I'm being incredibly optimistic about the weather. After several weeks of gray skies, rain, snow, sleet and at times a strange hybrid of precipitation, the weather network is telling me it's going to be sunny next week(!!!) And after months of only wearing things that can be stuffed into boots that make my feet sweat, all I want to do is show a little ankle (even if it means shaving my legs).
If you made a New Year's Resolution to wear sweatpants less, it's time to start finding alternatives that are just as easy to wear and comfortable. Not possible, you say? Well listen up, woman! That cozy, warm, comfy feeling you get with sweats can be mimicked with a warm sweater, such as a shawl-collared pullover.
It's the week after Christmas, you've spent the weekend enjoying holiday treats and all you want to do is bum around the house. It's cold outside. You're cringing at the thought of stumbling out into the treacherous terrain, but you made plans to meet up with a friend.
Forget battling the crowds at the mall or spending oodles of money on something you'll most likely only wear once (either because it's too fancy for any other occasion or ruined when your friend spills her vodka cran down the front); all you need for the perfect New Year's look is a little creativity and all those basics you've got stuffed into drawers.
Learning how to layer under your boyfriend blazer is an important skill for the winter but one that will pay off until the snow starts to thaw in May. I've got three fabulous options that require nothing more than some creativity and all the clothes you've already got in your closet. With this, there's no excuse for that shapeless winter wear, ladies!
Skinny jeans have been popular for a long time now. You've probably got quite a few pairs in your closet and you've been wearing them for years. But that's the problem. There's only so many ways you can style a pair of skinnies and your everyday look is starting to get boring.
I'm a huge fan of dresses. They're feminine, comfortable and instantly make you dressed up, even if you just rolled out of bed. But despite my dress devotion, the colder it gets outside, the less inclined I am to actually wear one. Or at least, that's how it used to be.
Whether or not you ever wear it, you probably have a white button-up shirt in your closet. If your mom bought it for you, thinking it would be a good wardrobe foundation (she was right!) or it's one of your go-tos for job interviews, it's a pretty common piece to own.
There's a pile of clothes on the floor beside your closet, and you're still standing in your undies undecided about what to wear. The transitional season wardrobe slump has hit you. Whether key pieces of clothing are sitting in your hamper (two wears over what is considered hygienic) or you just can't make up your mind, you have nothing to wear. On the verge of running late for your class, your job or meeting up with friends, you know you have to "Make it work!"
Got a case of the Mondays? Having trouble getting dressed after your weekend of Halloween celebrations? Before you roll out of bed and instinctively go for your comfiest sweats and slide your feet into a pair of Uggs, please stop and consider the following:
I love most things about fall - anything made with pumpkin, cozy sweaters and my TV shows starting back up - but the one thing I've never been a fan of is the dampness and rain that comes with all these wonderful things. At least until I invested in a pair of good quality rain boots.
One of the most versatile items you can have in your wardrobe is a blazer. When you're operating with limited closet space or a limited budget, you want to make sure you have items (especially outerwear) that go with pretty much anything, and a cropped blazer is one of the go-to pieces you should own.
The leather skirt is super versatile and can be worn with a wide variety of items for many different occasions. Though this item may seem tricky to incorporate into your wardrobe, it's a challenge everyone should take on. Especially because it's possible to build outfits around a leather skirt with stuff you've already got lying around (because lord knows you haven't had time to hang anything up since midterms started....).