5 Tips for dressing your best in stormy weather

Well,  I guess this is what we get for having a mild December & January up here in the Northeast.  I figured this incessant snow fall would be an excellent opportunity to share my winter essentials, and tips for styling a look when the weather is…well… lets say intense.

My days of teetering on slick surfaces in 5 inch heels are over.  I’m not sure if this is an effect of aging or the increasing availability of stylish winter gear {like these Sorel boots}.  Either way, it is a very good thing!


1. Layer up.  I love to wear a tee & cardigan under my lightweight, hooded parka.  If it is just cold and not snowing,  the layering is great under a leather jacket or a wool blazer coat.

3. Balance proportions.  If you are wearing a wide cut or bulky coat, try something more fitted on the bottom.  I like skinny jeans or leggings with winter boots & cozy layers on top.  I try to avoid slouchy all over!

2. Add a scarf or a hat.  Since I’m not a fan of multiple accessories at once, I usually choose one or the other.  I’ve learned the importance of having the right pieces that work together and remix well.  Carefully selected, high quality items ensure that we feel put together even when Mother Nature  throws us a challenge. 

3. Embrace casual attire. Staying casual in stormy weather helps create a cool effortless vibe that ends up being far more stylish than dressing up and finding ourselves uncomfortable, fidgety, or even worse…unsafe.

4. Finally, add a unique element…sort of a signature statement to your casual, stormy style.  This could be a statement bag or coat, sultry smokey eyes,  a bold lip (what I chose in this look), etc…

This formula always works for me, and it helps me feel feminine…a little sexy even when I’m dressed very casually & appropriately for whatever the situation requires.

Hopefully you found these tips helpful!   Please share, in the comments, any advice you have for weathering a storm too! 



jeans Madewell (old) similar here

boots Sorel 

parka The North Face similar here

cardigan Wilfred similar here (splurge) & here (save)

t shirt American Apparel

scarf & Other Stories

lips YSL le rouge

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