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3 Classic Coats with Winter Accessories

If there’s one thing I love about the winter, it’s the effortless ways you can accessorize an outfit. Your accessories double as necessary components to be able to survive in the cold (okay, I might be a tad dramatic) and as cute ways to give your outfit a little more something-something.

In this post, I’ll show you accessories that are great for the winter, along with different styles of coats they go great with. The three outfits are all different styles, but are achievable and affordable, given that basic staple pieces are used.

Outfit 1:

 

Aaahhhh the notorious teddy coat! This coat is on fire this season and it keeps you exceptionally warm. I receive so many compliments on this coat! Because of how eye-catching this coat is, I decided to keep the actual outfit basic, with a black ribbed crop top and mom jeans. For the accessory, you can see I added a dark orange backpack and I love the color because it adds a pop of color. Backpacks are great in the winter so your hands don’t freeze holding a bag; slip it on and go about your day attempting to stay warm!

Outfit 2:

What is a winter coat collection without the staple piece of the leather jacket? Having a leather jacket is timeless and so many people find it necessary to keep in their collection as the cold months roll in. Paired with the jacket is probably one of the most popular winter accessories, an off-white and black scarf. Outfits like this are super easy to recreate because you can substitute any piece and just stick to one color scheme like I did.

Outfit 3:

 

For the last outfit, I decided to keep the black/grey color scheme, which allowed me to pair it effortlessly with a blush pink oversized jacket. I love that this outfit has a mixture of both feminine and masculine vibes. I paired this distressed-hem skirt with an oversized men’s crew neck and an oversized jacket. This allows you to stay cute and comfortable and that feeling is hard to beat! Now if you’re like me and still want to brave a skirt in the colder months, you can accessories with stockings under the skirt. I opted for basic black see-through ones, but there's many out there to fit your style. 

Blog By: Breanna Moore | @hellohipretty

Winter Weather Styles

It seems as though the seasons keep breezing by; with October coming to a close, winter is soon approaching. Personally, I love winter because you still experience the cozy feelings of fall, just with colder weather. In southern California, fall tends to be too warm for sweaters and jeans, but in the winter, we can finally get cozy and layer up!

Today I’ll be sharing some of my favorite winter styles. I’ve also mentioned little changes you can make to each outfit depending on your climate, so you can make every look practical and customized! It’s time to bring out your favorite sweaters, booties and get stylin’!

Outfit 1:

If you are having trouble picking out a winter outfit, just go for a simple neutral outfit. Black jeans, a cream sweater, and matching booties easily create a sophisticated look. You can also add a matching hat to continue the neutral theme or a bright hat for a little pop of color. I added a cream beret that matched my sweater. To keep this look interesting, I incorporated different textures and patterns. By mixing this chunky knit sweater with my snakeskin boots, this look has subtle details that ensure it isn’t a boring outfit. The key to creating a cute neutral look is using little details such as patterns, knits, and accessories to keep it interesting!

Style Tip - If you need another cozy layer, add on a black or blue jean jacket!

Outfit 2:

 

Sometimes when a new season arrives, you aren’t quite ready to part with your clothes from the past season. If you’re attached to your summer pieces or simply can’t buy a whole new wardrobe each season, this is the perfect look for you! Adapt your maxi dresses to cold weather by layering them over long sleeves! Add some booties for some more warmth and now you have a cute and stylish winter look. Since my dress has a deep v-neck, I chose to accessorize with some necklaces over my shirt.

Style Tip - If your dress doesn't have slits like mine, you can add tights underneath to keep your legs warmer.

Outfit 3:

Plaid is a classic winter pattern and makes for some cute miniskirts. I like wearing my black and white plaid skirt with this simple white cardigan from Plato’s Closet! Then, I simply add some white sneakers to complete a super casual and easy outfit for those warmer days.

Style Tip - Replace the cardigan with a chunky sweater, then add tights and boots for added warmth!

Outfit 4:

Heeled booties are one of my favorite parts of winter fashion because they make me taller and they’re super stylish! I paired these white booties, with this striped sweater and simple mom jeans, to give the outfit more of a 60s vibe. Then I finished the look off with a rectangular red bag to match the stripes in the sweater.

Hopefully, these looks gave you some outfit inspiration for the upcoming winter season!

Blog By: Ember Sierra | @essentiallyember

Fall Boot Trends

The air is getting crisp and that means that boots season is in full effect! It is now socially acceptable to pull out those cute pair of boots...or more than a few pairs if you’re like me. Boots come in all shapes, colors, and styles, which allows you to have a lot of versatility with your fall outfits. Bringing out your boots for this season also keeps you warm, cozy, and prepared for the cold weather approaching.

Outfit 1:

 

The first pair of boots are suede, flat thighs-highs and I paired them with an oversized tee and a vintage denim jacket. Overall, thigh-high boots are one of my favorite boot styles and they work great during the colder months when you want to attempt to keep warm while wearing dresses. As for accessories, I opted for rose gold-tinted shades and small hoop earrings.  This is really a cute outfit and effortless!

