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

OOTD: Greyscaled Spring Look

When getting ready for the day I always check the weather to see how many layers I need to bundle up in. I am always cold so I need to make sure I am prepared by wearing a few layers in case the weather decides to change. 

If you know me in real life or follow my other social medias you can tell that I love a good black, white and grey look. I am drawn to wearing those colours and when getting ready for today I challenged myself to create an outfit that was greyscale but also varied in textures to make my outfit have more depth. 

I started with my go to favourite jeans from American Eagle. If you haven't tried these you need to seriously go out and get them! They are super soft and very forgiving with the stretch. I  definitely want to invest in other colours and washes! 

For shoes I went with my faux leather black booties from Call It Spring. The faux leather texture give more dimension to my legs and makes it look like I am not wearing a head to toe black suit. 

For a top I went with this silky black t-shirt buttonup from Forever21. This article has been in my closet for years and I still find I wear it enough to keep it around! This top has the perfect boxy cut that is right on my hip bones but not too tight where it looks sassy. This top is perfect to emphasis my legs and make them look longer! 

To add a bit more greyscale into this outfit I went with my black and white knit cardigan from Forever21. This baby helps keep me warm when we experience this awkward middle Spring weather. Its warm enough to wear alone but doesn't make me overheat with how light weight it is. There are few things I find in Forever21 that I love and this is one of them!

I cannot wait for the weather to warm up a bit and start wearing more spring attire...even though I will probably still be rocking the all black look. Let me know what type of OOTD you would like to see next!

-K