Yesterday was the first official day of winter! I don't know about the weather where you are, but here in Northern Kentucky the it's starting to get chilly. With the change in seasons, I find myself wanting to curl up with a good book on the couch cozied under a comfy blanket. (This is exactly what a perfect winter would be for me!) With the coming cold also comes a changing wardrobe. Over the past few years, I've attempted to build a classic winter wardrobe with neutral colors and warm fabrics while remaining somewhat stylish. To me, winter style means cozy sweaters, dark jeans, skirts & dresses with tights, and warm boots. The good thing about investing in staples like these is that you're able to wear them year after year, trend after trend.
Looking back on my style, it has evolved so much. Winter style is no exception. When I was younger, I never wanted to wear winter clothing, tending to stick with as much warm-weather gear as possible. I wore Hollister screen tees and boot-cut jeans with flip flops. What a time to be alive. Now, I'm all about building a wardrobe that lasts and can fluctuate from season to season. That translates to classic quality layers. Luckily for me, I've transitioned from Hollister screen tees to sweaters, skirts, and boots.
When putting together my winter necessities, I wanted a few items specific to the season, but I also wanted items that can be worn during a variety of temperatures. That's why items some of these items, like a striped long-sleeve top, are essential for winter! A striped tee can be worn with simple dark wash jeans or under an open-front cardigan or with a skirt & tights. Hunter rainboots can also transition easily through the seasons, from being paired with a sundress on a rainy May morning to jeans, fuzzy boot inserts & sweaters in snowy January.
Overall, I want my winter wardrobe to be interchangeable. Layers, pattern-mixing, neutrals - without these few favorites of mine, a winter wardrobe wouldn't scream me. By investing in pieces like this, I'm able to choose a select few items to incorporate into a winter wardrobe while also using my existing pieces interchangeably. What are your favorite winter pieces?
Winter Wardrobe Essentials:
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