gray day (aka spring search continues)

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I’m not giving up on wearing bright colors to encourage spring to come to Chicago, I swear. I know many of you think this is a decent strategy to change the weather with my clothing superpowers  (thanks for being so supportive, you guys). I have, however, been on the look-out for gray pants. So, when I found them at Gap, I decided to embrace the gray pants along with the gray weather. I love the stitched knee and back zipper detail on them…I fear these may become my new black pants, as I don’t want to ever take them off. Even though I’m in gray, there’s nothing gloomy about this look..especially since the whole outfit was $24. Thanks, Gap. Now if only Mother Nature would take a hint.

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Sweater: Gap ($8 marked down from approx $55)
Pants: Gap ($7 marked down from $60)
Orange shoes: Gap $8 marked down from $40
Necklace: gift (from Anthropologie)
Bracelet: gift from Classy Chic & Chardonnay
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Fashion Huntress tips:
1) Gap is having a serious winter clear-out sale. Despite it being a “winter sale,” so many of the clothes on sale really can be transitioned throughout the year. I opted for a thin sweater versus the thicker sweaters that were also on sale, so that I could also wear the sweater in Spring. Almost all of the pants on sale were 100% cotton and could easily be worn in any season. Check it out: http://www.gap.com
2) Cropped sweaters. I’ve really struggled with cropped pieces this year. I love the way they look on other people, but I have a really long torso, so I feel like cropped pieces can look odd on me. Either way, I noticed that cropped was, well, cropping up everywhere. I added a long sleeve tee under this sweater to add some length and it ended up working out just fine. If you’ve also been struggling with the cropped look, consider adding length by adding a shirt under the cropped piece, especially if you work in a conservative field. 
Anyone else have tips for cropped pieces at work? I’d love your tips!
Happy Sunday, everyone! Thank you so much for visiting and hope you have a great start to the week!
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