Another one of those unexpected, but really eye-catching, uses of accessories to breathe life into dark outerwear, on dark days. ... View the Post
cool weather Archives - Page 19 of 23
Sometimes, the easiest way to prepare for an evening out is to take a moment behind closed doors, slip out of your blouse or tee shirt, and button your cardigan (not quite all the way up!) over bare skin. If your cardigan is lightweight, not at ALL scratchy, and buttons up far enough for you to be comfortable, it's a great option to consider wearing it on it's own. Add more festive footwear, and some beautiful jewelry, push up your sleeves a bit, and smile!
Even if you are a VERY casual person, sparkly shoes and a serious necklace will elevate your jeans to an evening-appropriate ensemble. ... View the Post
Men have worn camel and grey together since... forever? but I don't see women wearing camel very often, and very seldom with grey. It stands out in the oceans of black that I see this time of year, and looked very chic on the cold streets of Chicago! ... View the Post
When combing through your wardrobe for something to use as the "key" piece in a day-to-night transition, remember that most of the focus will be on your face, especially if you're sitting at a dinner table. Look for the key ideas of shine, sparkle, shimmer, any kind of texture-y interest, and don't forget that sleeveless often conveys a sense of occasion...Velvet pants are among my favorite garments - I wear them all fall and winter, for regular days as well as festive moments. This mix of brown and black is a great opportunity to wear smoky quartz jewelry...
A beautiful lace blouse is comfortably businesslike under a knit blazer, but can stand alone with feminine dash after business hours...
Don't forget ... View the Post
Yesterday we packed six garments, for a short week or long weekend, and for uncertain weather. Today, I'm assuming that we know our trip is going to be longer - up to two weeks or more, and that we know that most of our weather exposure is going to be colder.
So in addition to the original six garments we packed, I'm adding six more carefully chosen items, and a few accessories. The clothing items are chosen in pairs - sort of like adding outfits, but with an eye to being sure that we can use each item in a variety of ways.
Another pair of pants is very important in cool weather, so black jeans are my first addition. With the black cardigan, it's a long line of black that can have anything (or ... View the Post
Maybe the question I am asked most frequently - how do I pack when I'm not sure what the weather will be, or when I know that I'm going from cold to warm (or warm to cold) temperatures?
Things to keep in mind:
Avoid any garment that's overtly "one climate" - like a bulky cable knit sweater, or a filmy linen tunic. Try as much as possible to choose what you pack from that middle-ground of transitional clothes. Consider:
merino sweaters (or cotton, or silk, or a blend of these), cotton blouses and tee shirts, pants in flat finish fabrics like crepe, twill or gabardine, and dresses that can be layered under a sweater or worn alone.
Plan around a color scheme that will be equally appropriate in both climates. A light ... View the Post
Difficult colors to track down, but well worth it... ... View the Post
Always my favorites! ... View the Post
If you can wear yellow and grey well, I must heartily encourage you to do so - these colors are always so delightful to see together. The citrine jewelry is particularly fun, and not blindingly expensive. Sunshine and clouds together...
As always, if you have trouble with the links, PLEASE let me know. I'm not always sure what goes wrong, but I'm always eager to fix things!
I'm pretty sure that this is a man's sweatshirt, and I'm also pretty sure that gender is not really important in sweatshirts... ... View the Post
Camel is such a versatile neutral! These are the camel garments that I showed a few days earlier, looking quite lovely with deep teal blue. ... View the Post
This was today's inspiration - bronzy rust leaves with overtones of grey... ... View the Post
Just some simple, solid colors that look rich yet uncomplicated...
Janice ... View the Post