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How to Look Hot when it's Cold Outside

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 4:10 PM

We get it, it's winter and it's -10 degrees outside, your hair is a static ball, your skin is rosy and dry, and you have nothing to wear to that dinner party or night out on the town. But, just because it's winter doesn't mean you can't still look and feel your best.


Cold Weather Accessories

It's time to realize that your big scarf and fancy gloves can actually be worn as part of your outfit. Scarves are a cheap and easy way to dress up your sweater, softie-t, or coat. The key is to make sure the scarf you choose actually matches your entire outfit. Scarves are no longer just a quick add on to keep you worn, they are a much needed accessory! Gloves, if they are dressy and match your appropriate outfit, can be kept on indoors (as long as you're not eating of course) for a classic classy look. Get a pair of gloves with an embellishment or a button and you'll wear them for more than making snowmen.



Hats aren't just for keeping those pretty little ears warm. Hats are no longer ski masks, but a beautiful add on to any outfit. If you want to wear French style hats (like the one shown) go ahead and still mostly style your hair. If your hair is long waves or curls look great so you don't lose any body. If your hair is short leave a few bang pieces peeking out from the front of the hat. If you are going somewhere and really want to take the adorable hat off make sure your hands are moisturized before touching your hair, it will really help prevent static.



It's important to remember that even though we may have some grey days ahead of us, that doesn't mean we should wear black and brown and grey and bleak all Winter long. Black is beautiful, no matter what the season but if you're feeling a bit blue about your wardrobe then add a pop of color to your sweater. Wear printed instead of plain leggings, and don't be afraid to rock them!


Beauty Tricks and Beyond

We spoke of static earlier, but didn't really address how to get rid of it. Static is super annoying and can wreak havoc on your gorgeous hairdo in the Winter. Here's a few tips.

1. Use a very lightweight leave in treatment like Paul Mitchell's Awapuhi Wind Ginger Treatment (I'm obsessed) which can be found locally at Hagoyah Salon. Using an oil or leave in conditioner, while your hair is still damp, will provide all day moisture which helps big time with static.

2. Carry dryer sheets, any old kind will do, in your purse for emergencies. When you are not sitting across from your new boyfriend or boss simply wipe your hair down with your dryer sheet and your static will magically disappear.

3. Coconut oil (aka your new best friend) Yes, it's great for cooking and this new thing called oil pulling, but did you know it's amazing for your hair and skin. It is so wonderful for combatting cracking skin and split ends. You can put it in your hair and leave it in overnight. Word to the wise, sleep with a towel on your pillow or a cute little plastic cap around your hair. Be sure to rinse out in the AM! Coconut oil makes a great and cheap eye make-up remover as well as entire body (including your face) moisturizer. Don't worry if it becomes solid when you store it in a dark place, it will turn to liquid once it hits your beautiful skin. My personal favorite coconut oil is under $10 at Trader Joes.



Categories: Winter Wear

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