This last weekend my family and I took a quick trip to McCall, Idaho for the Winter Carnival. While packing I had the realization that I basically packed three versions of the same outfit.
Leggings + sweater + booties = comfy and cute
(plus sunglasses, because I always, ALWAYS wear sunglasses)
So I actually paid attention and wrote down my formula for a cute, comfy, pulled together and cozy winter outfit. This formula plus my three tips for pairing these pieces, is single handedly going to get me through the last few weeks of winter without going crazy or getting bored by my wardrobe!
Tip #1: Choose a big, slouchy, comfortable sweater in a fun cut or color.
Preferably something that covers your butt. I mean, no judgement either way but I'm more comfortable when my nether regions are covered, at least a little! I really try and make sure there's something interesting about my top beyond just being slouchy. Try to pair something with some texture, draping or a really gorgeous color. This Victoria's Secret sweater is perfect because it has all three!
Keep reading for tips 2 & 3!
These mesh paneled leggings from Forever 21 are to die for. I may or may not have bought them in three different designs (and by that I mean I absolutely did). They're the perfect blend of practical and sexy without going overboard. Look for details like studs, cut-outs, ties at the ankle...something to make you look and feel a little 'fancier' then just wearing workout wear.
Plus, I got about a million compliments of these.
Tip #3: Wear comfortable booties that match the color of your leggings.
These black wedge booties are thrifted, but I bought them because they were so, so comfortable. They're also the perfect color and height to elongate my legs, and the fact that they blend into my outfit means that the focus is on the details of my leggings and the texture of the top.
Leggings: F21, $15 (exact pair here) // Sweater: Victoria's Secret via Goodwill, (similar sweater here) $4 // Booties: Saver's Thrift, (similar booties here) $6 // Necklace: FabFitFun subscription box // Sunglasses: Colossein (exact sunglasses here) $12.99
And if you're me...you always accessories with a cup of coffee. Especially when it's this cold outside. Or you know, just because I barely even know what to do with my hands anymore when there isn't a coffee in them!