Ask Biki...

How to Look Cool and Keep Warm in Winter

Brrrr, Berlin is freezing at the moment! If you think because the temperature has plummeted, your style needs to give way to more boring and functional needs – it really doesn’t. It’s possible to keep warm and still have fun with fashion in winter. Lean in and let me share some fashion insider tips…

winter wear

Winter Wear – Be Warm, Look Cool

There’s a lot to combat in winter – bipolar weather, icy winds… there is no doubt that winter weather does present a challenge when it comes to looking stylish. This is because we are dealing with practical concerns. No one wants to catch pneumonia for the sake of fashion. However, winter wear can be both functional and aesthetically  pleasing.

What to Wear in Winter? Winter Wear Tips

1. Invest in a Long Winter Jacket

brown jacket

I’m building up quite the collection when it comes to maxi brown coats. I own them in different textures too. My cotton trench coat is one of my favourite cover ups.

The great thing about a brown winter coat made of wool is that it protects you from winter’s harsh elements. A maxi brown jacket will also make you look très chic.

The neutral nude colour makes it the addition to complete your winter outfit. Invest in one that has a belt that cinches you at the waist. This means that when you layer your winter pieces you can avoid looking like the Michelin man when you throw on your jacket.

2. Stock Up on Winter Accessories

what to wear in winter

We want winter-friendly outfits that protect us from turning into The Snowman. This is why winter accessories are the perfect go-to for keeping us warm and looking cool.

Winter time is the perfect opportunity to hone your layering skills. Cute wooly hats, cozy gloves, chunky scarfs – these winter accessories are a great way to add pizzaz to your winter wardrobe.

3. Get the Boot

winter street style

Just because it’s freezing doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in your love for shoes. A pair of statement boots will punctuate your winter outfit.

I’m partial to my black studded boots because they are a great blend of Western sass and rock n roll attitude.

Flats like these are laid-back with enough embellished details to highlight your individuality.

4. May the Glam be With You

winter wear tips

For those of you who have a taste for the glamorous and decadent, don’t let the blistering winds knock you off your path.

Statement luxe earrings, embellished bags and chic sunnies are a quick way to take your outfit a notch.

winter wear tips

5. Colour Pop

winter wear

what to wear in winter

Yes, yes summer is over but that doesn’t mean you should stop experimenting with bold colour. I love to wear bright colours during winter because colour lifts up my spirits.

Glamour magazine insists that to avoid getting into a style rut during winter –  let your colourful prints ‘peek out underneath your bulky outerwear and knits.’

I have a thing for red at the moment and love pairing my cherry red scarf with my red look-at-me tights.

Make sure your winter wear includes punchy prints and colour to add depth to your outfit.

Winter Street Style

winter wear tips

I’ve shared some tips on how to stay warm and look cool, however my list is not the be all and end all.

Do you  have any winter style tips you’d like to share? How do you keep warm and looking chic during winter?

Do tell I’d love to know.

Till Soon,

Bisous

winter wear

Photographer: Sabrina Von Heide

Credits

Coat – vintage, Scarf and earrings – Zara, Boots – Office