Ways to fight cold without getting ‘blue jeans blues’

This is the time of year that I struggle with.

The problem is that I don’t want to say goodbye to my fall and summer clothes because my winter clothes just aren’t as cute.

I get stuck thinking that I have fewer options for clothing and I find myself wearing boring blue jeans almost every day. It’s my mission to put an end to the blue jean blues.

In Erie, you have to dress according to the winter weather that’s undeniable.

If it’s not precipitating frozen inches,  it’s gusting winds at 35 mph, which pretty much means every inch of you should be covered when you’re outside.

However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t still look cute.

I’ve done a little research and found some more fashionable alternatives to blue jeans.

Let’s talk about slacks. Black and khaki can be pretty boring, but how about tweed? Stay with me; they’re a fun pattern, professional and made of a very warm material.

Add a turtleneck and a faux-fur vest and you’ve got a chic, ‘70s retro look.

Feeling a little more adventurous? Leather pants aren’t just for Catwoman anymore. Rock a pair of leather pants with some kitten-heel, ankle boots.

You say you really can’t part with your skirts – you don’t have to.

Find a wool mini-skirt, and pair it with tights and leather boots. You’ll look great and still be totally weather appropriate.

If you’re looking for something a little more modest, break out that pleated knee-length skirt from Catholic school.

Get a pair of cable-knit stockings and a funky pair of boots to complete the look.

Don’t forget about the dresses.

Recycling fall and summer dresses is totally fine as long as they follow a few simple rules.

First, the pattern of the dress shall not be floral. Second, the material of the dress shall not be too thin.

Third, the dress shall not be worn with bare legs.

Follow these commandments and you’ll be in good shape.

An obvious example of this would be a cowl-neck sweater dress with opaque tights and the highest pair of leather boots you’ve got.

Another example would be reinventing the maxi dress you wore this summer, with a leather jacket, stockings and ankle boots.

Maybe you’re not as appalled at wearing blue jeans every single day, like I am.

However, these are still good ideas to toss around in your mind, especially when looking for ways to cope with the Erie winter.  Even when it’s 10 degrees below zero, when you look good –  you’ll feel good.




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