How to Give Your Summer Clothes Love in the Winter

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I feel like I am definitely not the only one when I say that I cannot wait for the weather to get warmer. I feel like every time I go to put an outfit together I end up covering up the details I styled with a larger outer later and in turn making all my outfits look the same. 

I have a decent collection on fashionable Winter outerwear in my closet; from heavier utility parkas to wool oversized coats. But I always find that when I style an outfit and then add the final jacket ontop the outfit turns out looking like every outfit I have put together this Season.

I sit and stare at my lighter items and wish how I could just wear those instead of bulking up with a heavy coat to go outside. Don't get me wrong; I live for a perfectly layered outfit but I am just itching to give some love to my Spring/Summer wear. 

Recently on my Instagram @aclearthoughtblog I have posted a few flat lay outfit photos that are definitely not Winter appropriate. With these outfits in mind, I tried to style something I would wear in the Spring but give it a Winter warmth and in turn creating a win-win scenario. 

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Trading out the footwear for a similarly styled bootie definitely is a great step towards warming up the outfit. In the outfit below I traded out the open-toed booties (Sirens) for a full bootie (Call It Spring) which gets bonus points for having treads on the bottom. 

Adding lighter layers will help style the outfit without making it look bulky. You can always add a  light knit or a cardigan to your outfit that will still show off the layers below. The lighter the layer the more you can add on top! 

Don't forget about accessories!  Accessories can definitely come in handy when adding warmth to an outfit. From mittens to scarves or even hats, you can simply add a tiny detail that will make you stand the colder air a tad bit longer. 

I am definitely going to try to give more love to my lighter pieces this Winter until the weather warms up and I can style them with fewer layers on top. Who else is fighting the urge to run away to somewhere warm until our weather gets nicer? 

-K