What to wear: Going out in the winter

By Annabeth Carlson

This year’s cold, miserable weather has yet to slow down the social scene. This is great, of course, but piling on layers of clothing to go to the bars can be both a hassle and unattractive. Personally, I am nostalgic for those warm early fall nights where you simply threw on a dress and left for the party. However, it is still possible to look both fashionable and practical while going out in the winter if you follow the tips below:

1. Colored tights

Remember those summer dresses packed away in the back of your closet? They can still be worn in the winter if paired with fun tights that give your legs more coverage. You can’t go wrong with classic black, but don’t be afraid to make a statement by wearing the hottest colors of the season on your legs such as burnt orange, burgundy and navy.

For more inspired looks check out: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2213966/Doutzen-Kroes-steps-risqu-gown-strategically-placed-panels-protect-modesty.html

Photo from:  http://fashiiones.blogspot.co.at/2013/01/burgundy-tights.html

2. Faux fur vests and scarves

Faux fur items add a touch of elegance and warmth to any ensemble. You can go classic with a brown fur vest and black.

For more inspired looks: http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/post/2201030/1918727085?link=aHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRmZlZWRwcm94eS5nb29nbGUuY29tJTJGJTdFciUyRlBlcmZlY3Rpb25pc3RpblJlaGFiJTJGJTdFMyUyRkRydk5hY2haejBjJTJGYnVuZGxlZC11cC5odG1s

Photo from:  http://barefoot-duchess.blogspot.gr/2014/01/faux-fur-vest-closet-basics.html

3. Fleece-lined and leather leggings

Leggings are a staple in nearly every girl’s wardrobe and look especially great on a night out with boots and wedges. However, most are thin and do not keep your legs warm on chilly nights. Opt for thicker leggings with a fleece lining or leather detailing to remedy this problem. Not to mention, leather is always sexy.

For more inspired looks check out: http://colourmeclassic.com/tag/tabi-socks-fleece-lined-leggings

Photo from: http://aprilwiens.tumblr.com

4. Inexpensive jacket

No matter how strategic you dress with vests, tights, and leggings, wearing a coat can be inevitable sometimes. Scour the sale racks or search at a thrift store for an inexpensive jacket that you don’t mind losing or ruining at a bar or party.

For more inspired looks check out http://forever21.com 

Photo from: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Main.aspx?br=f21

5. Beanies

These hats scream cool and cute without trying too hard.  You can find one in just about every color and this season, many have sayings on them. They keep your ears warm on those below zero nights and their trendy. Pair with a fun lip color and dress.

For more inspired looks:  http://www.nastygal.com/accessories%2Dhair%2Dhats/that%2Dish%2Dcray%2Dbeanie

Photo from: http://lolobu.com/set/4541

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