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!
Shrug: Ann Taylor via thrift ($4)
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!