I don’t consider my style overly feminine, but I’m a sucker for a pretty floral blouse (exhibits a and b). I’ve been wearing this top on repeat since Labor Day and now that we are experience arctic like temperatures in Chicago, I needed a find a way to make my favorite blouse winter friendly. So today I’m sharing with you 3 ways to your winterize your favorite top. Now I don’t think any of these tips are earth shattering, but if you’re like me, it’s nice to have a friendly reminder on simple ways to make your favorite pieces work regardless of the season.
1. Add a cardigan
The easiest way to add warmth and winterize your look is to layer on a cardigan (earth shattering I know!). Admittedly, over the past few years I’ve fallen off the cardigan bandwagon, but I’ve found myself back in like with the classic style. Between grandpa style cardigans, dusters, or cozy cardis there are tons of different ways to put your own twist on this basic style. Personally, I’ve been gravitating towards longer layers like today’s look.
2. Layer a turtleneck underneath
Adding a turtleneck is another great way to make a top more winter friendly. In my experience, the key has been to find a fitted knit that doesn’t add extra bulk. I normally opt for a simple black turtleneck, but you could always choose a color that compliments your top.
3. Add a structured jacket
I have a love/hate relationships with adding jackets. I LOVE jackets, but I absolutely hate wearing them under my winter coat. This wasn’t as much of a problem when I lived in Ohio and didn’t need to wear a winter coat everyday But my commuting gear is a lot different these days. But maybe you live in a warmer climate or don’t have to face the elements. If so, adding adding a jacket is a great way to make your outfit more winter friendly. And if I’m driving or taking an Uber, I usually skimp on winter coat. My Blank NYC jacket has been my go to lately, so much so, that I added the vegan leather one to my collection. Personally, I always feel really modern and fresh in a great jacket.
So those are my top tips! How do you normally winterize your outfits? I’d love to hear your tips in the comments.
Photographs By: Danielle Heinson Photography