The Perfect “Cold Weather” Outfit for Southerners

Since moving to Texas from Pennsylvania several years ago, my wardrobe has done a complete flip from heavy knits and bulky coats to flip flops and tank tops. My frame of reference for “cold weather”  has also changed quite a bit. I used to handle cold temperatures pretty well but now anything below 50 degrees feels like winter. Ok, let’s be honest, more like anything below 60. We rarely get days here below freezing but even a day in the 40’s feels really, really cold. It’s amazing how quickly your body adjusts to a new climate.

Today’s outfit is for my southern sisters who struggle with how to bundle up on those rare occasions when our temps dip. It’s all about light layers that are still warm enough for chillier days.

The past few months I’ve been hearing from many GYPO readers that I need to check out Walmart’s clothing. Honestly I’ve been blown away by the cute pieces you all have been finding so I figured it was my turn to try it out. My entire head to toe look in today’s post was purchased at Walmart offers free shipping for any order over $35 – no membership required. Almost all of my shopping lately has been online so free shipping is a must have.

I’ve only had this soft shell parka for a few weeks and have already worn it several times. It’s lightweight enough to layer over just about anything, yet it’s warm enough for our chillier days without having to resort to my heavy coat.

This reversible tote is SO pretty in person. It comes in five different colors and each one switches between a faux suede and faux leather look. It also comes with a handy coordinating zipper pouch. I love stashing my phone in a pouch so I can find it easily!

This parka gets extra style points for being a bit longer in the back and having a cute snap detail and fur trimmed hood! It also comes in burgundy and light gray. For sizing reference, I sized up to a medium to give me extra room for layering. It’s nice to have the option of wearing a heavier sweater with a lighter coat.

These Muk Luk boots are so comfy and WARM. They’re a super lightweight boot that packs a lot of warmth thanks to the fleece lining.

You’ve heard it before but I’m completely obsessed with all things fair isle! This sweater is a thinner knit and has a cute hood. It’s perfect for pairing with these soft jeggings.


Big thanks to Walmart for sponsoring this post and making it easy to stay warm in style!