How to Look Wintery in a Warm Climate

While the rest of the country in buried in snow, I’m here in sunny 75 degrees (def not complaining). I love getting to live in perfect weather almost all year round, but sometimes I do wish I had more opportunity to wear those cute, cozy, wintery outfits. Luckily I’ve had practice trying to look wintery in a warm climate since I’ve lived my whole life in Texas and Southern California, so I think I’ve found some great tricks:

1. Keep yourself cool with a basic skirt or even shorts to start (this is the practical part of the outfit) and fill the rest of your outfit with wintery textures.

2. Throw on a light layer that looks heavy, but isn’t. I love this jacket because it’s probably about the thickness and warmth of a leather moto jacket, but the added fuzz on the outside makes it feel like a much heavier jacket.

3. Pull out any type of boot in your closet. There is such a great variety of boots and all of them feel wintery but not all of them are actually very warm. (I would totally wear these boots in the summer too)

4. Suede is a good go-to. Speaking of my boots, I chose these because I felt like the suede added one more touch of a cold-weather feeling even if it’s subtle.

5. Go for neutral colors. Summer is all about bright colors and care-free vibes, so sometimes I like to go for more blacks and browns when I want a winter vibe. I felt like my orange-brown jacket was jussst the right mix of color and neutral so I didn’t feel too boring, but also didn’t draw too much attention.

Wearing:

Designers Remix Jacket | Ganni Skirt | Redone T-Shirt | Stuart Weitzman Boots | Gucci Bag | Garrett Leight Sunglasses

winter in los angeles

Michelle Madsen designers remix jacket, ganni skirt, redone t-shirt, stuart weitzman boots, gucci bag, garrett leight sunglasses

Michelle Madsen designers remix jacket, ganni skirt, redone t-shirt, stuart weitzman boots, gucci bag, garrett leight sunglasses

sunshine for days

Here are a few other ideas off the top of my head, and I’m always pinning other cozy outfit ideas here!

-socks coming just above some booties or ankle boots can add a cute layered look, and can show off wintery patterned socks (or try lace socks for an extra femenine look)

-long sleeveless coats and turtlenecks still adds that layered look without being too warm, along with a pretty silhouette. One of my favorite short sleeve coats here!

– plaid is super cozy and can be tied around the waist for the warmer days, check out one of my favorite plaid looks here!

-add some winter hues, like burgundy, forest green, and again, any neutral colors

over the knee boots with your favorite dress or skirt is one of my favorite winter looks

-wear your favorite blazer with some shorts for a contrast look, check out my look here 

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Michelle Madsen designers remix jacket, ganni skirt, redone t-shirt, stuart weitzman boots, gucci bag, garrett leight sunglasses
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