It’s that time of the year. The sunny, crunchy-leaved fall days we all enjoyed in September become the damp and dreary days that subtly remind us winter is well on its way. As we get deeper into autumn, the trees shed their layers and while they drop their layers, we must put on more.
I spotted this Fashionista taking heed of the words our mothers said so many times to us as children—layer up! Her look is lovely because it combines bright colors, current trends and is perfect for the cold weather. It can be easy to choose muted and darker colors in the colder months, so this Fashionista’s use of colors in her choice of beret, scarf and mittens are visually appealing and function for added warmth. When it is so very cold outside and one is dressing for the cool weather, jewelry is not always the most apparent accessory. This makes outer accessories become the most interesting way to spice up an outfit.
The Fashionista’s clothing fits well with the accessories as it consists of more muted colors and textures. Her fitted jean jacket layered over a long black vest is trendy and warm, but doesn’t compete for attention with the scarf. I appreciate the brown jeans, which are more interesting then traditional denim or black slacks. Pairing this with black ankle shoes helps keep the outfit interesting.
This outfit has the quality that makes me want to snuggle up in it. It has an effortless look about it that makes me feel like I could put together a similar outfit from my own closet. That’s why it’s perfect for the cold weather.
One Simple Change: Switch up the jean jacket for a pea coat to make the outfit appropriate for a date night.