What's your favorite thing to search on Pinterest? For me, it's a toss up between new ways to braid my hair, interior design and outfits. It's great for days when you're feeling uninspired to hop on Pinterest and see what other people are doing with their winter wardrobe. A couple of weeks ago, I felt inspired, went shopping and then we played dress up! Christina took some pretty pictures to hopefully give you some ideas for those days when you just can't decide what to wear.
Today, we're sharing with you 4 fun winter outfits, where to get the pieces, and how to do it on a budget!
Outfit #1: Faux Fur Vest + Purple Bag
This look is really fun and very simple to pull together. All you need this:
- Black skinny pants (J.Crew Minnie Pant, $89.50)*
- Black pumps (Nine West Flax Pumps, $69)
- Purple handbag (ALDO Galega Bag, Regularly $50, on sale now for $39.98)
- White sweater (Already owned, TJMaxx last season, cashmere blend for $49, Similar)
- Faux fur vest (Von Maur Jolt Faux Fur Vest, $58)
- Simple gold jewelry (ALDO Kellena Necklace, $10)
If i had to guess, I'd say you probably have the basics already and may only need to find a good faux fur vest and perhaps a colorful handbag. When wearing a faux fur vest, I suggest keeping the rest of your look understated and neutral (except for a pop of color in a piece of jewelry or handbag).
Outfit #2: Complimentary Colors + Leopard
I absolutely love mixing and matching patterns, textures, and colors. It's a fun way to make an outfit go from pretty to super pretty and interesting. When mixing and matching like this, ground your look in a color scheme to maintain continuity. In this outfit, I used blues and greys which were repeated throughout the look. The leopard print top picks up on the blue and grey colors which are echoed throughout the outfit in the shoes, bag, and coat. The skirt, a nice bright yellow, is complimentary to the blue and is a fun and unexpected color in cold winter months.
Here are the ingredients for this look:
- Grey coat (Green with Envy $50 from TJMaxx, already owned. Similar)
- Leopard Print Top (Zara Double Layer Top, $49.50)
- Blue Leather Handbag (Zara, $39.50)
- Gold and Cream Sparkle Fishnet Tights (DSW, Similar)
- Criss Cross Shoes (DSW Joe's Lauren Pump $79.95, 30% off for $55.97)
- Yellow Pencil Skirt (Already owned, TJMaxx, Similar)
- Wood carved bracelet blessed by Spanish monks (Gift from Christina. You can just pick out a nice pale wooden bracelet that isn't blessed by Spanish monks and it will still work)
Outfit #3 Black + Black + Gold + Green
Black is chic. It just is! In the cold winter months, darker, more moody colors have their time to shine, and we think this is a great way to do it. It's comfy with the oversized sweater and tights, and sweet with the pleated skirt.
Here is what you need to look as chic as Alex:
- Black Oversized Sweater (H&M $17.95)
- Black Pleated Skirt (H&M $15 Similar)
- Black Patterned Tights (Already owned $10 Similar)
- Gold Statement Necklace (H&M $12.95 Similar)
- Gold and White Watch (ASOS $43 Similar)
- Green Clutch (Already owned $25 Similar)
- Cuff bracelet (Macy's $65 Similar)
- Black booties (Macy's $94.99 Similar)*
Outfit #4 Boots My Family Will Hate + Faux Fur Infiniti Scarf
I like this outfit because of the variety of textures with only subtle differences in colors. Grandmama and Mama, I know you both hate these boots, don't worry, I wont be wearing them to Christmas dinner :) But for those of you who don't hate them, I'll tell you where to get them!
And there you have it! A simple recipe for 4 fun winter looks.
We hope you'll have as much fun as we did styling your own winter looks. Connect with us by using #endsinstyle and show us your favorite winter outfits!
*For years, I thought anything approaching the $100 mark was not to be considered "budget". However, I suggest putting your clothing budget towards high quality shoes and coats in the winter. You don't need to spend $1,000 on a coat or $500 on shoes to get high quality. A good coat will last you years as will the shoes--and they will keep you from needing to spend extra money seeing a podiatrist. Invest in the staples, save on the trendy items.