Cold Weather Dressing

how to dress for cold weather, dress with tights, how to wear a dress with tights and boots, winter outfit ideas, black tights, red coat, dressing for the cold

coat // dress // scarf // hat // tights // earrings // boots

I’ve mentioned that I’m trying not to shop at the moment, but window shopping is totally allowed. Lately I feel like I’ve been wearing pants all the time because it’s been so cold. I miss my legs and I miss wearing dresses. I thought it’d be fun to put together a winter outfit featuring a dress. I like this striped dress from Topshop because I think it would transition well whenever the weather starts to warm up. Also, I’m still considering getting a new winter coat and I like the idea of a bright coat like this one (I think I’ve almost convinced myself not to get a black coat. Sort of. Maybe.). I feel like scarves are especially key with collarless coats- gotta keep the neck area warm and toasty! If I was wearing this outfit, I’d likely swap out the heeled boots for flat ones, unless I was going to an event or party. In some ways, I can’t believe it’s already February, but also, we’ve still got 2-3 months of winter to go…

  • what a cute winter look, love that sweater dress.


  • If you already have a neutral coat, you should totally get a bright one. I find that color really perks me up when the weather is drab. So over this cold weather already…

    Rowena @ rolala loves

    • I do have a black coat already, which is why I’m leaning towards a bright or patterned one (although my black coat has seen better days and should probably be updated too). Same here! Winter is not my fave…

  • I love Zara coats! That red color is gorgeous!

    • I’ve never owned a Zara coat, but I’m always admiring them online!

  • I’m with you Nnenna, I’m trying not to shop at the moment, but you can definitely turn to window shopping ;)

    • Agreed- window shopping will have to tide me over for now!

  • Yes! Go for a bright coat! It probably feels so different compared to the practicability of a black coat but, having been the owner of a couple of bright coats, I love them! They make you feel cheerier and actually pairs with a lot – especially if a lot of what you own already fall into “classics” anyway. =)


    • I’ve only ever owned black coats and I’m a little afraid of how much a bright coat will stand out! Haha, we’ll see, I might go for something patterned. You’re right though, colorful coats are much more cheerful!

  • I totally miss dresses, and fully support purchasing a nice bright coat! There are just too many more fun colors than black!

    Chic on the Cheap

    • Black is my safety net, but I’m definitely considering brighter options :)

  • SHE Jenmarie

    I think a colored coat would be really fun! Red is always a good choice :)

    • I always admire colored coats on other people. It may be time to get one for myself!