If you were to guess my favourite colour based on my previous outfit posts, would you guess grey? I wouldn’t be surprised! It seems like I’ve been wearing a lot of it lately, but it has been unintentional. Since I stopped wearing pants a few months ago my wardrobe has become a lot smaller. And since we have been experiencing a very cold winter I’m forced to bundle up in practical layers instead of pretty blouses and cardigans. I don’t really enjoy wearing long sleeved tee shirts but I enjoy being warm, so I’m wearing them anyways. Speaking of layers, in this particular outfit I’m wearing 6 pieces of clothing. Is this overkill? NOPE. Not when the day starts out at -25C (that’s -13F for my American readers) without factoring the wind chill! Or when one might have to spend 10 minutes cleaning the snow off their car.
When I get dressed in the morning I always wear a tank top under my shirt. No matter what I’m wearing, a tank top is the first layer. I started wearing them in high school because I couldn’t find jeans that had a high enough rise to keep my lower back covered when I bent down. Now I wear them for warmth, but also for modesty. The picture below is to show that I.love.layering. I have a tank top, dress, long sleeved shirt and a cardigan.
On my bottom half I’m wearing long johns (janes?) and knee high socks. I also wore knee high boots for added warmth. And now, for the full outfit!
Oh, and guess what? This outfit is pretty much the exact same as another I posted…same dress, same cardigan, different belt, but the shirt is the same just in another colour! And I wore my Blundstones in the original post but today I chose my trusty knee highs.
Personally, I generally feel more put together when I wear a waist defining belt. I think belts can be a great way to add some visual interest with colour, texture or pattern, especially on a monochromatic outfit such as this. I removed the belt for the second photo to show you how I look a little sloppier without it. However, for staying at home I’d go belt-less. But when I go to work (like I did on Saturday) I like to look like I put in some effort when I got dressed.
I’m trying to dress in more colour without having to buy new clothing, but hopefully I won’t have to bundle up for much longer! It appears that spring is around the corner what with our single digit negative temps this morning (it is currently -5C!!!). How sad is it that Canadians calls this “warm”?