Monday, January 19, 2015

Effortless Outfits for Busy Winter Mornings

Image Credit: David Marcu
Hi there! We all lead busy lives and the last thing we all want to do in the morning is spend an excessive amount of time staring at our closets trying to figure out what to wear. There's also a danger of falling into a repetitive pattern of wearing the same things in the winter over and over again.

To help your mornings get along a bit faster, here are a few quick outfit combinations for the winter months so simple you won't even have to think about it.

While at first glance, this might seem like a pretty "complex" outfit, once you break it down, there's a whole formula to it. Picking a neutral patterned top like stripes or polka dots and tucking it into some more bold patterned pants instantly make an outfit more eye-catching. Pop on some of your favourite booties for height, a faux fur vest (or cardigan) to keep warm, and a sparkly statement necklace to top it all off.

ModCloth Fur Vest
River Island Striped Rib Top
Forever 21 Clustered Stone Necklace
H&M Black Platform Boots
ASOS Floral Print Jogger

For this next one, I picked out some black pants to go with a simple striped button-up. For a warm and cozy look, I added a massive printed shawl, but you could also use a big scarf or a blanket scarf. To avoid looking sloppy, structured knee-high boots with buckles keep the outfit in line and the long necklace adds a bit of necessary bling.

Topshop Checkered Shawl
Zara Loose Fit Printed Shirt
H&M Biker Pants
New Look Black Leather Knee-High Boots
Baublebar Tassel Pendant Necklace

For this last outfit, I decided to go for a striped dress whose shape is simple enough for you to dress up or down. Since it's winter, I decided to add some funky tights to the mix and an oversized beanie to keep your head warm. Fun and sturdy boots (or one or the other) and a nice watch complete the outfit. Something I find is that even if your outfit for the day is sub-par, a nice watch can easily elevate it.

Topshop Knitted Stripe Swing Dress
Gipsy Lace and Sheer Tights
River Island Criss Cross Beanie
Steve Madden Jtroopa Purple Combat Boots
Urban Outfitters Illusionist Watch

Which outfit was your favourite? Do you have a go-to outfit formula in the mornings? Is it hard for you to figure out what to wear? Leave your comments and share your thoughts below!

Thank you so much for reading!
- J

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