I used to post quite a bit of outfit ideas and inspiration here. But as the years have gone by, I’ve felt less and less connected to fashion. What I enjoy wearing seems to shift every two years or so, my style changes, and as such I would rely heavily on Fast Fashion (H&M, Old Navy, that kinda deal). I still do, in a pinch, but am finding more and more that, as I purge my wardrobe down to only what I love and actually wear, what sticks around are the hand-me-overs from friends, lucky finds from thrift stores, and quality leggings (lets be honest). I’m trying to slowly stop buying fast fashion finds, as I know that it’s an ethical atrocity in many situations. But I do what I can, when I can, and so the process is slow, but happening.
I’m going to start sharing some outfits here and there, I’m actually loving getting dressed, and realizing that I’m keeping myself to a budget with my wardrobe really well, and liking it! I recently got an IG troll message to the tune of “sheesh, you wear that all the time!” to which I replied: “Yes! It’s so cozy, would you like a link?”
Hat: Target Dollar Bins
Dress: Old Navy
Leggings: Lucy Brand Perfect Core
Boots: Thrift find from a friend
Bag: Clothes Swap glean
I re-wear stuff non stop, I live in this hat and these leggings (a gift from my Mom 4 years ago after E was born!). I packed up all of my summer clothes, but have realized that with a few quick adjustments, most all of them make for really cute cold weather wears too!
3 Ways to Spruce up your Closet for Winter:
Sort through to see what could be layered to work for cooler weather. Darker colored rompers, shorts, and dresses all convert easily and work well with tights and boots. Pack up the light weight ones, denim cut-offs, or lacy pieces. But those cotton top shorts and denim rompers are all adorable with some layers added.
Thrift for knits! Finding gorgeous mittens, gloves, leg warmers, hats, and more is really user friendly if you are new to thrifting. I just go and sift through fairly regularly and it gets to be second nature to feel out what is acrylic and what is wool. You’re bound to find some gems. A bright or beautiful knit hat can make a whole outfit feel wintery, and warm, without breaking the bank. A roomy knit sweater is what I am currently on the hunt for. It will work perfectly over maxi dresses, tights and shorts, or a short summer dress with leggings. And, obviously, jeans!
Layers! I am wearing a tank top dress, with a long sleeved top (you can’t see) underneath and then a cropped jacket. I would put this over tights in the Fall, but now that Winter is knocking I popped on my favorite leggings and they kept this outfit extra warm. What I love most about layering is that it works well for me to use my spring coats in the winter, because I”m still all cozied up underneath. I can toss a jean’s jacket on in December and still be warm enough because I have a couple easy layers underneath. Bonus! Less sweating when you head indoors where the heat is cranked – you can just peel off a layer and your outfit is still darling.