Trying to keep warm during the Fall/Winter weather while staying stylish can be quite a challenge, especially if you live in Chicago. Chicago weather means super cold Fall/Winter temperatures and trying to fight through those city winds.
One of my favorite Fall fashion pieces to add onto my outfit is the blanket scarf. It’s warm, cozy, and has enough fabric to get you far when walking through the streets of Chicago - or whichever location you're at that needs some bundling up. All of the blanket scarves that I own are different colors and really add a pop of color to any of my Fall/Winter outfits.
You can wear these blanket scarves in variation just like other scarves, just know that it will be a little limited since they are thick. If you’re hanging out in someone’s place it can also serve as a mini blanket to wear around the shoulders or wrap yourself around in; trust me there’s enough fabric to do so! Every person needs at least one blanket scarf in their closet, it truly is the perfect add-on to your Fall/Winter outfit.
The best part about Fall fashion? You get to layer up on your clothes, which means you can create multiple looks with the same pieces. The options are endless with denim jackets, bomber jackets, leather jackets, etc.
Create a cute, casual Fall look with black leggings/pants, your favorite hoodie, and a pair of comfy and stylish shoes. Pair this outfit with different jackets to create the look & vibe that you are going for. If you don't have a pair of stylish sneakers, throw on some cute booties for a less casual look!
photo credit: Brianna Napier Productions
If you have plans for some morning hiking and don't want to change your clothes for your day activities find a cute, but comfortable top and bottom to wear and throw on a stylish jacket for the after hiking activities. For me, you can never go wrong with black! I found this cute sports mesh crop top and shorts in the active-wear section at Forever 21. Athleisure has become its own industry in fashion, so wearing your "hiking" outfit outside of hiking is nowhere near frowned upon.
The perfect way to make a simple outfit stand out is by adding a pop of color! You can have the most simple or neutral outfit, but adding a colored or patterned shoe will give it that extra accent that'll add more character to your style.
image: velvet maroon shoes from Aldo