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Friday, January 12, 2018

How to Dress For Winter In The South

One of the big reasons why I made the move from Rochester, NY to Dallas is because of the winters. I just could no longer handle freezing temperatures and endless amounts of snow! Winters here in the South are much more mild with temperatures usually in the 50s/60s during the day and most importantly: no snow (at least where I live!). For me, it was a pleasant surprise to still be able to experience some chilly weather while also not freezing all the time. Yet this meant I had to switch up my wardrobe and find clothes that will work for these temperatures so I thought I'd share some tips for anyone that's recently moved to the South or is just visiting and wondering what to wear during the winters here!

L A Y E R S,  L A Y E R S,  L A Y E R S

Sometimes it gets pretty crazy when it's freezing and in the 20s in the mornings yet by the afternoon it's in the 60s and feels too hot for a heavy sweater. That's why I recommend wearing layers such as a cashmere wrap or a vest so that way you can take it off when it gets warmer throughout the day.

W E A R  D A R K  C O L O R S

Depending on where you live in the South, there will be winter days where the weather gets ridiculously warm (sometimes up to the 70s/80s) and it feels like summer is back yet your mind is still in winter-mode cause it's January! I like to call this being "season-confused". That's why it's nice to incorporate dark colors in your winter wardrobe such as forest green, burgundy, and navy blue which remind you of winter and makes you feel season-appropriate.

Y O U  C A N  S T I L L  R O C K  Y O U R  F A V  O T K  B O O T S

While I'm still on the hunt for the perfect OTK boots that will fit my large calves (such a huge problem, ugh), it's nice to still be able to wear your favorite boots during the winters here in the South. On warm days, I see people wear them with dresses or skirts and no tights (looks so chic!) and on chilly days, with jeans and a leather jacket.

M U L E S  A R E  B E T T E R  T H O

If you're lucky enough to live in a southern city that hasn't snowed this year then you're probably taking advantage of the fact that you can wear nice shoes without the snow ruining them (RIP to all the nice shoes that I ruined living in Rochester all those years). I've been pretty much wearing mules almost everyday this past month and they're just so comfortable yet they're not open toe so they look more season appropriate. I highly recommend a velvet or leather pair!

Hope this post helped!


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