I would love some advice here, too!
I come from the other side of the globe, but am visiting New York this winter. Where I live, it gets chilly (highs of 50F), but I need to know - how the heck does one stay warm where it snows?! I've heard all the buildings are heated, but surely people sometimes have to walk a few blocks to go to the shops, laundry, etc. So what on earth do people do?! I've found a gorgeous vintage-inspired coat on Modcloth, but I don't think it's going to cut it :/ Am I doomed to freeze?
Oh WOW that coat is beautiful! I've actually been looking for a vintage style trench coat to wear around town in the fall and early winter. It might take some time to warm to that colour but I DEFINITELY think that I'm in love :)
So I found this forum the other day on a different pin up site (hope its okay to post the link here). There is alot of info but its pretty helpful: http://www.pinuplifestyle.com/forum/topics/winter-clothes
Hope this helps all you winter birds!
Those gloves are just GORGEOUS! Especially the ones in the Van Raalte ad above the Marilyn pictures. Does anyone know where you can still buy gloves like that?
In a perfect world I'd learn how to make them myself just to sell them through PUG :)
I think I have seen some cute ones on modcloth. Not sure how warm they really are...I think pug had some at one point.
I'd say layering. As much as I love my dresses - I've favoring my Freddies and other repro swing pants for fall. Why? Well, it's easy to wear silk long underwear underneath, seamlessly. Pair that with some lovely saddle shoes and thick knit socks and a cozy sweater, jacket, and accessories. You're instantly warm.
For my dresses - it's a little more complicated since some of the dresses are so thin and long silk isn't going to hide - it'd look pretty unsightly. I know in other countries they have thicker(intended for winter) tights. I wish we had those here in the USA! Anywho - for my dresses this fall I've gone and I'm doing a combination of nice warm boots, tights, thick dresses, and thick jackets + gloves etc. x
As expensive as they are, I would suggest Miss L Fire boots. THEY ARE AWESOME!
Thanks for all the input. It is comforting to know that we are in this cold weather conundrum together! I have a long velvet coat that I wear, but it is not useful in the rain or snow. I may have to try some pants.
I'm starting to experience my very first canadian winter so I'm in need of advice too !It's already 30°F here in Montreal...
I'd go with the layering/onion trend too.. it's really does help keep the body warm & allows you to remove some of the layers when you are inside but still not be in your undies LOL !
last year I bought special "Heat" teeshirts, both short & long sleeve, that are meant to be light but warmer than normal tees with a Heat Techology. Not very "retro" but it's simple & basic enough to wear under cute sweater/cardigans/shirts etc...
Ok my adive is :
-tank top or slip if you're wearing a dress !
-long sleeve tee shirt (just a basic one V neck for example...)
-blouse (just a pretty shirt to cover your top, secretary blouse with a bow for example !)
-Cardigan !(get one that isn't too long, about waist lenght is good & with a rather thick & cozy fabric)
I NEVER wear trousers... I hate 'em... & I'm positive I can spend the entire winter without wearing one. I do wear leggings, with a pretty dress on top of it.
I'd say wool or opaque tights with a pencil skirt for example will look & feel good.
A very warm hat or berret, cute gloves & a nice scarf ! great accessories that can add glamour !
Hum... velvet dresses ! I've seen some gorgeous retro one ! They're so warm & glamourous !
Oh I feel it's very important to have a LONG COAT ! Knee lenght is good...mid calf is better :).
1 last but not least... SHOES ! I was reluctent at first because they are expensive but I ordered some Miss L fire ones which I cannot wait to get !!! the black Havanas... they are so 40s & just plain ravishing !
Well Hope this helps doll !
Those are pretty cute shoes Viola! I myself would love to get some sexy knee high boots. Although I need wide calf boots, and they can be expensive. Not that it wouldn't be worth the money, but you know... lack of funds :(
Yes accessories go a long way, it would be great to also find some thick winter stockings. I think those, and knee high boots would help me extend my skirt/dress wardrobe to be wearable all year. I do get what I call "jeans fatigue" every now and then (seems to be more and more over the years since finding PUG). With PA winters, they are kind of hard to avoid though. Although I think if I had the right things to wear, it could work. I already have this awesome vintage looking coat I bought a few years ago. It's knee length, black with black flock-ish swirls all over it, with a black faux fur collar. The fur collar is detachable, but I always opt to leave it on since I think it gives it a more glamorous look ;) I also have these beautiful long gloves I bought from PUG a couple years ago (they were delivered on my birthday to) :) 36" long beaded gloves in black, which don't seem to be available any more. But here they are in red http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/long-beaded-gloves-red.html to show you what they look like.
There you go ! today's winter outfit ! it was 30°F in Montreal today ! ^_^ I'm not wearing a coat because I'm on my little balcony in the sun !!! :D
I'm wearing a vintage pleated plaid skirt...black wool tights...a long sleeve tee shirt with a rather thick white cardigan on top & last but not least my fresh & new Miss L Fire shoes !!!
Despite the price I highly recommend those ! Awesome quality !
Anyway this is more or less my everyday look for winter ^_^ (sometimes pencil skirts...different sweaters but you get the general idea )