How to Wear Resort Clothing in Cold Weather

The cruel irony of shopping in January is that despite colder temps, stores are now flush with their resort offerings. But this can actually be a blessing for our closets, which are stuck in the same rotation of puffers, sweaters, and wintry blacks that we’ve been wearing since October. Forgetting the swimsuits or striped shorts, there are a few key resort pieces that you can mix into your winter look now, and then wear well into summer. Click on to see several looks that will we’ve put together, like Phillip Lim’s quilted floral-print motorcycle jacket layered over wintry blacks, paired with a low mirrored heel for a bit of fun.

Wear Unusual Lace

Topshop’s lace cut-out top, worn over a nude cami and peeking out from underneath your winter coat, is just the right element of surprise. A pop of red in the form of American Apparel’s sunglasses and Barney’s shoulder bag contrasts nicely against any winter blues that you might have. Barneys New York Evening Bag, $359 at Barneys New York; American Apparel Kilie Sunglass, $35 at American Apparel; Balenciaga Origami Ankle Boot, $1225 at Barneys New York; Reiss Minnie Slim Tailored Trousers in Pacific Blue, $255 at Reiss; Topshop Textured Swing Coat, $150 at Topshop; Topshop Petite Cutout Leather Shell, $150 at Topshop; Dolce & Gabbana Intense Nail Lacquer, $22 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Fuchsia, Meet Navy

You haven’t fully explored the power of navy until you’ve tried it with fuchsia since it looks unexpected but still just as serious. It doesn’t have to be worn with the Row’s sublimely fitted top, here— any fuchsia top or bottom can be mixed with navy for this look. But if you have neither, take a look at these. Tibi Cashmere Dropped Shoulder Coat, $396 at Tibi; Warby Parker Jasper Sunglasses in Marine Slate, $95 at Warby Parker; J.Crew Collection Leather Pant, $850 at J.Crew; Betul Donmez You Can Do It iPhone Case, $35 at Society6; The Row Retlum Top, $1390 at Farfetch; Loeffler Randall Rider Bag, $495 at Loeffer Randall; Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Alluvium, $24 at Sephora; Zara Strappy High-Heel Sandals, $90 at Zara; Kate Spade Good as Gold Idiom Pendant, $58 at Kate Spade

Mix Floral Prints With Wintry Blacks

Mix a tough floral print like this one from 3.1 Phillip Lim into your usual array of wintry blacks, which ground it. And if you want added brightness, or want to upgrade your look in a simpler way, try this magenta pink iPhone case from Society 6. Galaxy Eyes Fun I iPhone Case, $35 at Society6; Cambridge Satchel Company 11” Leather Satchel, $176 at Asos; Eddie Borgo Cone Stude Earrings, $150 at Kirna Zabete; Asos Collection Symphony Heels, $62 at Asos; 3.1 Phillip Lim Floral-print Corded Silk Biker Jacket, $1195 at Net-A-Porter; Topshop Long Sleeve Crop Tee, $20 at Topshop; Adina Reyter Pave Right Angle Necklace, $198 at Intermix; Mango Lateral Slit Pencil Skirt, $60 at Mango; Bite Beauty SPF Sheer Balm in Starfruit, $19 at Sephora; Everlane The Scottish Scarf in Light Grey, $65 at Everlane

How to Wear Resort Clothing in Cold Weather