It’s been a challenge getting back into the swing of things at home. While we were only on holiday in Sayulita for a few weeks, I really got used to the ease of getting up, throwing on a dress and sandals, and being ready for the day. Let’s be honest, it’s just easier to pick an outfit out in warmer weather. The cooler temperatures mean we need to take a bit more time, and thought in creating our looks – otherwise we may end up walking out the door only to shiver our day away.
Thankfully, there are always a few casual-chic style basics I turn to in order to create stylish, comfortable, and practical looks – and those items are what I have been living in lately. If you’re like me, and are all about balancing practicality and style this winter, than this is the guide for you.
4 Style Tips on Pulling off Casual Chic Winter Style
Rock a Coatigan
Last year, I became obsessed with my cozy grey sweater-jacket, and this year is my obsession has returned. Coatigans are basically a hybrid of a coat and a cardigan, you get all the cozy warmth of a coat, but the softness of a cardigan. They are perfect for those who get cold easily, and want something heavier and cozier than a usual cardigan.
Try out Leather Leggings
I really hope leather leggings never go out of style, because I am still so obsessed with them. Mainly I love leather leggings because they really dress up any look. They add texture to an outfit which instantly makes it appear more interesting and thought-out, and they are super comfortable.
Wear Thin Layers
The easiest way to layer up without looking bulky is by wearing thin layers. For example, under my coatigan I am wearing a thin knit turtleneck which keeps me extra warm without any annoying fabric bunching. While I love the look of thicker knits, wearing them together and create a sloppy look.
Strut Your Stuff in Ankle Boots
Lately, I’ve been wearing these CougarBoots ankle boots almost daily. These boots are super comfortable, but best of all – they are completely water proof! Since it rains so frequently here in Vancouver, I really love pieces that work for our weather and keep me dry and warm so I am able to continue on with my day.