It's definitely been cold these last couple of weeks in January however, I was happy to report that we hadn't seen a single flurry yet.  Of course, yesterday, I jinxed myself & we got a nice dusting of snow, so hopefully this post/link up are as timely and helpful to you as it was for me!   

I have needed to bundle & layer a ton lately for the cold, especially in the mornings & at night when I am commuting to and from work. Down jackets can be unflattering & frankly just make me feel like the Michelin man, but they are sooo warm, so I've come up with a few ways to make puffy coats & winter boots look flattering. 

3 ways to make your puffy, winter coat look cute:

1. Find a coat that belts or cinches at the waist.  This tip is simple & will allow you to show off your shape no matter how puffy the jacket.

2. Wear slim pants.  Slim pants/leggings paired with a puffy jacket & heavy boots will help balance out your proportions.  

3. Add bright accessories to a dark colored coat. Make your coat fade into the background by adding fun accessories.  Everyone will be too busy staring at your cute hat & gloves to notice how bundled up you are!

Coat: North Face | Sweater: c/o NY & Company (seen here) | Jeans: c/o DL1961 (obsessed with these!) | Hat: C Wonder (similar) | Gloves: c/o Old Navy (seen here) | Boots: Aldo (similar) | Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Have you had any snow in your area?  How do you style your puffy jacket?

Michelle Paige

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Meet our co-host for this week's Start The Week Stylish linkup: Megan from Sweet Sauce Blog.  Megan is a Virginia based blogger, journalist & marketing professional who uses her blog to share her favorite looks, recipes, travel tips and more!  Be sure to stop by her blog this week and say hello!

Last week, we loved the way Kathy from Glam Simplified & Shauna from Lipgloss & Lace styled their boots!