When I travel home for the holidays, my mom asks me if I’m planning on bringing home any of my summer staples. “There’s no way you wear all of that stuff through the winter,” she says. But she’s so wrong. I don’t divide my wardrobe by season because that would be impossible. I recognize the versatility of each and every piece in my closet.
Okay, maybe I’m just being lazy. Chances are I’m not going to sport my flouncy, spaghetti strap romper when the snow’s coming down. But, as this Fashionista knows, layers are key when it’s cold. Plus, there are always a few 50-degree days in the middle of December. They really throw us off, but they’re an excuse to rock leather jackets, sheer blouses and the like.
This Fashionista threw her denim vest over a floral shirt and added a cross body bag to run some errands. Her look is really cool and also really easy to pull off. During the hotter months you can put on a chambray tank, button it all the way up and pair it with shorts or a skater skirt. But it looks just as good unbuttoned over long sleeves and skinnies.
If you don’t already have one of your own, shop Woolrich for structure, Chicnova for studs, Swell for stitched shoulders and Madewell for a light and airy style. Assuming you’ve already got a pair of Chelsea boots and go-to jeans, you’ll just need another layer or two.
For further inspiration, see this Penn State University Fashionista’s quirky winter getup. She brought over her denim vest and a pair of turquoise cut-offs for the perfect mesh of season staples.