How to Refresh an Overused Winter Wardrobe

Jackson Hole, Wyoming
January 11, 2018

Making the recent move from sunny Los Angeles to snowy New York, it’s become apparent to me just how difficult it can be to dress for real winter weather. Sure, I’ve spent my fair share in the snow, and even in NYC, but an entire wardrobe dedicated? This will be new. A few weeks into our time in NYC and my once beloved coats were feeling old. The same boots again? Not as fun as my normal rotation of appropriate shoes in California. So as I begin my journey to a winter wardrobe that excites me daily, I’ve turned to a few tricks. Small ways to refresh my winter essentials, to be exact, and I’m sharing those today.

Make it Leather

I’m a dress girl, so the move to NYC and the daily wear of pants has been challenging. It’s just not where my mind naturally goes! But, instead of relying only on denim when pulling together my cold-weather outfits, I’ve been living in thick leather leggings. The leather provides an edgy element that I’ve had fun experimenting with, and elevates a look in a way that denim cannot.

Layer outside the box

I’ve always been decent at layering, but living in a cold climate has made me even better. I’ve already filmed an entire video on my layering secrets if you’re interested. I’m all about taking your fall coats and placing them under a large, oversized jacket like a faux fur coat. Cozy, cozy! And, you get to wear the jackets you’re still loving from fall.

Go Moto

On top of the edge that leather leggings provide, I’ve been obsessed with moto-style boots for winter. It’s not a style I tend to gravitate for, but snow boots aren’t totally my thing, either. I’ve surprised myself with just how much I love the urban feel moto boots provide. Keep them sleek and black so that they can pair easily with anything.

Belt it

If a coat isn’t giving you the feels it once did, consider belting it to change up the vibe. This works great if you have a coat that you sorta swim in, but that’s too cozy to pass up. Make sure the belt is thick and sturdy to be able to handle the heavy material of the coat. Voila! A fresh turn on your everyday winter coat.

Top it off

It’s no secret that I live for hats of all kinds. Berets, beanies, newsboy caps – you name it, I adore it. If your pocketbook won’t allow for a new winter splurge every week (mine won’t either!), instead, buy a few hats. For one, you can find them for a reasonable amount, and they add an extra detail to an otherwise stale outfit. Since heat escapes through your head and feet, having both areas covered will keep you as toasty as possible, too!

Cold-weather girls, what’s your favorite way to refresh your winter wardrobe at the moment?

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Shop the sales! Best time of year to snag a pair of luxe boots you have been eyeing as they start to go 40% off about now. Also I love to take my fur vests out and layer them with leather and MOTO jackets (even over a short puffer jacket which i did last week when it was 8 degrees in manhattan) and it looks like a totally new coat! Just some friendly thoughts from a life long NyC girl . Love you Jenny- you two will love building a life here. Xxx

You’re SO right! Great points. Love getting advice from you local girls! xx

I definitely struggle with styling in the Winter when you just want to keep warm and stick to the trusty basics. That faux fur jacket looks so warm and cosy!


Loving this post ! Plus the coat you’re wearing look so warm and chic !


Great look! I love a good faux fur coat and the way you’ve styled it with the leather leggings is seriously cool – a great mix of textures!

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I love these tips! It can definitely be difficult to be creative with your wardrobe in winter when it’s challenging enough just trying to keep warm. You’ve totally made the case for me to invest in some leather leggings!


Agreed! Leather all the way babe!

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