Classic Shift: I love the shape of a classic shift. I feel they are comfortable and sophisticated, and easy… and I don’t have nearly enough of them! If its cold I’ll usually pair them with tights and maybe a grandpa sweater. I definitely need to add some of these to my sewing list.
Sweater + Button Down + Skinnies: This is pretty much my most frequent winter uniform. I love cute button downs and combining them with sweaters is one of my favorite fall/winter outfits. This season definitely leans towards the tomboy for me.
Sweater + Skirt/Dress: Another easy, comfortable combo, throw some tights underneath for warmth and your good to go. The examples hear all involve a flared skirt, but I will often wear this silhouette with a more fitted skirt or dress as well.
Shirtdress: I love shirt dresses. This is another style I could use more of (going on the list!) These of course I’d throw some tights under and maybe a sweater on top if its super chilly (are you surprised?… didn’t think so).
Jeans + Cozy T: On days when I just can’t be bothered to “put an outfit together” I go for a simple jeans and tshirt or cute sweatshirt. Most of my T’s are a relaxed fit, and my jeans are either skinnies or boyfriends. Sometimes I’ll dress it up with cute shoes or a blazer.
I wanted to add some sample accessories for each season. For my coats, I prefer a Swing shape – not only are they cute and ladylike, but they allow plenty of room for whats underneath.. I don’t like to feel squished. For shoes I live in Combat Boots and Ankle Booties. The latter I have in all shapes and colors, they make every outfit cuter. If I’m not wearing a simple slouchy beanie, you will see a Cloche Hat on my head, usually vintage. These hats look good on EVERYONE.. think your not a hat person? Trust me.. try it!
High Waist + Crop Top: In the summer its all about staying cool, and I’m not afraid of showing a little skin. This look is not only comfortable, but when done right it looks quite fresh.
Breezy Dresses: Again, the primary motivation being to stay cool (New York summers can be brutal). I love a simple flowy dress that feels whisper thin and light next to my body. This is a summer go-to.
Fit+Flare: Whether in the form of a dress or a skirt and top, this is another no-brainer silhouette that frequents my summer wardrobe. You’ll notice the “fit” half of these examples is not crazy tight – I can’t stand super tight tops, especially ones with sleeves. So my “fit and flare” usually looks more like “slightly fit and flare.”
Boxy Top + Fitted Bottom: Usually the fitted bottom here is in the form of a high waist, though not always. This one I call the “flair and fit” … see what I did there?
Fitted Tank Dress: One exception I will make to my dislike of tight fitted tops is a fitted tank dress. Always knit, not quite body-con but almost. These dresses are so easy to throw on – and comfy! And I’ll usually put a cropped cardi in my purse to combat freezing a/c when I’m out to eat.
My summer accessories are also pretty standard. I wear my Cropped Denim Jacket religiously, my hair is almost always in a Messy Bun, and often with a Head Scarf. A Heeled/Wedged Sandal makes a frequent appearance on my feet in the summer, usually not too high of a heel. I’ve been dying for a pair of Swedish Hasbeen Clogs but I have yet to fork out the dough for some. This might be the year though, I feel like I would wear them almost every day. If I’m not in sandal wedges I’m usually in a pair of Low Top Sneakers, usually Converse. This city is so dirty I don’t wear flat sandals much, and I rarely can find a pair of ballet flats thats comfy enough for all the walking.. so my converse get a lot of summer time wear.
Any silhouettes here similar to yours??
Since my colors post I have organized the colors I chose into groups and added them to My Style pinterest board (where a lot of these images came from). This week is all about prints, with I am obsessed with so I’m very excited to get going on that post. (although I’ll probably get carried away putting together images and be a little late again) – What can I say? I love hunting for inspiration!
As I said before, this series is amazing. If you haven’t been participating I truly encourage starting from the beginning and joining in. It will completely re-focus your sewing priorities and provide a lot of clarity in styling yourself.
Have a lovely week dearies!
I love all of your silhouettes. For me, there's nothing more flattering than the skirt and sweater combo.
Lady Mockingbird says
Thanks Madalynne! I pretty much live in that silhouette during the winter.. that or with jeans and a button up. Either way, you can't get me out of a sweater!