I love when I come across those open-toe suede booties in stores in March and think what crazy person is itching for frost-bitten toes. Oh wait, that’s me.
When I moved to California in 2013, winter trends like open toe booties (which I thought seemed like an oxy-moron), off-the-shoulder sweaters, and short-sleeve coats all seemed very weird to me. If it’s hot enough to wear open toe shoes, why wear booties? If it’s cold enough to need a sweater, why keep your shoulders bare? If you have to ruin your outfit with a coat, why cut the sleeves off?
That’s when I discovered warm winters and realized that it can be fun dressing for “winter” if you don’t actually have to worry about the cold. But when you’re stuck in a locale where you can see your breath when you’re walking outside, you actually need to cover and zip shit up, if you know what I mean.
Faux fur coats are a staple for cold winters. Being the wild fashionista I am, I chose one that’s pink. Hot pink. Bundling up on top makes it a bit easier to keep the legs bare in a skirt.
It took two minutes for me to whip this outfit together before heading out for brunch. I paired a simple black leather skirt with a fun graphic tee, slipped into my sparkly pink sneakers, then threw on the pink fur coat with an obnoxiously large pair of gold earrings.
When you feel yourself going insane from the bitter cold, keep your soul warm with pink fur, pink sparkles, and over-the-top jewelry!