So, I am freezing. As temperatures drop across much of the United States, it is time to start bundling up (if you haven’t already). Wait. Ya’ll, MY CAR has ice on it in the am!!! Can you believe that? I am still adjusting. Remembering that I cannot just dash out in the am, I actually have to warm the car up. THANK GOD for remote start on my car! LOL. As I am adjusting, the question on my mind (and other curvy fashionistas) is how to stay warm without sacrificing our style! So now that I am in the south and building up my essentials, I thought I would share with you my Plus Size Cold Weather Must Haves!
Because I am trying to live, not catch a cold, and still be cute! Such a conundrum- right? Right. And we haven’t even begun to ready my car for this weather- my car essentials (which I was recently schooled on). Should this be a post? I don’t know, BUT! In the meantime… check out a few of our cold weather essentials and a few places to get them!
5 Plus Size Cold Weather Must Haves
First things first – your coat. Since you will likely spend a great deal of time in your coat, it’s best that you make an investment in finding one (or three) that you love. Let it be your statement piece for every outfit. One classic option is the pea coat. Especially in neutral tones like black, brown, and navy. Find a wool blend pea coat with nice details, and you are good to go just about anywhere, from the workplace to a night out on the town.
All boots from Lane Bryant. Get them here: LaneBryant.com
You knew it was coming, right? Not only are these a must for trekking through the snow, they are pretty much the perfect complement to most outfits that you will find yourself wearing during these cold months. And there are so many cute wide calf boots to choose from that you should have no problem finding a couple of pairs that fit your fashion sense and your budget. Personally, I love boots that reach close to or over the knee. Pair them with socks, stocking, dresses, skirts, or jeans – either way, you’ll look cute and smart.
I used to be the anti scarf girl. HA! Now that I am in the south or away from SoCal, no cold weather list would be complete without scarves. These accessories do more than keep you nice and warm; they can also be part of your entire look. Get the right scarf, and it can actual turn a blah outfit into something really fun and sassy. Not to mention, there are several different ways to style them. You can use one scarf and get several different looks out of it! Check out this graphic from The Fashion Spot!
The Oversized Sweater/Sweater Dress
Buy them here: Junarose Sweater Dress, ASOS.com; See Thru Sweater Dress, Carmakoma.com; Line and Label Dress with Leather, HeyGorgeous.com; ASOS Curve Dress with Lace Detail, ASOS.com; Polka Dot Madonna Dress, Carmakoma.com
If you don’t have an oversized sweater or sweater dress in your wardrobe, you seriously need to go out and get one. Or ten. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with wearing one any day of the week. They can be worn plain or dressed up with a scarf, a wide belt, leggings, jeans, or just about anything else you can think of.
Our current fave sweater dresses right now are featured! Links to the dresses underneath the picture!
I just did a major roundup of these but tights and hosiery is a mUST. In order to paly in my winter dresses, I have to make sure these are properly stocked up! Fishnet, argyle, playful patterns and hues, tights are both fashionable and functional for the winter!
Check out our 20+ Places to buy Hosiery Here!
If you have these 5 items in your closet, you are well prepared to face the cold (and look fabulous while doing it).