If you reside in Central Texas (or the south in general,) it is nothing short of a normality to experience all four seasons within one week. Therefore, I have curated a winter style guide to help you achieve a glamorous winter aesthetic even when it rises to 70 degrees in the middle of January. So, yes, please store away your baby pink sheer blouse paired with that dainty bralette, destroyed boyfriend jeans and platform nude wedges until Austin Fashion Week kicks off in April. That exact outfit may or may not be sitting at the bottom of a bulky Home Depot box in the middle of my otherwise spotless adult princess-esque room, along with other outfits that I will not allow myself to break out until the calendar itself tells me that it’s time for spring. & although it may seem that I am bitter about the fact that I can’t consistently wear my thigh high boots and faux fur coat as much as I would be able to in winter wonderland, nothing beats the variety of food trucks on every corner and the concerts in town every night just walking distance from my apartment in the lovely city of Austin. *Hint* Look out for my future posts on those luxuries pretty soon. *Hint.* Anyways, as for now… What to wear?
As always, the independent street wear designers featured on Colabination’s online shop always bring the hottest designs to the table for tasteful millennials searching for unique winter looks, just like you! Our team of Blog Ambassadors across the U.S. also provide an extensive inside look behind the design of other tastemakers, found on our blog. In addition, another online shop that has helped me enjoy winter fashion while also staying comfortable as it warms up throughout the day is LuLu’s, dubbed “the style destination for trendsetter’s worldwide!” Keep scrolling to view my top 4 mild winter garment essentials picked from each shop & be sure to visit the links provided to make your purchase.🙂
- Since I personally identify my style origin as modern minimalist, it’s no surprise that I fell in love with MINNOJI’s oversized skye sweater. This simple yet unique execution of color blocking pairs great with leather leggings for a soft edgy look that’s perfect for a night out when temperatures start to dip.
2. This oversized cardigan sweater is perfect to pair with a little black dress while still creating a cozy winter look that you can either pair with an infinity scarf if it’s cooler outside than usual, or shed off altogether when it reaches the daily high temperature in the afternoon! This sweater is available in both light grey and red wine (in which, the second is your best option if you tend to spill your drinks often. Not speaking from personal experience or anything).
3. A winter essential, this pale blush cropped sweater creates a girly soft glam that I personally love to pair with Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick, black leggings & my Franco Sarto black suede flats. It’s casual and comfortable on a cool and breezy day. I have one that I wear regularly, so here’s a selfie for confirmation.
4. Although I requested my reader’s earlier to please hold off on the baby pink sheer blouses, I never said anything about deep lavender. This lacy oopsy top complete with a charcoal detachable bow succeeds in winterizing the risqué look that contemporary shoppers adore, especially in the free-spirited streetwear junkies of Austin. Wear with or without a bralette, because to each their own.🙂