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How to keep winter outfits interesting

Try a tweed skirt with (fake) twinset for an interesting business casual look

One of my readers asked how to keep a classic winter outfit looking interesting. In this post, I created an OOTD that stays with the basic classics: A cashmere sweater, cashmere, cardigan, tight, boots and the American Classic tweet skirt. Instead of the typical twinset,  go for an unexpected fake twinset with sweater and cardigan in the same material, but different color. Here you can either go with matching, color block, or one of the two having a pattern where you pick up one color. Use one color to ground your look. In this example, it’s the gray that occurs in the skirt, sweater, tight, and cardigan.

Create interest in your look by wearing classic pieces in an unexpected way. #styletip Click To Tweet

Add interest by wearing it your way

To make the outfit interesting I wrapped the cardigan around my shoulders instead of putting my arms into the sleeves. I hope Mademoiselle forgives me that I wear it my way. 😉

#fashionover50 woman in interesting winter look with tweet skirt with sweater and cardigan worn over the shoulders
Fake twinset with a L.L. Bean arglye cashmere sweater, Moda International cardigan, Vince Camuto suede boots, gray GNW tight, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Bulova watch, gem stone bangle, Ray Ban mirrored sunglasses, and gray belt for shape (all own) for an unexpected classic, but interesting business casual look

Be aware outerwear is an outfit too that needs styling

Always style your outerwear too. It is best to keep the outerwear in sync with your outfit. Doing so allows for wearing the coat/jacket open, when it gets too warm for the coat to be closed, but still too cold for not wearing the coat.  Think about how interesting such a look is.

In this example, I created an outer outfit with my shearling motorcycle coat, chevron cashmere scarf, and beret that all have burgundy in common like the sweater. I added the mirrored Ray Ban purple aviator sunglasses, and Nordstrom Rack gloves to pickup other colors of the sweater.

#accessories unique trendy gloves with bow and jewelry
Zoom-in on the trendy gloves with bow , Bulova watch, and gemstone bangle (all own)

Invest in winter accessories like gloves to add interest

When the winter last seven month, investing into great gloves in various colors is a must-do to not get into winter boredom – outfit wise – or into an outerwear style rut. I invest in my classic basic everyday gloves in standard colors, i.e. the fundamental pieces that are to last. I have made nothing, but great experiences with gloves I bought at LeatherCoatsEtc.

When it comes to glove trends be frugal

#fashionover50 mature woman in motorcycle shearling coat with mirrored sunglasses that create interest in this winter outfit
Nordstrom Rack chevron cashmere scarf, Vince Camuto suede boots, gray GNW tight, trendy Nordstrom Rack fashion gloves, Ray Ban mirrored aviator sunglasses, Modalu Pippa bag, LeatherCoatsEtc beret, and Cole Haan motorcycle shearling coat (all own)

 

Invest in the classic, go for a bargain for trends. #budgetfashion Click To Tweet

On the contrary, I go for a bargain when it comes to trendy gloves like in the photo above. I always browse for unique gloves in thrift- and consignment stores as well as on sales. Trendy gloves typically have minor quality than high end basics as trends are not supposed to last. On the contrary, they are supposed to be just a trend and go. Period.

Browse thrift and consignment store to find cool accessories that keep your look from boring. #personalstyle Click To Tweet

To see other interesting winter looks with the argyle sweater, the purple mirrored sunglasses and the tweed skirt click the links.

Do you keep your winter outfits interesting? What are your tricks to create interest when wearing a classic outfit? What are your winter style challenges? Send me an email so I can help you to look to your best.

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Photos: G. Kramm

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