Dressed for: The Last of Snow

Or so I hope. It feels like spring is truly here, so today’s post is a multi-outfit smorgasbord meant to get any remaining snowy-weather ensembles out of the queue!

P.S. If it snows again before November, I will probably cry bitter, bitter tears. And I know I won’t be the only Minnesotan to do so.

Already Pretty outfit featuring utility jacket, David Bowie tee shirt, distressed jeans, Clarks ankle boots, J.W. Hulme tote bag

Jacket – thrifted via Twicesimilar
Tee – from David Bowie Is at the MCA – more Bowie shirts
Jeans – Gap Factory
Boots – Clarks (no longer available) – similar
Earrings – White Sands Glass
Bag – J.W. Hulme

(First seen on Instagram, where I declared it my Dean Winchester look.) I bought this graphic tee after seeing the David Bowie Is exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. I have seen three museum retrospectives that have left me totally speechless: Keith Haring at the Whitney (which actually made me cry), Alexander McQueen at the Met, and David Bowie at the MCA. I hope they decide to tour it around a bit more – it closed a couple of months ago – because it is comprehensive, educational, impressive, gorgeous, multi-faceted, and fantastically entertaining. Seeing it moved Bowie out of the “amazing” category and into “genius” in my opinion.

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Already Pretty outfit featuring Boden coatigan, gray jeans, abstract print scarf, distressed leather messenger bag, Steve Madden ankle boots

Scarf – Nordstrom (no longer available) – similar
Cardigan – Boden
Tee – thrifted – similar
Jeans – H&M Conscious
Boots – Steve Madden Winola (almost sold out) – similar
Bag – Leather in Motion

Oh so very blown-out, that background, but it certainly makes the outfit pop. I’ve been trying to expand my scarf-tying horizons a bit, and here did my geometric scarf up in the Double Loop. A nice option to take some volume out and keep ends from dangling down.

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Already Pretty outfit featuring Desigual scarf, black tunic, skinny jeans, Steve Madden ankle boots

Scarf – Desigual (no longer available) – more Desigual scarves
Tunic – thrifted via Twice – similar
Jeans – H&M Conscious
Boots – Timberland Earthkeepers Stratham Heights
Bracelet – Karin Jacobson

This tunic really is one of my favorite Twice finds. (Seen again here.) It’s lightweight enough to be worn all year, but was fun to do with skinnies and tall boots, a combo that used to be my go-to but hasn’t been in high rotation this winter.

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Dressed for: My Favorite Cheat

Already Pretty outfit featuring knit moto jacket, Diane Von Furstenberg scarf, burgundy sweater, skinny black jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Logan Crossbody

Scarf – Diane Von Furstenberg via eBaysimilar colors
Jacket – via Twice – similar
Sweater – thrifted – similar
Jeans – Zuma courtesy Karen Kane
Booties – Steve Madden Winola (mine from last year, but these are exactly the same)
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan (no longer available) – similar shape
Earrings – gift – similar

Just a few more snowy outfits … hang in there. Of course, by the time I use them all up it might have snowed again.

My favorite and most-used outfit-building cheat is to grab a multi-colored scarf and pull out a few colors from its pattern. Here, that just meant burgundy and black, but the scarf unifies those two beautifully and adds a bit more color overall. This is a great practice for color pairing inspiration, too: Look at an existing pattern to see colors that a professional designer has grouped, and then re-create the grouping with your own garments!

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Dressed for: The Splits

Already Pretty outfit featuring denim moto jacket, asymmetric tunic, jeggings, black buckle ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff Logan crossbody

Jacket – Jag Jeans
Tunic – Chico’s via Twice
Jeggings – courtesy Karen Kane
Ankle boots – BareTraps Treena
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan (no longer available) – similar shape
Necklace – Kali Butterfly
Earrings – Lava 9similar look

Can you see that sassy little split at the hem of this tunic? Such a unique detail, yet doesn’t distract from otherwise clean lines. I’ve been having fun layering it beneath jackets, but it’s super cute on its own, too. And it’s another Twice find, so secondhand. Shopping that site gets me to try brands I don’t generally consider for myself. Glad I gave this one a try!

Do you find that you’re more open, brand-wise, when shopping thrift or secondhand?

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