Autumn is sinking its way into winter, causing the temperatures to drop like the stock market during a government shutdown. Most of us are left scrambling to dig out our sweaters and thick wool socks from the back of our closets where we left them last spring. (Unless you live somewhere on the equator, like Hawaii, and if that is case then the rest of us hate you.)
It can be a not-so-glorious feeling, switching from the cute summer options of dresses, skirts, and ruffled blouses to whatever the heck we can find that will keep us from freezing to death. It's hard to feel like a fashionista when open-toed shoes are off the table.
But fear not! It's possible to view dropping temperatures as an opportunity to flaunt your superior sense of style.
For starters, you can make a huge statement with a great winter coat:
Secondly, there are still plenty of fabulous boot options, even if it's too chilly to opt open-toe:
Not to mention all of the fantastic blazer additions you can rock during your workday:
Similarly, cardigans are the more-cozy alternative for office or home:
And as far as sweaters go, they don't all have to be of the same boring threads your grandma wears. You have other options you know:
Also, considering the dresses and skirts you were fond of wearing when the temperature were warmer? No need to put them in storage! Simply rock a pair of leggings underneath, and they're good all year round! (Not to mention the fact that you can actually get away with your shorter options at the office, considering that you're basically wearing pants underneath.)
There's more options where those came from, but this little list should give you a good head start on thinking about what to wear this time of year, and why you can feel less drab about it. (Also: pumpkin flavored anything is bound to lift your spirits. Autumn is such a brief season, we might as well make the best of it while it's here!)