My Winter Style Inspiration

Now that we are past the holidays and into a new year, I thought it would be fun to put together a Winter Style Inspiration post similar to the one I did for the fall (you can find it here: My Fall Style Inspiration).

Some things that are inspiring me right now:

With the chilly weather I’m embracing luxe fabrics like velvet, corduroy and comfy knits. I’m also really feeling the jewel colors like burgundy, hunter green and deep blue right now. I plan to try to shop my closet and create some different combos, including some more interesting layering options.

Here’s my first crack at it from yesterday’s outfit:

I started with my pleated velvet skirt and added on an abstract knit linen sweater. I also pulled this leather wrap belt from the back of my closet to add a little cinching. It was only 18 degrees outside in the morning, so I’m also wearing fleece-lined tights, wool socks and my Taos combat boots to keep my toes warm. It’s kind of got a ‘kooky art teacher’ vibe and I’m cool with it. As an added bonus, everything other than the unders is secondhand!

Shopping my closet: As much as I love that sequin skirt in the inspiration photo, it’s $150 at Banana Republic and full price… so nope. Instead, I’m planning to pull out some items from my closet that haven’t seen the light of day in a while:

Velvet: I have a few different velvet items, including a black velvet dress, brown velvet tank top, black velvet midi skirt (seen above), floral velvet midi skirt and a dark green velvet blazer. I want to do some more mix-and-match looks with knits, tights and boots for cozy, but luxe, office looks.

Corduroy: I have three pairs of straight legged corduroy pants in my closet that I’ve accumulated over the years: burgundy, dark blue and dark gray. They all are super comfortable and fit well, I just tend to reach for dresses and skirts more often than pants. I want to grab these a little more often this winter before they get packed away again in the spring.

Comfy knits: I recently purchased a camel-colored cashmere v-neck sweater from Quince (not FROM Quince, but from Poshmark for less than half the price, naturally) and I’m excited to try it with my wardrobe. I also have a variety of other sweaters that I’ve thrifted over the years ranging from cardigans to v-necks to crew necks. They don’t get enough love, so I plan to work through them this winter to determine which ones get to stay and which will be donated/sold.

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One thought on “My Winter Style Inspiration”

  1. I am going to “shop my closet” today, to see what I should try again, and make some outfits. Haven’t started yet, but did organize a few stacks of clothes, so, I guess I am on a good path.
    Thanks for showing velvet, I have velvet, and velvet -like pants and jeggings, and thought maybe I was wrong to even wear them. But, they are so cozy! And now you show some velvet, and that’s enough for me. Try the velvet – like jeggings. So comfy with a long sweater or tunic.


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