I’m sure here in the DMV that you are now experiencing the chill in the am and warmer temperatures in the afternoon. Rest assure that 15 degree weather will soon hit the DMV but the question is will you be warm and stylish at the same time.
Half of us can care less about style when we hit low temperatures but I ask you why not? Imagine walking out your door in route to your destination in something drop dead gorgeous and warm effortlessly. When it comes to stylish outerwear for winter don’t think bulky, think layers. By layers I mean wear layers underneath your winter jackets and coats to avoid that bulky eyesore of some winter outerwear. Layer under your outerwear with gloves, a heavy knit scarf, heavy knit sweater and compliment with a stylish hat or earmuffs.
When shopping for your winter outerwear be mindful of your individual shape. Never make a purchase without first trying on your outerwear in a full length mirror. The perfect fit will be free of bulges and the look of an awkward fit (i.e wrong length and/or cut). Tips: If you are plus size opt for belted looks that are mid length and avoid big pockets as this adds unbalance to your look. If you are tall opt for tailored looks that are longer. If you are short opt for looks that are short in length.
Check your wardrobe for our list of top 5 stylish jackets and coats for winter: 1. Leather Jacket 2. Trench Coat 3. Pea Coat 4. Dress Coat 5. Dramatic Look.
Remember, never rush when buying jackets and coats as they are investment pieces. Check our slideshow for examples of jackets and coat looks from our list.
Find a great selection of jackets and coats in the DMV at Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Saks, Macy’s, Gap, Burlington, JCPenney, Marshall’s and TJ Maxx.
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Leslie of Leslie Arnelle