I know that blue and white is considered a quintessential summer combination, bringing to mind, as it does, all things nautical, but for some reason I’ve really been feeling the combination for winter. Especially the pairing of pairing winter white with my winter blues:
Now, is winter white is basically just cream with a little less yellow in it? Probably. But whether you call it cream or white, it does work well for winter.
That is not to say, of course, that you can’t wear white-white during the winter. I actually like to pair white-white with winter white and blue. I did it in this outfit. And below, you can see that I’ve layered this winter white sweater over a regular white tunic:
I know, I know. I’m committing a fashion faux pas a minute. But, the world kept spinning after I wore this so I figure it’s okay.
Deborah of the blog Stylish Murmurs is a master of proportion play, and here adds an on-trend obi to her artful layers. Also love the accents created by her light blue earrings and lush red lips. Check her original post for details about this inspired outfit!
I had an absolute BLAST talking with my friend and colleague Anupama Pasricha’s class on Sociocultural Aspects of Dress at St. Kate’s this week – photo evidence here, including my signature wild hand gestures.
This post provides food for thought about identity and professional dressing norms. I enjoy changing up what I wear from occasion to occasion and environment to environment, and I think that doing so shifts my emotions and focus in constructive ways. But I can see how – for those who are disinterested in style as an expressive medium or who feel confined by dressing expectations – it could feel very constrictive. (Cheers to Mollie for the link.)
“I’ve struggled my whole life with the size, shape and weight of my body. The biggest single difference has been adopting Intuitive Eating with my amazing nutritionist over the past year. But after that, it’s sewing. You know when you look in the mirror and think “ugh, I look terrible”? 90% of the time that’s your clothes. They’re too tight, things are bulging, or maybe they’re too loose and boxy. Once you can make clothes to fit, you learn that anyone can look good.” (Thanks, LaPriel)