I’ve always thought of turtlenecks as being one of the more … oppressive articles of clothing. In addition to having a fabric chokehold around your neck, turtlenecks cover so much skin that they’ve always struck me as being totally boring. Plus, I grew up on Southern California, where denim shorts with Ugg boots is more typical of winter fashion. So yeah, for the better part of my life, I could give a shit about turtlenecks — but then I moved to the East Coast and had to start dressing for actual real cold winters, and my outlook shifted the more my teeth chattered. And as for being boring? Hardly. Turtlenecks are actually an amazing layering piece for when you want to be especially warm, and they help “winterize” certain pieces in your wardrobe that you maybe thought you could only wear during summer. So, in short, turtlenecks are remarkably versatile snuggly straight jackets and you should totally get one. Like the one above from J. Crew! Once you do, here are three outfits to inspire you! [Turtleneck: $34.50, J. Crew
It only took 13 years, but I finally feel like I understand how to dress cute and comfortably for the face-numbingly cold East Coast winter. I have a couple truly warm coats, a pile of snuggly sweaters that don’t make my neck break out in hives and finally understand why the person who invented ear muffs deserves a medal. But I am still at a loss as to what shoes to wear on those days where it’s snowy and freezing out and my outfit-matching pumps are realllllly not ideal for sidestepping massive piles of dog piss-stained slush. Snow boots are the answer, but they’re so ugly, right? Well, most are, but not all, especially if you’re open to adding a certain rugged twist to your overall aesthetic. Here are 10 pairs of bad weather boots that you won’t be pissed at for ruining your cute outfit.
Brrrrrrr, it’s cold in here! If you haven’t bought a winter coat, don’t shed a tear. I found 50 awesomely affordable pieces of outerwear! From faux fur and hooded to puffy and sleek, your chances of staying warm this season don’t have to be bleak. So click through this gallery and break out your credit card, but warning: choosing which coat to buy is bound to be hard…
I spend a significant portion of the winter months talking about how cold I am, how much I hate the cold, how I can’t wait for it to be summer, how the cold makes me want to die, how it seems like winter lasts twice as long as the good seasons, and, again, how much I hate the goddamn cold. Winter’s only saving grace is that it’s actually, you know, necessary to go shopping for warm clothes, because it’s not like it would be wise to freeze to death. Really, a winter wardrobe should be government subsidized. If it was, I would totally buy all of these super cute and cuddly sweaters. Maybe I would ever take the complaining down a notch.
You know what they say, go big or go home. Y’all, I am SICK of wearing clothes that pinch my skin, “hug” my curves (more like strangle, amiright?) and are “figure-flattering” from head-to-toe. What does that even mean anyway? When I see clothing items described as “shrunken” my instinct is to run in the other direction.
I recently found an old photo of me from 11th grade, when I was really into wearing all oversized everything. It wasn’t a good look, but what is a good look is pairing oversized pieces with your more body-conscious pieces — the contrast in proportions is super chic and also gives you room to breathe. Here are 16 big, baggy, bad ass pieces I’m currently digging.
As I’ve previously noted, there are few things I am just doing to NEED in order to make it through another bitterly cold New York winter, among them, a BLANKET coat or cape. A blanket coat/cape is just what it sounds like — a large piece of fabric that is ostensibly something you’d have draped over your couch or on your bed, only with two arm holes. Sometimes there may be a belt or a hood or even a scarf attached, but the basic construction is that of a blanket, not a ton of bells and whistles. And who doesn’t want to walk around all winter swaddled like a newborn baby? Here are 10 I’m dreaming about…