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GUIDE: What To Wear In Florida During The Winter Months

It’s the same story each year. Come the winter months, when its chilly throughout the country, Floridians look forward to getting their outerwear out. They want to enjoy the crisp, Florida air too!

Except, not so fast. Winter in Miami and South Florida is not the typical type of winter the rest of the country is used to. But, if there a season of chillier weather, that season is now! We’re covering the months of November, December, January, February and potentially March.

While there is no hope for a Moncler puffer during the Florida winters, a cream eyelet ribbed sweater by Sea or Brunello Cucinelli cropped tweed pullover can be the perfect option for evenings or early mornings. We have a more specific guide about what to wear in Florida below.

You’ll want to invest in a few key wardrobe building pieces that go with everything!

If you are traveling to Miami the temperature could get up to 80 degrees during the day. Crazy, right!? On the West coast of Florida, like Naples and Tampa Bay, the temperature could get to upwards of 70 degrees. Fret not, you can expect cooler temperatures in Northern Florida around Jacksonville. Here’s a Florida packing list.

If you’re wondering what to wear in Florida during the winter so you don’t stand out as a tourist, keep reading…

There are several on trend items to add to your fall/winter Florida wardrobe. And although you could still get away with wearing sandals and tank tops, you’ll definitely want to pull out the layers! More about that below…

What To Wear In Florida During Winter

Read on for 5 major wardrobe-building items for your winter wardrobe. Yes, how to winterize your Florida wardrobe! You’ll want to have all of these pieces in rotation this season. 

1. Layer With A Sweater

You may have white Christmas fantasies, but let’s face it, a Florida wonderland is never going to be that wintery. While the rest of the country is bundling up with multiple inner layers to weather the cold and the ferocious walks to work, Floridians will be doing it a bit differently.

We recommend wearing a tank top and layering it. Think cropped sweater or one with trendy details like ruffles, puff sleeves, ribbing or eyelet detail. This is definitely the time to bring out your winter whites too! Checkout some our favorite sweaters this season below.

2. Stay Warm with a Lightweight Jacket or Vest

Make sure to have something that you can throw over whatever you’re wearing when the weather drops in the evening. Lightweight jackets, a vest, lightweight trench, and leather jackets are all good ideas. Think neutral colors so that you can mix and match everything. See below for some of our favorite picks this season.

3. Don’t Go Anywhere without a Lightweight Scarf

A big, luscious scarf is always a good idea during the Florida winter. If you’re wondering what to wear in Florida with a scarf, we recommend a scarf that’s big enough that it can be wrapped around your shoulders. Don’t be afraid of a pop of color, tassels, prints, and fabric. A quality scarf can be thrown over a tank tank top or worn with a leather Moto jacket.

And if it gets warm, you can always just bundle it up and throw it in your bag. So versatile. It’s a must. Shop our favorites for the season below.

4. Go Everywhere with Mules

If you’re thinking of investing in a pair of tall, knee-high boots for winter in Florida, don’t! The fall/winter weather in Florida is toe and heal friendly. Yay! Mules or slides, those cool looking slip on shoes without backs, are a must-have shoe for the fall/winter. Not to mention, they’re so comfortable and easy to wear! You can also get them as flats or platforms.

The Gucci Princetown mules are definitely the “it’ shoe of the season if you’re wondering. Choose mules with embellished toes, fur heals, studs, velvet or just plain leather. Find out more about mules vs. slides and shop our favorite mules of the season below.

5. Texturize with Fishnet Tights

If you haven’t heard, fishnet tights are so “in” this season! Don’t be afraid to wear this cool trend as they’re an amazing way to add texture to an outfit. This season, see your fishnet stockings as a neutral! Add them to your everyday wardrobe. No, really! We want to see fishnets popping out underneath pants at the ankles and underneath a dress.

Commando makes our favorite Deco fishnets. You can see Britt wearing them here. Shop the best fishnets for the fall/winter season below.

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