Outfit 2:

 

Booties are probably one of the most popular boot styles of all time, so I just had to include my favorite black leather pair in this blog post. Booties are truly versatile and can be dressed up or down. For this outfit, I threw on some DIY pearl-studded, boyfriend jeans along with an off-the-shoulder sweater. The small details in this outfit make it cute but still chill. For colder days, you could also pair a leather jacket with this outfit to compliment the leather booties.

Outfit 3:

 

For the last outfit, I chose to wear all-black to go with these classic, ankle-length Ugg boots. These are perfect for days when your number one priority is staying warm and cozy! The fur inside these boots is super comfortable, and the outside offers a basic style that is very popular still. Paired with black skinny jeans and an off-the-shoulder flannel shirt, this look serves as one of my go-to fall outfits.

Blog By: Breanna Moore | @hellohipretty

DIY Halloween Costumes

It’s my favorite month of the year ... October! You know what that means: it’s Halloween! Halloween is by far my favorite holiday because who doesn’t love candy, spooky stories and of course Halloween parties! I decided to put together three easy Halloween costumes to help you get into the spirit of spooky season! All of these costumes are super easy and you can probably find many of the items in your own closet already!

Costume 1:

You can never go wrong with a cat costume! It’s super easy, sassy and cute. For this costume, I decided to wear my favorite ripped black jeans, which I paired with a basic black long sleeve. To top it off, I grabbed black booties from my closet and transformed myself into a sassy kitty, using some black face paint for the whiskers! However, if it’s cold outside, you can add black fingerless gloves and a black teddy coat.

Costume 2:

For my next costume, I decided to dress up as a football player! I personally love football (Go Vikings!) and this outfit is perfect for anyone wanting to rock a sportier look. This costume could not be simpler: just grab any oversized jersey, leggings, sneakers, eye black and you’re ready to go!

Costume 3:

Who doesn't love a good frat boy costume? This is super easy and cute! Start by borrowing a friend’s (or your dad's) oversized button-up shirt, add tall white socks, a pair of slides, and you’re all set! If you want to add a little something extra to this costume, grab a baseball hat or some fun sunglasses!

With these cute and easy costume ideas, there’s no excuse to stay home on Halloween! Make sure to check out your local Plato’s Closet for similar items and much more! Happy Haunting!

Blog By: Grace Myler | @gracemyler

5 Fall Layering Looks and Tips

Hey girl! Has the cold fall air reached where you live yet? I don’t know about you, but it has gotten very chilly where I live already! I can no longer leave the house without at least a long sleeve or a jacket and let me tell you it is a struggle to put together cute outfits when it’s freezing outside, but the secret to a cute warm outfit is layers on layers girl! In today’s post, I have five cute ways that you can layer tops and dresses for fall and winter!


Outfit 1:

Did you jump on the lace cami trend just like me? Lace camis have been all over Pinterest and Instagram this past spring and summer season, but why not transition them into fall too? I paired this basic long sleeve with my favorite go-to black lace cami, but any silk or dressy top you have in your closet would work too! I paired my layered combo with my favorite pair of blue jeans and a belt!

Style Tip - If you don’t have a lace or silk top, look in the lingerie section of secondhand stores! They place all their slips and lace tops in that section, which most people don’t know about. After a quick wash at home, they’re perfect and affordable!

Outfit 2:

Who says you can’t wear your cute dresses in fall? I disagree! If you have a bunch of dresses in your closet, pair a turtleneck under them for an adorable, warm fall look! I layered a black turtleneck with my gingham dress and white sneakers. You can also pair chunky sweaters over dresses too! If you are going for the chunky sweater over a dress, I suggest a more form-fitting dress to balance out your outfit!

Outfit 3:

Do you want a more laid-back look? Grab your favorite graphic tee and a long sleeve! I would normally not wear a look like this, but once I put it on, I loved it! I think a colored long sleeve would look so cool with a graphic tee, but I just had a black long sleeve. I layered my long sleeve shirt under my graphic tee, with my black jeans and the same belt and sneakers from before! What I love about most of these looks is that you probably already have most of these pieces in your closet already! If not, you can easily find these pieces at your local Plato’s Closet!

Outfit 4:

Who knew a sweater and a jacket would be a perfect combo? I paired my vintage-styled cardigan with my thrifted leather jacket and I loved how this turned out! I am so excited to play around and try to layer things I wouldn’t typically layer together to get some unique looks this season!

Outfit 5:

If you haven’t seen these Rachel Green style cardigans all over Instagram and Pinterest yet, then I don’t know where you’ve been! Everything 90s has been trending recently and I’m definitely not mad about it! I found this simple button-up cardigan from the thrift store and I love how it looks! I wear it as a shirt with a cute bralette and jeans, and it’s the perfect 90s fall look! I like having the first few buttons unbuttoned and the remaining unbuttoned for that perfect Rachel Green look!

 

I hope you found this post helpful and it gave you some ideas on how to layer or outfits you can wear this season! Fall is always such a beautiful time of year, so go out and enjoy it! Talk to you next time! xoxo

Written By: Taiya Maddison | taiyamaddison.com

Instagram: @taiyamaddison

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