Bliss on a Blah day - top 5 ways to boost your winter look

New York fashion week street shot of woman in a layers maxi dress and leopard print coat

Winter is a time for cozy sweaters, warm drinks, and stylish outfits. But sometimes, it can be challenging to stay fashionable when the temperatures drop. Don't worry, though! We've got you covered with these five tips to boost your winter style and keep you looking chic all season long.

I love people watching,  having a coffee and watching people go by, checking out what they are wearing, it's fascinating.    Nothing beats the real life experience but the next best thing is checking out the street style shots, of which there is an abundance online.  I highly recommend it as a way to give your style inspiration a boost.  You can find out more about falling in love with your unique style here.  

Currently on my radar are the street style shots from the string of fashion weeks taking place.  


To save you time I have narrowed it down to 5 things you can easily incorporate into your winter wardrobe.  You might even discover some hidden gems already in your wardrobe saving you time and money and ultimately giving you bliss on a blah day.


1 White boots with everything

Breathe new life into everything you wear with a white boot.  A chunky Chelsea, kitten heel or cowboy.

street shots for New York fashion week with women styling white boots


2. Make one piece a metallic

Metallics are a neutral swap out your usual black, grey, navy for a metallic.  this can be in anything a shoe, bag, belt top pant or jacket.  Adding some shine and lustre to your look and day.

Street shots from New York fashion week of women in metallics

3.Embrace animal print

Animal print goes with anything and an easy way to add interest and texture, a fur leopard print coat is timeless.

Street shots from New York fashion week of women wearing leopard print

4.Add colour for a boost

So many colours to choose from where to start?  Red is an obvious choice but why not try a fresh blue or lilac which are fresh and uplifting. 

Street shots from New York fashion week of women wearing bright colours

5. Layer up a maxi dress

Your favourite maxi dress can be worn all year around.  Throw over a base layer of leggings and a roll neck, team with boots and a long coat.  It ticks all the boxes with a pop of colour and something you know you look a feel beautiful in.


Street Shots from New York fashion week of women wearing maxi dresses


 With these five tips, you'll be able to boost your winter style and stay fashionable throughout the season. Remember to layer like a pro, embrace winter accessories, play with textures, choose the right footwear, and experiment with colors. Winter fashion doesn't have to be boring – it can be a chance to showcase your personal style and creativity. So, bundle up and step out in style this winter!


Top 7 FAQs About Boosting Your Winter Style

1. Feeling uninspired? Where can I find outfit ideas for winter?

The author suggests people-watching while enjoying a coffee, but acknowledges that online street style photos are a great alternative. They recommend checking out recent fashion week looks for inspiration.

2. I want to update my wardrobe without breaking the bank. Do any of these tips involve using what I already own?

Yes! Several tips can help you breathe new life into existing clothes. Look for hidden gems in your closet and consider these ideas:

  • White Boots: Pair a chunky Chelsea boot, kitten heel, or cowboy boot in white with various outfits for a fresh look.
  • Metallic Swap: Replace a black, gray, or navy piece with a metallic shoe, bag, belt, top, pant, or jacket to add shine.
  • Layer a Maxi Dress: Don't pack away your favorite maxi dress for winter! Wear it with leggings, a turtleneck,boots, and a long coat for a chic layered look.

3. Black is my winter wardrobe staple. Are there other color options?

Absolutely! While red is a classic choice, the author suggests trying a fresh blue or lilac for a more uplifting feel.

4. What are some other general winter style tips beyond the 5 listed?

The blog post mentions additional tips like layering effectively, incorporating winter accessories, playing with textures,and choosing the right footwear.

5. I'm hesitant to wear animal print. Is it really versatile?

The author assures readers that animal print goes with many things and is a great way to add visual interest and texture to an outfit. A leopard print coat is mentioned as a timeless option.

6. How can I experiment with color without feeling overwhelmed?

The blog post doesn't delve into specific color palettes, but suggests starting with the 5 tips and building on them. You can likely find inspiration from the online street style photos mentioned earlier.

7. Winter fashion seems complicated. Can it still be fun and express my personality?

Winter fashion is a chance to showcase your style and creativity! Embrace these tips as a starting point, don't be afraid to experiment, and bundle up in style this

Rebecca Rodden wearing elama the shirt dress in sunset camo

Rebecca Rodden founder of the Fashion Lifestyle Brand ‘Eluroom’


She brings wealth and knowledge in the Fashion Industry, Spanning 20 years working her way up to Buying Director at a British Luxury Retail Company.


Her knowledge and skills of how and what you wear can set your mood or mindset for the day has become her specialty.


Rebecca, designs her own sustainable fashion dresses and incorporates mindfulness and wellbeing in her brand ethics to connect to her customers on a deeper level.


She promotes ‘Living with Joy’



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