Cold Weather Layering

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Club Monaco vest (shop similar options below), Custom jacket from Hong Kong (details here), Madewell dress (shop similar styles below), SPANX tights, Hunter Huntress boots

It has been pouring rain for the last 3 days in San Francisco which has resulted in my Hunter boots getting some heavy rotation, and increased layering. I love putting unexpected pieces together and adore how this faux fur vest looks with this more polished blazer. The polka dot dress adds some fun pattern mixing and the boots tone down the trendiness.

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The one benefit of this weather (aside from the natural benefits, of course)? My hair adores humidity! These curls are aux-natural and i’m obsessed with the lack of heat styling that’s necessary.

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My dress and faux fur vest are from last season, but shop a few of this season’s options here:

How To: Quick Tips for Making an Outfit Instantly Flattering

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Piperlime sweater (similar), BDG jeans, Ray Ban sunglasses, Chanel vintage flats, necklace purchased on Hunters Alley

If we’re being totally honest, one of the reasons I started this blog was to share tips like this with the world. For years i’ve been pulling and tugging at my clothes, folding this, hemming that to make items flattering that otherwise wouldn’t be. I’ve said it before on this blog, i’m a firm believer that I can make anything flattering. A few simple tricks that i’ve learned over the years is the basic tuck, and the classic roll. See below for deets

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As you can see, this outfit above is worn with the pieces as they come. Very skinny jeans, a sweater that is too long and cuts off the leg line. The sweater gives me no shape and the jeans make my legs look like sausages.

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Now, behold the tuck. I do this with almost all of my skirts and jeans. If i’m wearing a shirt that doesn’t feel flattering but won’t suit a belt, i’ll tuck it into the waist of my pants. Regardless of the rise of the jean or the style, a little messy tuck goes a long way in creating proportion as well as giving yourself some definition. Just be sure not to tuck the whole sweater in all the way around for risk of looking frumpy.

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The second trick is one i’ve learned as skinny jeans have come into style in recent years: the peg. I’ve done a few posts (here and here) on my very specific jean rolling style, but the gist of it is to make the roll as messy as possible. We’re going for an undone vibe. This shows some ankle and in my opinion, makes your legs feel thinner as you don’t feel squeezed into pants that taper down and make your thighs appear wider.

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And there you have it! I roll up my sleeves, and if we’re feeling really desperate, throw my hair into a high bun and off we go. A swipe of lipstick doesn’t hurt either.

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What do you think of the transformation? Are there any on-the-go tricks you use that I should know about?

Sole Society Harley

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J.Crew scarf (Factory version under $25), Madewell blouse (more options), BDG jeans, Louis Vuitton Speedy 30, Sole Society Harley Stud bootie c/o and 50% off, Prada sunglasses

This outfit is pretty typical of what I wear every day. A basic blouse, comfy jeans and either flats or boots. This time I decided to change it up and try and style a second pair of Spring booties from Sole Society, this time a little more bold with skinny jeans. While I must admit that i’m not as comfortable in this outfit, I do like the concept of booties and jeans.

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These booties are admittedly not as comfortable as the Kita’s reviewed a few posts ago. They are a faux material and more stiff, not a walking shoe. But, I do love the three straps across the front and the look of the biker style.

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Are there any other booties I should try? Any other styles i’m missing that you’re loving?

Sole Society Kita Bootie

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Equipment sweater (here in solid), Banana Republic Scarf (similar and 40% off), Club Monaco dress (updated version), Sole Society Kita Bootie c/o, Tory Burch sunglasses, Kenneth Cole bag (similar), Club Monaco belt

A few weeks ago Sole Society was kind enough to send me a few pairs of booties to try out for Spring time. Not one to be patient, I wanted to figure a way to style these ankle booties for Winter. I decided to go the safe route and hide the ankle length of the bootie under a maxi dress and pair with other muted colors to keep things basic. I’m loving this combo and it definitely helps to ease me into the bootie world.

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Remember my review of the infamous Rag and Bone booties? I think the side profile of these from Sole Society is far superior. If you’re looking for a cheaper option, these nude booties also come in black.

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The Kita bootie is a manageable 3 inch heel height with a rubber sole, providing extra comfort. The faux suede upper is also comfortable and the side zip makes them easy to get into.

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What do you think of the nude bootie? Yay or nay?

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