Friday, January 11, 2008

What to Wear: Winter Essentials

Winter in California really starts in January, so it is appropriate that I'm just now getting around to Jenifer's request:
I am wondering what you consider to be the essential pieces to any wardrobe for the winter. I work full time and I like to be a little dressy but I don't wear suits or anything. I wear skirts a lot and wonder what your recommendations are as far as skirts, blazers, sweaters, dresses, and pants are for a working wardrobe that can also be worn on the weekend. I also seem to have trouble accessorizing. I love to wear jeans on the weekend so I'd like to purchase blazers and sweaters that can be worn with jeans as well as skirts and dressier pants.
I love essentials! You'll always have something to wear if you have the following around:

Pencil skirt - Perfect with pumps for work or kicky boots on the weekend.
Trousers - I love Club Monaco pants for work.
Wrap Dress - A dress with long sleeves is perfect with opaque tights and boots in the winter. You can often find DVF dresses at Nordstrom Rack on sale.
Sweaters - Lots and lots of sweaters. I wear nothing but sweaters all winter long it seems. Long sleeved tees are useful for layering underneath.
Light Jackets - Little cover ups are great at work and with jeans on the weekend.
Jeans - A straight leg pair is good tucked into boots or keeping out of the puddles with flats.
Coat - A black wool coat goes with everything.
Flat Boots - Warm and comfy.
Flats -I love a pair of red flats. Great with pants or with opaque tights.

Throw in some gloves, scarves, a cute handbag, some more sweaters and you're basically set for the winter!


amber said...

I've been searching for the perfect black skirt to wear with boots, and this it the one! thank you, I'm buying it now!

Kathryn said...

Help me! I have a black tie, late afternoon wedding & dinner in Napa Valley in May to attend. Suggestions? I'm 5'2 regular build, over 40...

love.boxes said...

I love all the essentials!

Laura said...

I love the little peacoat! Perfect for "winter" in the South.