Layers, readers. I can’t stop myself. It’s going to be four, five, or six straight months of layers. Despite only being November, it’s already getting to the point of not being able to have exposed skin outside in Chicago. So, I’m layering up in a cozy cocoon of warm wonderful wools and knits. I’m not going to hibernate, though, don’t worry. These cozy looks are too fun not to share. Stay warm (and cozy chic), readers!
Top: Forever 21 ($20) similar here/here
Shrug: Ann Taylor via thrift ($4)
Skirt: J Jill via Savers ($5, retails for approx $80) similar here/here/here
Boots: Not Rated via DSW ($60 marked down from $75) here
Tights: Hue via Nordstrom Rack ($3 marked down from approx $15)
Necklace: Banana Republic ($7 marked down from $80)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) I find wool to be a little tough on the skin, personally. So, if I’m wearing wool, I’m wearing layers to avoid itching, etc. Maybe it’s just me, but I seem to have the same reaction to wool and mohair. I really love the warmth, however, so I find that layering with tights, leggings, and long sleeve tees helps to ensure that my wool actually gets worn. Additionally, for me, wool is a dry clean only situation. I don’t try and toss it through the machine (like I do with just about everything else). So, wearing layers with your wool helps to ensure that you won’t have to dry clean the item every single time you wear it.
2) You all know, probably very well at this point, about my denim obsession. However, for many people, denim in the workplace is not an option due to dress codes. Denim tops can easily be substituted for a white button down, a navy button down, or a sheer dress shirt with a camisole underneath. I love the versatility of denim, but other solid color button downs are just as neutral. I love the button downs at Gap, H&M, and via resale/thrifting. If you want to go high end, just make sure to dry clean your high end/designer pieces.
Btw, this month I’m teaming up with the #monthlymani girls for the Black Tie theme! Check out my themed nails below:
The other #monthlymani girls to check out their fab looks:
Kristi from Alligator Toe
Justine from The Thrifty Girls Guide
Piniel from Pins-Place
Kate from Into the Stratosphere
Jacki and Lesli from Sistas from Cali
Erika from Erika’s Style Diary
Marlena from Here, Pretty Kitty
Anyone else have wool wearing tips? Loving nail art? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I appreciate it so much!
47 replies to “wonderful wool”
Love this look and this amazing sweater and skirt. Such great look 🙂 Mel
I love your outfit. I wish I had you at home to dress Me up in the morning 😀 xx
LOL thank you~! My secret is to always lay my clothes out at night, though some nights even I get stuck~!!
awesome outfit ! 🙂 ♥
i really like the top
Being warm can mean being stylish. Great post- you look toasty!
I love your skirt! You put the whole outfit together so well!
Love it. Layers are key, for sure. Have you tried merino wool? It’s a little bit more pricey (but nothing like cashmere) and so much gentler on the skin. Worth a shot if you ask me!
Excellent tip~!! I need to try merino wool!!
Love the skirt and those booties!! You look so snuggly and warm!
In the land of the kiwi, we have a wool obsession. We wear it next to our skin all the time (if it’s next to skin, it needs to be fine wool, like merino. Icebreaker and Smartwool both make really excellent next-to-skin layers that aren’t itchy at all! Also, these are designed to go in the washing machine – I just make sure to use a wool specific detergent). I could go on and on for hours about wool and why it’s a miracle fiber – I’ll spare you. 😀 Maybe I should do a blog post about it?! 😀
I ADORE the boots, by the way. Seriously, love them.
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WHAT?! Please do a blog post about this!! I had no idea (a wool specific detergent?!)!! Share your wealth of knowledge with us please ;)!!
Lovely blog! just followed love your style 🙂
Super chic! Love the outfit!
BEAUTIFUL mani, first of all. Love your interpretation! The outfit is on point. Layers are where it’s at!
We get such cool things in wool? Wow…Soooo pretty.! 😍 and same pinch..I can’t stand wool on my skin either..!
I LOVE this outfit – the skirt, the top, and omg those boots!! Plus, your manicure is so fun, I love the little jewels, so festive! 🙂
Thank you! And thanks for having me on the monthly manicure team~!! 🙂
Love the boots!
Love the colors !!!
Love the denim with skirt idea! Your nail art is real chic and adOre your neckpiece!!!quite a fun outfit even in sooo much of cold. Great!!!
I absolutely am adoring & loving that wool skirt! I wish I could pull of this look!
You are just the cuts thing!!!
Sorry meant to say cutest thing!!!! 😘😘😘
Beyond gorgeous!! 😍😍
Such a gorgeous skirt!!! I love it!! Thanks for sharing your amazing finds!
Have a wonderful weekend and I can’t wait to see your next post!
I love that wool skirt, the color is amazing, truly a versatile piece 🙂 xo~ Lena
i love that skirt, looks great on you. xx
This is such a perfect example of great layering! Props, gal!
Ummmm, this skirt…. broken record but add it to the closet!
What a pretty wool fall look. I totally love😄
have a lovely weekend ahead.
Love everything about this outfit!
oh, so cozy looking! love your skirt and boots.
just like you, i also have a problem with wool (itchy on skin, etc.), but i love the warmth… and some of them can actually be washed in the ‘hand wash’ program/cycle in the laundry, so i’ve been doing it like that. 😀 another good thing about wool is that it’s naturally water & dirt resistant as well, so we don’t have to wash it that often.
I didn’t know that about wool! Thank you for the tips and information :)!!
This outfit is adorbs! I love it!
I want your boots!!!
I love the way you played with the textures! ❤
Such great accessories!!
This loos is perfect on you ❤
I don’t blame you. Layers are fun to wear. It’s like a game. “How can I mix & match today?” You looks great. Love the shirt & tights. :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲
The boots, the ring, the nails! LOVE LOVE LOVE x
Cute skirt! I have trouble wearing wool too because of my eczema 😦 I usually have to layer when I’m wearing wool. I find that I can’t wear %100 wool items but can tolerant %10-20 blends. But I also use the wrist trick too….rub the item on the inside of your wrist and if it itches right away than I don’t buy it.
Awesome tip!! I’m definitely going to try that- I never thought to do it!
Loving the nails! The denim looks fabulous with the wool! Wool does make me itchy great tips!
I have to say that the nails are my favorite part of this look 😉 Very color coordinating. Love all the cool colors here.
Love your boots! 🙂
Wow- thanks for the wool tips and love, readers!! XO
Wow, perfect outfit, love your boots❤️