I am not the biggest fan of the chilly winter months especially since Michigan winters tend to be very grey. It's so easy for all of us to fall into the trap of wearing very dark colors and hardly using any prints in the winter. After all, black is in abundance in stores from October until January. I feel like I'm at a style impasse sometimes because as a shorter gal, I love and know the value of a monochromatic look probably more than a lot of people. But I do think our wardrobe helps us to feel good about ourselves. That's why I love pairing darker colors that are very rich. No more black, it's time to break out a cozy knit in burgundy!
During the winter it can also be hard to wear knits if you're short. That's why I fell in love with the flattering draping affect of this open knit sweater. I just layered a dark camisole underneath.
This is how I wear my prints. I buy my accessories in prints! I love blanket scarves, especially the traditional tartan prints. I don't like to wear blanket scarves in the traditional way, wrapped around my neck in the circle style. Blanket scarves worn this way are just too much for my frame, and I feel like it's cumbersome after a while. I took my blanket scarf, folded it into a triangle and wrapped it taught. Then just draped it over my neck.
Charcoal grey will be a forever favorite neutral of mine because it's a good way to get away from black dress trousers. I love that I can wear a charcoal color trouser or skirt with black boots and a lighter top and it still has that streamlined look that a monochromatic color look would give.
The sweater, blanket scarf, and trousers are all from Dear Prudence; one of my favorite local boutiques in Michigan. If you follow them on Instagram they post photos of new merchandise all the time and can take orders over the phone! The boots are LK Bennett and they are older but you can find similar pairs (SALE going on!) here here as well as other options here and here.
Here is the link for Dear Prudence: seriously follow them on Instagram, lots of good stuff!