I’m sure you have heard it a million times so far this week – it’s bitterly cold almost everywhere in the US! I think I have packed on a million layers of clothing just to stay warm. It’s times like this that I miss summer, and the smell of sunblock for a moment. Ah, the memory of ice cold drinks on warm nights with friends laughing as the sun finally set close to 10pm (minus the humidity). I know it can be hard to find something stylish to put on because being warm is more important. The best way is to dress up in layers.
Do you have a thin turtleneck sweater from Fall that you love? Pair it with a blazer and statement jewelry or a colorful scarf. This combo can be on top of a skirt or pants giving it a more dressy feel, or can be paired with jeans for a more casual look. If you aren’t a fan of turtlenecks, you can pair most thin layer tops with a great blazer, blouse, or a dress. I know sometimes we want to reserve our jackets for interviews or a day at the office where you have to look a bit nicer or more professional, but why? Why keep them hidden in our closets and default to wearing something else? A well tailored blazer commands respect and inspires confidence. I am sure you will feel like strutting down the hallways. It will be well worth the dry cleaning bill later on!
It may be casual Friday for a lot of you, but let’s make it a posh casual. Grab a few items to throw in your purse to make your Friday night Happy Hour a bit more layered with style after a day at work. Take that jacket to new heights, and who knows which cute stranger will catch your eye? It may be your new Valentine.