Department stores are already faux snow-filled holiday wonderlands. While the snow in Bergdorf’s is fake, the snow that will soon be lining the streets certainly isn’t. Winter is upon us and staying warm is key, but just because we have to bundle-up there is no reason not to look cute while doing it. Here are five trends for this winter to keep you warm and stylish at the same time.
1. Military Chic
Still love that army green military style jacket you bought in September, but know it won’t get you through the winter season? Don’t worry, the military-inspired outerwear trend is showing up everywhere. Juicy Couture‘s faux fur-trimmed parka is a great way keep the military look long into winter’s harshest months.
2. Tall Boots
Winter boots can be both fashionable and warm, but if you have to actually trudge through snow you might want to stick with the Sorels. But if your winter is set in less snowy city streets, your feet will stay warm with these "Rowan" quilted boots by Tory Burch. The knee-high nylon and leather boot is a warm take on the hot riding trend, and there is enough of a heel to help lengthen your leg without compromising walking ability.
3. Gadget Friendly Gloves
Probably the most fashionable part of winter, gloves can be sexy, edgy, or luxurious. They do however make your smartphone difficult to use, or they did. Echo has introduced the "Driver Touch," a warm wool glove that comes in many colors but stands out with its textured fingertips to making your outdoor tech-use a little easier.
For the truly text-addicted comes the Freehand, a luxurious cashmere glove without two fingertips lets you text no matter what the temperature.
Long underwear? No. Warm tights? Yes. Keep cozy and cute with textured tights that have been popular all season. Ralph Lauren‘s cotton cable tights come in black, white, and grey, and they’re the perfect way to keep wearing your favorite dresses, and a great way to prove the cable knit trend isn’t limited to sweaters.
$22 at Bloomingdale’s
5. Circle Scarf
The circle scarf/hood is a wonderful addition to your winter wardrobe. Diane Von Furstenberg‘s Alyssa Snood is a great outdoor-to-indoor item. You can drape it around your head and neck while wearing your coat or keep your shoulders warm as it criss-crosses like a shawl when inside.