While the temperatures haven't officially dropped, fall and winter are looming, and the need to dress warmly is just around the corner.
It's easy to look like a marshmallow when getting dressed for the cold weather. But, despite what you may have heard, dressing warmly doesn't mean you have to choose to look like the Abominable Snowman over being fashionable and on-trend. You can be both toasty warm and totally stylish.
Below, you'll find six ways to dress for the season while looking great!
Continue reading to learn more.
6 Ways to Dress Warmly and Look Great
Want to know how to dress warmly this coming fall and winter without looking like Frosty the Snowman? Here's what you need to know:
Keep Your Oversized Blazer — One of the biggest trends of 2022 is the oversized blazer, and just because the temperatures are plummeting doesn't mean you have to put it in storage. No, you don't need to invest in a whole new winter wardrobe! Your oversized blazer is the ideal layering piece and will fit perfectly over other articles of clothing, even bulky items!
Grab your favorite casual hoodie (like a brown half zip sherpa pullover!) or a neutral crewneck sweatshirt and pair it with an oversized, tailored blazer to immediately elevate your look. Or style your blazer with a stylish turtleneck or chunky knit sweater for an effortlessly chic outfit.
The key to wearing oversized items is proportion. Keep your bottoms a bit more streamlined when things are bulkier up top, like a simple pair of skinny or straight-legged jeans or a sheath skirt.
A Knit Set — Sets have been all the rage this year, and just because the temperatures are dropping doesn't mean this trend has to go down too. Swap out your matching shorts and tank set for a weather-appropriate fabric and cut, like pants and cardigan fit.
A matching set in warmer, elevated fabrics looks effortlessly put together while being totally casual, comfortable, and toasty warm. And on a blustery autumn day, what more could you ask for?
Leather or Faux Leather Pants — Everyone loves the classic blue jeans, but if you want to take your fall and winter looks to another level, reach for some leather (or vegan leather if you want to be kind to animals and your wallet) pants. One great thing about leather pants is the rich texture, which is perfect for that time of year since it adds interest and pairs well with other luxurious textures like knits and silk.
Leather or leather-look pants protect your legs from chilly temps better than most other pants (except your snow pants) and come in several different fits to best flatter your body shape. Do you love high-rise, straight pants? There's a leather option. Prefer to stick to a more fitted style, like skinny? You can find that, too!
Want to take the leather trend even further? Instead of pants, which may feel fashionably "safe," try a top or trench coat made of leather. This will pack a stylish punch while keeping you toasty warm.
Choose Warm Accessories — Your statement jewelry might be hidden beneath your coat, but that doesn't mean you still can't show off your excellent personal style with accessories.
Accessories in "winter fabrics" like knits, faux furs, and leather-trimmed pieces will keep you warm and stylish. Reach for a chic wool wide brim hat, a blanket scarf in a fun print, or textured knee socks and tights.
Winter Boots — Of course, there's nothing too groundbreaking about wearing winter boots, but today's designers are really leaning into making winter boots both fashionable and functional. Between thick lug soles, waterproof materials, and various shaft heights, you don't have to stress about your toes freezing off or even getting wet.
Again, keeping balance in mind as you put your outfit together is crucial. If your boots are on the chunkier side, opt for a pant or jean that is a bit more fitted or, for extra comfort, even leggings! Not only will you look and feel stylish and warm, but you'll be happily comfortable all day long.
Layers on Layers on Layers — A significant perk of today's baggier, looser trends, as previously mentioned, is the ability to layer easily beneath your main pieces. Loose 90's fit jeans or trousers allow plenty of space for additional layers for added warmth, such as tights or even leggings. A baggy sweater or oversized tunic will let you add an extra shirt beneath.
Whether you want your layers to show or to stay hidden is entirely up to you! There's nothing wrong with letting your fun, textured tights show at your ankles or pairing a sweater vest with a collared button-down top. This is a great way to let your fashionable aesthetic and preferences shine.
Dress Warmly and Look Stylish With Halftee
When the temps drop, adding a long-sleeved Halftee to your look is one of the best ways to dress warmly and look stylish.
Halftee is here to help you with modest layering without adding extra discomfort or bulk. Our tops come in several different styles. Whether you're going to school, work, a formal event, out to run errands, or hanging around at home, your Halftee will make getting dressed a breeze. Halftees are made to be worn for any occasion, making any look modest and something you feel great and confident wearing.
We strongly believe that all women should feel comfortable, fabulous, and confident in their outfits! This is why, regardless of your style, you can find a print, neckline, solid color, and sleeve length that best suits you.
The Halftee was designed with ultimate comfort in mind, and thanks to our signature 2" band, your top will stay right where you want it. Our tops are the perfect underlayer for all your favorite tops and dresses!
Check out our online selection and learn to love getting dressed, even in the wintertime.