Cooler Weather Fashion Essentials

Pia Cortez - Cooler Weather Fashion Essentials

While fall is a feeling, winter is a whole mood. And along with it, a whole new wardrobe to help you meet the cooler temperatures with style. A starting point is taking stock of all the basics in your wardrobe – pieces that define your style. Whether your fashion must-haves include a crisp white blouse or a pair of dark wash jeans, your wardrobe basics are essential to building your cool weather look.

With these foundation pieces anchoring your look, a few essential additions can spruce up your look faster than you can say IG-worthy. Cooler weather is all about landscapes, making this season the perfect time to channel all that texture, all that richness. To evoke all of these, here are five items you should add to your wardrobe this season.

Velvet

For comfort and style, go for something velvet. This rich material is pure magic and will instantly spruce up your look. Soft to the touch and delicate to the eyes, you can finesse your way to any party, event or gathering with ease. Double points if you’ve got a set like this velvet tube top and velvet wide-leg pants.

Velvet

Wild With Animal Print

Aren’t you glad you saved that leopard print top from a few years ago? Whether you’re scrolling through your IG feed or flipping through fashion magazines, animal print is back with a ferocity like never before. And this time, it’s not only leopard print that we’re seeing everywhere. Snakeskin and crocodile prints are making major waves.

Wild With Animal Print

The Elevated Puffer

A puffer is everyone’s best friend, especially when the temperature drops. If you’re looking to replace your old puffer, or if you’re looking for a new one, why not get a puffer that will not only keep you warm but also stylish? Say hello to the elevated puffer – think metallic, faux leather, velvet (!) or sherpa puffers like this number that I am obsessed with.

The Elevated Puffer

Pile Up On Plaid

From runway to streetwear, plaid is having a major moment. Whether you’re channeling Cher and Dionne from Clueless or flannel is the fabric you feel most at home in, you can’t go wrong with the pattern. Instead of opting for a simple yet chic plaid top this year, go for plaid skirts, plaid trousers, plaid booties, plaid scarves. Plaid is basically the new black.

Pile Up On Plaid

Oversized Anything

Think cardigans, sweaters, jackets, scarves – anything oversized is perfect for layering and perfect for the times you want to keep warm but still keep a fashionable winter-esque vibe. Although Lenny Kravitz’s scarf game is completely inspirational, a pop of color or a pattern on your oversized piece can instantly and effortlessly bring life to your whole look.

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