Don't let the cold freeze your style!

Brrr... It's cold out there!  In these sub-zero temperatures, many find it difficult to both, stay warm and sexy!  But fear not, it is possible!  Below are some tips on how to keep cozy and stylish!

1) Scarves

A simple sweater or sweater dress can be dressed up with a trendy scarf that adds an accent pattern or contrasting color to add some dimension to your outfit, while keep you warm!  Use one that you can keep on indoors so you can maintain your fashionable look both inside and out.  Here are some ideas on how to add some style with a scarf: Lace scarf, skull scarf (this can help add a little edge too), scarf with a contrasting color, scarf with a contrasting texture (chunky knit, or leather accented), fur scarf (for some sophistication and chicness). 



2) Stockings/Tights

Keep your legs warm when wearing a dress or a skirt with stockings. Try some printed stockings or tights with a solid color dress, or go simple and put on some solid stockings with a printed dress.  Feeling daring?  Since prints on prints are in, you can also wearings printed bottoms with a printed dress or top- why not!  All of the above will keep you toasty and trendy!  Pair your stockings with some knee high boots for even more insulation and style! 

 

3) Capes

Capes are all the rage these days.  They add a mysterious and sexy look to a simple outfit.  These are best outfitted when you'll be outdoors for an extended period of time, as it'll keep you pretty warm!  Throw this on over a dress or winter top/pant combo and remove once indoors for a grand reveal!  Click through to check out some other styles suggested by NY Magazine.  

4) Accessories

My personal favorite regardless of the season!  You can accessorize with a statement necklace, stacking bracelets, leather gloves, a knitted hat or cinch off a dress or tunic top with a stand-out belt!  The possibilities are endless when it comes to accessories, but what's even better, they won't break the bank.  So you can stock up on them to add a some pizzazz to your winter outfits, and feel free to interchange different accessories with different outfits to achieve the look you're feeling that day!  Check out the refinery 29 link for some inspiration!

Making a statement at your holiday party

With the holidays upon us, our schedules are filled- from holiday parties at friends' places to the annual office party.  Each occasion calls for a specific and distinct outfit- but whether it's casual for a friends place, or professional for an office party- you still want to make a statement.  But how? 

For office parties, stick with something simple and play it up by accessorizing with statement jewelry.  

Check out some of the suggestions from inStyle Magazine: 

 

Simple, sophisticated, yet eye catching! 

For a more casual setting, you can experiment in any way!  Metallics are very hot this winter (no pun intended)- so bring out the bling and sparkles!  Pair a sequin shirt with a pair of jeans and cuff bracelet, or a metallic skirt with a black crew neck sweater.  The possibilities are endless!  Not into metallics?  Play the part of snow queen by donning an all winter white outfit with pops of color by accessorizing with necklaces, bracelet and/or clutches.  Just be sure to stay away from the red wine! Click through for some visuals from inStyle Magazine.