I know it’s not just me; we’ve all felt the wind shift this week—it’s officially cooooold. I’m doubling down on all kinds of cozy shit right now—Snuggle bear coats, weatherproof pants, hand warmers in every functional pocket—but I find myself in a bit of a predicament. I’m going out this weekend—like out out—and I wanna look good—like good good. When it’s this chilly out, my mind automatically jumps to covering as much skin as possible. In this instance, a one-piece ski suit is not an option, and even though lampshading has earned its way into our hearts, I wanna aim for something a little more elevated. Catch my drift?
“Do you have anything thot-y?” asked a friend. Well, yes, but not seasonally appropriate; when temperatures rise, so does my hemline. Striking a balance between slinky and seasonal is a challenge, but I hear your battle cries. Below, five outfits to wear to the club when it’s cold out.
A long-sleeve silk blouse and jeans
This is a no-brainer. If you don’t want exposed limbs, cover up in silhouettes that still feel sexy—like your favorite pair of mid-rise denim and a long sleeve silk blouse. I’m dressing mine up with heeled cowboy boots and sparkly earrings.
Turtleneck dress and knee-high boots
Sweater dresses don’t have to be dowdy. Opt for a mid-thigh ribbed style and pair with sheer tights and boots that hit just below the knee. This silhouette is most flattering with boots that hug your calves. A small shoulder bag and a heavy wool coat are very Jane Birkin.
Suede pants and an off-the-shoulder sweater
This outfit makes me feel like ’90s Gwyneth Paltrow rolling up to the Viper Room, long, lithe and sophisticated. A bootcut pant is ultra flattering, as is off-the-shoulder knitwear exposing the collarbone. Lined suede will keep you warm, while not weighing down the look.
Bodysuit and wide-leg wool trousers
Trousers and the club rarely make the same sentence, but the unlikely pairing always works. The key is choosing a bodysuit out of a slinky material—either transparent or body-hugging to freshen up timeless trousers. Don’t hold back and have some fun with your accessories.
Minidress and layers
One of my all-time favorite tricks as a California girl—just add tights. Layer your favorite summer minidress (vintage preferred) over thick tights and a turtleneck. Add lace-up booties and a heavy coat to tie it all together.