It’s tougher to look chic in winter. Certainly when you run cold very quickly as I do.

No surprise then that I covered myself in layers (as I showed you recently) and turned to knee-high boots for warmth and comfort.

This was one of my favorite outfits. 

The blue poncho was so soft and comfortable to wear and I could put up to 3 layers underneath!

I also embraced wearing scarves again. The touch of silk and these fun patterns and color delighted me daily.

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I had some fun trying out new winter clothes in the shops too. Here I’m trying two fabulous coats. I actually bought a similar leather jacket to the one I’m wearing which is very light weight and can be worn on its own. I will show you pictures of that soon!


Here is another coat I absolutely fell in love with. Did not buy it though since I only need a coat once a year for a few weeks. But how gorgeous it is!


Here I’m not wearing one but two (!) woollen jumpers. With my warm winter coat from Zara, I was ready to go outside.


My friends Anja and Greetje looked fabulous too.


I have not yet shown you the burgundy jacket that I wore a lot of the time too. Coming up soon!

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White asymmetrical shirt: Stella Carakasi / similar: Lyssé
Black Skinnies: Cos (old) / similar: Wit & Wisdom
Gray asymmetrical sweater: Stella Carakasi
Cashmere blue poncho: / similar:  DJT Fashion
Shoes: old custom-made boots from Shanghai / similar: Blondo
Scarf: Daniel Hechter (old) / similar: Kate Spade New York

How are you keeping warm for winter?


Sylvia is 40+style’s editor-in-chief and has been helping women find their unique style since 2011. An alumni of the School of Color and Design, she is devoted to empowering women of any age to look and feel their best. Read more about Sylvia and 40+style on this page.

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