Wear It Again: 8 Winter Coats That Never Go Out of Style

For my latest style guide, I’ve made a special edition Wear It post in honor of the winter coat. Winter coats can be spendy, and like a good pair of boots, they aren’t something you just toss after the season is over. When it comes to investment pieces, I choose timeless styles over trends — that way, you get the most bang for your buck and can wear it for winters to come. These 8 classic styles never go out of fashion, in my opinion…

8 Classic Winter Coats That Never Go Out Of Style - Tamera Mowry

Madewell military jacket / Topshop rain mac / Harrods wool angora coat / dusty pink biker jacket / tall pebble short padded coat / trench coat with pockets / dusty pink fall away jacket / tall chevron padded parka

From the military jacket (or any type of army-green coat) to wool wrap coats and everything in between, these types of jackets keep you warm and toasty without giving you that stale “I wear the same thing everyday” feeling during frigid winter months. That’s why when shopping for a winter coat I like to see how it looks open as well as fully closed. No one wants to feel trapped within those zippers and buttons, and it’s nice to have some versatility.

Need a classic coat you can wear again but still want to make a statement? Think of colors and accents you know you’ll gravitate toward year after year. Even a basic rain coat can be beautified with a cute color or patterned lining. And one last tip: don’t forget to opt for a style you know flatters your figure. If you drown in long coats or conversely don’t like where those chunky wool ties hit you in a wrap coat, chances are you won’t when the next season rolls around either! Don’t invest in something you don’t truly love.


Which coat is your fave? Or, do you already have a staple this winter? Be sure to pin this image to your style board for next time you need inspiration!
Xx,
Tamera

DIY Face Masks to Prep Skin for Winter

It seems like just yesterday I was talking about preparing your skin for fall after a long summer of keeping it pretty simple – yet here we are with winter on the brain. Don’t worry, it’s not winter quite yet for most of us, but when it comes to skincare preventative measures are everything. Combat your usual winter skin woes, such as dryness, redness and irritation early by whipping up one of these 3 DIY face masks using what you probably already have in your kitchen.

DIY Face Masks for Winter - Tamera Mowry

Oatmeal Face Mask
While winter skin is most often known for being dry and cracking, that doesn’t mean you should skip the exfoliants. The trick is to be gentle. For this exfoliating mask, cook up a cup of oatmeal with milk. Let cool. Mix in a spoonful of organic raw honey (antibacterial and healing), and if you’d like, a drop of almond oil (rich in vitamin E and antioxidants). Make sure it’s not too thick, but will actually stick to your face! Gently apply to skin and leave on for 10-15 minutes.

Pumpkin Mask
Got a can of pumpkin leftover from Thanksgiving? Mix it up (about a cup) with a couple tablespoons each of plain yogurt, honey and brown sugar. Apply evenly to skin and rinse off after about 15 minutes. Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A and C, the brown sugar adds a gentle exfoliation but can be left out if you aren’t in to it, and the yogurt fights bacteria and unclogs pores. And once again, the healing power of honey will soothe the skin.

Avocado Face Mask
Ah, a classic! For this all you do is mash up an avocado (save some for guac, if you’ve got chips! Lol) and combine it with a tablespoon of olive oil. Oils help extract toxins from the skin, and since avocados are loaded with skin-loving vitamin E, which reduces inflammation, skin will feel ultra-moisturized and refreshed afterward. Apply a thin layer to skin, leave for about 15 minutes, and rinse.

Make sure to cleanse beforehand and rinse thoroughly after each mask, and of course, only use ingredients you know your skin isn’t irritated by.

Want more DIY skincare ideas? Check out these one-ingredient wonders.

Xx,
Tamera

My Simple Hot Cocoa Recipe

Those winter blues can set in the second the holidays get over, when the magic of the season feels lost, yet we realize it’s actually the beginning of winter. We have a long time to go before spring time, so I wanted to share how I’ve been keeping cozy into the new year with a seriously simple hot cocoa recipe. 

Super Simple Hot Cocoa | TameraMowry.com

Last weekend, I was having a major craving for hot chocolate. (Luckily this one wasn’t as off the wall as far as pregnancy cravings go!) Instead of opting for a long list of ingredients, I went with just two: a chocolate bar and milk. And it was divine. Choosing your favorite candy bar is best… You’ll know what flavor to expect and won’t need to add any additional sugar.

Chocolate Bar Hot Cocoa

1. Grab your favorite chocolate bar and whole milk. I used about half a bar for one serving/cup of milk.
2. Heat the milk over medium, stirring to make sure it doesn’t burn.
3. Chop your bar into very fine pieces.
4. Stir in; remove from heat, and enjoy!

Yum! Give it a try yourself. You may be surprised to find that you don’t need to add anything else! But if you’d like, top off with some marshmallows or a peppermint stick.

Which chocolate bar would you use for this? Let me know what you try!

Xx,
Tamera