Winter Wardrobe Remix: Black, Camel, and Cream

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Camel Coat / Black Cashmere Sweater / Black Jeans / Boots

My winter capsule wardrobe this year features a new color palette that I’m really into: black, camel, and cream. I started by adding a few more ivory and camel sweaters into my wardrobe before the end of the year when all of the great Christmas sales were happening. I already had some black, but was lacking a good pair of black jeans. I found this pair at Abercrombie and Fitch and I was surprised by the quality at the price. I already owned this great camel coat, which helps to top off the looks. I love how sophisticated these colors look together. They’re classic items I’ll have for a long time. I can even see these items making their way into my spring capsule wardrobe.

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How to Make Your Sweaters Last Longer

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As you may have noticed, I wear the same clothes a lot. It’s part of my plan to appreciate what I own as opposed to buying something new. The only problem with that is the more you wear your clothes, the faster they wear out. Sweaters are notorious for this. They have the potential to pill, snag, shrink, and stretch out. I do have my methods for making them last longer though. Here are a few tips if you are trying to get the most out of your sweaters.

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Winter Wardrobe Remix: Jean Jacket

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When I started planning out my winter capsule wardrobe this year, I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to incorporate my jean jacket. It’s a staple every other season of the year, why should winter be any different? My main concern was how to layer it under coats. Surprisingly it layers just fine under my wool cocoon coat from J.Crew. It must be layered over a thin sweater, of course, but that’s the beauty of it. It adds another layer to something that otherwise might be too thin to wear on chilly winter days, giving that item a new purpose. Do you wear jean jackets in the winter? How do you style yours?

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3 Ways I’m Wearing My Striped Turtleneck

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Turtleneck / Jeans / Headband / Heels

Happy Tuesday! How is your week going so far? Did you enjoy the Super Bowl? I haven’t seen such a high-energy half time show in quite a long time. Shakira and J.Lo rocked it! Today, I’m featuring one of my winter capsule wardrobe staples: my black and white striped turtleneck. There is just something about black and white stripes that looks perfectly chic. This turtleneck looks great tucked into a pair of black high-waisted jeans and adds an interesting layer to sweaters and button downs for those colder days. This particular one is the lightweight tissue turtleneck from J.Crew and lives up to its name. What have you been wearing on repeat lately?

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Turtleneck / Jeans / Chambray Shirt / Loafers

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Turtleneck / Jeans / Sweater / Boots

10 Questions to Ask Before Buying New Clothes

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In the beginning of the year, I committed to becoming a more mindful consumer. Part of that means appreciating what you have and consuming less, but eventually the need or desire to buy something new will arise. This is especially true of my capsule wardrobe. A few weeks ago, I purged my winter wardrobe and narrowed down my closet to just the essentials. Although I feel like I have everything I need at this moment, this may change as my style evolves and my needs change. Responding to these changes with the right mindset will help make sure any new purchases I make are worthwhile. Here are 10 questions I’ll be asking myself before adding anything new to my capsule wardrobe.

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The Black Cashmere Sweater: A Winter Wardrobe Staple

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If you are just starting out on your capsule wardrobe journey or just trying to create a more timeless, classic wardrobe, one of the best items you can add is a black cashmere sweater. You can rarely go wrong wearing black, especially in a luxe fabric like cashmere. (It even has a Seinfeld episode dedicated to it.) And, as the temperatures continue to drop in February, it’s a warm and cozy option for the office and play. Here I show how I wear my black cashmere sweater to dress up an office, casual, and going out look.

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Winter 2020 Capsule Wardrobe

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Now that the dust has settled from the holidays, I finally found time to put together my winter capsule wardrobe. It may seem a little late, but we’ve been experiencing fall-like weather throughout December and early January here in Pittsburgh, so now feels like the right time. Before I jump into what I’m wearing this winter, here is a little background:

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