Boston, MA // Snow Day Style in Cream, Gray + Navy

cold weather winter outfit snow boots boston

BP sweater xs (similar), Ann Taylor hat c/o (similar), H&M scarf (similar), Talbots navy tights
J.Crew coat 00 petite (similar) + wool skirt (altered), Sperry quilted boots sz 5 c/o

Last weekend’s storm turned Boston into a real-life snow globe. Fresh powder always inspires me to pull out my winter whites, which I piled on here along with doubled-up tights and hidden thermal layers! I have a few cold-weather layering shirts from Uniqlo’s “heattech” line, and would recommend the affordable basic crew tee and turtleneck fleece tee.

jcrew lady day winter wool coat petite white
I also wanted to mention my pom pom beanie is on sale with extra 60% off, and is still available in navy, burgundy, and gray! Mine has been on heavy rotation this winter – see how I styled it here and here, just to name a few. I’ve been especially loving the navy paired with my go-to navy tights, as anchoring neutral accessories for winter outfits.

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Here in New England, “duck boots” can be found quacking at every corner whenever it precipitates. I have to admit I’m a fan of the style, although I’ve yet to try the original LL Bean ones! I thought these Sperry Saltwater boots were true to size and similar in weight & warmth to my Sorel ones (see those on me), so best for slush or light snow and not for heavy duty winter needs. They come in lots of color and material combos – here are a few others I like plus similar styles (how cute are those waterproof wedge booties?), starting at just $50:

sperry saltwater duck style rain boots preppy winter fashion
winter white wonderland snow style new england


51 thoughts on “Boston, MA // Snow Day Style in Cream, Gray + Navy

  • Reply little random happiness January 9, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    These photos are so beautiful and you look lovely!

  • Reply Anonymous January 9, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    What are these hidden thermals you speak of? Would love tips on how to layer to stay warm in skirts.

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture and Lifestyle Blog January 9, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    So pretty! Love the pastel colours of your outfit. I wish it snowed where I live now.

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply La Bijoux Bella | by mia January 9, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Beautiful scenery … Gorgeous outfit and I am loving the fabulous snow! 🙂

    ❤LA BIJOUX BELLA❤ | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply Dedie January 9, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    You're such an inspiration! <3

  • Reply Kelsey Quackenbush January 9, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    I love the snow and cute outfits that are perfect for snowy days!
    Kelsey |

  • Reply Anonymous January 9, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    Hello, I recently discovered your blog over the holidays, and I love your creativity and style! It has inspired me to ditch some of my slightly frumpy office wear, but I am running into a problem with skirts. I have a question regarding high waisted skirts: Where do you buy them? And will a high-waisted skirt solve the problem below?

    All of my skirts that sat at my hips would ride up indecently when I sat down. They would end up bagging around my natural waist. I have an hourglass shape, with an 11-inch difference between my hip and waist circumferences, so finding pants that fit is a challenge unless they are high-waisted.

    Also, I would hope that a high-waisted skirt would end an inch or two above the knee, as a skirt that hits at the knee can easily look dowdy, and hitting below the knee makes me look like a child wearing her mom's power suit! (I have a slight frame.)

    For reference, I am 5'4'', not exactly "petite" by most retailer sizing. But many of the rules of thumb for petites that you have mentioned on your blog also hold true for me.

    Thanks so much for your help!

    ~An IT Auditor

  • Reply Katerina Vysokovskaya January 10, 2017 at 12:18 am

    Beautiful and tender! 🙂
    I like the mood of the photo shoot! 🙂 Very cozy.


  • Reply Neeltje | Thoughts in Style January 10, 2017 at 2:55 am

    Ah these photos are so lovely! X

  • Reply Sophie Spiegelberger January 10, 2017 at 4:04 am

    Great outfit for a snowy day! I always find blushes and creams to be so chic in winter 🙂

  • Reply Rachelle Pinksole January 10, 2017 at 5:39 am

    gorgeous winter look and these pics are amazing.


  • Reply moda aparentemente January 10, 2017 at 6:12 am

    love this look 🙂

  • Reply Sophie Stewart January 10, 2017 at 6:54 am

    Cute pictures! I love your coat and scarf, so pretty. Sophie x

  • Reply Tynka. January 10, 2017 at 7:44 am

    aww, so sweet! 🙂 love this snowy pics :*

  • Reply pumpkinmommy January 10, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Yay Heattech! I live in those things (both tee and leggings) in winter. Has anyone tried the "Extra Warm" Heattech?

  • Reply Amy Moore January 10, 2017 at 9:12 am


    Love the outfit but where did you get that awesome umbrella? Thanks!


  • Reply Anonymous January 10, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Such a great look, Jean! Do you have any recommendations for chic but heavy duty winter boots for us Bostonians?

  • Reply Anonymous January 10, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Jean, what a wonderful post! It truly was a magical storm in Boston! Thanks for the heattech recommendations. Uniqlo is my source for affordable cashmere, but I didn't know about this line. Also, Bass boots – a Maine/New England staple – is having a great sale online for duck boots, well all shoes actually. They have great quality footwear and an "Outlet" section of the website that frequently has a great assortment of styles in smaller sizes! I just bought a pair of buffalo plaid duck boots with shiny black rubber bottoms this morning!

    Happy New Year!
    Gwen Kennedy

  • Reply Cheyanne Jordan January 10, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Such a cute outfit!

