How I plan on surviving the bitter L.A. winter

Thursday, October 27, 2011
Now that you guys have got a few ideas from Missy and Hayley about transitioning your wardrobe into the fall and winter, I thought I'd give you guys a few tips that I plan on using for surviving the bitter L.A. winter of the low 60s. BRR.

Double your cardigans.

To ease into wearing two cardigans, start with a light base cardigan. The second cardigan can be thicker so you can consider it as a jacket instead of doubling cardigans. Genius, right? (Confession:  I almost spelled that with a "J." What a looser!)

Pull your socks over your knees.
I had to get rid of my brown boots because they were so worn out. Looks like I need to go shopping soon! Anyway, you can do this trend with skinny jeans, leggings, or even tights!

Colored tights FTW!
One of my favorite ways to add color to a dreary cold day is with TIGHTS! I'm still getting the hang of it because I've only worn my pink and green tights twice in the two years I've had them so I need to get on it...

What are some tips do you have for surviving the winter (no matter how cold it is)??

40 comments :

  1. layer layer layer.  Because people in Texas like to BUMP the heat, meaning you have to take off your extra cardy. 

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  2. Thanks for this - those are great tips! I usually layer two t shirts under a sweater and a jacket and sometimes wear thermal leggings under my jeans!

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  3. great post! i especially love the double cardigan idea. where i live (minnesota!), i can use these tips and tricks now—we're looking at a high of 52 today! got any tips on how to look cute in -10 weather? ;) ;)

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  4. Soo badly want your scarf, it's so cute!

    http://haderablog.blogspot.com/

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  5. I still love that 2nd picture! It's so smart and pretty!

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  6. I love colored tights! i gotta get me some....

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  7. I've not tried it - because if it is really THAT cold I'll wear pants - but doubling up on tights helps.

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  8. Yay the colored tights are coming back out to play!! I love doubling cardigans, and love how you added the cardigan, super cute!

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  9. Crinkle your closetOctober 27, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    LOVE those green tights!

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  10. The only reason I don't end up hating winter by the end of it is a plethora of cute hats, scarves, gloves, coats and other winter friendly accessories.

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  11. silkskins thermals- thin, delicate and cute. best thing for L.A. and even colder climates. 

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  12. Ashley of flats to flip flopsOctober 27, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    Love the double cardigan..I will be trying that soon!
    Ashley
    www.flatstoflipflops.blogspot.com

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  13. too cute for words.
    but my #1 tip is: close your eyes and imagine yourself in Hawaii

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  14. Are you seriously complaining that it gets cold in LA?  Because LET ME TELL YOU, you have no idea, I live in Canada..nuff said.  Unless you are trying to be ironic then...carry on. 

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  15. Wait, it's not a rule anymore that you can't wear tights with open-toed shoes?? 

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  16. All of these ideas are so cute. I wonder if I can pull them off. 

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  17. When was this a rule??? I only have like two close-toed shoes so it wouldn't work for me.. hahah

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  18. bitter cold? in LA? Dear girl, come and stay with us in upstate new york for a few days :)

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  19. Heh... it's 39F here right now. And it's not even really cold yet! Trade winters? Haha. I really want to get myself a few really nice coloured tights for this winter, I just haven't decided quite which colours yet.

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  20. Loving your tips!! I wish 60s was the coldest it got here...I'm lucky to have 60 degree weather now...its usuallt high 40s low 50s right now and next month it will be far colder XDXD
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com

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  21. I love tights, though I don't think that they are work appropriate at my workplace :/

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  22. Eek!! Already tried that once.. No thank you!!

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  23. The top look is my favorite. I love the chunky marbled cardigan. I really like all the pops of color. Definitely brightens up a winter look!

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  24. You look so cute and whimsical with the colored tights! :)

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  25. LOL! You're too funny, low 60's brrrrrr. I remember a few winters ago in SD it was like 35 degrees when I left for work. Now THAT was actually cold, it was awesome!!

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  26. Oh pleeeaase! None of you know what the word "Winter" means! :) GRIN Try living in Montana, last year it got down to -40 deg! 
    Essentials, warm tights, wool skirts, fur lined boots, hoodies, and a hat! :0 If anyone needs some "real" winter advice, stop by
    my blog this Winter! :) I love your blog, Elaine, but lower 60's is NOT winter! LOL!
    Natasha
    A Modest Fashion Blog:
    www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com
    Ps: This comment wasn't meant to be malicous, just poking fun at ya! :)

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  27. The Girlie BloggerOctober 27, 2011 at 5:02 PM

    Great choices for battling the cold. I don't even know which is my cave. Love them all.

    Can't imagine LA being cold. Hey, just be glad it's not cold AND wet like Seattle.

    www.geekettegazette.com
    www.thegirlieblog.com

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  28. WOW! So so warm,cozy,and layered... Yet so stylish.

    xo
    rachelsayumi.blogspot.com

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  29. I like these ideas, although for me these are more fall ideas than winter ;) Two cardigans surely isn't enough for the winters here hehe. I wish it were sometimes though, I love fall fashion so much, I could wear it all winter long!

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  30. I love all of your fun tights! They are a great way to spice up your Fall/Winter wardrobe!

    -Jani
    www.funfashionfit.com
    www.foottraffic.com

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  31. i LOVE colored tights... that post with the green tights inspired me to go out and buy some colored tights last winter, I fell in love with that outfit. Definitely find ways to use them often because they save my life in the Idaho winter!

    nbadorestyle.blogspot.com

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  32. Not missing Idaho winters.. Hahah

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  33. Yeah, I can't do cold snowy winters anymore!! California has turned me into a wuss!

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  34. Gotta look into those.. Never heard of it!

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  35. Oh, yes, for sure! I also saw one tights idea by layering lacey/see-through tights over colored tights. It was so cute!

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  36. Eeek!! I don't even wanna think about -10degrees!!!

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