Things to consider when shopping for the Winter

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Today is the official first day of Winter – and those of us who live in colder climates know that sometimes you have to exchange style for warmth. NOT THIS YEAR! I’m challenging myself to take an alternative route; one that keeps me warm AND fashionable – WHY NOT? Here are some tips on how to keep warm, stylish and practical this Winter.

Things to consider when shopping for the Winter

  1. LAYERING: The key to the perfect Winter look is to layer, layer – layer. Opt for stylish sweaters and long sleeved shirts always  – and add a form fitting tank top underneath to keep cold air from running up against your skin.
  2. SHOP JACKETS WITH LINING: When I’m looking for a Winter jacket I always look first to see if the jacket has some type of internal lining because I’ve had the most success with styles that meet this criteria. Take a look at the jacket in my photo to see what I mean. It’s a faux sheep skin lined shearling jacket. The added lining and heavy duty suede give me all the comfort and heat when temperatures head south.
  3. LAYER BELOW THE WAIST TOO: It’s always a good idea to get a thin pair of leggings to slide under your pants during the Winter. I say, shop leggings that are thin and made from a comfortable material like cotton because you are less likely to know they are there as you go about your day. The form fitting legging will help the cold air stay out, and the cotton will rub seamlessly against your skin as you face the Winter chill. Also, I’d recommend buying WINTER JEANS that may not be as expensive as jeans you’d wear in other season’s that aren’t as messy as the Winter. This way you keep the slush and Winter grime off of your pricier pants!
  4. BOOTS: Not only are the boots you choose necessary to help you stay safe in icy and snowy conditions, but they can also make or break a Winter look in my opinion. Look for boots with proven warmth and ability to navigate extreme Winter conditions – that don’t compromise on style!

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SHOP THIS LOOK

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UNION JACK BOOTS | DR. MARTENS PADTEN IN BLACK WYOMING [$219 CAD]

Dr. Martens are an iconic Winter boot that’ll give you the style I was talking about. They are durable and safe in icy and snowy conditions.

NORDSTROM | J.O.A FAUX SHEARLING JACKET [$203.75 CAD]

Nordstrom is notorious for their selection of stylish and practical Winter fashion. This FAUX shearling coat is a warm staple that can be incorporated into any closet

H&M  | BLACK JEANS [$12.99 CAD]

A comfy and inexpensive pair of black jeans are sure to be worn over and over again during the Winter. I suggest inexpensive because the salt and slush can become a nuisance in the Winter and constant washing won’t make a good impression at the end of the season. If the jeans are inexpensive, you likely won’t mind over washing and over drying them. H&M always has a cost effective – comfy jean on their racks!

HUDSON’S BAY | HUDSON ROOM WOMENS DRESS SHIRT [$14.99 CAD]

Oversized dress shirts in the Winter are a go to when you want to elevate your look with ease. They are especially comfortable and The Hudson’s Bay has a wide selection and an assortment of colours to choose from.

NORDSTROM | J.O.A SHEARLING JACKET [$203.75 CAD]

Here is another option for the jacket I am wearing. Nordstrom is your go to shop for this style!

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28 Comments

  • Reply January 8, 2017

    MishyV

    Layer, layer, layer and boots. These are my tips 🙂 I actually love winter wear even more than summer one because it gives you more options to choose from 🙂

    • Reply January 8, 2017

      kristina

      Yea Fall and Winter fashion can be so much fun!

  • Reply January 8, 2017

    Amy Shellman

    Great tips!! I love layering pieces in the winter! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply January 8, 2017

      kristina

      So stylish and practical! I love it too!

  • Reply January 8, 2017

    Melanie Frost

    This is totally my style. I love the jacket and the boots especially. I think it’s really clever how you have half of the shirt tucked in. I never would have thought of that. Super cute!

    • Reply January 8, 2017

      kristina

      Thanks Melanie! I really appreciate you reading!

  • Reply January 8, 2017

    Amber Myers

    Yes, I always try to get jackets with lining! My current one has it, thank goodness.

    Your outfit looks great!

    • Reply January 8, 2017

      kristina

      Right! That lining is a life saver! Thanks for dropping by!

  • Reply January 8, 2017

    Stefani Harris

    Such great tips! It doesn’t get too cold too often down here in Texas…but I forget about layering on the bottom, too! Adding leggings under jeans is such a great idea!

    • Reply January 8, 2017

      kristina

      Happy wintering Stefani <3

  • Layering below the waist is something I always forget about! And in Wyoming with -22 temperatures this week, that is something I DEFINITELY need to be doing…

    • Reply January 8, 2017

      kristina

      It can become quite the chore but it helps loads! Thanks for reading Lauren!

  • These are great things to consider when shopping for the cooler weather. I really like your jacket in this outfit!

    • Reply January 8, 2017

      kristina

      Thanks so much huN!

  • Reply January 8, 2017

    Ola | JadoreLeDecor.com

    Great tips! I hate sacrificing style for warmth, but like most folks, I prefer to be warm. LOL! But as you’ve illustrated, there is a way to pull it off.

    • Reply January 9, 2017

      kristina

      Yes, there sure is! Thanks Ola!

  • Reply January 8, 2017

    Rose

    I do like a good coat to keep me warm and dress in layers. I however will choose warmth over fashion. Love those boots and jacket!

    • Reply January 9, 2017

      kristina

      Thanks for dropping by Rose!

  • Reply January 9, 2017

    blair villanueva

    We don’t have winter here in the island, but whenever it changes its breeze to a bit colder, I also wear a slightly winter-themed outfit. Boots are important for me and nice jacket 🙂

    • Reply January 9, 2017

      kristina

      How lucky are yoou! Im sure you look great in your outfit !

  • Reply January 9, 2017

    Valerie

    Super cute outfits. I need to get online and order a coat and warm socks and a cute Winter scarf.

    • Reply January 10, 2017

      kristina

      Yes and yes! Thanks for reading

  • Reply January 9, 2017

    Sondra Barker

    Thanks for the tip about layering below the waist! I always forget! You look great by the way!

    • Reply January 10, 2017

      kristina

      Thanks Sondra!

  • Reply January 10, 2017

    Nikki

    I love your boots! Boots are basically my favourite thing about winter! Boots and sweaters! Nikki x

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    • Reply January 10, 2017

      kristina

      You can never go wrong with a good pair of both ! I totally agree !!

  • Reply January 10, 2017

    Kusum

    How cute are those boots! Totally agree, layering is everything even below the waist to enjoy a day outside without freezing!
    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

    • Reply January 10, 2017

      kristina

      Yes and yes! Thanks Kusum!

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