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!

4 comments:

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.