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As winter's chill sets in, fashion enthusiasts rejoice for the colder months and the unique opportunity to showcase a whole new seasonal style and creativity. With the right winter city fashion choices, you can stay warm while looking effortlessly chic. (And if you live at Wesley Place Apartments, downtown Indianapolis, you have the luxury of a chic apartment to match!) Let’s explore this season’s essential fashions and some tips for staying warm and trendy all winter long.

Smart Layers
One trend that will always stay in style: layers! The foundation of any winter city outfit is a cozy base layer, like a thermal or merino wool top to hold your body heat close to you. Add a simple white turtleneck or a cozy cashmere v-neck sweater, and top it off with a well-fitted coat or jacket. Traditional camel coats, floor-sweeping contemporary coats, and quilted shell jackets are on all the runways this year.

Statement Outerwear
In a sea of black puffer jackets, be a glam ruby coat, say the fashion experts. A high-quality winter coat doesn’t just have to keep you warm; it can also be a terrific complement to your personal style. Classic choices like a tailored wool coat, faux fur, fleece-lined parka, or leather jacket exude sophistication and functionality. A long, elegant coat is ideal for formal occasions, while a puffer jacket in a metallic or jewel tone is perfect for a more casual urban look.

Dark Denim
Dark denim is back to being an essential component of a stylish and practical wardrobe. Rich, deep indigo shades not only provide a warm and cozy aesthetic but also act as a versatile base for various winter outfits. Paired with chunky sweaters, leather boots, and cozy scarves, dark denim provides a practical style that effortlessly transitions from the chilly outdoors to indoor work or social gatherings.

Chunky and Functional Footwear
Hit the pavement in a pair of buckled biker or combat boots, chunky snow boots, platforms, or lug soles that are on-trend and perfect for navigating icy sidewalks and slushy streets. When your footwear doesn’t have to be quite as functional, pointy toes, ballet flats, and strappy Mary Janes are back, baby!

Stylish and Versatile Bottoms
While mini skirts reigned supreme over the summer, now it’s time to get functional: maxi skirts are back and more versatile than ever. From floral and plaid prints to textures like poplin, soft gauze, and denim, you’re sure to find a snazzy skirt to align with your budget and your winter commute. Also trending this winter: puddle pants. Named for the way they flare and then “puddle” at the ankle, this is a street-style look you can pair with a casual top and a long jacket, so it’s perfect for getting around the city when it’s cold out.

Practical Handbags
A structured, practical handbag or backpack is an essential part of your winter city ensemble. Luckily, the most versatile and functional bags are all the rage right now: fanny packs, belt bags, and crossbody bags offer room for your essentials, like gloves, keys, phone, and maybe even a knit hat, and can be worn a variety of ways to accommodate both your commute and your outerwear.

Winter city fashion is all about balance – staying warm while embracing your unique style. By layering thoughtfully, choosing luxurious outerwear, and accessorizing with care, you can master the art of functional winter fashion. If you’re looking for a chic home in downtown Indianapolis that also balances function with style, take a look at Wesley Place luxury apartments, Indianapolis. These modern homes are in a terrific north downtown location near the IU Methodist Hospital complex, the Indianapolis cultural trail, and the downtown Canal. Staying cozy and fashionable has never been so much fun. Schedule a personal tour and reserve your new apartment today: 463-255-5701