Snowmelt

Red floral top outfit with navy sweater and navy Bean boots — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Grana pima waffle crew neck sweater in navy — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Red floral tank top layered under navy sweater — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Grana pima waffle crew neck sweater layered over red floral tank top — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Navy Bean boots outfit with navy sweater layered over red floral top — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Rain and wind (and much warmer temperatures) have been the name of the game lately, so the mountains of snow have almost completely disappeared. I couldn't be more excited to get a hint of spring! The nonstop snowstorms made winter feel especially long this year. It's not over yet, so I shouldn't celebrate...but it is nice to have a break from the cold even if just for a few days. :)

One way I like to brighten up my relatively dark winter wardrobe is to re-wear favorites from the spring/summer. I purchased this red/pink (which is it?!) floral tank top from the Who What Wear for Target collection last spring and thought it'd look adorable layered under a sweater with the curved hem peeking out. (It's also a subtle nod to Valentine's Day!) Cozy socks and my Bean boots made this look rainy-day ready. I originally planned to not show my socks, but it turned out these jeans were too short for the socks to be hidden. I still love how it all came together!


OUTFIT DETAILS

Grana sweater / exact (review here; use my referral link for 10% off your first order)
Who What Wear for Target top / similar by NYDJ (limited sizes) (last seen here)
LOFT jeans / exact (limited sizes); similar
L.L.Bean socks / exact
L.L.Bean boots / exact (last seen here)
Moorea Seal sunglasses / old; similar by Le Specs

Cold weather classics

Neutral and classic outfit with camel coat and brown tall boots — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Classic camel coat outfit with ivory cable knit sweater — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Camel coat outfit with earmuffs and brown tall boots — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Cold weather classics: camel coat, cable knit sweater, skinny jeans, tall boots — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Amour Vert 'Kendra' cable knit sweater outfit with camel coat and earmuffs — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

In the winter, I tend to steer clear of the more unexpected or playful outfit combinations in favor of the classics. It's usually too cold to get too crazy, and I prefer being comfy and cozy over "fashionable". I've already talked about how my typical winter uniform consists of a sweater, skinny jeans, and boots, and this outfit is—once again—a perfect representation of that. The color combination of ivory, dark indigo, and brown always works. Add a camel coat and you can't get much more classic than that! I did have a bit of fun with this look and added a pair of earmuffs, though a scarf is consistently a go-to for me (a scarf just didn't look right with this outfit).

Here's a breakdown of why each item is a classic for me:

  • Camel coat — The color goes with everything, and a peacoat will never go out of style. The longer length makes it a little more formal and works well with pants and skirts/dresses. I removed the belt to streamline the look. I've had this coat for a few years now and plan to upgrade it in the next year or so to something a bit more "adult"-looking.
  • Ivory cable knit sweater — I wear sweater 90% of the time in the winter. I got this sweater for Christmas and it quickly became my new favorite. The wool is luxe and gorgeous, and I love how the cable knit extends to the back of the sweater. The length is also perfect on me; it hits at the top of my hips and doesn't bunch awkwardly.
  • High-rise skinny jeans — I talked about these in my winter 10x10, but I'll reiterate the reasons why I love them here. First off, the wash is a perfect dark indigo with no whiskering or fading. Because of that, I can get away with wearing them in more formal situations. This particular pair fits perfectly and I can wear them multiple times without them bagging out. The length hits right at my ankles, making them super versatile at any time of year.
  • Brown tall boots — I don't wear a whole lot of dark brown, but I just can't quit these boots. Even when riding boots aren't trendy, they're still timeless—especially when they don't have any embellishments like buckles, etc. I love wearing these to add a more preppy element to a look. These will have a place in my closet for years to come.

What are your cold weather classics? I'd love to hear! :)


OUTFIT DETAILS

ModCloth coat / old; similar (limited sizes) or similar by ASOS
Amour Vert sweater / exact (last seen here)
Madewell jeans / exact (limited sizes); similar
Cole Haan boots / old; similar
LOFT earmuffs / old; similar by Ugg

Outfit inspiration for Valentine's Day

We are only nine days out from Valentine's Day! While I don't have any plans with my significant other since we are long distance, I'll probably indulge in plenty of chocolate (I mean, why not, right?). Regardless of whether or not you're celebrating, it's always fun to dress up! I picked out ten past outfits that would work perfectly for any Valentine's Day festivities you may have. :) Scroll through to see the photos, click through to go to the original posts, and shop similar red, pink, and burgundy items below!