6 Ways to Reinvent Your Winter Look
The winter blahs may be setting in, and with them comes the inevitable sartorial flurry of black and grey. Our prescription: Experiment with color, texture, and statement accessories to mix things up, without sacrificing warmth or comfort. Here, our edit of instant outfit upgrades—all reminders of just how much fun dressing up can be.
A Pop of Red
Against a winter backdrop, vibrant red reads more warm-and-welcoming than bright-and-loud. This overcoat, together with Parisian brand MSMG’s peplum candy-striped sweater, would pair well with dark jeans or tailored black trousers.
- GUCCI Single-Breasted Wool Coat Gucci, $2,600
ONLY HEARTS So Fine
Lace Bralette goop, $58
MSGM Striped Cotton
Peplum Sweater Net-A-Porter, $640
Micro-Satchel Barneys, $2,250
Add a Ruffle
Ruffles are a game-changing flourish on a blouse, skirt, and even otherwise sedate socks (they’re brilliant with ankle booties), all of which are positively transformative in the winter. For daytime, it’s all about the details: A collarless coat shows off the ruffled collar on this gorgeous silk blouse, even when you’re bundled up. Come nighttime, Prada’s charming, colorblocked silk dress is a love song to the warmer days ahead.
- CHLOÉ Ruffled Coat Chloé, $1,995
Socks Net-A-Porter, $320
- PRADA Silk dress My Theresa, $2,480
Ruffle Blouse goop, $717
- jill stuart LAELA SKIRT goop, $628
Speak Your Mind
We won’t mince words: Playful typography and sayings are the perfect way to add impact without going full-on with a print, while nailing the cool vintage thing at the same time.
BRUNETTE THE LABEL The Light
“Rocker” Denim Jacket – Brunette goop, $179
MARK CROSS Grace Love
Large Leather Box Bag Matches Fashion, $2,481
STELLA MCCARTNEY KNICKERS OF
THE WEEK (7-PIECE SET) goop, $225
BELLA FREUD Good Times Wool and
Cashmere-Blend Sweater Matches Fashion, $398
KULE The Modern
Love – White Kule, $78
Keep It Light
Fashion rules are meant to be bent, so we’re big fans of white year round, particularly as temperatures dip. A white tuxedo jacket feels like a fresh update to a black le smoking, and a Phillip Lim shoulder bag adds a pop even if there’s still snow on the ground.
- stella mccartney TUXEDO JACKET goop, $1,825
3.1 Phillip Lim Alix
SOFT FLAP CLUTCH goop, $895
BIRKENSTOCK goop, $99.95
BONE PAVE WRAP
BRACELET goop, $650
Neiman Marcus, $36
A little sparkle goes a long way to enliven basic black. To dress things up a little—day or night—without taking it over the top, choose classic accessories that each have a little something special (and shiny) for an eye-catching twist.
- miu miu shoulder bag Miu Miu, $3,080
PAVE RING goop, $500
SHERYL LOWE Diamond
Wrap Necklace goop, $600
Olekflat Manolo Blahnik, $915
Make It Shearling
The antidote to boringly practical winter-appropriate footwear? Shearling. It upgrades a pair of lace-up hiking boots from strictly utilitarian to cozy-chic. As for those of us for whom winter averages a mild 65 degrees, a pair of shearling-lined Boston Birks or Miu Miu espadrille platforms will do the trick.