Just stopping in on a BITTERLY COLD morning (as in church services are being canceled because it feels like -31 below…) to talk to you about revisiting/remixing some of your outfit favorites.
Yes, I do understand that 99 percent of you reading this blog don’t actually blog about fashion, but I am still going to insist that you take pictures of your favorite outfits, the ones you feel really proud of, like, hey. I did a great job putting this look together. This really feels like ME. Then you can revisit those pictures and wear a similar look with similar pieces! It seems like common sense, and it really is, but sometimes I struggle to be original in my winter looks (since winter practically lasts 5 months in these parts), and revisiting old pictures really helps.
As I said before, I am not buying much in the next month or so in terms of clothes (focusing on buying my spring Stella & Dot jewels!), so I am looking back at some looks I put together last winter and remixing them a bit for work and play.
LOOK 1: NEUTRALS + POP OF COLOR + ONE PRINT
|2015: Forever 21 coat, Target scarf, AE jeggings,
Old Navy sweater and socks, Steve Madden ankle boots,
Michael Kors crossbody bag.
|2016: American Eagle sweater, same AE jeggings, Stella & Dot new moon necklace,
Stella & Dot bracelets, Kendra Scott druzy pendant, Sole Society clutch,
Groopdealz fringe boots.
*Last year, I mixed ivory, taupe, and black as my neutrals and added one print (plaid) and a pop of color (red) in the harshest time of winter, a time when I really needed to bundle up. I took the same idea for a recent date day outfit. This time, though, I mixed olive green and black as my neutrals and added one print (camo in my clutch) and a pop of color (burgundy fringe boots).
LOOK 2: TURTLENECKS
|2015: Old Navy beanie and vest, J.Crew turtleneck, AE crops,
New Balance sneakers
|2016: J.Crew turtleneck, Old Navy pants and vest, Stella & Dot necklaces,
Madden Girl ankle boots.
*I wore this J.Crew turtleneck a ton last winter, and I wanted to find a way to wear it for work without it being “snooze-worthy.” I liked it with the black vest but decided to (again) take a risk and print mix with a windowpane skinny pant.
LOOK 3: NAVY AND BLACK
|2015: Forever 21 cardigan, AE jeggings, GAP tee, Old Navy tote,
|2016: Forever 21 cardigan, Old Navy plaid top, Stitch Fix skinny pants,
Stella & Dot necklace, TOMS ankle boots.
*Now this look from last year was a transitional winter-to-spring look, so I “winterized” it for work by adding a print (my favorite fall/winter print – buffalo check) and black skinny pants but keeping the navy/black/gray palette. Navy and black is a bit risky, but I like to take risks every now and then.
My advice? Take some time to snap a picture of that favorite outfit and think about what you like about it the most. Then take that same idea and remix it in another way to maximize your winter wardrobe.