We recently shared tips for achieving the most organized closet ever, but knowing which pieces to store vs. prioritize for a new season can be tricky. Although one can argue some fall wares can also be worn in winter, the full-blown frigid temperatures require weightier, more functional items. To help you rearrange and prep your wardrobe for an unpredictably cold forecast, we’ve outlined six important swaps so you can look chic and stay warm all winter.
Even a billowy printed frock from summer could be worn during fall with the addition of tights and jacket. However, winter's harsh winds beg for something more substantial. If you want to wear a dress, choose a long sweater version to wear with over-the-knee-boots.
Knit Turtleneck Dress
A jean topper is easy to throw on when you need some layers, but when it gets too freezing for denim to suffice you have to resort to the ever-trusty down-stuffed puffer. Luckily, the latest crop are fashion-girl-approved, rendered in modern cuts and vibrant hues you'll actually be excited to wear.
Wintersport Puff Jacket
Slingback sandals and pumps can reveal too much of the feet, leaving you to shiver to oblivion. When you need some kind of height but exposed heels are out of the question, of-the-moment mid-calf boots will pair well under pants and dresses and over jeans and leggings.
High Heel Stretch Leather Ankle Boots
A mini skirt is great for transitional weather with tights, but the abbreviated silhouette can't often stand the freezing temperatures. A great alternative is a midi skirt. Its modest length will keep you covered, and it looks super chic when teamed with tall boots.
Ramble Print Pleat Midi Skirt
Off-the-shoulder was still the rage during fall, but they're not the most appropriate come wintertime. Now, before you go crying in the corner there is a cold-weather option for showing off a little skin. Try a cool cut-out sweater in the vein of statement knits that have been huge lately.
Cotton Pullover with Cut-Out Detail
A thin silk scarf is pretty for adorning an outfit, but it doesn't provide much warmth. Give a faux fur stole a try as it is undeniably cozy and toasty, while elevating your outfit up a notch.
Faux Rabbit Fur Scarf