January 17, 2017

How To Stay Bundled-Chic In the Winter





When it's 0 Celsius in the morning, all I really want to do is stay indoors and crank up the heat. Unfortunately, that's not always an option. Today, I decided to brace the cold and give you some styling tips to stay bundled, all while looking chic!


LAYERS ARE YOUR BEST FRIEND

Its all about proportions and the right amount of layers. Not enough layers and you may freeze your butt off. Too many layers and you may end up looking like an eskimo, which may look fun and cool when you're in the mountains, but for everyday, not so much;).

The coat I'm wearing is wool blend, and although it looks warm, it's actually quite thin. Typically, I don't layer more than 3 pieces. I usually start with a thin thermal top, add a knit, and finish off with a coat. For added warmth, you could also layer with a leather jacket to give it added dimension and edge. 

ADD AN OVERSIZED SCARF 

Nothing says chic like an oversized scarf - it's definitely my favorite Winter accessory, since it's practical, affordable, versatile, and super stylish. Also, since Zara is having their Winter sale, most of the items are already sold out; such as the scarf I'm wearing (on sale for $35!!). If you love it as much as I do, I would recommend checking in-store. If not, I found a very similar one here.



INVEST IN A PAIR OF OVER THE KNEE BOOTS 

If there's one pair of shoes to get this winter, it would be a pair of over the knee boots. The ones I'm currently wearing are dressier OTK boot version with a pointy toe, but I'd say you can still get away with wearing them as an everyday boot - depending on your daily routine, of course. The heel isn't too high and surprisingly they're comfortable to wear throughout the day. You can also see me styling them here.

As mentioned on my blog before, I searched for the perfect pair of OTK boots FOREVER! At one point, I even considered splurging on a pair of Stuart Weitzman boots since it was hard to find boots that fit my calves and stayed up. Although the style I'm wearing is much different than the Stuart Weitzman boots, I'm super happy with them. And for less than $100, you can't go wrong! 


ROCK A PAIR OF LEATHER PANTS
 
You'd be surprised how much heat these actually pack! Want to elevate your outfit? A pair of leather leggings are hands down the way to go. I recently got these on sale for $85 at Aritzia, since my previous pair were due for a replacement. The ones I had before were fairly inexpensive, so this time I wanted to spend a bit more and get a pair that will hopefully last longer, since I wear them so often. 

Oh, and to finish off your look don't forget to add a chic pair of leather gloves! ! It was freezing shooting this look, so I'm glad I brought mittens to throw on underneath!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stay Blissful:-)


SHOP THE POST:

Boots: Le Chateau (buy here) | Jacket: Gap; sold out online - check in store (similar) | Leather Leggings: Aritiza; sold out online - check in store (similar) | Scarf: Zara; sold out online - check in store (similar, similar) | Sunglasses: Quay (buy here) | Gloves: Calvin Klein | Zara: Purse; old



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10 comments

  1. Love this winter outfit and tips on how to dress warm but also chic. I love Zara sales and this scarf is the perfect go-to piece for winter. The over the knee boots are amazing and I love the heel on them. Great outfit babe! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

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  2. What great tips! I totally agree that a nice chunky scarf and a pair of OTK boots can turn an otherwise ordinary outfit into something totally chic! Love your style :)

    Love, Lindsey
    http://www.thenomisniche.com/

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  3. You always look chic, no matter what, Ela!! This post inspired me to buy a white coat! Love how you styled it!

    xoxo from Napa Valley!

    Paulina
    www.shenska.com

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  4. You are just gorgeous!! Love how clean and crisp your images are. Need to steal this winter look - you make bundling up look so chic. And I've been searching for the perfect pair of leather leggings!!

    xx, Amy
    http://www.theluxilook.com

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  5. This is a super chic and sophisticated look! I agree, a pair of good OTK boots really helps! Awesome tips and for sharing! xx

    www.crystalchiffon.com

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  6. I'm not a big fan of leather pants, so it's not an option for me, but I love the look! I do think the tip of scarfs, because I love scarfs in the winter and a pair of over the knee boots are a good idea, I don't own a pair of over the knee boots, but these are beautiful!

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  7. You look fantastic in this outfit. I love your boots, pointy toes are so cute. I can't believe they are less than $100.00. This blanket scarf and coat is so adorable. An overall beautiful look Ela.

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  8. A chic outfit for a chic woman! Lovely boots!
    MissGrey.ro
    http://www.wunderbliss.com/2017/01/how-to-stay-bundled-chic-in-winter.html

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  9. I love white/cream coats in the winter! It looks so chic and amazing. Those boots are also amazing. I need them in my life.

    www.thinkingofmakeup.com

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  10. You look so gorgeous, my lovely Ela! Simply stunning <3
    I remember growing up and not being able to have a light/white coat because #impractical lol. So happy times have changed now and I can now get staple pieces I love both in black and in white :)
    Loving this look so so much, honey <3
    xox Nadia
    www.mielandmint.com

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