7 Style Tricks For Killing It This Winter

Styling tips for the dead of winter might seem like an oxymoron (put on two parkas, gloves, long underwear — done!). But truly devoted fashion peopleknow you needn’t sacrifice your toes to frostbite for style. 

Yep, these tips will de-frump the layers, extend the lifespan of your clothing, and breathe new life into your everyday pieces. Behold — seven ways to reinvigorate your winter wardrobe without moving to Aruba.

1

Wear Cuffs On Top Of Sweaters — Big, solid, bold cuffs are starting to replace our stack of bangles as the wrist wear of choice in the office, and wearing them on top of your sweaters is a fun idea (that’s also way comfy, too). 

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2

Knot The Ends Of Your Scarf — For thinner, summery scarves, knotting them on the ends weighs them down and makes them a whole lot more manageable (no more ends getting into your soup!). 

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3

Treat Your Shifts Like Overalls — Shift dresses might not scream “tomboy” to you, but if you wear them like you’d wear a pair of overalls (that is, with a shirt underneath and a menswear shoe), it’ll give you an insouciant, borrowed-from-the-boys look that Alexa Chung would approve of. 

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4

Fake A Drop Waist — Wear a fitted (but not toosnug!) shirt in a textured material over a swingy dress in a similar color. Voilà! Instant drop waist. 

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5

Turn Your Sweater Dress Into A Party Dress — Wear your sweater dresses like you wear your sweaters, and add a sheer, buttoned-up shirtdress, a statement necklace, and a crossbody bag. It’s a formula you’ve come to rely on, but just in dress form! 

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6

Wear Turtlenecks Like You Would Statement Necklaces — Don’t be afraid of the turtleneck! Not only is it a great way to stay warm this winter, but it’ll also bring a dose of color to a neutral outfit. 

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7

Revive Your Beach Trousers — With a pair of black, opaque tights and a boxy sweater, your beach pants gets a second chance at life. Treat them like a good midi-length skirt and wear them with dainty pumps (so your lower half doesn’t look all squashed). 

Mango Trousers, $69.99, available at Mango

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