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Smarter Style: Plain and Simple

Posted by on Jan. 8, 2014 at 12:00 AM
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Winter's in full swing and baby, it's cold outside! That means dressing in many layers, for us, no matter if we are going to school, work, sledding or shopping. And I have to admit, this is somewhat embarrassing, but I recently picked up a great wardrobe trick from a kid in my daughter's preschool (?!!) She's the kind of girl who always looks like she's right out of a J. Crew magazine, even though she's not wearing anything fancy. She's wearing the same old layers we all are, and yet she's got that cool, pretty, no-fuss style going on ALL the time. (And yes, technically she's 4, so we'll thank her mom, when I get the courage).

So what's her trick? I figured it out pretty quickly thanks to my keen powers of observation. She basically only wears clothing that are solid colors, and no crazy colors like day-glow orange either. This way, no matter how many layers she has on, even if it's like five things, it still looks pretty classic, pulled together and cohesive. I love that.

Personally, I tend to go for stripes and plaid, polka dots and lots of bright colors and patterns about half the time when I shop for myself and my daughter. What does this yield in winter, when we need to layer things? Almost always, a bit of a mess.... And pretty much never a cool, sophisticated look. So I'm taking some cues from this cutie pie and I'm going to keep the layers a little more plain, simple and pulled-together this winter, maybe with a splash of bright color just now and then, or one stripped item on one layer. Sometimes.

What's your winter style?


by on Jan. 8, 2014 at 12:00 AM
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by Nora on Jan. 8, 2014 at 12:28 AM
Love layers
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by Pam on Jan. 8, 2014 at 7:18 AM
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Jacket and boots that is when it gets cold in Florida. LOL

by Greta on Jan. 8, 2014 at 7:57 AM
I usually wear jeans & a sweater when it's cold
by Ruby Member on Jan. 8, 2014 at 8:22 AM

Jeans, a sweater and cute boots!

by Brian's Lil Vixen on Jan. 8, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Sweatshirt and sweatpants and my fuzzy slippers....Sometimes my footie pajama's.....Yes, I've gone to pick up the girls in them...NO, I didn't get out of my truck..... 

by Sarah on Jan. 8, 2014 at 9:54 AM

I layer in a similar color pallette, so I can mix and match. Most of my colors are blues, browns, purples, and gray... Pretty interchangeable. :)

by Platinum Member on Jan. 8, 2014 at 10:18 AM

black coat, plain colors

by June on Jan. 8, 2014 at 10:38 AM

I like a plain colored sweater, with a pattern in the knit with jeans and heels.

by Colleen on Jan. 8, 2014 at 10:47 AM

It only gets cold here a few days a year.I usually wear a sweatshirt and sweatpants

by Christa on Jan. 8, 2014 at 11:28 AM
Jeans and my hoodie. At home my sweatpants and long sleeves if needed.
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