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

Spring Wardrobe Wishlist

It is about that time where I update my wardrobe and I bring in new colours and textures that are light and airy for Spring. Before I create this capsule wardrobe I wanted to put together some items that I have been seeing in stores and online that I would love to be a part of my capsule wardrobe: Spring Edition. 

I have yet to create a capsule wardrobe in the spring or summer so with that in mind I honestly do not remember what I have packed away that needs to come out and be worn. I feel that I may be lacking in the staple pieces department and want to make sure I am covered that way. The items about are definitely staple items and would work in multiple seasons. 

It is still very cold where I live so I do not see myself getting my spring capsule wardrobe together yet but when I do I will be posting about it (naturally). 

What is on your wishlist for Spring time? 

-K

 

Below are links to all the times I posted above: 

Ivory Cape: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/ca/en/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=39029855&category=W_NEWARRIVALS

Black Cape Blazer: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/ca/en/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=38184909&color=001&category=MORE_IDEAS

One Piece Swimsuit: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/ca/en/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=38240610&category=W_NEWARRIVALS

Trench Coat: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/ca/en/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=38371241&category=W_NEWARRIVALS&color=016

Lace Dress: http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/clothes-new/4130265305702.jsp#/

Peach Buttondown: http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/clothes-new/4110259832000.jsp#/

White V-neck: http://aritzia.com/en/product/felipe-sweater/58465.html?dwvar_58465_color=1275

Denim Shorts: http://aritzia.com/en/product/roller-bleu-cult/59645.html?dwvar_59645_color=1520

Printed Cami: http://aritzia.com/en/product/lyrical-camisole/58974.html?dwvar_58974_color=5460

Jersey Dress: http://aritzia.com/en/product/inland-dress/59131.html?dwvar_59131_color=6028

Pencil Skirt: http://aritzia.com/en/product/celia-skirt/58858.html?dwvar_58858_color=6028

 

January Recap

January has been a month of pure growth. I feel like I am becoming a better person since the beginning of this month. I am finding what I truly love to do and I am putting myself and my blog out there. 

This post is just a quick recap of all the posts I have made this month. I hope you enjoy this wide range of posts. Looking back on it I am proud of all I have posted this month.  Let me know what your favourite post was from this month and what you want to see more of!

Enjoy
-K

Updated Wardrobe Declutter: December 2015

I have been in a declutter mood lately, getting rid of anything I have no use for or that take up space in my not so spacious room. Last week I had another decluttering party (by myself!) where I tackled my closet space. I knew that all the clothing that was in my current capsule wardrobe was safe to stay but I had a lot other pieces that have not seen the light of day in a few seasons. When going through my clothing I had to figure out what I love and what I don't. 

To start the cleaning process, I pulled out all of the items that I A) have not worn in a really long time, B) Do not like the way they fit, or C) I do not feel like I love the item on me. Once these items were thrown onto my bed in an extremely horrendous pile I sorted through them making one section for things I was for sure not keeping and things that I needed to try on again. 

To be honest, 90% of the items were given away to a new home that would give them more love. I only kept things that I liked the fit of and that made me feel good about myself while wearing them. My closet feels half the size of what it used to be but I feel like I know everything in there is something I could wear and feel comfortable in. 

Looking back on the process of decluttering I felt very accomplished and pleased about the items I decided to keep. I now have more space in my closet for new things that would complement the current items in my wardrobe. I am looking forward to decluttering my dresser drawers as well as the bins under my bed of seasonal items, but thats for another time.

-K