Out of all of the seasons, winter is definitely the most high maintenance. It’s jammed packed with holidays and frigid temperatures, all of which can do a number on your skin, your closet, and your budget. Thankfully, there are plenty of multi-tasking products out there that help you stay beautiful without breaking the bank. Here are our favorite multi-tasking beauty and fashion items for winter.
Oversized Knit Cardigan
A chunky knit cardigan is a winter essential because you can wear it with just about everything. Jeans or leggings are obvious pairing choices, but throwing a sweater over a skirt or dress with tights will make you look instantly trendy. Plus, they are super comfy to snuggle up in on a lazy, snowy Sunday morning.
No matter what kind of skin you have, you will need a heavy-duty moisturizer for your entire body. The trick is to find something heavy enough to alleviate itchy, dry winter skin without causing acne or feeling greasy. We love in-shower moisturizers because they’re fast and convenient and will leave your skin feeling silky smooth without the greasiness.
Low booties are a winter staple because you can wear them with just about everything. Skirts, jeans, leggings, you name it. They’re also versatile and comfortable, so you can wear them straight from the office to a night on the town.
Red lipstick looks glamorous all year round, but wintertime is when it really pops. Put it on your lips for a classic holiday pout, or dab it on your cheeks for that just-frolicked-through-the-snow look. Pro tip: dabbing a bit under your eyes before using concealer will banish dark circles, so you won’t look tired after all of your holiday parties.
Sleeping Face Mask
No, not the kind that covers your eyes, but the Korean beauty favorite that you slather all over your face at night. Sleeping masks are leave-on masks you apply nightly. Unlike traditional face masks, you don’t wash off sleeping masks. Instead you wear them overnight and wake up with gorgeous, glowing skin. They’re perfect for all skin types and can really balance out your complexion no matter if it’s dry or oily. It’s just about finding the right formula.
What girl doesn’t own leggings and tights in the winter? If you don’t have black tights in your closet right now, you need to run out and get them. They tie together any holiday look when paired with dresses or skirts, and can be dressy or casual. Grab a thicker pair and throw them under your jeans for some undetectable extra warmth when the weather gets really cold.
Argan and Coconut Oils
Who are we fooling? These oils are fantastic year around. Argan and coconut oils are perfect for keeping your skin and hair healthy and supple year around. They are natural and can be used from head to toe, making them some of the most versatile products on the market.