Stylish Outfit Formula for a Winter’s Day
Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day — just like that we’re mid-way through February!
I’ve been on a busy streak of running around all week, and between mom-days and personal-styling-clients-days, I’ve been coming up with outfit formulas that can transition easily from one to another, and are easy, comfortable and warm, without compromising being stylish.
In this look, I started with a great Winter wardrobe staple – a sweater dress. I highly recommend adding one to your style closet if you don’t own one already. The one featured here is from J.Crew, and I actually originally purchased it as a maternity dress as it has great stretch, knowing that I’ll be able to wear it after having the baby just as much. I love that it has a turtleneck neckline — which allows me to skip a scarf on days it’s not too cold, and it’s in a neutral color (gray), which goes with everything.
I layered the dress with a J.Crew Parke Top Coat in Icy Purple (sold out, but I found some similar styles) and accessorized with my ever-so-comfortable Jeffrey Campbell Orwell Booties and Sibilia Necklace from Anthro.
Fernanda Sibilia is a talented jewelry designer from Argentina, and I first discovered her jewelry at Anthropologie and have been following her work since. Buenos Aires, where she has her studio, holds a very special place in my heart as my husband and I took 2 trips there over the past few years, and I can’t wait to go back there and visit her shop in the Abasto District some day soon.
As a finishing touch, I carried by Celine Mini Luggage Tote — which always add extra polish to the look. I love wearing it with both casual and more dressy looks – the structured quality of the bag lends itself well to both, and maintains a classic feel — which makes it a great investment.
Since it’s a Winter-weather look, I wore tights in tone with the dress and shoes – which is a great way to keep your outfit seamless and elongate your body by not adding obvious visual breaks (horizontal lines that can appear to cut your legs and torso in various places). It’s an effect called “the column of color” and it works really well with neutrals, like black, brown and gray, but can also be a fun way to add a monochromatic feel to a warmer weather look – with white, taupe or even red!
What are some of your favorite Winter-weather outfit formulas that keep you inspired through the cold months? Would love to see them, please share on instagram and be sure to use #ModnitsaStyle so I can repost them on my stories!
Photography by Leslie Moncada