Just for the record: I am not cool. Your girl is a Degrassi-loving, clarinet-playing, Vulcan-saluting nerd that sometimes rips herself out of her floral pyjamas long enough to dress like a cool person. This past weekend was no different and with the temperatures dropping to chilling degree, practical was disguised as cool in simple oversized layers. My favourite Aritzia cocoon coat was paired with black denim, comfy trainers and a cozy blanket scarf. The whole outfit gives off a very simple, minimalist feeling while keeping me warm and toasty in the winter weather. You would never know that just moments before I was indoors in panda-printed pyjamas, Pinteresting ideas on how to style tulle skirts, and watching re-runs of Jeopardy. Incognito cool.
|Coat - Aritzia, Scarf - Aldo, Jeggins - TopShop Petites
Hat - Joe Fresh, Shoes - Nike, Bag - 3.1 Phillip Lim, Glasses - Céline
This incredible white grid blanket scarf is a never addition to my winter wardrobe, and I love how it pairs with all of my winter wear. While my collection of plaid blanket scarves seem more appropriate for fall, the white grid pattern gives a very geometric element to winter wear - and is super warm to boot!
Although you would normally find me in my favourite black pointy-toe boots (with heels, of course,) the process of breaking in a new pair of shoes had left my feet a painful mess. Swapping trainers for booties not only saved my suffering tootsies, but added a casual feel to the whole outfit that just screams weekend. Trust me, I never thought that I could pull off wearing running shoes in my everyday life but I'm happy with the results! Do you dress down your outfits with trainers?
Although most days I let my nerd-flag fly pretty high, playing the part of a cool person can be a refreshing change - and totally practical in the winter! What do you think about the minimal, layered style to keep warm? Do you wear trainers on the weekends to dress down outfits? Let me know!