7 Fast Wardrobe Updates For Busy Girls Who Hate Winter

Not every wardrobe update has to be a massive undertaking that requires a stylist and an entire weekend of browsing. You're a busy girl, after all. So, let us be your 60-second stylists. We'll help you break out of your seasonal boredom with seven fast fixes for frosty weather wear. We promise, these unexpected, on-trend winter staples will breathe new life into your day-to-day style. You'll be surprised by how much a few small changes can make you appreciate your closet…again. Señora Snow is officially here, and not leaving us any time soon. Make it through to the other side and love every outfit along the way — we're here to hold your (chilly) hand.
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A Warm Hat That's Not Knitted

Who wrote the rule that all winter hats must be knitted numbers with pom poms on top? Break it with a better option that's just as warm, and twice as stylish. Try a flat-brimmed felt hat (just make sure it fits well!).

Pachacuti Wide Brimmed Wool Felt Hat, $32 (originally $80), available at Net-A-Porter.
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Winter-Wise Heels

Believe it or not, you can wear a decent heel in winter without risking a slip-n-fall emergency room visit. We know you don't want to spend all season in flats, so choose a pair with a sturdy sole that gives you good grip. They're not stilettos, but if you want to wear those all year, you might need to move. Sorry.

Sperry Top-Sider Women's Trinity Boot Lug, $160, available at Sperry Top-Sider.
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Banish Your Boring Coat

We can't stress this enough. Your winter coat is otherwise known as your first impression. Make it a part of your outfit, as opposed to the thing you can't wait to rip off as soon as you get inside. You'll carry around a lot more confidence all winter, and on nights where there's no coat check to be found, you'll be fine.

The Dress & Co Parisian Shawl Coat, $693, available at Koshka.
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A Not-Your-Grandma's Scarf

There are inevitable Chicago moments when scarves become a part of your outfit. Be it for the sake of convenience, or just because you're freezing, you wear them a lot. Swap your current scarf for one that's pulling double-duty, focusing just as much on how it looks as how it feels. Avoid neutrals and opt for color. A scarf is one of the easiest ways to break monochromatic winter boredom.

Alexander Wang Marled Endless Scarf, $195, available at Shopbop.
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A Sultry Pop Of Color

Deep purple lip color is where it's at this winter, and in between countless lip balm applications you're going to be craving something seriously sexy.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture in 2 Rouge Poupre, $30, available at YSL Beauty.
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Bye Bye Black Tights

The fastest way to get sick of winter is a boring routine. If you're committed to tights, start sporting a new color (that you're comfortable with). The best part? Plush tights are lined with fleece, but in a totally stealth way that won't have you feeling like you're wearing a ski suit.

Plush Fleece Lined Tights, $35, available at Shopbop.
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Gloves That Fit Your Social Life

We know it's easy to get attached to those ultra-cheap gloves from Target, but maybe it's time to wear a pair that you can be proud of. Better still, these texting gloves allow for easy Facebooking on the El. Genius.

Echo Text Cheetah Print Gloves, $26.60 (originally $38), available at Lord & Taylor.
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