Candice Accola’s Lovely Winter Layers

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“The Vampire Diaries” actress shows us how cold weather layering is done.

Jan 8, 2014 | 02:47 PM

She may be from Dallas, but Candice Accola sure knows how to put together a cozy winter outfit. She stepped out in a pretty winter coat and fuzzy boots the other day in snow-covered Denver, striking the perfect balance between comfortable and cute.  

Dressing for warmth is more important than ever these days, thanks to the frigid polar vortex that has been breaking temperature records in the eastern and southern parts of the United States. Even as temperatures return to a "normal" winter chill, we can take a cue from Candice and dress in sleek winter layers that are adjustable for hotter or colder weather. Here’s how we’d put a Candice-worthy look together.


Step One: Leggings And/Or Jeans

Skinny jeans are the perfect base for warm winter layers—the slim style can be easily tucked into boots for a stylish look. If it’s really cold out, consider wearing a pair of thin leggings underneath for extra insulation.

Zara Skinny Jeans with Zips, $29.99


Step Two: A Warm, Thin Camisole

Look for a lightweight wool or cashmere camisole—they're a bit pricier than your standard cotton cami, but the extra warmth they provide is so worth it.

Hanro Woolen Silk W Camisole, $74


Step Three: A Long Button Down

Opt for a longer style so you can see it peeking out from under your other layers. A silky fabric will feel great against your skin.

Reese Nature White Star Print, $154.80


Step Four: A Cozy (But Not Too Bulky) Sweater

Keep a sleek silhouette with a slim-fitting sweater in a warm fabric (no cotton or linen).

Cashmere Round Neck Sweater, $59.90


Step Five: A Chunky Cardigan

You can skip this step if it’s not freezing.

Inhabit Merino Wool Blend Jacquard Cardigan, $175.42


Step Six: A Loose-Fitting Coat

Try Candice’s soft shell Spyder jacket. Just make sure it’s sized big enough to accommodate a bulky sweater underneath.  

Spyder Centra Parka Jacket, $149.96


Step Seven: Cozy Socks

Warm feet are a MUST in cold weather.

Acorn Versafit Fleece Sock, $12.98


Step Eight: Waterproof Boots With Lining

Buy a pair with a low heel (or none at all) for all-day walkability in the elements.

Hunter "Cathie" Boot, $225


Step Nine: Cozy Winter Accessories

Keep your head, neck, and hands toasty warm with fun matching accessories.

MukLuk’s Reversible Scarf, Hat, and 3-in-1 Gloves Gift Set, $34.56


How are you staying toasty this winter? Let us know in the comments.


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