Winter Style Guide

Giving up on fashion in a brutal winter weather maybe one temptation that fashionistas are trying very hard to avoid. Freezing weather has us procrastinating to make the travel from bed to closet, which, essentially, is the very first step towards the long and tiring journey of so called ‘styling ourselves.’ After making the hard-fought decision to lift our backs from the comfort of mattresses, we plunge into a lagoon of Louboutins and Saint Laurents to figure out the most durable and stylish pair that allows steady catwalk on the icy road. After 30 minutes of talent discovery in the shoe closet, we have come to a realization that a pair of Skechers is all we need. Who wants to endure Louboutin’s agonizing toe situation in a 20-degree weather, complete with chocolate snow on the road?

1. Comfy boots. Louboutins are not one of them. Stretchy Stuart Weitzmans are.

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Gigi Hadid in Stuart Weitzman Lowland Boots. Courtesy of Footwear News.
Love for the soles makes us not have the heart to take the Weitzmans out for a walk in the snow?

2.Tough sneakers. Adidas and Yeezy will do. No worries, Kim is wearing these too.

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Kim Kardashian West in Yeezy sneakers. Courtesy of Footwear News.
Upon arriving in our closet, we black out. Saint Laurent’s skinny ripped jeans freeze the legs. All we want to wear are sweatpants. But we do not want to look like hopeless college students during  finals.

3. Sweatpants are cool, but do not pull out your college gear collections please. Buy the stylish ones.

Zara fitted sweatpants. @filbertnickolas.
Should I wear a t-shirt and parka, or sweater and trench? What if it gets too cold? But, New York’s buildings can get as warm as sauna in the winter. I do not want to melt in Bergdorf and bump into Hillary Clinton at the same time, since she is now everywhere, but the White House. Parka makes my body appear shapeless and no one can see the hard work I have been putting in the gym. 

4. Statement cape works as a substitute of coat and parka. It allows you to stay fashionable and keeps you under a good temperature at the same time. You can wear your most comfortable basic sweater that embraces your curve on the inside.

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Courtesy of Fashion Foie Gras.
We finally figure out what sweater, pants, and coat to wear only to realize they are not color coordinated at all. Repeat the search.

5. Buy clothing in neutral colors to avoid the color coordination process. Dark blue, black, brown, and beige get along with most colors.

Emmy Rossum in Ralph Lauren. @ralphlauren.
Abercrombie & Fitch parka, Hugo Boss shawl, Rag & Bone pullover, and Zara fitted sweatpants. @filbertnickolas.