My outfit of the day today embodied the theme of staying warm, all while wearing something somewhat functional for a hike up to the Flatiron mountains. The weather was brisk to say the least, but the sunset was spectacular.
As trench coats have become my favorite style of jacket recently, and this taupe one particularly has become a staple, it was great at keeping me warm and fashion-forward.
My red, paisley neck scarf was something I had acquired ages ago, it has become not only a staple accessory of my closet, but serves as a constant reminder of how gorgeous the scarf it is itself. The neck scarf was the pop of color that I dedicated myself to, as I kept the rest of my outfit consistent to neutral colors. While I have always been a fan of neck scarves and support this trend, I never could find the right moment to utilize the neck scarf trend, as I thought I looked strange. After my first experience, I must say that I enjoyed the experience and will be experimenting with my neck scarf in many more outfits to come. The red, paisley neck scarf truly helped bring that extra spice and color that the outfit needed, otherwise, the outfit would have been a little too bland and a little too winter-y for my taste. The striking color of the neck scarf is eye-catching and is a great color for the Spring season.
I layered my taupe, or nude, vintage trench coat over a black oversized men’s sweater. Though my trench coat and my sweater are both oversized, I made sure to make sure that I was not drowning in my clothes. Baggy fits are great, but are also something that you need to watch out for, as you may not realize how much certain articles of clothing, especially together, may appear quite unflattering on you.
My pants followed my strictly all-black dress code that I usually follow. Naturally, I quickly slipped on my black distressed jeans, which also prevented the look from appearing to bland, old, boring, basic, and outdated.
My black combat boots also followed the all-black dress code that I usually follow. were utilized on this day out, as they helped keep the look more grungy, which more carefully matches my style. Not to mention, these combat boots were not a bad idea for a hike, as snow was still lingering on the trails.
I french braided my hair prior to hiking, as french braids not only are functional and comfortable, but very stylish. They add a boyish, grungy aspect to this outfit. French braids were important to me, as I knew that I had to plan my hair style around my neck scarf.
The solution was simple for me, in order to keep my hair away from my face and out of my neck scarf, I braided two french braids into my hair.
While the day was beautiful, as pictured, the weather was much colder than it seemed. It was a good thing that I had decided to layer up.
My outfit is not quite as breathtaking as my backdrop, which are the Flatirons, located about 1.4 miles away from me. This winter, spring, summer and fall all have so many fun, experimental, out-of-the-ordinary trends that I am very excited to begin incorporating into my outfits.
As you begin transitioning back into the warmer weather, what are some of your favorite trends that you have been rocking recently?
My outfit of the day consisted on a very casual look, incorporating some of my all-time favorite trends, including a pair of black velvet pair of flowy pants – high-waisted, of course. I paired the high-waisted comfy-oriented cropped, flared, flowy pants, with a long sleeve crew-kneck crop top. Finally, to finalize the look I layered a cropped, light-wash distressed jacket over my crop top, to tie the look together and retain some heat. I sported one of my favorite pair of high-top, black platform sneakers, as we all know, platform shoes are some of my favorite trends forever. Platform shoes will forever hold a special place in my heart.
My is thrown into a pair of french braids, one of my favorite go-to hairstyles. It is simple and keeps your hair out of your face. Not to mention, it adds a little more spunk than a simple ponytail, or lazy day bun.
I was feeling a little lazy, however, so I accessorized my face with a pair of round glasses to maximize my vision.
Who needs handbags anymore? My mini black backpack was my choice of bag for the day, as I have become a big fan of the mini backpack look and trend. Plus, backpacks are much more pratical these days. Do not fret, you can still make mini backpacks look chic.
As we transition into Spring, we can begin breaking out some of our favorite Spring, or Summer, clothes into our outfits. Lately, I have been all about the 90s and love that it is currently reliving their fashion glory days. I can say with certainty that this outfit channeled multiple 90s trends that have made a comeback recently in streetwear.
This is a fairly casual, comfy outfit, and is nothing over the top. However, you can always spice up, or step up, your comfortable, lazy day outfit, with some statement pieces, such as a pair of platform shoes, a distressed denim jacket, or even with a pair of black velvet flared pants. While a denim jacket is super classic, it is a great statement piece to have in the back of your closet, as I would definitely consider it an essential for anyone’s wardrobe.
My outfit of the day velvetedly flared off some denim in a pair of platform sneakers, or in other words, blew off some denim [steam] with some velvet-y flare, all while wearing platform shoes.
Sun-days are fun-days, pun-intended! Any days filled with sun, especially during the winter season, should be taken advantage of.
Instead of bundling up in my regular drabby winter clothes, the 68 degree weather allowed me to dip my feet into my summer and spring clothes, incorporating winter trends in order to make sure I was warm.
On this sunny day in February, I paired my favorite vintage distressed overalls, layering a velvet black crop underneath and a pair of black tights with bow detailing to keep my legs warm. Layering tights underneath your shorts is a great way to incorporate your shorts and skirts into your winter wardrobe. You can never go wrong with tights – they are a great staple to keep around your closet.
I did a little bit more layering by pairing the overalls with a fluffy white cardigan. To complete the look, I wore a pair of baby pink platform sneakers to add a little color and spunk into my outfit.
