Saturday, November 27, 2010

Old Jeans- New Ways

If the weather permitted, I'd wear skirts and dresses year round.  But unfortunately, it just gets way too cold and I end up wearing jeans almost every day.

I really dislike getting in the rut of wearing the same thing over and over again...

Sweater (cable knit, quarter zip, cardigan)
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Jeans (boot cut, skinny, jeggings)
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Boots (riding, wellies, duck)

It gets old.  Really quickly.

So, to challenge myself to not get in the rut of this "uniform," I put together some looks on Polyvore.  Hopefully this will provide inspiration for the next few cold months....


old jeans new ways

Straight Leg Jeans:

1) I love fleece vests.  I paired the more outdoorsy Patagonia vest with sparkly Kate Spade flats to mix things up.
2) For outings (dinner, movies, dates, etc.) it is sometimes just too too cold for skirts (even with tights).  Cropped metallic jacket over a tank top with fun pumps.
3) When you want to be a little more comfortable: I have an absolute obsession with Fair Isle sweaters, and this belted one is no exception.  Picture it with a long sleeved black shirt underneath.  And pair with fuzzy moccasins.

old jeans new ways
Skinny Jeans:

1) Fur vest + long sleeved tee.  You could easily hide warm socks under the skinny jeans and pull off the heeled oxford shoes.  Love the femininity of the colors.
2) For running errands, don't be afraid to go a little crazy with color.  The bright yellow Kate Spade jacket can be worn over a boring sweater!  But matched with the lime mary-janes and you have yourself quite a bold outfit!
3)  So you need to wear boots (it is realllllly cold!), pair a plain long sleeved shirt with a cropped shrug and a bold necklace.

Now I may be looking forward to jeans-all-the-time weather.  May.

xoxo

7 comments :

  1. Ooh, I'm liking the outing/date option. I'll be keeping that in mind for a date I'm gonna have over winter break :)

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  2. I love the Fair Isle sweater! Btw.. what's your favorite brand of jeggings? I'm thinking about getting some!

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  3. Thank you so much for this! I hate the repetition of jeans, sweater, boots too!

    http://pearlsandplies.blogspot.com/

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  4. I can see you in the fashion world after completing your college studies...you are on a bright future Carly!!!

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  5. Thank you so much for doing this post! I actually do have 3 pairs of J. Crew cords that really have been sitting in my closet in my dorm for the last 3 months. So thank you! This was very helpful.
    Love your blog!

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  6. (whoops! commented on wrong post! so sorry!)

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  7. your outfits are ugly..your blog of being a prepster sucks...are you still in high school? Do you think there are still cliques in the real world? Grow up...you are not that cool.

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