Who says you can’t wear those bright summer prints in winter? You all know how I feel about fashion rules — they were made to be broken! Maybe it’s the Cali Girl in me, but I’ve never subscribed to seasonal rules for dressing. SoCal in particular just doesn’t really have seasons, so it’s a total non-issue. On the other hand, the weather in the bay area is just all around finicky, so when I lived there I just took it day by day. Now that I live in Atlanta, I will admit to be extremely rebellious when it comes to dressing for the seasons. I wanna wear what I wanna wear, when I wanna wear it! Blazers in the summertime, bare legs and open toes in the winter…I want that old thang back! Lol!!
H&M Anorak (super old, similar) | Old Navy Sweater (Fall 2011) | Zara Skirt (Spring 2012) | Xhileration Tights ($5, Target) | Sole Society “Martina” Boots (Fall 2011, similar) | “Arrival” Tote c/o JustFab | Gloves via eBay | Jewelmint Earrings
when I left California, I quickly learned why all those old seasonal rules exist. My poor little legs and toes are not ready for the “real winter” in Atlanta, and since I don’t want all my blazers to be soiled with pit stains (yuck!), I have learned to hang ‘em up during the summer (bummer!). But, that doesn’t mean, I’ve totally given up on cross-seasonal dressing! If I can layer up a summer dress, skirt, or pair of shorts for winter, I’m all over it…florals, breezy summer fabrics, whites and brights! I’ll wear ‘em all!
This past Saturday was cold with a capital C…and windy! But, you guys, I was set on wearing a skirt…and when I looked in my closet, this bright tropical print skirt is what jumped out at me! Boom! There it is…that’s what I’m wearing today. Lol!! So, I grabbed a chunky sweater, a pair of tights, my trusty dusty anorak…and my new favorite gloves, of course! (I also put on a long sleeve tee under my sweater for extra warmth!). Not only did I love the bright, unexpected colors….but I was also nice and warm all day! I even had to take my jacket off in doors because I was a little too hot!