OK, I admit it — come this time of year, I give up. Not totally, but sweatpants have been spotted outside the comfort of my living room and outfits that stayed concealed under a coat all day often make a reappearance the following day.
Ladies! This is not me.
I relish new outfits. I adore finding new combinations within my closet. I take pride in looking great and holding my head up high. But — oh, lord — January does its very best to defeat my fashion spirit and tempt me to hibernate until spring. And lately, after two months of sub-freezing temperatures and overcast skies, it is taking all my strength not to lie down and yell “Uncle!”
But when I started working on this month’s other WestfieldStyle.com stories, I decided to change my terrible attitude toward winter by turning this frown upside down (or at least into a less scary grimace) and getting inspired by winter fashion.
One of my favorite ways to find a little inspiration within my own closet is to reference street style websites and blogs. Unlike e-commerce sites that make me want to bury my blues in a hail storm of credit card charges, street style photos give new life to the items in my closet by inspiring ideas on how to wear things I already own in new ways.
So in hopes that we will all survive a little more stylishly over the next few months, I’ve put together some of my favorite winter street style photographs to help get you over the hump of January and feeling optimistic about the days ahead. But don’t worry: I still won’t tell if you wear the same thing two days in a row. XO
Nothing says seriously chic and relentlessly optimistic quite like fur. Now, I know many people are fur-averse and I am totally cool with that! But even faux fur looks and feels insanely luxe and utterly glamorous. As is the tradition, fur is very fancy but I do love that stylish street muses are throwing their fur on with leggings and sneaks and making a real statement.