Let it snow! It snowed on and off this week here in Chicago which sparked a bunch of questions over on Instagram. How do you look cute when it’s freezing outside? Well, here are the 5 must have items to survive and stay stylish during winter. Whether you live in the Midwest or are heading off on a ski weekend, pack these 5 things!
This is literally my go to outfit. Any day that I just don’t have the inspiration to figure out something chic, I put on this combination. What I love about this utility jacket plus striped tee combination is that it actually looks like you tried! You can wear this on the weekend or to the office if you work in a casual workplace too!
This olive J.Crew utility jacket is one of my favorite purchases. Initially, I thought it was so overrated. However, it’s lasted over 6 years and it’s been through the washer. In my book, if something survives the washer (and doesn’t require dry cleaning), that’s a huge win. It’s just one of those basics that every girl needs in her closet. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve tried other military jackets too but this one just fits the best and has the most versatility!
This striped tee is another Nordstrom steal because it’s only $19. I wear it all the time whenever I want to incorporate a little more print into my outfit. It’s a great layering basic and since it’s under $20, you won’t feel guilty about buying it in multiple colors. There are 6 colors and prints total! I also like to wear this combination with a red plaid scarf! And in warmer temperatures, I swap out the boots for red flats. It looks really good, I promise!
These Tory Burch riding boots were one of my investment purchases from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale earlier this year! I had been holding out, waiting for the sale to purchase! They’re out of stock now but I’ve rounded up some similar riding boots! I just love the way riding boots look with a good pair of skinny jeans.
The layers are coming out! I’ve had about as much as I can handle of trying to brave the cold. Today I am all layered up right down to the thermal leggings I’m wearing under these faux leather leggings. I love that you can actually layer under these leggings. Just another reason why I swear by them (not only for making you look skinny) but for practicality!
I’m going slightly bold with the leopard moto jacket but at 50% off, it’s such a steal that it’s a piece you won’t feel guilty about treating yourself too. It’s a great fabric that keeps it comfortable. Sometimes moto jackets can get really stiff which makes it hard to sit in them all day. It also causes them to make awkward sounds when you move. None of this is happening here! I love the more subtle colors of the leopard and am really excited to try it with other color combinations!
These black suede over the knee boots are my absolute favorite. Even though I’ll probably change into UGGs for my walk to work, you could easily walk around in these. I am just usually running late and walk slightly slower in a heel so I want to be able to walk my fastest so I’m not late! For more details on the boots, you can read this post for why they made my list of the best tall boots for cold weather.
Here are the other colors of the bubble sleeve top too! I really love the mauve (I own it and it’s gorgeous)!