How To Get Dressed Up For The Winter

It's no secret that winter weather comes with its own unique set of woes. While the colder air does bring the holiday season, it also means holiday parties in chilly temps. So, knowing how to get dressed up for the winter becomes key when deciding which ensemble will not only keep you stylish, but warm. Thankfully, winter fashion is not boring, and with options like layering, boots, and tights, you'll basically be set when it comes to your winter holiday dress.

While there are several winter fashion rules that have long been hammered into women's heads, the truth is that there's totally room to break with tradition during the colder months, and that's definitely true when it comes to dressing up. Socks or tights with strappy sandals? Totally okay. Plus, winter means layers. Whether it's vests filled with down, tights, a killer blanket scarf, or a great knee sock under a boot, layering means you get to stay warm and wear more clothes, so what's not to love?

While everyday wear is pretty simple during the winter, business casual, business, and party looks complicate things a bit. Don't worry too much though, because I've got you covered for those times when you're searching for an answer to how to dress up in winter.


Steve Madden Women's Orabella Over-the-Knee Boots, $169.00, Macy's

Boots are your friend. Over-the-knee, ankle, riding, you name it, you can rock it. They can be dressed up or down, and they'll definitely keep you toasty.

Faux Fur Vest

Furry Waistcoat, $99.90, Zara

Want to amp up that dress and stay warm? Throw on a faux fur vest, and you're golden. Suddenly, that patterned dress is ultra chic.

Dresses With Sleeves

ASOS Midi Dress with Blouson Sleeves and Wrap Front, $69.00, ASOS

This gorgeous dress is basically perfect for winter. With long sleeves and a length just below the knee, you're set for a more conservative holiday party.


Studio Deep V Lace Lace Jumpsuit, $139.90, Eloquii

A jumpsuit is basically everything that's perfect in this world. This piece and a jacket or blazer, and you're all set for your winter dress up event.

Midi Skirt

Impressed Expression Skirt, $39.99, ModCloth

Want to stay warm yet dressed up? Try a longer length skirt. A midi is the perfect answer to the how to dress up in winter question if you're not attending a super formal event.

Moto Jacket

ASOS Curve Ultimate Biker Jacket in Leather Look, $56.50, ASOS Curve

I'm a big proponent of going against the grain, and adding a bit of rocker flair to a dressy event is my jam. Skip the basic blazer and jazz up your look.


Opaque Tights, $9.99, H&M

All hail, tights! Under a skirt, with a dress, or beneath pants to stay warm, these babies are perfect for every winter weather fashion need.

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