Thursday, October 24, 2013

my winter wardrobe essentials.






Today, Chris is getting home a bit earlier than usual and I've already warned him. I'm hopping in the car to head to the mall. My current winter wardrobe consists of sweaters from four years ago (before we lived in Hawaii and Florida!) and a few hand-me-downs from my sister. So, I've been thinking about which essentials I'd like to purchase to beef up my wardrobe and help me survive our first Boston winter. (Can you hear me whimpering over here? My blood has definitely thinned out.)

coral cardigan / Old Navy || pink cableknit sweater / SheInside || cozy patterned socks  /H + M 
olive green parka / J. Crew || striped boatneck tee / J. Crew Factory || fleece lined leggings / Anthro 
gray raglan / Old Navy || taupe combat boots / Lulus || handmade infinity scarf / FountainTop Creations

I'm going for lots of cozy layers this winter and hope to add some chunky cableknit sweaters to my closet. I've been practically living in leggings so far this fall, so these ($18!!) fleece lined leggings from Anthropologie will be perfect. Gray, coral and olive green is a color combo I can see myself wearing no matter the season, so many of these items would transition perfectly into spring. In my dreams, I would be wearing a fancy flared peacoat around town, but in all honesty, I'll probably end up in a puffy coat reminiscent of the kiddo in The Christmas Story (a movie I can't stand, by the way). 

Got any winter wardrobe pieces you'd add to the list?

PS. No idea why the colors are funky in that collage. That coral sweater is not quite the eye-burning laser red color it appears to be. 

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13 comments:

  1. Fleece lined leggings are the best!

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  2. Our fall comes later for us (south floridian here!), so I am dreaming of clothes like these! the ON cardigan is so flattering and the pop of color is super fun when the nights get darker sooner!

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  3. i am going to england next month and was just thinking i needed some really warm leggings for the trip. you saved the day!

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  4. That knitted scarf is SO pretty, you should definitely chase after one ^^ And Gosh, winters in Florida and Hawai, are those actually real? Haha. xo

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  5. I'm on the look out for a long tunic type shift dress to wear with leggings and boots or maybe tights and booties to dress it up. I thought I was the only one who disliked A Christmas Story!!

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  6. I have 3 pairs of fleece lined legging and LOVE them (and I want to buy more!)... buy like 6 pair... you will wear them! :)

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  7. Oh the fleece-lined leggings are terrific. You're going to be cold this winter no matter what. You'll get used to it after a few years again!

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  8. cute! Those leggins will be a lifesaver!

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  9. Old Navy has the cutest sweaters right now! I have the cardi (in a few colors) and they're so incredibly soft!

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  10. I cannot stand that Christmas story movie either. I have it pretty much memorized since it comes on so much in December.

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  11. My experience (having lived in New England my whole life) is, don't go for winter layers with short arms. 3/4 length might be cute in fall and spring, but when you're chilled to the bone, you want your layers to go as far as possible!

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