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Update Your Winter Wardrobe
11/30/2018 11:02:20 AM
Winter Wardrobe

As it finally gets chilly and the holiday season goes into full swing, it’s time to pull out those sweaters. However, if you feel like last year’s wardrobe is a bit ‘meh’ and you want to spice things up with a few trendy pieces, there are lots of affordable ways to give your look a makeover without spending a lot of money.

1.  Go wild
At long last, animal prints are back! This season, designers have focused particularly on leopard print. So if you’re a leopard lover, there’s plenty to choose from. One effortlessly cool look is a leopard-print maxi-dress layered over a black turtleneck (another of this year’s biggest trends) with a black leather jacket and ankle boots. Or if you’re in the market for a new coat, leopard print is a bold, on-trend choice with lots of affordable options. 

2.  Get sneaky 
While most of us have winter boots, sneakers have recently made a huge comeback. However, these aren’t the boring trainers you’d wear to the gym. White, chunky fashion sneakers with bold accent colors are an effortless, fun way to make a sweater and jeans look really stylish. 

3.  Sophisticated flannel 
Flannel is cozy and comfortable, but it can also be really cool. Look for fleecy flannel shirts in boxy "boyfriend” cuts to wear with slim-fit or straight leg jeans. Or go with a flannel dress for a fun holiday look. If you’re really committed to the print, long flannel coats are one of this season’s biggest trends, and they really dress up a tee shirt and jeans, or, conversely, make a little black dress look casually stylish. 

4.  Velvet crush
Though velvet has been a big trend for a few years now, this year’s best velvet looks are party ready. Crushed velvet mini dresses are perfect, easy pieces to wear to all your holiday events, from office parties to quick cocktail catch-ups with friends. Wear your velvet dress with a pair of black over-the-knee boots for an outfit that looks straight off the pages of a fashion magazine.

5.  Crossbody bag 
Winter coats seem even more cumbersome when coupled with a bulky handbag. Luckily, this season’s in-demand purses are smaller than the giant bags of the past. A chic cross body bag with a chain strap looks just as good out running errands as it does for a night out, so you won’t have to worry about changing handbags from one event to the next.

Cold weather and holiday festivities can be a great time to test out new looks. And you don’t have to go head-to-toe trendy. If you’re looking to mix it up, add one fashionista element to a tried-and-true outfit to feel confident while experimenting with your style.
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