For many of us Fashionistas (or at least us wanna be's) , the winter time opens up an ultra level of styling options. This is the only time of year we can don winter coats and boots and hats ... and my personal favorite: FUR. The great thing about winter is that you can go all out, but if you're just coming into you personal style, the inundation of options can be a little overwhelming. Never fear, Auntie Lush is here with your Ultimate " Winter Bougie" guide that will tell you the key pieces you need to take your winter looks from "all I want for christmas 🤔" to "Santa baby😍 (on a budget of course)."
If you don't know what a peacoat is (see above photo); it is characterized as being a thick wool coat typically with double breasted buttons, side pockets and a large collar. Before I get started with why you really really need a peacoat, let me just say this: if investing in a peacoat for the first I would highly suggest you go for high quality black wool. However, if your on a budget, you can find some fairly good priced ones Burlington coat factory and jcpenny. If you don't have a peacoat here is why you need one: 1. It is usually a heavy weight jacket that will actually keep you warm 2. They never go out of style 3. You don't need to replace it year to year 4. Did I mention IT LITERALLY NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE 5. The style and Fabric makes it compatible with other winter accessories, especially scarves and gloves!
A fur vest can take any Jeans and T-shirt outfit from "Mom's day out" to Slay bosss instantly. And luckily for you, pretty much any young adult fast fashion shop has them in any color you want at any pricepoint. (They literally have the faux sherpa ones at walmart for $10). To avoid looking to "rainbows" junior, I would suggest getting a classic white or black fur vest that you can pair with any outfit to elevate your bouginess.
Knit gloves say "I'm practical. My hands are cold, I need to warm them". Leather gloves say, "Valet, pull my rover around please" 😂. The wintertime is all about accessorizing: by elevating your typical winter accessories - like scarves and gloves - to premium fabrics, you are thus elevating your entire look.
Maybe it's just me, but there is something so classic looking about a beret, and on the plus size, you can throw this on when your wig is not split! A beret is the most socially acceptable bougie hat.
Over The Knee Boots
Now, for big feet-wide calf girls like myself these may not be so easy to find, but like everything on this list, all you need is one good pair to elevate any jean or even legging ensemble from "running around town" to "steal your baby daddy". I personally would suggest a riding boot style for the most versatility and comfort so you can make the moment last all day.
Black Out Glasses
This is all you need to know. Only the fashionable rock sunglasses in the winter. They are not for blocking the sun. They are for blocking all the non-bougie hating peasants beneath you. Go to TJ MAXX and invest in a pair of oversized dark shade glasses, NOW. Also, They protect your eyes from watering in the cold winter wind. Your Welcome.
Other "Winter Bougie" Tips:
1. Layers - The more layers, the more bougie.
2. Stick to solid winter fabrics and classic prints (avoid fadish holiday prints, overly colored items etc)
3. Elevate your accessories - you don't need a whole new wardrobe
4. Don't neglect your skin care and update your winter routine so your face, hands, and cuticles stay moisturized.
5. The winter time is a great time to try a new hairstyle (because hats are in style, duh!)
What are your best winter bougie tips??? Comment Below!
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