Today's post is generally one of my favorites to write because I love doing a little bit of wardrobe planning for myself, and then sharing my ideas you with you! Curt, Ava and are going to be busy, non-stop, for the next month and when you're bopping around here and there with your life in a suitcase, planning every last bit is essential. When it comes to me and packing, I tend to overdue it (...and that's putting it mildy!).
Traveling or not, planning ahead of time eliminates things like impulse buys, buying what you already have, or even missing out on some great sales where you could have bought exactly what you wanted and saved a little money for all those Christmas presents you still need to pick up.
If you're like me, I'm pretty set in my ways when it comes to my style and wardrobe. Meaning, I'm all for branching out here and there to try new trends but overall, what I buy this year is generally going to be waiting and ready next year so I can happily wear it again.
Today, I'm sharing three easy looks that can easily be changed up for your personal preference. Think of it as a guideline and if you're partial to a different color, maybe like a different heel height, or maybe you are missing just one piece to complete a look, what I'm offering today is getting you off in the right direction!
The first look is obviously more of our everyday, causal look. I can't get enough plaid this season but consider swapping it out for a gingham print when looking to mix it up! Dark rinse with a zero distressing are my go-to jeans anymore. A closet staple, if you will. They're really flattering and can be dressed up or down, depending on your plans. A chunky knit turtleneck sweater is going to keep you warm (functional!) and layered (fashionable!). I love how the high color hides the shirt and really only offers the tail that hangs out of the bottom. Finally, neutral booties and a rich brown tote bag are there to match your entire casual closet (promise!).
My second look is a great way to get dressed up for the night and keep things either edgy or classic. If you're less of a "bootie" gal, absolutely swap them out for a great pair of high heels. I would probably be seen in this sparkly number with some thick, black and opaque tights on to battle the cold. Faux fur scarves can be worn day or night, casual or dressy! I love the soft touch it gives to this stand-out dress and again, nice and toasty when getting from point A to point B. Cute accessories like a statement earring and a clutch that pops will leave you feeling dressed to the nines and have all eyes on you as you take the take. Enjoy your night out and grab your camera so you can snap pictures of that fab little outfit you're wearing!
Holiday Jammies, my friends. If you have yet to jump into some cute holiday jammies, might I suggest that this be the year you take the plunge. Why? Well, because unlike any other time of year, you're going to find yourself in many-a-photo-op both in the evenings and first thing in the morning and while you're old college t-shirt and husband's sweats might be the most comfortable lounge clothes you own, you're less likely to insta-facetime-tweet those memories for all your friends and loved ones to see. Thankfully, cute pj options are in abundance this year at every price point so find what you're comfortable with, and get all matchy-matchy with your kiddos!
I sure hope I've inspired you to get those outfits planned for all the events you have coming up over the next few weeks! Don't forget to take pictures, make memories, and enjoy the season!
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