My outfit for the day consisted of five of my all-time favorite trends, including velvet, jumpsuits, floral patterns, oversized knit sweaters, and high-top sneakers. Some velvet, some jumpsuits, some florals, some oversized sweaters, and some high-top sneakers never hurt anyone.
Winter is the season of layering, and in order to find warmth within your closet, reusing clothes from other seasons and layering them strategically underneath, or on top of, each other is necessary skill.
This allows you to experiment with different trends from different seasons, as you combine these contradictory trends into an outfit.
Today, I felt like wearing a velvet jumpsuit, however, the cold weather just did not agree with the velvet jumpsuit. Choosing to layer a cream-colored oversized knit sweater underneath my jumpsuit seemed like the only solution in order to retain any warmth, during this chilly February day. Despite a jumpsuits’ overall lack of ability to keep one warm from the cold chills of winter, they can easily be integrated into your winter wardrobe, as they often serve as great layering pieces.
My jumpsuit flirted directly with the cream colored oversized knit sweater, as I attempted to protect myself from the cold. This winter get in touch with experimenting with white-based colors, as white and off-white colors are great statement colors for the winter. Oversized-knit sweaters are some of the most versatile garments, as you can layer with them to endless extremes. Just about every outfit I wear during the winter season seems to incorporate an oversized knit sweater, quickly becoming a staple in my winter wardrobe.
The floral pattern of the velvet jumpsuit gave my outfit a “girlier” look, while still allowing me to remain true to my darker colors and style. The patterns are gorgeous and added a rather eye-catching element to an otherwise basic velvet jumpsuit, essentially taking it to the next level. The dark florals compliment the winter season perfectly, just like they compliment my personality.
My black, very dirty, and considerably destroyed, high-top Vans sneakers were utilized to finish off my look. While you can never, ever go wrong with pairing black with more black, the sneakers made the outfit seemingly appear to be comfortable, fashionable, and laidback, while giving the outfit a grungier appeal, which in turn completely contrasts the girliness of the jumpsuit.
While I chose a fairly comfortable and very casual pair of shoes to complete my outfit, this outfit allows for a lot of space for variety, especially when it comes to choice of shoes. One can dress this outfit down, or even dress this outfit up, just with a pair of shoes. Ankle booties are a great option for those looking to take your sweater and your jumpsuit out on a night-in-town.
Don’t worry about packing up all your summer attire, instead just worry about integrating some of your summer clothes into your winter wardrobe. Mix ‘n match seasonal trends with classic trends, to maximize the use of all your clothes year-round. This way your clothes never actually die, or get buried in a grave temporarily, as utilizing these clothes during their “off-seasons” keeps them alive and relevant.
Dress like an onion this winter and incorporate as many layers as you possibly can. You may find yourself smiling more and more, during the coldest and most bitter times of the year.
How do you keep your summer clothes alive year-round? What are your winter wardrobe essentials?
ο Stay warm, stay bundled, stay happy, and stay layered ο
What a beautiful February afternoon! The sun is shining and I am just enjoying all the Vitamin D that this winter has to offer.
Taking full advantage of this beautiful afternoon and a half-day at work meant embracing the act of relaxation by becoming the definition of comfort. I am basically “sweatpants on, chillin’ with no make-up on,” it is as if Drake rapping about me.
My top-knot bun was in full swing, so I even let my hair be comfortable.
“Cute But Psycho,” my graphic crop top states, whether or not this is true, is up to you. Graphic tees are making a huge comeback in the fashion-industry, as they can be a fun way to spruce up and add another element to your otherwise top.
I paired my controversial graphic crop top, with a fluffy/fuzzy cardigan and a pair of black velvet leggings.
The best part of this outfit is that the fabrics of all the garments I am wearing are cozy and comfortable. Velvet, fuzzy cardigans, and comfy t-shirts all involve textures that enforce a sense of warmth, as well as reinforcing the importance of the textures of the garments to ensure ultimate comfortability.
The fuzzy cardigan truly hits the spot, almost acting as a cloud of comfort to wrap my entire body around. Not to mention, this furry goodness has pockets. I cannot ask for anything else.
I casually hung out among the dead grass and dead leaves.
No shoes were involved in the creation of this outfit.
Not every outfit I wear every day is fashion-forward, or by any means cute. But, as long as I feel comfortable and cozy in what I am wearing, you can ensure that I will be happy and pleasant.
While most OOTD’s consist of brilliantly put together ensembles, I kept it casual and comfortable today with my look. It is what I would refer to as a “keepin’ it simple.”
This is somewhat a replica of my usual lounging, day-to-day look that you can find me rockin’ all year long, especially on those days that you become apart of your bed or couch.
The weather today was exceptionally warm, though the snow and the windchill served as a reminder that it is still winter.
My outfit today was fairly simplistic, as I used this day of rest to dress comfortably. This outfit I experimented with one of my favorite trends this season, trench coats!
My cream-colored trench coat, which goes with virtually anything, paired well with my basic black sweater, black circle scarf, black distressed jeans, and my black high-top vans.
Sundays are meant for comfort and casual, and today, I was feeling like I was in a simplistic mood. This outfit will definitely be a “go-to” look for this upcoming winter, as I plan on taking advantage of maximizing the use of my trench coat to keep me warm this winter.