We know, we know - it’s winter, it’s freezing, you just want to wear sweatpants. Trust us, we feel your pain, but sometimes it’s really nice to dress up just a little bit in the winter. For one, people generally don’t like it when you show up to their cocktail party in a matching sweat set and sneakers, no matter how cute it is. And second, sometimes it actually gives you a new outlook on the grey days of winter. And yes, we highly recommend stalking your fav influencer as much as possible for outfit inspo, but TBH, my fav influencer lives in LA, so that’s not really helpful when it’s -35 degrees outside in the northeast. To help give you some ideas, I’ve decided to put together a few looks for different events you might be going to this winter. I truly have faith in you all, especially when you get a little extra help from your STIK accessories to keep you warm AND cute.
Those little tasks we face always become a little more trying in the winter but I find putting together a fun outfit makes me feel so much better. Today we are taking it back to our childhood with some adorable Madewell overalls - they are comfortable and bring everything together. To spice it up, layer under a fun turtleneck like this one from Scotch & Soda. Pair it with the Motley Beanie in heather and some sustainable Veja Sneakers, and I promise you can do anything. Okay maybe not anything but you can definitely get yourself to the grocery store.
The line between stuffy and sensible gets fuzzy when it comes to dressing up in the winter. I find that layering fun textures is always a good move and adds a little fun to an all black look. Start with a fun velvet pattern like this Hutch Dress, you can find on Rent the Runway. To add a bit more coverage, try sticking a mesh turtleneck underneath. This one from Free People comes with a built-in undershirt. If this is a little too trendy for you, you can also throw on a structured blazer like this one from Vince to keep those shoulders warm - this is also rentable. I am strongly against subjecting your poor toes to snow piles in open toed heels, so add a little yeehaw to your life instead with these Everlane Wild Western boots. Finally, for a bit more flair, accessorize with our wintery Sarah Earrings. I wish I could suggest sweatpants, but this will just have to do.
Yes, we know, staying in sweatpants and ordering take out is always a great option, but sometimes it’s nice to spice it up. For a nice winter dinner, I always like to pick one statement piece and support it with neutrals. A fun blouse like this floral lace one from NISSA on Rent the Runway is a fun alternative to a black sweater. A cropped flare jean with a high waist is super flattering and also shows off your funky kicks. I’m obsessed with these Paige Denim jeans and these platform loafers from Vince. Don’t worry, I didn’t forget the best part… a Charcoal Pardy Wrap! Really it’s a wrap and a scarf and most importantly a socially acceptable blanket - you’re welcome.
We all remember everyone’s obsession with cheetah print this summer, and clearly I am not ready to let it go. I am taking it into winter by substituting a cropped tee with a chunky knit from Reformation (my favorite way to style it is with a simple French tuck.) To add a little life to the grey of winter, I chose this blue Rebecca Minkoff Rebecca Minkoff Midi Skirt and paired it with our Rutherford Beanie in Navy Beanie. To complete the look, we love these Cole Haan Mara Chelsea Booties - they go with everything, AND they have a rubber sole, so you won’t slip on any ice (even if you have one too many mimosas).