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As temperatures plummet and the desire to stay inside becomes stronger, don’t let winter weather keep you from being your most stylish self! Sure, it’s tempting to pile on layers of sweatpants and call it a day. Deep down in your fashionista heart though, you know that this colder weather brings an opportunity to dress to the nines. Although dressing well in unbearably cold weather requires extra planning and creativity, there are tons of ways to be chic in the midst of frozen temps! Here are some ways to put your best foot forward, even when all you want to do is hibernate.

Accessories Are Your Friend

Accessories in the winter are not only stylish, but also highly functional. Choose faux fur pieces to add additional warmth to any ensemble. From earmuffs to shawls, pick your accessories wisely. A tip to maintain a polished look overall is to focus in on one main color. For instance, if you want to wear mittens, a headband, and a scarf, pick pieces that are all the same hue to add consistency to your overall appearance. All black or all red would be perfect for an upscale and comfortable look.

Layer, Layer, Layer

Winter is the time to get creative with your wardrobe. When you’re dressing to stay warm, don’t be afraid to spend some extra time in the morning (or the night before!) playing around with different looks. Don’t be afraid of wearing a long-sleeved tee under a sweater, beneath a jacket, and under a coat. As crazy as it sounds, pants can be a great option to wear under skirts and dresses. If you are unsure of what looks good or not, turn to Pinterest or Instagram to see how your favorite style stars are layering during the winter. Don’t be afraid to push boundaries.

Cinch Your Waist

Since you will be inevitably wearing more clothing when it is cold outside, it can feel like you lose your shape as you pile on the layers. Use a belt to cinch your waist and add extra femininity to your outfit. Choose a statement piece to wear over all of your layers or a subtle belt to simply add extra shape—either way, embrace this opportunity to show off your silhouette.

Faux Fur

This season is the perfect opportunity to fearlessly show off the sassy side of your personality. Choose faux fur jackets, shawls, and tops to add extra warmth and style to your outfit. Whether you choose a bold color to draw attention to yourself or you wear subtle faux-fur lined shoes, use this trend to your advantage when dealing with chilly temps.

Chic Coats

These winter months do not have to be dreadful. There are tons of options for coats to wear over all of your layers. Camel coats, trench coats, and parkas are all great options for staying warm and stylish.

Use this season as an opportunity to personally challenge yourself to create outfits that are outside of your comfort zone. Allow yourself to embrace the season for what it is—a celebration of winter fashion!