without a case of the shivers. Make your go-to uniform a chambray shirt and pair with perfect-fit black pants.
MYHABIT is hosting several sale events, featuring coats, cozy knits, hats, scarves, sweaters and more at up to 80% off with fast, free shipping and free returns. Among the brands being featured are Laundry by Shelli Segal, Sofia Cashmere and Hikaru Noguchi. Scoop up these cold winter weather must-haves before they sell out.