Life always seems to pick up the pace the closer we get to the holidays and being the creature of order that I am, I've already commenced plotting my winter travel packing plans. I'll be Atlanta-bound after an exciting year spent learning what Los Angeles is all about. I've grown accustomed to my light, Southern California layering and in the process, I've almost forgotten the deliciously cozy side of cold weather dressing! In anticipation, I've embarked on a crash course to reconnect with my east coast roots and channel personality into comfort — plus functionality — for whatever weather Atlanta brings...

Pair sneakers with patterned leggings and ample layers for a smooth, on-the-go daytime look. Perfect for the depths of winter when one layer isn't enough.

Add some color play to winter basics like leggings and flats. From classic oxblood to ladylike leopard print, the options are vast and freshen your look instantly.

Team a durable, no-nonsense sweater and beanie with a mini cross-body bag and jewelry to add a clean feminine accent to your relaxed knitwear look.

Layering topped off with a healthy pop of color in the way of a relaxed coat is a sure-fire style hit.

Boyfriend cardigans compliment masculine trousers for a sleek, contemporary daily look. Cardigans in mustard, rust, navy and dusty pink hues add instant sartorial edge.

Achieving an effortless effect is easy with simple tops and a striking, loose-fit coat. Add some style drama to your look with a handsome felted cap or fedora hat.

Contrasting patterns and textures add warmth and subtle interest. Drape a cross body for a relaxed feel or work a clutch and heels for a sophisticated evening look.

Mix vibrant shades of knit like peachy apricot with slacks in ruby for a cohesive,  colorful winter look.

The polo neck, also known as the turtleneck is a must-have winter basic that can easily be built upon or try wearing alone with boyfriend jeans and loafers for daytime.

How do you transition into winter, Lovelies?

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