Layers, layers, layers

Winter Mood Board

I’m in the process of clearing out my closet and revamping my wardrobe, so I thought today I’d share my winter mood board! I was really excited when ModCloth invited me to be a part of their winter layering challenge.

If you’ve been following for a while, you know how much I love layering. Even during the summer, I tend to wear at least 2-3 layers (though that’s partly because the temperature in office is insane), so cardigans are basically a way of life for me. I think I have somewhere around 20 in my closet at the moment. ModCloth’s clothes really fit with my quasi-vintage aesthetic, and now that I’m done with my Ready-to-Wear Fast, I’m looking forward to picking up a couple of staples from them!

When it comes to my wardrobe, I like a mostly monochromatic palate with a splash of vibrant color, so I played off that with the bright red tights and cardigan. Cowls are one of my obsessions right now, and I love the idea of layering with a bit of lace underneath for a super girly look.

Of course, one of the difficulties with layering is losing waist definition. I love the way this ModCloth cardigan is fitted and gathered under the bust and at the hips. I’d pair it with a flared, semi-circular skirt to accentuate the waist. Flared skirts are definitely helping me hide the extra Christmas cookies I ate in December! I’d love to make Sewaholic’s Hollyburn skirt in polka dot to go with this outfit.

Of course, there are a few pieces I’d add to this ensemble to really make it mine. This adorable sterling silver Wonder Woman necklace seems like a good fit with the red, and a fun way to incorporate some geek chic into this outfit. I’m finally working on a grey knee-length Butterick coat which would go well with ankle boots and bright tights (of course, by the time I finish the coat, it’ll probably be back to face-meltingly hot since Texas doesn’t really have seasons).

What are some of your winter must-haves?

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12 thoughts on “Layers, layers, layers

  1. I agree with layers. Winters in NH are chilly chilly, and I tend to just be cooler as my natural body temp – I love layering tee with sweaters on top, and cozy leggings!

  2. My must-haves this year are colorful tights, sweaters, and some new pencil skirts. I’m also trying to clear out most of my RTW and rebuild my wardrobe with self-made items.

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