In Minnesota, winter is more than just a season — it’s a way of life. And since we have to work and live through the cold for a good five months of the year, we may as well look stylish while we’re at it. Our main advice for looking stylish and warm? Layering. Combining layers of clothing adds not only warmth and versatility, it also adds visual interest to any outfit, whatever your style.
Apply two coats
Layering a tailored jacket with an oversized coat is a great way to add texture and contrast to a look.
Apiece Apart cocoon coat ($594) and Lotuff leather crossbody bag ($590) from Mille. Muubaa leather motorcycle jacket ($574) from Covered. Re:named crop top ($27) from Proper & Prim. Eightslate vegan leather skirt ($92), Olive & Qique raw edge scarf ($30) and D&Y pompom beanie ($16) from Parc Boutique. AJ Morgan sunglasses ($18) from Cliché.
Balance texture by pairing something light, such as cotton, with something heavy, such as wool, fur or a chunky knit.
Le Mont St. Michel wool coat ($693) from Idun. Blu Pepper plaid shirt ($22.50) from Proper & Prim. Denim Refinery x Levi’s distressed boyfriend jean ($174) from Mille. Sorel quilted boots ($150) from Columbia. Handmade mittens ($32.95) from Sven’s Clogs. Everest Designs faux-fur flap hat ($46) from Athleta.
Business & pleasure
Strike the right balance between business and casual by pairing a quirky sweatshirt with a tailored jacket.
Joa plaid jacket ($140), Maison Kitsuné sweatshirt ($299) and Maison Kitsuné wool scarf ($235) from Idun. Faubourg du Temple varsity jacket ($98) from Cliché. Kane Label sweatpant ($158) from Parc Boutique. Fur trapper hat ($20) from Local Motion.
Two styles clash
Go for unexpected combinations. Give a chubby fur coat an edge by pairing it with ripped jeans and grungy layers.
Glamorous faux fur coat ($138) from Proper & Prim. Volcom cardigan ($65) from Cliché. Clash T-shirt by Trunk Ltd. ($55), Current/Elliott jeans ($238) and Urban Expressions vegan leather bag ($110) from Covered. AJ Morgan sunglasses ($14) from Proper & Prim. Jenny Bird necklace ($115) from Lily & Violet. Beanie ($10) from Parc Boutique. Sorel quilted boots ($150) from Columbia.
Light my fire
Proportions are key. Pair a chunky fur vest with a sleek sweater and skinny jeans, for a balanced look.
Above: Caron Callahan shearling vest ($670) and Mother Denim jeans ($196) from Mille. Knot Sisters sweater ($78) and the Horse watch ($189) from Parc Boutique. Larissa Loden necklace ($44) and BB Dakota plaid shirt ($88) from Cliché. Seychelles ankle boots ($130) from Lily & Violet. Wool fedora ($16) from Proper & Prim.
Start with color. If you’re layering neutrals, stick to neutrals. If it’s jewel tones, stick to jewel tones.
BB Dakota hooded coat ($115) from Lily & Violet. Le Mont St. Michel sweater ($426) and leather skirt ($545) from Idun. Modena infinity scarf ($42) from Covered, Faribault Woolen Mill x Duluth Pack tote bag ($210) from Cliché, Modena fingerless mitten gloves ($26) from Proper & Prim, Sorel quilted boots ($150) from Columbia.
WHERE TO BUY
Athleta: Multiple locations including Mall of America, 60 E. Broadway, Bloomington, 952-854-9387, www.athleta.com.
Cliché: 2403 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls., 612-870-0420, www.clichempls.com.
Columbia: Multiple locations including 3014 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., 612-825-6213, www.columbia.com.
Covered: 1201 Lagoon Av., Mpls., 612-825-1610, www.shopcovered.com.
Idun: 495 Selby Av., St. Paul, 651-348-6104, www.shopidun.com.
Lily & Violet: 3413 W. 44th St., Mpls., 612-746-4160, www.lilyandviolet.com.
Local Motion: 2813 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., 612-871-8436, www.localmotionmpls.com.
Mille: 316 W. 48th St., Mpls., 612-209-7364, www.shopmille.com.
Parc Boutique: 320 E. Hennepin Av. Mpls., 612-353-4966, and 5023 France Av. S., Edina, 952-405-2505, www.parcboutique.com.
Proper & Prim: 2743 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls., 612-345-5486, www.properprim.com.
Sven’s Clogs: 10000 Lake Blvd., Chisago City, 651-257-4591, www.svensclogs.com.
Photography: Carlos Gonzalez.
Photo assistant: Tim Ho.
Fashion styling: Jahna Peloquin.
Art direction: Caroline Royce.
Hair: Leah K. Luebbe of Juut SalonSpa.
Makeup: Ashley Kilcher of Roe Wolfe.
Model: Delaney from Vision Management Group.
Location: Theodore Wirth Chalet, Mpls.