It’s blustery, shivery, and downright chilly outside, which means I’m packing on the layers! The challenge: to layer without adding significant bulk, and look cute and coordinated while keeping warm.
This episode from a collaboration with Nha Phan of Just Pictures shows how versatile seasonal neutrals can be pulled together with a colorful scarf. It’s a perfect look for casual outdoor outings, from apple-picking to a stroll with a loved one.
The highlight of this look is a burnished-orange Michael Stars scarf embellished with a detailed green, brown, and cream paisley pattern. Previously, I had never owned – or even thought of looking at – an orange scarf, but when I saw this, it seemed a worthwhile expansion of my fall & winter color palette. I’ve successfully incorporated it into a range of looks (for example, it looks stunning with a cream leather skirt and top), and now appreciate its versatility.
The rich red-orange color goes well with a range of skin colors, from pale to dark-skinned, and cool to warm tones. As such, I’d encourage you to try on an orange scarf (preferably in a pattern blending complementary and contrasting colors) if you haven’t already!
The other elements of my outfit are closet favorites that I go to over and over again. Brown leather boots with back stretch panels and gold detailing, dark blue corduroy skinny pants, a camel cashmere sweater (with a warm undershirt layer for added warmth), and a olive green army-style jacket form a comfortably-relaxed backdrop to the scarf.
Nha took some great photos of my guy, J, and myself together, which I love! Normally he’s the one behind the lens for my outfit posts, so it was a blast getting him on the other side of the camera. Thanks, Nha!
J is wearing a Giorgio Armani blazer that we got in Florence last spring. It’s made of a light, stretchy fabric, and it’s great for his everyday wear. It’s a fuss-free (translation: no need to keep it wrinkle-free) transitional layer that easily elevates a casual look. It was such a great-looking staple, we got it in both grey and blue. The blazer doesn’t seem to be available online now, but here’s a sharp-looking tweed AX blazer and a GA needlecord blazer that caught my eye.
We’ve been married for one and a half years, and the honeymoon period is still going strong. The goal is to keep that love, respect, support, admiration, and desire going strong for the rest of our lives. <3
J has these awesome green-blue eyes with golden flecks. Totally mesmerizing, and just happens to go perfectly with our outfit look. Fingers crossed that any children we may have will inherit his eye coloration.
When it gets super chilly, I pull out my fur earmuffs. I wear knit beanies when I head up to the snow and have my hair pulled back in braids, but I don’t use them for everyday winter wear because they invariably lead to matted hair. Not so great-looking! Earmuffs are my favorite solution to keep my ears toasty warm (the most cold-sensitive portion of my head) and my hairstyle intact.
A pair of mid-length lined brown leather gloves finishes my outdoor winter look. What are your favorite items to stay warm with during the winter?