We’ve been pretty lucky in Vancouver so far – some dark skies here and there but for the most part, a really lovely, sunny winter so far! Having said that, the temps are still chilly and we’re actually supposed to get some snow over the next week or so (nothing like our poor fellow Canucks out in pretty much the rest of the country, who’ve been hammered with snow the last month!). I don’t know about you, but I’m personally much more of a summer girl when it comes to everything, including style – fall is a close second but I just love breezy dresses more than wearing bulky coat after bulky coat. I thought it was high time I shared a few ways to brighten and liven up winter style so that these last couple months of winter don’t make you want to burn all your winter clothes by the end of the season, and ditto goes for me because I’m starting to get bored! So without further ado, 5 super easy ways to freshen up your winter style game…
1. Swap out your denim for leather leggings
Literally a beyond easy way of giving some new life and edge to your outfit. I find I get in the rut of wearing the same 4-5 pairs of jeans around this time of year because I start to feel a bit uninspired in general with my style – making an easy switch to these cute leather leggings from Aritzia instantly added new life to my look! These are also a great < $100 option.
2. Choose accessories with a pop of colour
I find I’m often going for the greys and the camels and the sand tones this time of year – they just go with everything so it feels like the easiest option. But adding in a pop of colour, whether it’s this cobalt blue toque (or beanie, for non-Canadians) I have or the super luxe soft rose tone of my White + Warren cashmere beanie, instantly makes me feel way more in love with my look. I’m a big fan of blush tones in particular around this time of year because I find they go so well with my favourite neutral (which is a sand tone), but I also love the look of more bold tones like crimson red with neutral coats!
3. Rethink your footwear
Boots are my usual go-to around this time of year (either knee-high, over-the-knee or ankle) but I’ve been a huge fan of my APL’s since this summer so find I’m rocking those more and more often. It helps add a sporty edge to your look and I’m also loving that they’re easier on your back, something I’ve gotta be aware of since I have some low back issues! I usually spend most of my winter stomping around in boots so have been loving this switch-up. Also, bonus points if they’re a fun tone! These blush APL’s go perfectly with my toque.
4. Cover yourself in a blanket scarf
Sometimes, making a much-loved overcoat feel new again can be as simple as strategically wrapping a blanket scarf around you! I share how to do it in a really chic but secure way here and as you can see, since the blanket scarf is such a statement piece it really gives my outerwear new life.
5. Add a dose of white
And there you have it! 5 super easy ways to update your wardrobe, with pieces you likely already have in your closet. Do you guys have any tips for getting through these last months of winter? Tell me in the comments below!