Five Ways to Look Like You Give AF When It's Freezing Outside

by Ashley Tyler

Brr! Winter is on the horizon, and temperatures are getting cold. Really, really cold. Even though all you want to do is rock your favorite pair of worn-in sweats until spring, winter is actually a prime moment to show off your sartorial prowess. For starters, you don't need to wear your entire wardrobe to stay warm — the "marshmallow look" isn't something you should strive toward. Instead, learn how to layer: from selecting trendy velvets and classic plaids, dawning stylish jackets and creating a timeless fur hat, these 5 tricks will show you how to stay warm and look good doing it.

Velvet Adds a Luxe Twist to Classic Pieces

Velvet is the "it" fabric of the season, but can seem like a tricky trend to pull off if you're just trying it out for the first time. Start by opting for small accessories like a cool clutch or a pair of shoes, and then venture onto statement pieces like a pair of skinny jeans or a fitted blazer. The cool, luxe fabric can work for any occasion, especially if that occasion is a holiday party.

Mix and Match With Plaid Pieces

Plaid is a quintessential cold-weather staple that will never go out of style. So, investing in a thick blanket scarf or a classic button up in the fabric will keep you looking stylish and casual at work and on the weekends. Mix and match different fabrics and textures, like an edgy leather jacket layered over a plaid button up, to keep from looking like a lumberjack.

Get a Hat That Combines Style and Practicality

When the temperature drops and the cold wind is whipping, a good hat can go a long way in making sure you stay warm. This faux fur hat combines style and practicality to keep you looking your best while making sure you stay toasty. Be sure to take it with you on that snowy weekend getaway.

Light Layers are Your BFF

If you live in a place with fluctuating temperatures in the winter, layers are your very best friend. A denim jacket, a classic trench coat and a puffer vest are all interchangeable must-haves you can layer to create the perfect look no matter what the weather report says. And when it's super cold? Layer all three pieces for a chic and shielding finish.

Hide Wind-Blown Hair With this Floppy Hat

Save your hair from turning into a knotty mess on a windy day with a chic floppy hat. Dress up a plain hat with a strip of feathers to add an extra dose of interest to your outfit. Even better? Glue the feathers to a thin piece of ribbon, and you can rock your hat with or without them depending on your look for the day.

About the Author

Ashley Tyler is a South Florida-based freelance writer with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Nova Southeastern University. When she's not writing, she can be found chasing around her two year old son, cooking up a storm or tackling multiple DIY projects.