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22 Dec

Style File: 5 tips to dress chic this winter

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When the temperature dips, the chilly crisp winds outside give you an opportunity to pull together outfits that look fashionable. However, when multiple layers become mandatory, many falter and run out of the perfect winter attire. Fret not as here are a few tricks to show you how to look stylish and stay warm every day of the winter season with the best of street style fashion:

 

1. Become a pro at layering

 

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There is a reason layering is always in vogue in the winter: It’s the most practical way to dress up when it is really cold. So don’t be afraid to pile on the layers. For instance, wear a turtleneck, under a sweater, jacket or a coat. This will definitely keep you warm and so will a dress or skirt over a pair of pants.

 

 

2. Jackets add an oomph factor

 

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If you love wearing jackets, winter is your best friend! Wear a jacket even on the coldest days by layering it over a coat, and under a cozy wool scarf. Paired with black jeans or leggings, you can wear this look to college or even for casual hangouts with friends or to a movie. For a more sophisticated look, opt for leather jackets that give your attire an instant upgrade. But don’t forget, there are a number of other options such as puffers, blazers and hoodies.

 

3. Let your boots do the talking

 

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Winter style really boils down to a comfortable pair of boots. These are the accessories that breathe new life into everything you wear. You can pair over-the-knee-boots with dresses, or killer ankle boots with cuffed jeans. Pointed-toe boots look versatile and flattering when paired with anything from skinny denim to skirt dresses.

 

4. Invest in fun hats and beanies

 

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We instinctively splurge on boots, coats and jackets in winter; however, we would suggest you to also look for winter hats of your dreams. A hat or a beanie not only covers your ears, but on those not-so-bone-chilling days (especially in Karachi), a woolen hat will still keep you warm. It will also be the first thing which people will notice about you, so it should be something cool and what you love to flaunt. A pro tip is to match the colour of your beanie with your coat to make it look like a part of a chic ensemble.

 

5. Experiment with scarves

 

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You are wrong if you think that scarves can only be wrapped around your neck. There are many more stylish ways and winter is the perfect time to experiment. We love the retro vibe of a scarf tied around your head, belted over a jacket or even tied in a knot around your shoulders. But the staple way has its own elegance when worn over eastern wear.

Syeda Zehra

The author is Assistant Editor at Something Haute. A journalist by profession, the writer has a penchant for films, fashion and music.