We've received a lot of viewer requests for more options and ideas for winter, so this week's episode of StyleWire is all about the perfect ways to nail your cold weather looks. While it may be 80 degrees here in Los Angeles, as a true Londoner, I could never forget winter. Style is definitely not contingent on the temperature, and I've got three winter layering tips, that will ensure a stylish look whatever the weather.
#1 | BRIGHT LOOKS FOR GLOOMY DAYS
Winter can be cold and grey, which is why little color in your wardrobe goes a long way. Winter pastels are a huge trend right now, and the perfect remedy a dark winter day. Turtlenecks are having a huge resurgence this season, and this pale pink one is as cozy as it is chic. It's also a great piece for layering, and this tone-on-tone pink trench is a super-cool addition and adds an extra layer for warmth. If you're worried about looking overly girly in all pink, I suggested edging it up a bit on the bottom. Skinny black studded jeans and pointed booties, finish the look of perfectly.
|Everyday Pink Chic|
#2 | LAYER AFTER COMFORTABLE LAYER
Overalls are back in style, and I for one, couldn't be happier. One, because overalls are fantastic, and two, because they are so comfortable. They're also one of the best ways to layer in the winter. You can put a lot of layers both under and over them and be completely toast while still looking cool. I have gone with a fitted turtleneck, you could add some thermal tights or leggings too. Next I layered a utility jacket with a nipped in waist to show off some shape, then a cute bobble hat - I’m obsessed with this one! Finally, fingerless gloves are a great - and functional - finishing detail.
|Comfy + Cozy|
#3 | LAYER UP YOUR DRESSES
There's a common misconception that you can't wear dresses in the winter, but this look proves that to be completely wrong. I would absolutely wear this on the winter streets in London, and I guarantee you I would be warm enough. The key to dresses in winter, is being smart about your fabrics, and strategic about your layering. Choose a dress in a knit fabric, it's stylish, comfortable, and will definitely keep you nice and toasty. I've also added a a grey button down shirt under the dress, for a little added warmth and chic, for when it's time to remove that fashionable - yet essential - winter scarf. instead of tights, which can be quite breezy, I've gone for thermal legging on the bottom, and even added a faux fur gilet (vest) over the top, which is also a great statement piece to keep in your wardrobe year-round. To top it off, I suggest a wide brim hat to stylishly help keep your head warm.
Final thought, always remember that you can dress for the moment - add extra removable layers for outside, with each removed piece creating a new temperature appropriate look!
Let me know which of these three looks was your favorite in the comments below. Personally, I’m a big fan of the winter pastels look. Also, be sure to tweet us @Hollywire with #StyleWire if there’s something you want to see on the show.
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Electra Formosa is an LA-Based celebrity stylist and host of Hollywire's StyleWire. Follow her on twitter and instagram @ElectraFormosa