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Monday, 7 January 2013

TWENTY-SIX/ winter dress ideas

Winter is in full force where I live. The days are shorter, it's freezing cold and the ground is covered in a thick layer of snow. As much as I love this season, it is so difficult to get out of the warmth of my bed some mornings. Usually I'll wait until the last possible second to get up and get ready for the day. I give myself about five minutes to actually pick out clothes and throw them on so I've been sticking to a strict uniform of dresses, leggings and a cardigan/jacket/sweater/blazer combo. There's a lot less effort in wearing dresses than there is in just about anything else and the most fantastic part of it all is you almost always look great. It's foolproof, really.

Right now all of my favourite dresses are from Old Navy. You can usually find them in the clearance racks ranging in price from $2 - $20. They fit like a glove on me and I love the assortment of styles, colours and materials. Also, I can't really argue with the prices. I also have some from New Look, Avon and of course, thrift shops. If you find it's difficult to find a dress to fit your body type properly, look for something in a jersey-type material. It's usually very forgiving and flatters every body type. Also, a pop of colour can bright shed some light on an otherwise dark winters day.

Here are some outfits I could definitely see myself wearing over the next couple of months. The second one is especially easy, and leggings are much much warmer than pantyhose. 

Look One: jacket/ New Look dress/ H&M, clutch/ New Look, necklace/ ASOS, booties/ Jeffrey Campbell via Solestruck, tights/ Addition Elle

Look Two: dress/ Old Navy, leggings/ New Look, blazer/ H&M, boots/ black velvet Dr Martens via Solestruck, necklace/ ASOS, watch/ MBMJ, purse/ H&M

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1 comment:

  1. I love outfit number 2. Those crazy tights are amazing and are just perfect with the purple dress and Dr. Martens.