This winter season has been one for the records. Temperatures have dropped below zero for days in a row, and snow has covered our streets on a regular basis. After a while dressing up for this kind of weather can get boring and annoying. All we want to do is be warm and comfortable while still looking stylish, and sometimes that can be a challenge of sorts. Staying warm is all about the fabrics that you pick to wear, as well as getting creative in the layering department.
Here I styled a pair of printed shorts with a velvet top, and, yes, you can wear shorts in the winter. I like to keep my legs warm with fleece-lined leggings or tights, and above-the-ankle-boots. In this winter outfit, the key were the fabrics of the separate pieces, plus the use of my trusted long puffer jacket to keep warm while outdoors. The printed shorts are made of a heavier fabric perfect for the colder months, while velvet is always a fabric that’s not only soft and great to the touch, but warm as well. (You might remember me wearing this velvet top here!) I added tights to keep my legs warm, and my go-to Ugg Australia boots. Seriously, I have not taken them off! I love their edgy design, sturdy feel and that they are completely lined to keep your feet even more warm and comfy.
I finished off the outfit with a crystal bow belt to bring something extra to the outfit, plus accentuate the waist more as I have been losing weight and my closet looks more like tents on me than actual clothing. Playing on the gold tones of the belt, I brought a black with gold studs cross body bag (used without the strap here as a clutch) to play. Call it a day with a pair of sunglasses like these Michael Kors Aviator Sunglasses and a burgundy lip like Bellapierre Cosmetics Raspberry Lip Gloss. Check out the outfit pictures, and more details on the pieces below!
Photography by Elisa Rodriguez
Leggings – H&M | Shorts – Ecote @ Urban Outfitters (similar) | Top – Piko 1988 @ Ruby & Jenna (similar) | Belt – Taken from a Mystic dress | Boots ℅ Ugg Australia | Coat – Uniqlo | Bag – Urban Expression @ Dor L’ Dor (similar) | Sunglasses ℅ Michael Kors | Lips ℅ Bellapierre Cosmetics