Now that you packed away your holiday attire and party dresses, you might be feeling uninspired by your winter wardrobe. Come wintertime, getting dressed every day can be a constant battle between daydreams and consequences. We have great ideas about how we want to look but often fall short when trying to stay warm. Despite the frigid temperatures and dark evenings, this time of year does not have to mean compromising on style.

Learn to Layer Like a Pro 

There’s a reason layering is always on-trend in the winter. It’s a practical way to dress when it’s unpleasantly cold outside. Never be afraid to pile on the layers, and don’t worry about them sabotaging your look. The key to layering is finding pieces you can discreetly layer under trendier elements to stay warm while looking cute. Before you put on your dress top, wear a base layer. Your base layer might consist of leggings, tights under jeans, or a lightweight shirt under your sweater. The outer layer depends on the climate of where you live. A heavy coat or parka is always a safe bet if you have harsh winters. If you live in a temperate region, a shacket or cardigan might suffice.

Let Your Boots Steal the Show 

Fabulous winter fashion starts with a great pair of boots. In addition to boosting any outfit, boots help keep your feet warm and dry, so save the flats and flip-flops for later. While you need some practical boots to get you through winter, make sure you have at least one fun pair of boots in your wardrobe, like some Western-inspired knee-high boots or cute ankle boots.

Repurpose Warm Weather Favorites 

While you shop dresses online with spring in mind, you can also wear your favorite dresses in the winter. You can layer a sweater over a dress or add warm tights and knee-high boots to keep your legs warm. Flowy skirts and short sleeve t-shirts aren’t off-limits either if you layer appropriately.

Use Accessories to Your Advantage 

In addition to splurging on boots this winter, you should also invest in accessories that serve the dual purpose of keeping you snug and stylish. Polish your look with hats for dresses, or add a scarf. A cute winter hat or scarf will never lead you astray, especially if you aren’t sure if your outfit is warm enough on its own.

When in Doubt, Wear a Sweater 

There’s a reason winter is called sweater weather. If you’re worried about keeping warm while staying fashionable, slipping into a warm, cozy sweater makes perfect sense. A solid rotation of winter sweaters is key to a well-rounded wardrobe. The best sweaters should feel soft and toasty while making you hip while you hibernate. Great knitwear can comfort you during the chilly months. You can wear sweaters with anything. You can pair sweaters with skirts and dresses. Try a chunky cable knit pullover with a knee-length pencil skirt. Looser maxi skirts work with sweaters, too, as do dresses. Whether you live in oversized turtlenecks, cropped or cardigans, there’s a sweater for everyone.

About Dress Up

Whether you need a casual outfit for school, a dress for date night, or a trendy outfit for a girls’ night out, Dress Up has you covered. It all started with a disappointing trip to the mall for Dress Up founders Derrick and Danielle Case, who were left uninspired by the overpriced clothing that lacked style. They vowed to open a store offering affordable, new, trendy styles every week; hence, Dress Up was born. Today, Dress Up’s mission is to change the world, one dress at a time. Whether in one of their 16 store locations in the Southeast or on their website for dresses, tops, and more, shopping with Dress Up is an experience you won’t forget.

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