How to Stay Warm on a Cold Day

January 5, 2017
how to dress warm on a cold day

I hope it’s warm where you are. It’s freezing here in the Netherlands, and as you may know already if you’re following me on Instagram, I’m fighting a cold. Actually, my daughter and I are both sick. Let me tell you, being pregnant and ill is no fun. The winter this year is no joke, it feels way colder than last year.

So today I wanted to share a few tips on how to stay warm on a cold day. Since we have a lot of those here, I thought it might be helpful for those of you that are experiencing the same weather conditions.

Wearing a fluffy coat in the winter is a must

Jacket: c/o SheIn; Maternity Jeans: Next; Boots: Nordstrom; Sweater: Gap; Rings: River Island;

Fluffy coat to keep you warm

How to dress warm on a cold day

What to wear to stay warm in the winter


  • Wear tights.

I’m one of those people that don’t mind tights. But I know there are many that just can’t stand them. Anywho, if you want to wear a skirt or dress in the winter, tights are a must.

  • Layer Up.

Wearing a few layers under your coat will keep your body warm. Although wearing too many thick layers will feel uncomfortable, it is a good idea to do a mix of thin and thick layers. Here is what I mean, wear a thin camisole as your first layer, white button down as your second layer and a warm sweater or cardigan as your third layer. This is a good combination between thin and thick layers.

Last but not least, the coat. Wearing a warm coat on top of your clothes is the most obvious step in keeping you warm on a cold day. I prefer hooded coats this way I don’t need to worry about bringing a beanie with me.

  • Thermals.

Have you tried wearing thermals? I just got a merino wool thermal and I have no idea how I made it through cold weather without a thermal shirt before.

How to dress warm in the winter

How do you stay warm in the winter? I would like to hear your tips for staying warm during those cold winter days.



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  • Reply Maggie Kern January 5, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    I love this furry jacket!! I can’t wait for colder weather here in the south!


    • Reply Desi February 2, 2017 at 3:24 pm

      Thank you, this jacket is perfect for the cold winter this year in the Netherlands 🙂 Enjoy the warm temperatures!

  • Reply Nataly January 5, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    I love this jacket! It looks so cozy and comfortable! I hope you feel better soon! xo

    • Reply Desimira February 2, 2017 at 3:18 pm

      Thank you! Feeling better, all that tea, honey, and lemon helped a lot 🙂

  • Reply Dylan January 5, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    That sounds frigid, these are some great tips for those unbearably cold months.


    • Reply Desimira February 2, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      I’m glad you like them, thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Lee Anne January 5, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    That coat is amazing! I would love to curl up in that to withstand some freezing temps!

    Lee Anne

    • Reply Desimira February 2, 2017 at 3:18 pm

      Thank you, Lee Anne.

  • Reply sarah lindner January 5, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Omg i need this jacket! It looks so comfortable
    Sarah Lindner

    • Reply Desimira February 2, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      It is quite comfortable and warm, just perfect for the winter.

  • Reply Ashley January 6, 2017 at 3:29 am

    Your jacket is SO cute! I love how you styled it! A perfect winter outfit!

    xo Ashley

  • Reply Sandy January 6, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Layers for sure!!

  • Reply Anna English January 6, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    That teddy coat looks SO warm! Love the neutrals!

    • Reply Desimira February 2, 2017 at 3:13 pm

      Thank you! It is super warm.

  • Reply Alice January 6, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Wish I was wearing this right now!!! It’s in the thirties in Houston and we have no idea what to do with ourselves. Love the tips!

    Alice at Lone Star Looking Glass

    • Reply Desimira February 2, 2017 at 3:13 pm

      I thought it never gets cold in Houston 🙂

  • Reply dashingdarlinblog January 8, 2017 at 3:40 am

    You look GORGEOUS in that coat. Love it on you.


  • Reply Life With Emily January 9, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    You look so warm! That coat is gorgeous

  • Reply Joye January 11, 2017 at 4:11 am

    I also love to layer because I can’t stand big bulky coats. Like the one you have is amazing. Mine is a short wool jacket that ties shut and I usually wear it over a short sleeve shirt and sweater wrap. I’m also really into these fleece-lined leggings that my husband bought me for Christmas. They’re warm enough to wear under a dress or tunic, but also thin enough to layer underneath my dress pants or denim when it’s extra-extra cold out! Do you wear socks with your Hunter boots? I couldn’t afford Hunter this year, but I got some nice Sperry rain boots instead. 🙂

    • Reply Desimira January 11, 2017 at 10:04 am

      I love a good pair of warm leggings in the winter 🙂 & yes, I do wear some thick socks under my Hunter boots, otherwise it’s just too cold. Enjoy your Sperry! I love their boots 🙂

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