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Warming Up To Cold Weather: A Winter Style Guide

By Aarian, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Winter is coming. If you find yourself at a loss over what to wear to combat the dropping temperatures and increasingly gray days, fret not: Buffalo Exchange is here to help! During a trip to Buffalo Exchange Tucson, I styled four different outfits perfect for beating the winter style blues. Read ahead to see the looks I came up with, along with styling tips for replicating them in your own wardrobe!

Buffalo Exchange, HQ, Winter Style, Grid Jumpsuit

Lattice in Wonderland

For my first winter style look, I went with a timeless duo-chromatic color palette. I paired this gridded jumpsuit with a white turtleneck, topping the look off with the jacket du jour – a cropped trucker with contrast stitching. This jacket is the perfect layering piece because it provides warmth without bulk. To take my coordination to the next level, I finished the look with a mod-inspired handbag that has the same vertical split as the jumpsuit!

Buffalo Exchange, HQ, Winter Style, Boiler Suit

Check It Twice!

I continued the black-and-white motif with a knee-length coat layered over a dark denim boiler suit. Boiler suits are a must-have for your winter style shopping list, an extension of classic overalls offering sleeves for extra coverage and zippers instead of bibs with snaps. If you’ve read my other blogs, you know that I love to mix patterns – for this look, I tied a houndstooth scarf around my neck to complement the coat’s classic buffalo plaid.

Buffalo Exchange, HQ, Winter Style, Green Vintage Jacket

Forever Evergreen Winter Style

Next up, I’m moving on from the minimalism of the last two winter style looks with something a little more eclectic. Even though Halloween has come and gone, I took my inspiration from The Shining, an American classic set at a remote hotel during winter in Colorado. Throughout the film, lead actress Shelley Duvall dons plaid, corduroy, and other noteworthy 1970s styles. For my look, I paired tan and black tartan with a true vintage men’s jacket in a gorgeous shade of viridian (tip: when you’re shopping at Buffalo, be sure to check out the men’s section for vintage! This jacket strikes the perfect balance between oversized and tailored). To play off of the exaggerated ‘70s lapel, I finished the look with a teal paisley ascot.

Buffalo Exchange, HQ, Winter Style, Cream sweater

Be-cozy I Said So!

Rounding out my guide on winter style, I decided to go all or nothing on cozy with this head-to-toe softly textured outfit. If you’re like me, you take comfort very seriously – that’s why I suggest pairing a cream bell-sleeve cable knit sweater with chestnut ribbed flared pants. These two pieces are an elevated version of a velour tracksuit, suitable for lounging at home or grabbing dinner with friends. Lastly, I added a chenille circle scarf and teddy-bear handbag for a warm and fuzzy finish.

And there you have it: a quick and easy guide to winter style that incorporates current trends, vintage pieces and – most importantly – comfort. Are you warming up to the idea of updating your winter wardrobe? This year, be sure to visit your local Buffalo Exchange with your closet cleanout for the chillest selling experience and the coolest winter fashions!

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