5 Local Instagals to Follow for Winter Layering Inspo

Years ago, when I lived in DC, I made the mistake of visiting Boston in January. The average temperature that weekend was 3 degrees. (Three! That's not a typo.) After the trip, I swore that I would no longer complain about mid-Atlantic winters because they're positively balmy compared to the Northeast winters. Occasionally, however, when I walk out of my apartment into a 40 degree San Francisco morning, I'm tempted to backslide. No, it's not "literally freezing"—no matter how passionately Bay Area folks argue to the contrary—but it's still cold compared to our all-you-need-is-a-hoodie norm.

Instead of whining about the cold, let's agree to think of it as an opportunity to indulge in seriously stylish winter layers. And if you've forgotten what those look like after too many years in SF, turn to some of the city's chicest Instagram accounts for ideas. Here are the five winter-ready feeds you should be Insta-stalking in December.  

Allergic to Vanilla's Carlina Harris loves bold lips, dramatic accessories, and a good hat. Follow her Insta for a fresh take on layering and a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how the blogger set lives after hours.

Stylist and model Caroline Rooney's Instafeed—equal parts stylings gigs, modeling shoots, and travel— is a masterclass in cool-girl dressing. 

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In addition to running her blog, KatWalkSF, Kat Ensign has worked in the fashion industry for more than a decade. Follow her for on-point outerwear, and adorable photos of her dog, Benji.

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By day, Kim Mitchell Stokes is an art director for Banana Republic Factory. By night, she's the stylish lady behind J'Adore Couture. Scroll her feed for pointers on how to dress like a professional badass, even when it's chilly.

Point Reyes adventure is up on the blog! www.itsnotheritsme.com @liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2pMDm #liketkit

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Toshiko Shek balances her day job as a stylist for Le Tote with her side hustle as the blogger behind It's Not Her, It's Me. Follow her if you've ever questioned how to wear a cape without looking like you're wearing a blanket.

Got an Instagram Crush who should be on my radar? Tell me in the comments below!