Cozy Chic: Dressing with comfort and elegance

February 18, 2016
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Comfort need not ruin your look. This season, dress in cozy elegance by picking comfortable pieces that flatter your look, boost your confidence, and warm your heart. Incorporate one (or all!) of these cozy pieces into your wardrobe staples.  

Sweater Coats

Take a warm, loose sweater and make it your outermost layer. Stick with plain, non-patterned pieces. Try a cardigan style sweater with an open front over a slimmer dress or skirt and shirt combo. Or use a thick-weave piece over skinny fit pants - dark jeans for the weekend, black basics for work. Feeling a little too casual? Add sophistication and define your waistline by belting a loose sweater around the smallest part of your waist. Pick a belt of thin to medium width with a basic buckle

 


 

Checked Jacquard Leggings by ZaraLeggings

Not just for workouts or lazy days anymore - leggings can be professional when swapped for tights in workday ensembles. Wear under skirts and dresses any day of the week. Stick to black to play it safe, or have a little fun with a printed pair. Your winning conference look just got a whole lot cozier.

~ Checked Jacquard Leggings by Zara $29.90

 

 

 

 


 

Sheath Dress

Your go-to solution when you need to look professional in a hurry, but don’t want to sift through the entire closet? A classic sheath dress - not too tight, just slim enough to flatter your hips. One piece outfits = easy workday choice. And there’s no extra pieces pinching or multiple hemlines to adjust all day. Depending on the weather, match your dress with leggings or tights. Don’t forget your favorite wintertime boots and - queen of cozy accessories - a warm pashmina-style scarf.

 

 

 


 

Sierra Donahue

As a biochemist-turned-writer, Sierra's passion for storytelling spans everything from journalism to creative writing. Sierra was the Editor-in-Chief of The Oregon Optimist, and is the founder of the travel lifestyle blog, Take Me With You. When not writing, Sierra can be found traveling and conducting cooking experiments in her home in the Pacific Northwest.