Okay so here's the deal with cold weather. Most people I know always lust after warm, sunny summer days, and when they finally come, everyone tries to savor every bit of them. It's so much appreciation that normal everyday things get neglected because people want to be out in the sun for as long as it's shining. They hate when they have work to get done, even more so than usually, because "they could have been outside in the nice weather".
I think I finally put my finger on why I like the cold. I always knew that for some reason cloudy and chilly is the right environment for me to work in, but I never fully understood why. It's because in the cold, people drop the weather talk and the excuses that come along with it. They no longer rely on an unstable factor to dictate to them what they should do today. So in a way, the cold makes them more productive - which in turn lets me get the job done faster too.
Enough weather chat. I could delve into so many tiny details of why the sun bugs me and the rain brings me happiness (it's not as depressing as it sounds, I swear!), but let's just say I'm probably living in the right place and let's leave it at that.
Of course, as a professional ice queen, I have a few go-to outfits for looking fabulous during the winter months. As a base, it's always the easiest and safest choice to go with a minimalist coat. Bonus points if it's in your favorite color :) (One of my first posts was based around this coat) Then, pick chunky winter accessories that go really well with it. Here I'm wearing my favorite scarf, which also has a little bit of the coat color on it. Since the scarf is mostly grey, I decided to keep a monochrome palette with a matching sweater.
What I wouldn't do, however, is be so naïve and think your legs won't freeze to death if you have huge gaping holes in your jeans. I love these jeans, but there is a right time for them, and it's not in winter! I tried it so you don't have to.
I chose a sporty bag because I like giving an outfit some unexpected element. I already talked about this in my last post. Whenever I need an accessory, I always go for the second best in terms of harmonizing with my outfit. If everything matches perfectly, your look can become dull, and people won't bother to look at it for as long as they would if you added something that makes them the slightest bit uncomfortable.
As for shoes, you guessed it, yet another pair of Rihanna creepers. I made them more winter-appropriate by wearing a pair of long wool socks. My ankles are still gaping, but they go through so much whenever it gets cold, that I'm pretty sure they're bulletproof by now. Basically I never seem to be able to get pants that are the appropriate length for me, or if I do, they will usually not fit into my shoes so I just cuff them above my ankles. Once more - I do not recommend you do this in winter. Don't be as ignorant as me.
I hope all of your New Year's Resolutions are still going strong! I made mine a week after New Years (yesterday lol), but I'm very determined to stick to them this year. If you ever feel tempted to break them, just ask yourself why you created them in the first place. If you really had a good reason, then this should keep you going. Good luck!
beanie | H&M coat | Zara scarf | Vero Moda sweater | Review jeans | H&M gym bag | Adidas creeper shoes | Puma
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