mad for plaid


In true Windy City fashion, it’s back to winter weather here. Cold and rainy means I want to wear this all day:


(Amazingly comfy but totally shapeless pile of sweatpants and sweatshirts)

Seeing as how sweatpants are not an option for work (sigh), I decided to go back to dresses and tights.


I accessorized my plaid dress with tights with zippers on the sides:


Yes, tights with zippers! Funky and fun and still work appropriate.

I added my heels that I’ve been wearing a lot recently:


And ta da! I didn’t even resort to sweatpants after all!


Dress: Gap ($27 marked down from $60)

Tights: Blue ($4 marked down from approx $20)

Shoes: Aubrey Brooke from DSW ($12 marked down from $99)

Fashion Huntress tips:

1) Rainy and cold weather calls for pajamas. But if that’s not an option, I like to wear dresses with thick tights or leggings.  Many dresses can be worn year round if you just change out the accessories. This dress could be worn in warmer weather without tights and with the sleeves rolled up.  When it’s really cold, I wear this dress with fleece lined tights (amazingly comfortable and almost like pajamas), knee high boots and a cardigan. You guys know how I feel about getting as much use as possible from clothes by wearing them all year round!

2) Similar to my first tip, changing out shoes helps your outfit go from work to weekend. I wear this dress during the day on weekends with flats and a jean jacket for a laidback look.  For work, dressy heels keeps it formal.

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