Dressing for winter can be tricky, especially if you live in a region that involves crazy weather shifts. New York is a quintessential example: last week it snowed, this week it’s 50 degrees and raining. Go figure. There are a few things you need in your closet arsenal to succeed at winter fashion, and they’re not what you’d immediately think either. Who’s ready for the inside scoop?
Winter Must #1: Sweater Dresses
Seems odd, right? Dresses aren’t your average winter fashion staples, but they can be if you’re willing to get creative. The best thing about sweater dresses is the ability to layer underneath it. It’s also just a really cozy option you can wear with just about any bottom. This season alone, I’ve worn this particular sweater dress with a long velvet skirt, skinny jeans, and these wide-leg beauties by Mara Hoffman. I’ve also worn some of my Lululemon Swiftly long sleeves underneath during below 20-degree weather. Wide leg pants have been my current go-to under sweater dresses, as again, THEY’RE SO EASY to layer with leggings when it’s unbearably cold. Below are some of my current faves at a range of price points.
Winter Must #2: The Arrivals Blunt Umbrella
Just like my Moya Jacket, The Arrivals does it again on their latest collab with their winter fashion accessories. I discovered Blunt Umbrellas last year in San Francisco, and HOLY SH*T guys: I will never use another umbrella again. It doesn’t turn inside out, it weathers literally everything from snow, horrific rainstorms, and beyond. Plus, it just looks classy as hell. Count how many umbrellas you’ve tossed due to shitty design, and chances are, they add up to the same amount as one of these umbrellas. Not into the high price tag? Find it cheaper and direct from Amazon, in a ton of colors here.
Sweater: Emily Faux Fur Sweater, AQ AQ
Pants: Color Block Colette Pant, Mara Hoffman
Sneakers: Logo Strap Platform Sneaker, Miu Miu
Bracelet: Edie Gunmetal Cuff Bracelet in Black Drusy, c/o Kendra Scott
Primer: Ambient Light Correcting Primer, Hourglass in Luminous Light
Foundation: The Influencer Clean Longwear Foundation, Sunday Riley in 140
Highlighter: Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter, Fenty Beauty in Lightning Dust/Fire Crystal
Blush: Air Blush Soft Glow Duo, Marc Jacobs Beauty in Lines & Last Night
Eyes: Naked Petite Heat Palette, c/o Urban Decay
Lashes: Ardell Wispies, Target
Lips: Soft Matte Liquid Lipstick, Lawless Beauty in George
Photos by Alix of Alix Kramer Photography