Once the temperatures drop, my biggest wardrobe dilemma is how to dress in a way that makes me feel like I’m completely wrapped in a warm, comfy duvet, while actually looking stylish. As you can imagine, mastering such a look is no easy feat. But really, the time has come to say goodbye to all of your pretty, feminine and lightweight fabrics, and say hello to heavy, chunky knits that keep you warm.
One of my latest wardrobe additions is actually a perfect candidate for the “stylish duvet” look and it is this black midi skirt from Ann Taylor. Although it’s hard to tell in the picture, it is a ribbed knit made from a merino wool blend. Style and warmth? Success!
The next challenge I often face is how to wear a cardigan without looking “twin set”. Remember what Kate Moss said about Christy Turlington? ’The last time I saw Christy, she was wearing a twin-set,’ she said. ‘You can think twin-set, but you can’t wear one.” And I’m pretty sure we do not want to piss of Kate Moss here.
Forever a fan of a good jacket, I gravitated towards this one from Old Navy for its cool houndstooth print, zip detail and more structured feel.To bring more of a downtown edge to the look, I wrapped a grey ombre sweater from Vancouver’s Plenty around my waist and topped off the look with a felt baseball cap from H&M. Voila! It’s like I never left my bed.
What I Wore: Baseball cap from H&M, sunglasses by Celine, Houndstooth cardigan from Old Navy, V-neck T-shirt by Patrick Assaraf, bag by Chanel, Ombre grey sweater from Plenty, Knit skirt and boots from Ann Taylor.
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