How to wear shorts in the winter

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Peacoat: Macys  | Sweater: Express  |  Shorts: Forever21  |   Tights: Walmart
Boots: Material Girl (Macy’s)
Purse: Betsy Johnson (Macys)  |  Watch: Michael Kors  |  Ring: Macy’s
Scarf: Kohl’s  | Lipstick: Stila  |  Sunglasses: Badspade

I know that Floridians don’t really have the right to complain about our cold weather, but I can tell you that we always lack proper winter clothing when the temperature does begin t0 drop below normal. This year I finally decided to invest in a real wool peacoat for these special occasions. I found this coat by Laundry at Macy’s, and I absolutely loved the fact that it was double breasted with an adorable flare skirt. I feel like the gold accents give it a vintage feel, making it perfect over most outfits. It is also extremely well-made, and has beautiful leopard printed lining.

Because I live in Florida, I own many more shorts than pants, and I wanted to be able to use them even when the temperature drops. After seeing many posts on Pinterest featuring shorts with tights, I decided to try it out, and I was very happy with the result!

The teal sweater I purchased from Express, during their after Christmas sale. The soft teal is one of my favorite colors, which is why my teal Betsy Johnson purse matched perfectly! I love how the giant bow makes any outfit fun. Surprisingly, I purchased the fuchsia tights from Walmart for $4 and they are amazingly well made. While wearing the tights I actually went to Sephora and asked for a lipstick to match my tights, she recommended the Stila lip gloss in fuchsia, and as you can see from the picture above it was a perfect match! I also love how it doesn’t dry out my lips.

Shop the Look:

Peacoat (comes in Navy and Black)

laundry-black-peacoat

Macys

Sweater & Tights:

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Nordstrom Rack  /  Target

Shorts:

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BooHoo  /  Charlotte Ruse

Shoes:

material-girl-boots     pink-and-purple-scarf

Macys  /  Kohls

Purse:

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Betsey Johnson  /  Macys

Jewelry:

pink-and-gold-watch  flower-ring

Neiman Marcus  /  Forever21

Lipstick:

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Macys

Sunglasses:

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Badspade

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  • JoAnn Wiley
    February 22, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Now this is my kind of winter outfit! The colors are beautiful, my personal favorites. See winter dress can be fun!! Love all the matching accessories!!

  • Caitlin
    February 22, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Gorgeous outfit!

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    • WDYGI
      February 25, 2015 at 7:30 pm

      Thank you! Just checked out your blog, it’s awesome, I will definitely be following you :)

  • Patti
    February 23, 2015 at 10:03 am

    I live in FL too, and we do take our cold snaps seriously : > Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, you look fab.

    • WDYGI
      February 25, 2015 at 7:33 pm

      Thank you so much! And haha, yes we do! As soon as it breaks 60 degrees, all of the peacoats come out :)

  • mark
    February 23, 2015 at 11:41 am

    wowzers! i love how you are rocking this snazzy outfit! you look awesome! love the color coordination, too!

  • Jeannette
    February 23, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    You look beautiful Kristen wearing shorts with tights. Great way to wear shorts during winter, especially for us Floridians who happen to own many of them (at least I do!) . The colors in your outfit are super beautiful and they put me in a great mood right away:-) Great look as always and you look gorgeous my friend! XOXO, Jeannette

    http://www.msjeannieandhercloset.com

    • WDYGI
      February 25, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      Thank you so much Jeannette, you are so sweet! And purple and teal are my favorite colors :)

  • Jess
    February 24, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Love this look! Very edgy and cool. I love the mix of the purples and the pastel blue. Your coat is lovely as well, i have always loved the shape.
    from the link up,
    stop by when you can, jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • WDYGI
      February 25, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      Thank you so much Jess! I had been looking for a peacoat for a long time, and I couldn’t resist this one because of the amazing flare skirt, thank you for commenting! :)

  • cheriejamesp
    February 24, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    It will be awhile before we will be wearing shorts up in the Northeast, but love your fun look!

    Thank you for linking up with SHOE AND TELL on Style Nudge!!

    Cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com

    • WDYGI
      February 25, 2015 at 7:37 pm

      Thank you for hosting the link up! Your blog is so fun, I love all of your posts!

  • Maggie Dallospedale
    February 25, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Stunning!
    I love this coat! Very classy.
    kiss,
    Maggie D.
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    • WDYGI
      February 25, 2015 at 7:35 pm

      Thank you so much! And it looks like we have matching blog themes, you must have good taste :) Look forward to following your blog!

  • Kathy
    February 25, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Love the coat and scarf!

  • michelle
    February 26, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    This is such a fun look! I love the purple legwear!

    xo, Michelle Paige
    michellespaige.com

    • WDYGI
      March 5, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      Thank you so much Michelle! I was shocked how well they were made since they were from Walmart, lol, also I love your site!

  • yourbeautyscript
    March 2, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Hi! I love how you wear color in winter!! would never thought colored leggings could look that good! x Josune, Your Beauty Script

    http://yourbeautyscript.com/

    • WDYGI
      March 5, 2015 at 2:50 pm

      Aww thank you! Teal and purple are my favorite colors :)

  • Lisa @ Fun Money Finds
    March 9, 2015 at 12:52 am

    I absolutely love the coat and the bag!!! They are both definitely something I would wear! Just curious, what part of Florida are you in? We just moved to Sarasota and love it!

  • LittleItaly2008 (@LittleItaly2008)
    March 9, 2015 at 9:17 am

    What a pretty coat! Love the purple accents with it. Visiting from the Shoe and Tell Link Up.

  • Color Me Courtney
    March 23, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Amazing combo! I’m loving the bold lip on you, it’s my favorite accessory!!

    XO Courtney
    http://www.colormecourtney.com