When I looked at my phone this morning it said 1 degree. Like why even bother with one single degree? With record low temperatures in Chicago, as well as the showgoers at NYFW actually taking the weather into consideration this year (sometimes you just have to wear pants once those single digits hit!) it wouldn’t seem fair to go on without discussing one of the most important categories in winter fashion — cold weather accessories.
As of last night, it’s official — we can no longer get away with anything shorter than a mid-calf boot, until this massive amount of snow melts (then in that case all of our shoes will be ruined, regardless). Tall boots seem like a simple piece of footwear, right? There are a ton of options, they’re practical, they’re [sometimes] stylish…but I haven’t always found them to be an easy thing to shop for.
Once it starts snowing and you have to leave the house (and not just to run errands…like you’re actually going to see people, on purpose) you have that oh shit! moment. What on earth are you supposed to wear? Well, this is a start…
Winter pastels are no new thing. They were really big a couple of years ago, then the trend died down a bit, however it’s still cool to lighten up once the temperatures drop. But the question is…how practical is it? Would you wear pastel pants with six inches of snow on the ground?
When it comes to outerwear, the last thing you want to feel is constricted. It’s cold, you’re pale and wearing at least 2 other layers…how can you feel comfortable anything fitted? When it comes to getting dressed in general, I’m always down for anything oversized. And when it’s outerwear…I truly believe “the bigger the better.”