How To Stay Warm And Look Stylish

how to stay warm and look stylish

Working as a personal stylist I am receiving many style related questions every day so I decided to start a new weekly column Question Of The Week where I am going to share my styling tips with you. I hope you will find them useful and will enjoy reading.

A question I receive every winter is How to stay warm and look stylish? especially when we talk about dressing up in evenings. 

Ski jacket or a puffer are not particularly flattering and paired with an elegant dress and high-heels definitely do not look elegant, do not make us feel glamorous and might look ridiculous. Don’t get me wrong I have nothing against puffers or ski jackets but you should never mix sporty style clothes with an elegant dress and high-heels.

Looking good when it’s freezing is not so difficult as you think. And these are my tips.

#1 Invest in a coat which will keep you warm!

A coat has always been one of the biggest style investments for autumn and winter. A coat, whether you buy one once every couple of years or every season, is always a wardrobe staple. So when you are in search for a new coat check the fabric the coat is made off – don’t even think about buying a coat which is made of polyester – it won’t keep you warm! Look only at coats with at least 70% of wool.

This season’s biggest trend is faux fur coats which are ideal if you want to wear something not so warm underneath it will look very elegant and will keep you warm. If you want to be particularly trendy go for a bold fur coat (if you need inspiration on how to wear it, check this out).


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My Picks

If you are thinking about investing in a coat, now it’s the best time to do it as all coats are on sale!

faux fur selectionASOS Coat in Pelted Vintage Faux Fur & Shawl Collar/ASOS Coat In Longline Vintage Faux Fur/ASOS Coat In Shaggy Faux Fur

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River Island Moss Faux Fur Coat/French Connection Stardust Faux Fur Coat/Warehouse Faux Fur Coat

 #2 Layering is the key

The key to dressing fashionably in the winter months without compromising warmth is layering. My must to have item for times when temperatures begin to drop is a fur gilet which is a total lifesaver! You can wear it on the top or under your coat with any outfit to add that needed extra warmth. Also you can keep it on when you take your coat off.

It’s my secret weapon when I want to wear a thin dress or a blouse – it looks super stylish and I never feel cold.


vest inspirations

My Picks

faux fur gilets

Jayley Olina Faux Fur Gilet/French Connection Chicago Faux Fur Gilet/BCBGeneration Faux Fur Gilet in Deep Maroon

fur gilets

Whistles Patchwork Faux Fur Gilet/River Island Faux Fur Gilet With Knitted Back/New Look Mongolian Faux Fur Gilet

#3 Accessorize for warmth

Fur stole is a perfect accessory with pure style and warmth; you can even leave them on as part of your outfit. Fur stole can really protect you from chilly winds but it can also be a statement accessory. It can update your look and make your coat from the last season look different. You can pair them with your jackets, blouses or dresses to add extra warmth and a bit of glamour for everyday outfits.


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My Picks

fur stole selection

ASOS Faux Fur Scarf In Chevron Design/ASOS Faux Fur Scarf In Pastel Patchwork Design/Reiss Faux Fur Horizontal Stripe Scarf/ASOS Oversized Scarf In Dark Green Jewel Fur

Everyone knows that we lose a lot of heat through our heads. Wearing a hat can make a huge different if you want to stay warmth. They also are the most fashionable accessory this season.


hat inspirations

My Picks


Pieces Wide Brim Wool Fedora/ASOS Burgundy Felt Fedora With Bow/River Island Plum Eyelet Beekeeper Hat/River Island Eyelet Floppy Hat/Pieces Camel Contrast Fedora Hat

#4 Keep your feet warm!

There is nothing worse than freezing feet. Over-the-Knee Boots are the solution – they look perfect with mini skirts, dresses or jeans and will definitely keep you warm. Sleek boots are the most flattering ones and are key for creating an elegant outfit. Even for a night out pair them with a mini dress and you will look chic.


boots inspiration

My Picks


over the knee bootsBlink Over The Knee Heeled Boots/ASOS KEY TO MY HEART Lace Up Over the Knee Boots/ASOS KINDRED Pointed Over The Knee Boots/Carvela Sammy Taupe Heeled Over The Knee Boots

My last trick to stay warm is to wear cashmere or wool blend tights – it’s an ultimate luxury which makes such a difference! With them I can wear any skirt or dress I want and I never feel cold.

Stay warm and chic!


P.S. If you have any particular questions you would like me to answer, please leave your question in comments bellow.

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