2 Items I Can’t Live Without During Winter

Winter Style x Mara Hoffman Color Block Colette Pants x Rent The Runway x AQ AQ Emily Faux Fur Sweater

Picking winter fashion can be tricky, especially if you live in a region that involves crazy weather shifts. New York is a quintessential example: last week it snowed, this week it’s 50 degrees and raining. Go figure. There are a few things you need in your closet arsenal to succeed at winter fashion, and they’re not what you’d immediately think either. Who’s ready for the inside scoop on winter fashion?


1: Sweater Dresses

Seems odd, right? Dresses aren’t your average winter fashion staples, but they can be if you’re willing to get creative. The best thing about sweater dresses is the ability to layer underneath it. It’s also just a really cozy option you can wear with just about any bottom. This season alone, I’ve worn this particular sweater dress with a long velvet skirt, skinny jeans, and these wide-leg beauties by Mara Hoffman. I’ve also worn some of my Lululemon Swiftly long sleeves underneath during below 20-degree weather. Wide leg pants have been my current go-to under sweater dresses, as again, THEY’RE SO EASY to layer with leggings when it’s unbearably cold. Below are some of my current faves at a range of price points.


2: The Blunt Umbrella

Just like my Moya Jacket, The Arrivals does it again on their latest collab with their winter fashion accessories. I discovered Blunt Umbrellas last year in San Francisco, and HOLY SH*T guys: I will never use another umbrella again. It doesn’t turn inside out, it weathers literally everything from snow, horrific rainstorms, and beyond. Plus, it just looks classy as hell. Count how many umbrellas you’ve tossed due to shitty design, and chances are, they add up to the same amount as one of these umbrellas. Not into the high price tag? Find it cheaper and direct from Amazon, in a ton of colors here.


Winter Style x Mara Hoffman Color Block Colette Pants x Rent The Runway x AQ AQ Emily Faux Fur Sweater Winter Style x Mara Hoffman Color Block Colette Pants x Rent The Runway x AQ AQ Emily Faux Fur Sweater Winter Style x Mara Hoffman Color Block Colette Pants x Rent The Runway x AQ AQ Emily Faux Fur Sweater

Outfit Details

Sweater: Emily Faux Fur Sweater, AQ AQ

Pants: Color Block Colette Pant, Mara Hoffman

Sneakers: Logo Strap Platform Sneaker, Miu Miu

Bracelet: Edie Gunmetal Cuff Bracelet in Black Drusy, c/o Kendra Scott


Primer: Ambient Light Correcting Primer, Hourglass in Luminous Light

Foundation: The Influencer Clean Longwear Foundation, Sunday Riley in 140

Highlighter: Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter, Fenty Beauty in Lightning Dust/Fire Crystal

Blush: Air Blush Soft Glow Duo, Marc Jacobs Beauty in Lines & Last Night

Contour: Match Stix Matte Skin Stick, Fenty Beauty in Mocha and Rum

Eyes: Naked Petite Heat Palette, c/o Urban Decay

Lashes: Ardell Wispies, Target

Lips: Soft Matte Liquid Lipstick, Lawless Beauty in George

Photos by Alix of Alix Kramer Photography




  1. Ruthie Ridley
    December 17, 2018 / 10:36 pm

    Oh I love these pics!! You are one of the coolest girls I know!!! I am on the hunt for a good sweater dress!!!

  2. December 18, 2018 / 12:37 am

    The pants look so awesome! I am loving the color combo, so unique!

    cute & little

  3. December 18, 2018 / 3:47 am

    Ok, I’ve never seen an umbrella like that before and I MUST have it! I live in AZ though, so may be mostly in the closet, haha.

  4. Taylor Aube
    December 18, 2018 / 5:40 pm

    I live in the PNW so I’m all about that sweater and umbrella life. These photos capture the spirit of NYC so well!

  5. December 18, 2018 / 6:23 pm

    I am a big fan of sweater dresses too! They’re just so perfect for the season.

    xo, Laura

  6. December 18, 2018 / 7:35 pm

    Everyone can pull off a sweater dress, except for me. But that’s okay because you look stunning!

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