winter survival tips…

Well, even with the warm weather that floated through the U.S. again this week, we are now back to colder temps (for most of us, anyway!).  I can tell a lot of people are itching to get out their spring wardrobe because I’m seeing more and more spring outfits on Pinterest.  And the stores have completely put winter clothes to the side to make room for all the pretty spring stuff.  But, let’s be realistic.  It’s only the end of January.  We still have a while to go, people.  So, let’s talk about a few ways you can beat back those winter blahs!

1)  Winterize a warm weather dress and add a pop of color!

Winterize Your Spring Dress

2)  Take Care of Your Skin

Winter puts a beating on skin.  Make sure you continue to use sunscreen (Yes!  Even in the winter.) and properly cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize for your skin type.  Aren’t sure of our exact skin type?  Click here to figure it out.

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4)  Paint your nails with some pretty colors.

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Zoya Nail Polish in Mira

Essie Nail Polish in Snap Happy

Zoya Nail Polish in Poppy

5)  Take advantage of the great winter sales going on right now.  Places like J. Crew, Ann Taylor, Loft, Banana Republic, Limited, and others are trying to shove their winter wear out the door with you.  Many of them are offering 40 – 60% percent off their already reduced prices!  Now is the time to buy winter coats, wool pants and skirts, blazers, and sweaters.

mix it up!

One of the hottest things around right now is mixing patterns.  I think a lot of people are afraid of mixing patterns but it really is fun and easy once you get the hang of it.

Some rules for mixing patterns when you are a newbie:

  • Keep the colors in the same family.  As you get braver, you can start mixing blue stripes with orange polka dots.
  • Only use two patterns per outfit.  You want to look effortless.  And until you get the hang of it, keep it down to two.
  • Don’t worry if your colors don’t match exactly.  Have fun with it!

By the way, J. Crew has a big sale going on right now.  Take an extra 30% off final sale items!  Shop here until January 20.  At checkout, use code STYLEFIND.  Happy shopping!

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