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When the temperature begins to drop in the fall and winter, it can be tricky to create a stylish outfit that’s warm enough for the chilly weather. You should look and feel amazing this season, so I’ve created a cold weather fashion guide filled with my top styling and shopping tips for the cooler seasons!
Must-Have Item #1: A good pair of boots
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Boots are your best friends in the fall and winter. While the sturdy construction and thick material will keep your feet warm through wind and snow, the stylish design of boots can transform any outfit into a bold fashion statement!
This season, I’ve found three pairs of boots that will add flair to any fall or winter look. Take a tip and invest in a cute pair of ankle boots. The short length looks great with skinny jeans and dresses.
If you’re looking for a pair of fashionable boots that will really make a statement, your second purchase should be a pair of slouchy heeled boots. The deep brown boots in the second photo are paired with an emerald green dress for a classy fall look, but I think these boots would look equally amazing with jeggings and a loose sweater.
My last boot pick for the season is a classic pair of riding boots. The brown leather riding boots in the third photo look incredible with khaki pants and plaid button-down shirt, but I also love pairing this style of boots with a cute dress and a pair of tights.
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Diba® London Pilot Womens Riding Boots, $79.99 | Original $120
Karen Scott Deliee Riding Boots, $79.50
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Must-Have Item #2: A Whole Lotta Layers
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The easiest way to create a fall outfit that’s chic and cozy is to layer your clothing. The key to styling the perfect layered look is to choose clothing pieces that have varying textures, shapes, and colors.
A classic peacoat is one of layering items I’m crazy about this season. This cream peacoat looks incredible over patterned pants and a cream sweater, and this elegant coat would also pair nicely with a little black dress and heels.
For casual everyday outfits, the blanket scarf is a must-have item. As you can see, a plaid blanket scarf instantly adds personality and warmth to a simple pair of jeans and a sweater.
If you’re looking for a layering item with a slight edge, purchase a moto jacket. Moto jackets look fantastic over any outfit, and the trendy design will help you stand out at your next fall outing. All three of these items work equally well in the fall and winter months. Simply add an extra layer of clothing on cooler days to adjust the look!
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Women’s Classic Pea Coat, $59.94
Apt. 9® Fringe Plaid Oblong Blanket Scarf, $23.99 | Original $40
a.n.a® 3/4-Sleeve Cropped Moto Jacket, $39.99 | Original $70
Must-Have Item #3: Transitional clothing
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Whether you’re shopping for a new pair of boots or a stylish layering item, it’s import to purchase clothing items that can transition from fall to winter to maximize the value of your purchase.
For example, this dark khaki field jacket can be worn over a T-shirt in the fall, but it looks just as stylish over a sweater and button-down in the winter. This simple jacket is a versatile piece for fall and winter, so it’s a great value for the money!
A duster cardigan sweater is another staple item that works for both seasons. A simple grey duster sweater can be worn with jeggings and boots in the fall, and it can updated for winter with warmer clothing underneath and the addition of a beautiful scarf.
My third must-have transitional item is a plaid button-down shirt. I love how this plaid shirt pairs with a simple pair of khaki pants and nude ankle boots, but this classic shirt will also look amazing in the fall underneath a cable-knit sweater.
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Women’s Canvas Field Jacket, $44.94
Loramendi High-Low Duster Cardigan, $39.99 | Original $58