Dollar Store Sunnies, Scarf: Plato’s Closet, Jacket: Ann Taylor, Gingham Button up: Goodwill, Gifted Necklace, Jeans: Hurley, Vintage Shoe Company BootsFor me seasonal transitions are an opportunity to hit the reset button stylewise. Before tackling another season’s styles I like to go back to my casual basics; a military inspired jacket, classic brown boots, gingham, and denim. I stuck with slim silhouettes to round out the rougher, somewhat boyish elements and a big soft scarf and light floral fragrance added the perfect softness.
What style/pieces do you always go back to?
There’s no denying it I’m a clotheshorse. Not only is my closet packed to the gills but I’ve got tubs of clothes under the bed, in the crawlspace, and in the spare bedroom. Why do I need so many clothes you ask? Well, Vermont has four very distinct and different seasons and I need a wardrobe for each… at least this is how I rationalize it. So when Seven Days asked me to put together three winter weather looks the hardest part was narrowing down my choices. Vintage Jacket: Downtown Threads, Scarf: Italy, Knit Dress: Goodwill, Tights: The Sox Market, Boots: Vintage Vintage Coat: Saver’s, Blouse, Belt (not pictured) & Skirt: Goodwill, Tights: The Sox Market, Booties: Old NavyHat: Forever 21, Vest & Flannel: Battery St Jeans, Sweater: Bass, Chambray Shirt: Goodwill, Jeans: Hurley (via Plato’s Closet), Boots: Matt Bernson (via Dear Lucy)
My philosophy on surviving winter in Vermont is pretty simple; layer, layer, layer. In the look above I’m wearing a whopping 6 layers: a tank, long sleeve shirt, chambray button up, sweater, hooded flannel coat, and down vest. Needless to say I was sweating during the shoot but on a chilly day in February I’d be warm and toasty. I don’t let the winter weather rob me of my style and neither should you.
For more winter weather fashion tips and a look at how two other stylish Burlingtonians (and wonderful friends of mine) survive the freezing temps in style make sure to visit Seven Days.
all photo credit belongs to the fabulous Matthew Thorsen
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Sunnies: Greece, Scarf: Gifted, Coat: H&M, Denim Button-up: Walmart, Skirt: Old Gold, Belt: Forever 21, Tights: The Sox Market, Socks: Gifted, Boots: Old Gold The last time I wore this skirt [here] I missed the mark a bit. I’m much happier with my second attempt. I think the chocolate brown tights and worn in rodeo boots work well with the denim button up while the vintage Italian wool skirt keep the look for being too casual… or western.
I’m really getting into colored tights this fall and these brown tights from the Sox Market have become a wardrobe staple in the last few weeks I’ve had them. I was unsure about colored tights until I started working them into my wardrobe and now I love them. When it comes to trying new trends I advise looking at what you’re already comfortable with and going from there. In my case I own half a dozen pairs of black tights so I opted for grey and navy tights first. The dark neutral tones reminded me of my black tights and made my new colored tights even easier to style.
What new items have you been playing around with styling?