Baby It's Cold Outside
Baby it's cold outside and I don't know about you guys but the weather makes me tired. When it's like this (especially in the 20's and 30's) all I want to do is hide under the covers, binge watch Netflix, and be lazy. The last thing I want to do is get dressed up cute and go outside in the freezing tundra of Chicago. However, there are days when you need to bundle up, get fancy, and put clothes on because you don't want to hide in your home throughout the next couple months (even though we wish we could). Therefore, I am listing my top ways to be cute when it's cold outside.
The Big Comfy Cardigan
You guys, Chicago can be brutal. Between the cold wind, the icy temps, and the small amount of sunshine; it can make you feel hopeless. Also, I am not a huge pants person. In fact, if I could live in a dress all year round I totally would. Therefore, I am telling you that the big comfy sweater will be your best friend. I got this lovely lilac colored cardigan from Forever 21. It's comfortable, warm, and perfect for an extra layer to a cute bodycon dress. I paired the dress with some leg warmers and some knee high grey boots that I got from Nordstrom. These items complement one another and can give you that extra warmth underneath your coat that you need.
The Winter Skirts
Now, you're probably thinking Rachel, c'mon I will not be wearing a skirt in the winter, have you lived in Chicago all your life? The answer is yes, I have, and trust me it can be done. I love these wool and leather skirts because they are a bit heavier than normal summer skirts. Pairing these with a turtle neck and some boots are perfect pinch of glam, class, and of course warmth. Now, if you're like me, and get cold easier than normal, you can go that extra step by putting some fleece leggings or stockings underneath for that extra support.
The sweater dress is your best friend and it will aid you in those dreary winter months. I am obsessed with the sweater dress because not only is it flattering on all body types but it's also super warm. I listed two different type of options because not many people like to wear longer sweater dresses. However, the one linked above is so flattering and the sleeves are to die for. It's perfect for the work day and even a night out on the town. The second, from Lulu's is one you've probably seen before. I love the neutral color and pairing it with knee high tan boots bring it altogether. This can definitely be worn with some cute leggings and a nice scarf and hat set to match.
All in all, I know the winter can be a drag. Between the sunlight leaving earlier, and the icy temps, it can be a lot for anyone. You may even feel like staying in more, which is totally fine. However, if you find yourself in a situation where you have to go out, and want to get dolled up, I hope my tips will aid you. Happy Monday loves, don't let the Monday blues get you down! Thanks for reading!
Until next time.