If you’re anything like me, your apartment closet is a far cry from spacious, especially during the winter when you add your sweaters and coats to the mix. That’s why it’s so important to make the most out of a small wardrobe. You can still dress super chic without an abundant amount of clothes. One of my rules is to invest in beautiful wardrobe staples that will last a while, and buy less of whatever’s currently trending at fast fashion stores.
One way to extend your wardrobe is to winterize some of the clothing you would normally wear during the spring, summer, and fall. An easy combination is pairing a summery tank with dark pants and a long cardigan. Dresses can also be winterized with tights, over-the-knee boots, and chunky sweaters. Often it gets bland wearing the same sweaters and denim all the time, so I often advise people to switch things up with out of season options because it can be a refreshing change for you.
One of my favorite ways to winterize is with whites. I have an affinity for white clothing. To me, the perfect white top can be both a blank canvas to build an outfit around, or the showcase piece of art in the gallery. I love this Fashionista’s use of a plain white T-shirt. She paired it with faded black denim, black Nike high-top sneakers, and a plum denim jacket with leather accents. To complete her look, she accessorized with an eccentric gold collar necklace, dainty rings, and some of her favorite charm bracelets.
The white T-shirt creates a beautiful contrast with the rest of this Fashionista’s outfit. The sneakers, jacket, and black accents give off an edgy vibe, while her accessories and natural makeup add a feminine touch. On a chilly day, this outfit is perfect for jetting from class to your internship in Philly to dinner with your girl gang. To warm up this outfit, switch out the jacket for a cozy cardigan or duster coat. If you’re scared to transition summer pieces to winter, the easiest place to start is with a white T-shirt and your favorite pair of jeans.
Remember, nobody ever created lasting trends by playing it safe.