how to stay warm in style

how to stay warm in style

how to stay warm in style this winter | Kimba Likes

Ooh, hasn’t it got cold! Whilst I do adore winter style, I also like staying warm.

I’m sharing some of my tips and tricks on how to stay warm in style this winter.

how to stay warm in style

fleece lined opaque tights

For the office, opaque tights are a great option to add warmth to your daily outfit.  But even the highest denier tights aren’t very warm.

The solution is fleece lined opaque tights!

fingerless mittens

If you work in an office, you might suffer from “sexist air conditioning“.  Yes, it’s a thing.  Men don’t seem to feel the cold as much as women do, so the office air conditioning often feels too cold for many women.

When I worked in an office, my hands were always freezing.  My solution was fingerless mittens.  They’re easier to wear than fingerless gloves which tend to constrict the fingers, mean you can still operate a touch screen, and are easy to remove your thumb and push up like sleeves when you need full hand access.

I have a few pairs – a pair from Mimco a few years ago, an Alannah Hill crocheted pair and some from a local boutique.  I would suggest Etsy, if you’re after a pair.  You can find handmade and vintage items.  If you’re way cleverer than me, you can even buy a downloadable pattern from Etsy and make your own!

  1. fingerless mittens from Etsy | click to shop
  2. Gorman fingerless gloves $39.20 on sale | click to shop

layers on top

You have to be a layer player to stay warm in style!

  • start with a base layer of shapewear like Bella Bodies Camyz to smooth and keep you warm at the same time
  • layer a tank under a shirt under a knit
  • wear a sleeveless knit over a long sleeve top and under a cardigan
  • layer a cropped jumper over a long sleeve tunic
  • wear a bodycon dress under a shirt dress for smoothing warmth
  • hide layers underneath, or make them a feature by mixing and matching knitwear
  • layer luxe textures like cashmere and merino for warmth without bulkiness
  • stay extra warm by adding thermal fabrics to your base layer

Bella Body Camyz Scoop Neck $39.99 twin pack | click to shop

layers down low

  • wear tights underneath your jeans
  • add some extra personality to your distressed jeans by wearing coloured tights underneath
  • layer thermal underwear leggings under pants
  • team leggings with a dress
  • wear your summer anti-chafing shorts under your drop crotch pants in winter for extra warmth
  1. Thigh Society anti-chafing shorts USD$34 | click to shop
  2. Tightology tights from $20 – patterns, prints, colours!  | click to shop

How to stay warm in style this winter | Kimba Likes


  • wear a light coat instead of a jacket inside
  • buy your winter coat a size bigger so you can layer it over your inside coat when you venture outside
  • bomber jackets are so hot right now – wear them instead of a cardigan for extra warmth
  • denim jackets are another cardigan alternative – layer them for casual chic under trench coats and winter coats

Lucy Denim bomber jacket from Boohoo $50 | click to shop

scarf to cover layers on neck

  • Layering long sleeve T shirts under knits can lead to neckline awkwardness. Solve this by wrapping a scarf to stay warm and disguise the layered necklines
  • Plus if you make that scarf a snood, you can join in Style it Project July. Now that’s how to stay warm in style!

Crossroads striped snood $19.95 | click to shop

off the shoulder knits

  • still loving off the shoulder this winter but worried about being a bit chilly? The trick is off the shoulder knits.
  • layer your off the shoulder knit jumper or dress over a fitted top, like the Bella Bodies Camyz top. Get the look but stay warm!
  • off the shoulder knits can be worn cowl neck style for extra versatility

Shabby Sisters Off the Shoulder knit $59 | click to shop

exercise leggings

  • switch out your opaque leggings for a pair of exercise leggings
  • they’ll keep you warm plus have the added benefit of smoothing
  • wear them under sweater dresses, skirts, dresses, tunic tops …

Bella Bodies Tummy & Thigh Control Lifestyle pants $99.95 | click to shop

thermal underwear

  • not just for ski holidays, thermal underwear and Nanna spencers are the smart girl’s guide on how to stay warm in style!

Target thermal underwear from $7 | click to shop

socks and tights

  • layer a pair of low cut ankle socks under your opaque tights when wearing with boots or lace ups
  • wear knee high socks over your tights under a pair of knee high boots
  • buy a pair of boots a little bit too big so you can wear super thick warm socks underneath – perfect for sideline mamas!
  1. Take a further 20% off sale shoes at Planet Shoes | click to shop
  2. Holeproof Explorers at Coles $14 | click to shop


  • add a cool hat to keep you warm
  • don’t worry about hat hair by leaving it on inside
  • a soft knitted beanie or wool beret is perfect for bad hair days
  1. Boohoo Boutique 100% wool felt fedora $12 | click to shop
  2. Freez All That Glitters Beret in Cream, Latte or Black $20 | click to shop
  3. Freez All That Glitters Beanie in Orange, Black or Grey/White $20 | click to shop

How do you stay warm in style in winter?

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  • […] too big so I can wear a nice thick pair of Holeproof Explorer socks underneath. Another of my tips on how to stay warm in style.  They’re also my gumboot alternative for a rainy […]ReplyCancel

  • Beth | - 6 July 2016 - 11.34 am

    Yes ma’am, I am totally in love with my Mix fleece lined tights which were a bargain on sale at Coles for $8! I tuck a cami or singlet into them underneath dresses, cardi or scarf over the top, coat and boots, I am all about layers right now.ReplyCancel

  • Eva @ The Multitasking Woman - 6 July 2016 - 11.33 am

    Oh my gosh, I didn’t even know there was such thing as fleece lined tights! Can you tell I live in Qld?ReplyCancel

  • Mica - 6 July 2016 - 10.41 am

    Although the thermals aren’t needed here in Brisbane I do love my fleece lined tights in winter! So cosy 🙂 Thank you for the link up.ReplyCancel

  • Bev | Iris May Style - 6 July 2016 - 8.03 am

    We still have a case full of thermals (that never gets opened here in SE QLD), but I do love the idea of a snuggly pair of fleece lined tights!ReplyCancel

  • Jo - 6 July 2016 - 6.14 am

    So many awesome ideas Kimba! Brushed or fleece lined tights are my secret weapon 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Ingrid - 6 July 2016 - 6.13 am

    I’ve never heard of fleece lined tights before! I sure would love to be wearing a pair right now!ReplyCancel

  • Emma Stoianis - 6 July 2016 - 1.59 am

    I need fingerless gloves! It’s so cold in my office. Pity I’m on a shopping ban til August hahaReplyCancel

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