My Winter Wardrobe Basics

Jan 10, 2018

winter wardrobe basics

Coat: J.CrewSweater: Everlane (c/o) | Jeans: NordstromScarf: Nordstrom | Boots: Dolce Vita – also available here! | Tote Bag: Cuyana (c/o)  | Lips: Tom Ford


Happy Wednesday guys!

I can’t believe how fast this week is flying by, same for you? We spent yesterday running all over town. Since the house was finally organized and clean it was time to grocery shop and get back on a healthy eating routine. Leaving Mexico was incredibly sad (I miss you warmth) but I am excited to get back to our everyday life and be a little healthier. We stopped by the doctor’s office for a quick check on Zain’s ears, thankfully everything is okay. I had been paranoid about watching his ears after he had Croup. Kids are so likely to get ear infections after colds and since he has started rubbing his right ear a few days ago I thought it was better to get it checked than just wonder everyday!

It felt really nice to stock up on groceries and start cooking again! I know I shared some slow cooker recipes yesterday and made the detox chicken soup one last night. It was so tasty and just what a cold night called for. I also asked you all on Instagram stories to send in your favorite healthy recipes that I’m going to share in a post next week so if you have any feel free to send them over via email or Instagram!

Well, onto today’s outfit! It’s one that will be on repeat for a while now that it’s frigid. I thought I would share a few of my favorite pieces for winter that are easy to layer, don’t make you look bulky and versatile. 


Dark Jeans

I love most washes of jeans but during the winter when you have 57,000 layers on I think sticking to darker washes or black jeans (even better!) is the most flattering. I have this one pair of black jeans and swear they get worn more than anything else. A high waist, nice stretch and good length are crucial and these check all the boxes.




Well Made Sweater

Everlane’s cashmere collection has me swooning. You all know I’m a huge fan of the brand and their new affordable line of cashmere sweaters is a godsend. This is the cropped mock turtleneck version but I am now eyeing their new chunky knit. 




Neutral Scarf

I love a good scarf, mostly because they work to protect my face from the brutal wind here in Chicago. You can find so many affordable versions that have neutral colors and a chunky feel that add something fun to any outfit. My advice: invest in a few!




Warm Coat

Besides my normal Canada Goose (the warmest jacket ever made, only reason people pay that much money for a coat) it’s nice to have some other options on hand. This green parka with sherpa lining and a hood is a great option for days like today when it’s still around 30 or 40 and not Arctic like.




Good Bootie

A good bootie is like a good tennis shoe, you need them. I spent a lot of time searching for a tan boot that would look chic, not be too trendy (so I could use it for years) and be comfortable since I walk all day in them. After trying on what felt like hundreds of pairs I was sold on this one! I can’t reccomend them enough and wear them almost everyday. 




What are your winter wardrobe staples? 



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Photography by Iron & Honey


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  1. Merritt Beck says:

    Love the neutrals paired with dark jeans! And that scarf is so cute!!

    xx, Merritt
    The Style Scribe