I can’t believe that February is upon us already, so crazy. I am beyond excited to begin to share more of myself with you on this new blogging adventure I’ve embarked on! Woohoo!! As a way to get to know me, I want to share some cold weather pieces that I love. They are winter items I can’t live without. I am a huge fan of items that are classic and versatile. They offer visual interest and can work as statement pieces when I need them to. I don’t like to work hard at looking “put together.” I want my clothes to be able to do that for me, mostly because if it were up to me, I’d never be able to get myself ready and out of the house! I used to have those moments ALL THE TIME, my long time friends have been victims of this. I could never find anything to wear and after ages of trying things on, I just gave up and threw on something I wasn’t happy about. Can anyone else relate?! Part of this can be blamed on being a perfectionist, but a lot of it had to do with not having those staple winter items in my closet that go with everything and would always look great! Yes, I had a lot of things I loved, but it was more about what went with what outfit rather than things that looked great across the board. Don’t get me wrong, it still happens to me, just a lot less frequently nowadays. So, let’s get to the winter items I love!
Winter items I love!
One of my favorite staple winter items for the the colder months is a great black jacket. It could be something classic like a fitted blazer or more trendy like an oversized coat. You can’t go wrong either way! I’ve gone a bit in between and opted for an oversized blazer it’s one of my absolute favorite pieces in my closet! Personally, I love oversized outerwear items, I think they’re so fun. One thing that I love about this blazer is how it adds an element of “class” to whatever I’m wearing. I can style it with jeans (like I’ve done here) or throw it over a cute dress and I’m good to go! It really is such a versatile item. This blazer and I found each other at a thrift store a few years back and I’ve had so much use out of it!
Next up on my staple list is a striped tee. I don’t think we’ll ever have to worry about this going out of style! I love the laid back, fun vibe of a striped tee. There are endless options of striped tee’s to choose from and just as many options of ways you can wear them. In the winter months, I have such a hard time wearing anything other than my favorite all black look. I feel like stripes are the perfect middle ground. Since it’s not as loud as a bold print, you can get a lot more wear out of it because no one would notice!! SCORE!! I wanted to add a new element to my striped options for this winter and thought that this bodysuit from Topshop was the perfect addition! If you haven’t hopped onto the bodysuit bandwagon, you should definitely come join the party! You’ll be full of joy because you no longer have to waste your life tucking in your shirt! If you’re in the mood to dress up your stripes, just change out the denim for a skirt, throw on a bold red lip, and you’ve got a new outfit…simple as that!
The last little thing that I wanted to mention is having a pair of statement sneakers. They go with EVERYTHING!! They’re definitely having a big moment right now which is awesome because I love having another option besides boots when it’s cold out. You don’t have to choose between being comfortable or looking fabulous anymore. Now, you can have both and it’s wonderful!
Did I mention that I love them? The Vans that I’m wearing are so simple, but the all white factor really makes them stand out and gives them some personality. There are currently several pairs that I have my eye on and I’m trying to behave…we’ll see how that goes. But there are some amazing options out there, so you feel free to go crazy!!
Thanks for reading!
Photos by Matt Jones Photography & Design