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Smarter Style: Plain and Simple

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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 on Jan. 9, 2014 at 2:53 PM

 I wear lots of sweaters layered over long sleeved tshirts.

by on Jan. 9, 2014 at 5:46 PM
I'm pretty plain and simple.
by on Jan. 9, 2014 at 7:52 PM

I am very plain year round, rarely wear patterns of any kind.

by on Jan. 9, 2014 at 9:25 PM
My snuggie ;)
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by on Jan. 10, 2014 at 12:02 PM

 Me too!

Quoting Flaca43:

Jeans, a sweater and cute boots!


by on Jan. 10, 2014 at 12:06 PM pants and a tshirt, add a hoodie if it's cold.

by on Jan. 10, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Jeans and a sweater. I love doing layers.

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by on Jan. 10, 2014 at 1:32 PM

I go with solid colors and some layers.

by on Jan. 10, 2014 at 6:47 PM

I wear black lol

by on Jan. 11, 2014 at 8:54 AM
Sweaters anoraks boots
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