Florida Weather And Winter Fashion

A woman in a dark winter dress walks across a log
The warm temperatures in Central Florida mean you can still ride through Crestview, Florida with the panoramic moonroof of your Buick Enclave wide open well into the winter. That’s great if you want to hit the beach for a few hours of sunbathing but not so great if you’re a fan of the cozy fashion enjoyed in cooler areas of the country. Just because you live in a warmer climate doesn’t mean you can’t cultivate a stylish winter wardrobe though. Keep reading to learn a few tips and tricks for crafting stylish winter outfits that work in the Florida climate.

Use Cozy Layers

If you want, you can wear a fashion-forward wool cape in Central Florida, but in just a few short hours you’ll be soaked in sweat. Yuck. Instead, to achieve the same cozy aesthetic, try layering lightweight pieces that won’t overheat you. One example is wrapping a plaid button-down around your waist with a breezy midi-dress.

Patterns and Earthy Colors are Your Friend

Speaking of plaid, the pattern instantly invokes a sense of fall and winter. Add a few plaid shirts or scarves to your winter wardrobe to help you craft winter appropriate outfits. Just like plaid there are other colors and patterns that are associated with fall and winter like deep greens, earthy tones, and animal prints. You can wear those colors and patterns in summer silhouettes to stay cool and look cozy at the same time.

Wear Winter Pieces With Lighter Fabric

Thick, turtle necks and cashmere sweaters look great on the Pinterest and Instagram pages of fashion influencers in northern states. Unfortunately, they’re not going to work in the Florida heat, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pull off the Florida version of a sweater and jeans outfit. Instead or a cashmere sweater opt for a short-sleeve mock neck top made with a lightweight material.

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Try on Dark Floral Patterns

A dress with a dark floral pattern will instantly feel more like winter. You can wear a breezy linen dress that lets you stay cool while sporting a pattern that give you a winter vibe.

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