Winter style

This winter weather’s got me like – meh – so how do you keep up your winter style when the weather’s got you down? I mean really? So much gray lately! We did the photo shoot for this outfit over a week ago. The weather was colder and windier, but sunny. I must say, it is so much easier to function when the sun is shining, even if it’s colder out. I was trying to get myself to get this post out for the past two days and just can’t even do it. No motivation whatsoever when the skies are gray and my back is aching.

Today, however, was less gray in the morning and my back is finally settling down and feeling better after my last chiropractic visit. Most of the problems with my car insurance are taken care of for last month, just trying to figure out what needs to be done for the current month, and also figure out what is covered this month until I get in for an Independent Medical Exam set up by the car insurance company to see if they think I still need to keep going to a chiropractor.

On those awful gray days, it’s hard to get motivated to wear anything but sweatshirts and sweatpants. Then bundle up in a big old warm shapeless coat and walk out the door. Right? Why look cute when the day looks drab and gray? It’s hard. I managed to put jeans on today, but I am wearing a big old sweatshirt to keep warm. And am trying to resist the urge to jump back in bed under my nice warm down comforter and take a long winter’s nap. Like for the rest of winter. Bears have the right idea, I say! Just hibernate the winter away. I wish I could…

On to winter style though! I have some fun new earrings and rose gold tassel necklace I got for Christmas + a fun winter outfit with a nice warm sweater dress and leggings and knee high boots. It’s all about layering to keep you warm. On sunny days in the winter – we look cute. Gray days, zero s*%#’s given…

 

White sweater dress + snowflake leggings, leather coat and knee high black boots

 

Sweater dress, rose gold tassel necklace, fringe earrings, patterned leggings + knee high black boots

 

White sweater dress, patterned leggings + black coat and boots

 

Fun winter style

 

Winter style

 

White sweater dress + patterned leggings, black jacket, knee high boots, tassel necklace and fringe earrings

 

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How to style your summer clothes for cold weather

Ever wanted to bring that wonderful summer style you love into fall or winter, but it’s too cold to wear it when the weather changes? Here are a few tips to on how to style your summer favs for fall and winter instead of pushing them to the back of the closet until the spring thaw begins. Hint, it’s all about the layers…

 

Black and white and silver all over

 

Layer up. Add scarves, coats, boots, hats, tights – whatever keeps you warm! I chose to wear a sleeveless maxi dress and didn’t remember to put on a pair of tights. But baby, it’s getting cold out there, so I could have used those tights as the weather is cooling down now in Oregon. Not quite winter weather yet, but upper 40’s are still a bit cold.

Wear a sweater over top of a dress so it looks more like a skirt – adds extra warmth and creates a new fall/winter look.

Depending on the dress, you can wear your dress as a tunic with leggings underneath + boots for added warmth. Or skinny jeans. Any pants that aren’t too bulky will work just fine.

Wear a long sleeved shirt underneath a sleeveless dress. I have one I was looking at thinking it would look good with the new ‘in’ trend of wearing shirts under sleeveless dresses or tops.

Wear a cardigan over the dress with a vest layered over top + tights and boots.

Maxi dresses are great for fall and winter – the longer length equals more warmth.

Wear shorts with thick tights and boots + layers on top for a fun fall look.

Mostly, it’s all about layering – over or under to get the warmth & style you need and want for the colder weather.

 

Black and white chevron dress

 

Black, white and silver

 

Black and white fall to winter style

 

 

Black leather jacket, black and white zig zag dress + rose gold purse

 

Black and white zig zag chevron pattern maxi dress

 

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