Today’s weather was a little on the brutal side, as you can probably tell my hands are frozen, numb, and bright red. But they say beauty is pain right? Which sort of sums up the world of fashion. Some days sweatpants and nikes are just a much more pleasing option and I will be the first to admit it but somedays you just have to squeeze into the jeans and put on your earrings. This cardigan is probably the greatest deal I ever have found in the history of the world. It was originally 55 and I got in for 4.95…I don’t think deals get much better than that. I think the best purchases you can make are cardigans and jackets because they have the ability to fluctuate between seasons along with the ability to make the pieces you wear it with work for multiple seasons. This creme top is one of my favorites in the summer but when I throw it with a winter colored jacket/cardigan it can become one of my favorite winter tops too. This bag was a dollar and twenty-five cents (…I know, such a dent in my wallet) at Goodwill and I was way too thrilled when I found it. Despite the cold and the snow, if you find the right coat and the right boots you can fight any weather.
Kimono- Forever 21, Lace Top- Francesca’s, Jeans- American Eagle, Purse- Coach, Flats- Target, Necklace- My Mema’s
Try- A circle skirt and camisole with boots, or a peasant flared top, colored jeans, statement necklace, a clutch.
The closer spring gets the more Kimono Cardigans are appearing and honestly I am slightly loving it. They are just enough to catch someone’s eye yet subtle enough that someone who isn’t full of fashion bravery could wear it and feel good in their skin. You can find them in all shapes, sizes and colors. The Coach purple has not left my side since I got it. It is just the right color to serve a purpose in all seasons; as well as just the right size to travel with me whenever i may go. Never think because of the winter season that color has to be stripped from your wardrobe. It is just finding the right tones of Plums, Jewels, Forest Greens, and Crisp Oranges. Color isn’t afraid of the winter so don’t let your winter wardrobe be afraid of the color.
Despite my dislike of how collars look on myself, this shirt reminded me of holidays AND it had elbow pads so I simply could not resist. A basic plaid shirt to throw in your closet for a rainy day or a chilly day is just a must have. Along with it are these green jeans which I just so happened to come across in a small boutique on Campus- lets just say I know own them in multiple colors. The trick to colored jeans is getting colors that make a statement yet are not the statement piece of your outfit. Let another piece do the talking and the jeans can do the walking. I could not for the life of me decide which shoes to end the outfit with considering that practically every boot and flat I own would be incorporated to this outfit quite nicely, but the booties add age to your look no matter what you wear them with- So I figured I would pretend to be a little older than I am today.
alternate options- tan or black flats, vest, leather jacket, pea coat to layer up, beanie, denim jeans and green military coat.