How to Stay Cozy this Fall + Winter

The fall/winter season is one of my favorite times of the year! Denim tops, leggings, tights, sweaters and boots always make their rotations in my wardrobe, faithfully. Being that I recently changed homestates, the fall season still feels a little warm where I am, but I will share five ways to stay cozy this fall and winter season. If you are sweater weather (or boot weather) ready, hop on over to the next page with me!




Thank you, thredUp for sponsoring this post!

My love for vintage and consignment pieces run deep and I had the awesome pleasure of working with thredUP, an online consignment store where you can find clothing in like-new condition! But let me cut to the chase, I was a little worried that I would not find pieces to fit my plus size figure, but I was completely wrong. thredUp has exclusive brands like Lane Bryant and Eloquii, in which most items are 90% off retail ... hello, a deal is a deal to me! And catch this, you can also make a little change with thredUp and sell your like-new, mint condition clothing! If you are like me, then you adore a good clothing steal. I refuse to break the bank to look fabulous. When you head on over to thredUp, tell them Chakayla sent you! Now, let's get into those five cozy tips!

1. Rock A Cropped Jacket

Fall is known for its unpredictable weather so stay cozy and prepared with a gorgeous cropped jacket! I snagged this little number from my local Goodwill, but my Lane Bryant dress is from thredUp. Who says you can't be trendy on a budget?


Shoe Dazzle Laceup Boots

2. Rock a Cute & Cozy Hat

I am a sucker for a cute hat, I mean this fedora has made an appearance on the blog already! But, whenever you are having a not-so-good hair day or you just want to add a cool element to your outfit, grab a hat and slay the day!

Plus Size Winter Fashion

Plus Size Vintage Shopping
Wearing: Thrifted Jacket| thredUp Lane Bryant dress| Shoe Dazzle Reese Boots

3. Wear (Comfortable) Statement Boots

What better way to celebrate the fall and winter season than with a pair of cute and comfy boots, lace up boots AT THAT! My favorite way to make my dresses fall/winter appropriate is by adding a high calf boot (adorable, right?).

Plus Size Winter Fashion

How to Wear Lace Up Boots
Little man making a run in on my shot.

4. Wear a Button Down Dress

I love a good pair of jeans every now and then, but dresses are always my go-to pieces no matter the season! If you want (almost) effortless comfort, throw on a button down dress. Not only do the buttons give your look a little sass but it also gives your look a little structure to show off your figure. 


Natural Hair Protective Styles


How to Wear a Hat with Natural Hair


How to Wear Lace UP Boots

5. Layer Properly 

Fall and winter can be a bit unpredictable in the south so I always have to stay on point with my layering game! Layering is not only comfortable and cozy, but it creates a chic look without overthinking how to keep yourself warm throughout the day. Also, if you are wondering how to layer properly check out my Layer 101 post!

Plus Size Fall Fashion

If you are in need of more cozy inspiration, head on over to thredUp's cozyUp Pinterest board!