Layering With a Blush Sweater

I’ve always been and black, white and grey kind of girl (woman?). But I have to admit that blush has slowly gotten under my skin. If I had unlimited disposable income, I would be rolling in blush clothing right now. But as it stands, I’ve allowed myself to get just a few blush pieces and not get carried away. And this blush sweater is one of my favorite pieces that I’ve added to my closet this year. It’s cashmere and so soft. And the color is divine.

I’m not sure what it is about blush that I find so irresistible. It’s probably because it’s quite a neutral color really. It’s not a crazy pink. It’s subtle and even sophisticated.

I have to admit, though, that blush can be difficult to work into my existing wardrobe. It’s great to pair with white (for spring and summer) and with grey. But I have a lot of black, and it doesn’t pair well with black. But I stumbled upon a great style hack. When pairing blush with black, I layer on brown accessories to soften the contrast. And adding a touch of white (such as a shirt peeking through) helps to create a visual separation between the black and the blush.

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Waterproof: Dressing for cold, wet weather

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j. crew wool coat with hood

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madewell tote hunter rain bootsDressing for wet and cold weather has usually been a challenge for me. For one thing, I resisted getting rain boots for a very long time because I didn’t find them stylish enough. Plus, I don’t like rain jackets. So, staying dry and warm is not always easy for me.

But now I have a new-found love and respect for rain boots. After I moved to New England, having rain boots became a necessity. My favorite rain-proof outfit now is a hooded field jacket (for wet spring and fall days) or a hooded wool coat for those cold and wet winter days, plus my trusty Hunter boots. I found a navy pair with a matte finish that I love. And they pair perfectly with my (somewhat water-resistant) navy hooded wool coat from J. Crew. And to keep my leather shoulder bag dry, I make sure to put it under my coat to hide it from the rain.

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Hunter rain boots; Hooded toggle coat (similar); Cropped chunky sweater (similar); Faux leather leggings; Madewell leather tote; Chunky hat (similar); Rayban sunglasses.

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Double Up: How to layer for winter

I’m always looking for new ways to layer for winter. One of my new favorite style hacks is to layer on two jackets. Here I’ve taken two coats, from two different seasons, and paired them for a casual winter style. Underneath, I’m wearing a cotton army green jacket, and I’ve topped it off with a wool army green coat. It’s a more stylish version of the three-seasons-in-one jackets popular with the outdoorsy types.

To complete the casual, laid back look, I’m wearing double-gore suede booties. They are super easy on a lazy day and weekend, because they just pull on, and there are no laces to get in the way. And I’ve completed the outfit with rolled-up boyfriend jeans.

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Army green wool coat (similar); Army jacket (similar); Joe’s jeans boyfriend jeans (similar); Sofft Sebly booties (same style, similar color, on sale).

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Show some skin: Winterizing leather leggings

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how to style black leather leggings like a bloggerI’m a firm believer in the power of layering for winter. And since I’m already starting to get bored from my winter uniform of a mama-bear down parka, I decided to winterize my faux leather leggings. Leather leggings and a moto jacket are pieces I would wear during transitional weather. So to make them winter-proof, I added lots of layers – a cashmere sweater, a cashmere scarf, and a chunky hat.

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Faux leather leggings; Suede moto jacket (similar); Cashmere sweater (similar); Chloe Small Hunter bag; Isola Layton booties; Chunky hat (similar).

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Easy Does It: Casual Cold Weather Staples

I live in the Northeast, so I spend half the year in the cold. So I have a few cold weather staples that help me get though winter. A warm hat is essential. During the winter I really don’t care what my hair looks like. Keeping warm is more important to me, so I need my warm hat. I also have a selection of parkas that I’ve collected over the years: two down ones and one lined with fur (the one in this post). And mastering the art of layering is also essential.

Here I’ve layered a t-shirt, with a checkered shirt, with a cashmere sweater, with a parka, and topped it off with a chunky hat.

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Army parka (similar); Chunky winter hat (similar); Cashmere sweater (similar); Checkered shirt (similar); Madewell jeans (similar); Comfortiva Val booties.

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