Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Confident Twosday: Staying Warm This Winter

striped turtleneck layered under plaid vest with distressed jeans, and duck boots
Turtleneck-Kohls (similarsimilar) | Vest-J.Crew (similarsimilar) | Jeans-c/o The Hidden Trunk (similarsimilar) | Boots-Sperry c/o Shopbop (similarsimilar) | Bag-c/o thredUP (similarsimilar) | Hat & scarf-Deloom (similarsimilar) | Glasses-Ray Ban (savesplurge
For me, January and February are the worst months of the year...maybe even March some years. Why? Because of the weather mostly. They are gray, drab months with seemingly endless snow and cold (and colder) weather. There's really nothing to look forward to like Christmas or New Years. It just seems like a long way till spring. It really doesn't help that we've been having a serious cold snap this week. Today I am sharing some tips on how I get through. 

1. Your base layer is most important. Before I even start to plan my outfit, I make sure I have good quality and comfortable undergarments. My favorite are the Hanes Ultimate bras. You can't beat the comfort. They are incredibly soft. Today I have the Hanes Ultimate t-shirt soft Underwire Bra. It's smooth and supportive all day long. I add a white cotton tank and tuck into my pants or skirt. You can also add a thin long sleeve tee or button up depending on the outfit. Don't forget your wool socks either! 
striped turtleneck layered under plaid vest with distressed jeans, and duck boots

2. Try a sweater. This seems obvious, but I can't wear long sleeve tops on their own in the dead of winter. Sweaters are a must. Even a long sleeve dress might not be warm enough, but a thick extra layer makes all the difference.

striped turtleneck layered under plaid vest with distressed jeans, and duck boots

3. Add a vest or blazer over top. Even if you added a sweater you can always add another layer by adding a vest or blazer. It adds dimension, another texture or pattern, structure, AND warmth!

striped turtleneck layered under plaid vest with distressed jeans, and duck boots
4. Don't forget the scarf- The scarf has to be my favorite winter layer. It helps keep draftsfrom turning into goosebumps all down my back! You cannot beat the amount of options for scarves either. There are knit, lightweight, and everything in between. Also refer to #3 in regard to adding texture, pattern, etc.

striped turtleneck layered under plaid vest with distressed jeans, and duck boots

5. Invest in fleece lined tights and leggings. Don't put your dresses and skirts away in the winter. Fleece lined tights and leggings are life changing. I recommend a pair of fur-lined leggings actually. I got a pair this winter and they are amazing.

striped turtleneck layered under plaid vest with distressed jeans, and duck boots
Turtleneck-Kohls (similar, similar) | Vest-J.Crew (similar, similar) | Jeans-c/o The Hidden Trunk (similar, similar) | Boots-Sperry c/o Shopbop (similar, similar) | Bag-c/o thredUP (similar, similar) | Hat & scarf-Deloom (similar, similar) | Glasses-Ray Ban (save, splurge

Hope this helps you survive the remaining winter months! Something else that may help is the chance to win two Hanes Ultimate Bras of your own! Enter to win below and good luck! 

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I received Hanes bras and a giftbag in exchange for this post, but all opinions are my own. I actually have been wearing them all week! 


  1. Great layering tips! I gave a few pairs of fleece lined tights and they get a lot of wear in winter! :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. I do a lot of these layering tips.


  3. Thanks for the great giveaway! I love this cozy chic look for winter! That vest and bag are amazing. :)


  4. Super cute and winter-ready look, doll! Love those boots!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  5. Great layering tips!

  6. Thanks for the giveaway! These are great tips! I need to get more base layers that would work well for layering, such a few more striped shirts, etc. I really love the color of the scarf you have on today, reminds me of one I saw at Target!


  7. omg those boots! I love them :) your scarf is my favorite part of the look.
    Southern Elle Style

  8. Great tips for staying warm and stylish! This is such a cute outfit! I love your vest and boots!

    Doused In Pink

  9. Great layered look! I especially love your boots! I've been eyeballing a black pair for sometime. I haven't the faintest why I haven't purchased, they are simply adorable!


  10. These are SUCH good tips! I am the worst about knowing how to dress for winter without just layering on a coat that seems to always be too thin for the weather I'm in.

    The Adored Life

  11. Love how you styled this casual look, super cute and the distressed jeans add the perfect amount of edge!

  12. I agree, January and February are the worst! The holidays are over and it's just plain COLD outside. I love your stay-warm tips, and that vest is so fun! Love the plaid.
    Shea | www.shealennon.com

  13. What a fun yet chic winter look!


  14. I love this cozy look!! Great tips!!


  15. Love the mix of textures! You are always so good at layering pieces!



  16. I couldn't agree with you more about January, February, and March! Love your outfit! Vests are key for me to keeping warm.

  17. love your ripped jeans! looks comfy!


  18. Great tips for keeping warm. January and February are definitely my least favorite months. Loving the multiple layers and textures you incorporated into this cute look!

  19. A perfect outfit to keep warm and be stylish! Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  20. Cute outfit! Love the pops of burgundy.

    Diary of a Debutante

  21. These are all great tips. I need to try a Hanes bra and some fur-lined leggings too. Also, I love all your outerwear and accessories, especially the boots and vest.

  22. Laura
    Love all the layers. I just bought a beanie hat, yours looks warm and so cute. Love the vest on you
    Jess xx

  23. Love the mix of patterns! Casual, seasonably appropriate, and totally chic!!
    Love your hat, and you hair looks amazing!!

    xx, Elise

  24. I have a few pairs of fleece tights and they are the best thing ever! I need to check out the fur lined ones too!! Great layered look today! Susan

  25. this is such a cute, cozy outfit! I love the puffer vest and boots.


  26. Totally my least favorite time of the year too, and I don't even have to deal with the cold as bad as you. Great tips!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  27. Your vest is a great pattern and you look adorable in your pom pom hat!


  28. I love your tips about layering. I know your tips about layering work because I use does tips. Your outfit looks beautiful by the way.

  29. I love this, it's super cute. I've been wanting to buy a pair of boots like those. Hope to see you at tomorrow's linkup!


  30. I am very much loving your layers, print mix, and that gorgeous bag! Often times I get dressed to keep warm and feel like style goes out the window, but you are making your snowboots look so cute!

  31. Such a great outfit - love the casual look with your distressed jeans, vest and scarf! Thank you for the link up!


  32. love the looks, the layering, and the tips. and i really want those bras!!

  33. Looking super warm while looking super cool all at the same time ;) hehe


  34. Cute beanie :)
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    Maria V.

  35. Love every single little accessories you added to the add, especially the burgundy scarf and bag.

    From Jing at www.bejingxu.com

  36. These accessories are on point!

    Lexie Robinson

  37. These are great tips! I have a pair of wool thermal pants I wear under pants or leggings. They makes SUCH a difference if I'm going to be outside for an extended amount of time. I also have wool tights I can wear as a base layer also or just on their own. Layering tights can help too. I'll wear the wool or fleece lined tights under whatever colored pair of tights I want to wear for extra warmth. Every little bit helps!

  38. Such fantastic tips. A good bra is the best foundation. I am loving your Winter accessories and your outerwear piece here. I want them all. =)