Happy Valentine’s Day lovely people! I hope you’re all doing well today and have some fun plans for tonight. Charlie and I are headed to our favorite restaurant for a little date night. Our diets are definitely busted this week between dinner tonight and last night. 😛 Yesterday was Charlie’s birthday so I fixed him chicken Madeira and homemade cookies to celebrate. It was delicious (not to toot my own horn) but definitely not on most diet plans, haha.
WHITE TURTLENECK, similar here (under $30) | RUST CORDUROYS, same pant different color here (under $40), similar here (under $40) | GREY SUEDE MOTO JACKET, almost identical here, similar for less here | WHITE PUMPS | WHITE CLUTCH (only $14) | BEANIE, same beanie different colors here, similar here
I found these rust corduroys at American Eagle at the end of January when I was trying to spend a gift card that was burning a hole in my pocket. 😛 There were only 3 pairs left, one happened to be my size and they were on sale for like $15! Clearly a fall item that they were trying to get out the door. I loved them and I’m not afraid to buy things off season so I snatched ’em up.
I definitely didn’t want to wait until next fall to wear them, though, so I decided to make them work here and now. They’re a bit tricky, though, because not only are they a fall color, they’re also a fall texture. But as Barney Stinson would say, challenge accepted. 😉 The only thing is that I didn’t want to look like I was dressed for the wrong season so I decided to share some tips that I came up with in the process of styling fall colors in winter.
3 Tips for Wearing Fall Colors in Winter
1. Pair them with cooler colors
Adding cool colors to your fall colors will instantly help them feel more “winterized.” Since rust screams “fall,” like most warm earth tones do, I decided to avoid wearing golds or browns. Instead, I decided to cool the look down with a light grey suede moto jacket. I even went for cooler accessories; I played on the silver hardware on the jacket and wore a silver necklace and earrings (even though you can’t see the earrings because of the hat, hehe).
2. Add light neutrals to the mix
Fall is a time for deep tones like cognac, brown and burgundy. Winter gives you a chance to brighten and lighten things up if you want to. If you’re trying to wear fall colors in winter, going for light neutrals like whites, creams, or soft greys will help keep things from feeling too much like it’s time for a trip to the pumpkin patch if you know what I mean. I wore a white turtleneck, white pumps, a white beanie and carried a white clutch as a way to lighten up what could have been a really deep toned outfit.
3. Pair them with winter textures
Instead of going for flannel to match your fall colors, try a sleek ribbed sweater. Instead of a blanket scarf or fedora, go for a cozy and chunky knitted scarf or beanie. Cozy and put together textures will help things feel more winter appropriate than slouchy or boho textures.
That’s all I have for ya today, folks! I hope you found these tips to be helpful! It’s always nice to be able to wear your favorite fall pieces into the winter without them feeling out of place. It’s also nice to find a killer fall item on sale in the heart of winter and be able to wear it right away! I mean, who likes to shop and wait months to wear what they bought?! 😛 Thanks so much for reading! As always, please let me know if there are any posts you’d like to see or would be helpful to you! You know I’ll do my best to help ya out! 🙂