  • Reply Liz | Shopping My Closet January 10, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Great snow photos!

    Liz @

  • Reply Jessi January 10, 2017 at 11:59 am

    I love your scarf! Such a pretty color!


  • Reply Rachel January 10, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Your scarf looks so warm and cozy! I love the blush pink and gray together!


  • Reply Tess Felber_Sequins are the New Black January 10, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Such beautiful photos!! I love how you mixed the Sperry boots with a more girly outfit, great look <3
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

  • Reply Kaitlin Schubert January 10, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Super cute outfit! And the snow looks magical 🙂

    Katie |

  • Reply Jenna Power January 10, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    I have a pair of Heattech and Heattech Extra Warm leggings – the Extra Warm ones have a slightly brushed feel and are much warmer. I definitely recommend them!

  • Reply Simply Thays January 10, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    You look amazing! It snowed here in Virginia and thank goodness I was able to get some cute blog photos. Kinda cold though.

  • Reply shivranjani rathore January 10, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Gorgeous photos. kuddos to you for braving it out in the snow.

  • Reply Sarah January 10, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    You look amazing! Is it me or does this year's version of the j crew Lady day coat looks longer and more like a fuller skirt?

  • Reply affecionada January 10, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    The snow also inspires me to wear white! These photos really capture what New England was like on Saturday. x

    Jen | affecionada

  • Reply Anonymous January 10, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    So glad that you mentioned Uniqlo. I love their heattech stuff. I have bought Uniqlo in Asia and have gotten size Medium in their tops with a nice petite fit on me. Just bought a shirt online here in the US a few months ago and was bummed that a size M on the same top I bought in Asia was huge and didn't fit right. We just got a store in my area so I'll have to learn more about US sizing. Hope you partner with Uniqlo in the future!

  • Reply Janinafran January 10, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    I love the colour scheme of this outfit! So cute and girly 🙂
    XO Janina

  • Reply Olivia Sara January 10, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    I love the way you styled this outfit! So chic and pretty but also warm.

  • Reply Olivia Sara January 10, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    I love the way you styled this! So chic and cute but also warm.

  • Reply MizEats January 10, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Beautiful outfit and pics!

  • Reply Julie Hiller January 11, 2017 at 10:43 am

    I love all the white in this winter look. You look very cute and bundled up!

    Style by Joules

  • Reply Valeri January 11, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Hi Jean. I just moved from California (Silicon Valley) in October to snowy Boise, Idaho. I love it here actually and especially love your cold-weather styling tips. I was hoping that you'd showcase some items from Uniqlo and you did in this post – so awesome! I ordered several cold weather items from them and have not been disappointed. I ordered their women's lightweight down hooded coat and really like how light it is, making it so easy to pack. I get so many compliments.

    Now, please recommend some gloves won't you? I've been wearing these pretty black leather gloves that you recommended awhile back, but I could use something warmer right about now. Love, Val

  • Reply Ewa Macherowska January 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm
  • Reply Blue January 11, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    I just bought the same skirt from JCrew how did you alter it, I'm 5"2 it looks perfect on you!

  • Reply anna January 12, 2017 at 4:26 am

    I love this winter look. you looking very stunning and cute

  • Reply nazita January 14, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    I have never tried the cream color during winter, but it's a lovely combination. Thank You Jean

  • Reply Victoria Goodman January 14, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Beautiful! The pictures are gorgeous and the snow makes such a lovely backdrop! X

    Victoria | VictoriaaHelenn

  • Reply Anonymous January 14, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    I have that scarf! I feel so cool now that someone shares my style! I need to get that hat asap!

  • Reply Jean January 14, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Just the undershirts and double tights here. Have you tried fleece lined tights for wearing with skirts? Lots of brands make them and they can be very warm, sometimes too warm after you get indoors so you might need to take them off for the day. I like a little sheerness though with these navy tights, so just double them up.

  • Reply Jean January 14, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Hi there – Thanks for your kind comment! I can't say I've experienced your problem, but that might be because I only wear high-waisted skirts. I buy my skirts everywhere (many are from Ann Taylor) but I almost always tailor them to fit me better at the waist. I know alterations can be a pain, but especially with your more unique hip to waist ratio, tailoring might be the best solution for finding something that fits perfectly at both the waist and hips.

  • Reply Jean January 14, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    I've been reading a lot of reviews and it seems like North Face makes some good ones… I've been eying the Adirondack I or II. The taller Sorel boots (like their Joan of Arc) are also considered by most to be heavy duty winter shoes!

  • Reply Jean January 14, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Hi Gwen, it's lovely to hear from you as always! I've seen Bass around but haven't tried them before. Buffalo plaid duck boots sound amazing!

  • Reply Jean January 14, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Hi Sarah! Hmm, it might appear that way in stock photos but mine is almost exactly the same in cut like the previous years' …

  • Reply Jean January 14, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    It's crazy how different sizing is in different markets, even for the same brands! I'll definitely have to browse there next time I'm in Asia : )

  • Reply Jean January 14, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Hi Val, congrats on the big move! So nice to hear from you. I love their lightweight down pieces as well. And ah, gloves for short fingers are the bane of my existence right now! I haven't had any luck yet for newer styles this year, but of course will keep my eyes peeled : )

  • Reply Jean January 14, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Hi! I had my tailor take the waist in so that it sits higher up on my waist.

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