Winter Styles, Summer Temperatures


By: Allison Portera

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of the year. Winter. It’s the time of year to break out the coats, scarves, and hats that have been collecting dust in the closet. There’s only one problem with this time of the year. We don’t get to experience the winter styles in Louisiana. So, how do we dress the season without sweating all day?


Investing in a good pair of booties can help give you the winter look without committing to a heat rash on your calves. They’re a great go to shoe that can easily be paired with skirts, shorts, and jeans. For the shorties like me, they lengthen your legs which is always a plus! Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner show off their luxuriously long legs with boots and jeans, paired with quarter sleeve shirts. My go to pair of booties would be these suede boots with the brown heel. A similar pair of these were sold at Target last fall.

Alright ladies, there was a huge sale and you just bought this sweater but its 70 degrees outside. While your Pinterest board may say its cute to pair it with jeans and thigh high boots, try out the alternative of wearing a mini skirt. As seen in the picture, she took a plaid black and white skirt and paired it with a tan sweater. It’s the perfect color combination for both fall and winter!

Scarves are tricky, they’re hot but a winter necessity. How can you possibly wear a scarf while staying cool? It seems impossible until now. Grab your t-shirt, Adidas, and scarf for a chic take on winter (southern style of course).

Whether it’s the typical army green jacket, or a beige one. These jackets are perfect for adding layers to your outfit and a little bit of warmth. They are proven time and time again that the basic canvas jacket will never go out of style. They can be dressed up and dressed down. Canvas jackets also come in many forms. For example, there are vests (as seen in the picture), jackets with an adjuster around the waist, plain straight jackets, and both thick and thin jackets. These canvas jackets and their versatility make them perfect for every season of the year.

If it’s chilly and/or raining outside, try ditching the North Face rain jacket for a more fashionable one. Investing in a good trench coat may be a bit pricey but it’s perfect for a light jacket that is also rain resistant. Trench coats are a must and they can be paired with anything such as booties, flats, sneakers, and heels.