Though winter is typically reserved for cozier outfits comprised of sweaters, turtlenecks and boots, street style never really rests in LA!
With its more relaxed lifestyle and slightly warmer conditions, a California girl like me still tries to incorporate some street wear in to her everyday wardrobe! Despite the cooler weather, there are many ways to layer for a warm yet chic ensemble that embodies the epitome of LA street style!
1. Opting for Monochrome
As with any outfit, a monochromatic color scheme automatically makes things more chic, don’t you think? Black is always a classic, and I’ve been loving this long-sleeved boyfriend tee. Not only is the looser silhouette perfect for a street style look, the longer length also makes it easy to just throw on a pair of leggings. Plus, a monochromatic look helps to visually enhance the figure and elongate your limbs – two big perks for such a simple ensemble!
2. Picking the Right Layers
Once you have your monochromatic “base” picked out, it’s time to add some layers to the whole look for a more visually enticing outfit! One of the easiest ways to add some dimension to a monochromatic look is to add a pop of color, and I find that nothing does this better than flannel!
There’s just something about the checked pattern and mix of colors that adds a laid-back casualness to the whole ensemble, don’t you think? Plus, with a plaid shirt tied around the waist, it helps to accentuate the waistline, so your figure doesn’t get lost in the monochromatic “base.”
3. Paying Attention to Fabric
Besides the plaid shirt around the waist, outerwear is also very important! Other than serving the purpose of functionality (i.e., keeping you warm), a jacket or coat helps to add another interesting layer to the whole look!
I can’t get enough of this denim jacket because it does exactly that! With fleece sleeves and a hood, it helps to keep you warm, yet the denim body of the jacket adds just the right touch of ruggedness to the whole ensemble! Plus, denim is such a wardrobe essential for California girls!
Cotton On Men’s Tbar Long Sleeve Tee in Black
Express Cut-Out Lace Leggings in Black
Hollister Plaid Shirt in Blue
Nike Women’s Roshe One Sneaker in White/Black
Nike Beanie in Black (Urban Outfitters Exclusive – Sold Out)
- Similar style here
Paired with some comfortable kicks and a cozy beanie, this street style look is complete! What are some of your favorite ways to layer for a street style look during the colder months? Let me know in the comments because I always love hearing from you all!