Secret Style Tip: Fleece Lined Tights

So many people think I'm crazy for wearing dresses during a NYC winter. They definitely think I've lost my mind when I say that I'm actually warmer in tights than pants. How can that be??? My secret weapon (besides a really warm parka) is a pair of fleece lined tights.

 dress: Zara/  fleece lined tights: LOFT / booties: Design Lab from Lord & Taylor/ sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

dress: Zara/ fleece lined tights: LOFT/ booties: Design Lab from Lord & Taylor/ sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

After years of freezing during the chilly winter months I finally discovered fleece lined tights last year. They are my favorite. I think I currently have four pair of them and I can't think of anything else I'd rather wear on a freezing day. They feel like a really warm pair of super soft sweatpants...sooooo cuddly!

So I know some of you might prefer layering and others swear by Heattech pieces, but I strongly suggest you give fleece lined tights a try. Because then you can still wear a stylish dress and you won't have boring pieces or bulky layers getting into the mix.

How do you stay warm and fashionable during the winters?

Have you tried fleece lined tights yet? If so, I'd love to hear your take on them!