Welcome to ‘What I Wore Wednesdays,’ a personal style feature highlighting – you guessed it – what I wore. Because nothing gets me over the hump like a touch of vanity.
The holiday season may be technically over but (and I hate saying this) we’ve still got a lot more winter to endure. I don’t know about you, but I feel like everything gets a little bit more challenging this season – maintaining a decent level of energy, getting up in the morning, walking down the street, meeting up with friends, resisting that box of cookies, getting through the day, staying hydrated and last not certainly not least, putting an outfit together. Getting dressed in the summer is so easy. The more effortless you look, the better. Winter dressing, on the other hand, requires thought. You have to plan your outfit out carefully – not just for style, but also for comfort and warmth. And styling an outfit that must include several layers is much more difficult than choosing which sandals to sport with your jean shorts and white tee. I’ve always been a big believer in the idea that dressing up can do wonders for your mood. The way you feel on any particular day and the outfit you choose influence each other. Haven’t you ever woken up feeling like crap, only to realize that your all-black outfit conveys this? Or, on the flip side, noticed that you feel so much happier the minute you swipe on a hot pink lipstick? One of my favorite ways to counteract this depressing weather is by incorporating a little bit of sparkle into my wardrobe. I use basics as a canvas – like jeans, a black long-sleeved top and a waterfall cardigan. Then I let the accessories do the talking – a sparkly scarf, some blinged out booties (thanks for letting borrow those, Mom!) and a Ostrich-striped carryall can always lift my mood. The next time you’re feeling like you just can’t get through the relentlessly cold day, try adding some sparkly additions to your outfit. I guarantee it’ll make a difference. Outfit details: Splendid cardigan, Rag & Bone jeans (similar), BCBG booties (sold out, similar), Saint Laurent Roady (sold out in this style.) Note: These pictures were taken a few weeks ago when it was much warmer and not snowing (duh.) Also, these were taken before I upgraded to a DSLR, so image quality should hopefully improve in my next few posts. One last thing: I know destroyed light-wash jeans aren’t really seasonally appropriate but they were new and I wanted to wear them. Judge me. Tweet