Monday 9 December 2013

So long, sweet summer.

I don't know about you, but I am freaking fah-reeeezing right now. I hate this weather, and it hasn't even really begun. I hate being cold, more than most other things, it's a definite top 3 in the "Bri hates these things" list. So, obviously my mind has been wandering at night, when I go to bed in: my fluffy bathrobe (it's cozier than my pajamas), slipper socks, wrapped in a chenille blanket like a burrito, and then finally under my duvet. You think I'm joking? I wish I were, but I'm just that much of a baby. My mind wanders to summer days & complaining about how hot it is, and how little clothing I can get away with wearing, and then sadness to think it is a solid 6 months before those items can be dusted off again.. Or is it? You all know by now I like to be creative with my clothing pairing, so here I will give you some tips on how to take some of your summer staples and incorporate them into your winter wear, without catching frostbite in unfortunate places.

  1. Add some tights. Aka your best friend this winter - aside from leggings, natch. They instantly add warmth to your legs, and take a short sundress, skirt or shorts into the new season with you, with minimal effort. I find the darker and more opaque the tights, the more you can get away with.

  2. Tis the season of layering! Layer your favorite sundress under a cardigan and leggings; layer the sleeveless peplum top over a striped long sleeve tee for an unexpected twist.

  3. Knot the maxi and wear over boots, and if cold enough, tights - see? #BFF4L.

  4. Crop top? Wear over top of a tank, long sleeve shirt, or underneath a blazer or cardigan with something high-waisted.

  5. My personal favorite, jean shorts and opaque tights with a chunky sweater and booties. If I could get away with wearing this combo to work, I'd never take my cut-offs, off.

Below I've compiled a few favorite summer pieces, and how to work them into being your new favorite winter pieces. Also, while we're on the "it's f-cking cold" theme, I never used to be this chilly of a person. I used to wear flats through the snow, and I laughed at the idea of wearing gloves. Clearly my circulation is making up for lost time, because my flats have long since been retired for the season, and my #1 online shopping browse is mittens to stockpile. Current favorites? These guys here, here, here and here.

c600x371 c600x483 c600x420 c600x385Stay cozy my friends, warm weather is back in.. Roughly 5 months. We can do this! And until then, drink until you're warm, preferably while cuddling something or somebody warm, 'tis the season ;)


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