This morning I woke up and I just sat down while I was drinking my morning tea for a second to take in everything our world has to offer. Our environmental is actually so beautiful and sometimes I take for granted what a beautiful world we live in. The only thing I wish was different is the length of winter!! I absolutely do not wish for more carbon dioxide in our atmosphere though, because global warming sucks and I want to live in a healthy environment. I am counting down the days until groundhog day because I am more than ready for spring to be here. Naturally, I am cold blooded so literally every second of the day I am frozen. I’ve learned to style outfits that help keep me warm but are not so obvious that I am wearing a ridiculous amount of layers. In the winter, I feel like my outfits are dressier and more put together than anything I would wear in the summer. That being said, my summer clothes are far more casual and easier to throw on than a bundled up winter look. However, this winter season I wanted to focus more on comfort and warmth instead of always dressing up everyday. I don’t know about you all, but in the winter it is extra hard for me to leave my warm bed to enter the cold surroundings of the outside world. With that being said, it has been so easy to just throw on a pair of pants, a random long sleeve and the infamous Docs. Me being me, I always try to add details to any of my fits to make them unique and personal to my aesthetic.
My mom got me these fleece lined jeans from Old Navy and life has dramatically changed since. Normally I don’t wear jeans that much, but recently I have been living in them. It has been so easy for me to wear a sweater but make it Alli inspired by adding a classic band tee over it. This season I have become a layering monster by wearing at least two shirts everyday. You can easily dress up an outfit by pairing a more casual garment like jeans or corduroy with a classic long sleeve and blazer. I am also a huge fan of mixing patterns and textures, so I’ve been having a lot of fun layering different things that you typically wouldn’t pair together. This season, I actually was really drawn to corduroy, so I have a variety of pants that I tend to dress down with t-shirts. You can easily dress a nice corduroy pant up with a silky button up or a collared shirt worn open with a t-shirt underneath.
One of my favorite textiles this season is tweed. This fabric can be a more heavier weight wool or it can be just a light weight knit depending on the look you are going for. In case you don’t already know, my dream article of clothing is the one and only Chanel tweed jacket. I have literally been dreaming about this jacket since I was in 7th grade and learned about Chanel putting chains in her garments. Chanel is my favorite designer of all time because not only is she a feminist icon, she was meticulous about every detail in her designs which is why she stands out so distinctly from any knockoffs. I have a tweed blazer that is one of my go-to jackets for work. It is a super light weight tweed with satin lining, that of course was purchased at a random thrift store in Denton. A slight, sustainable fashion flex. Not a big deal.