It’s that time of year where we start seeing ads for vacations and beaches and we’re sitting at home in our robes and nike socks realizing the warmest place we’ll be going in the near future is the laundry room. January-March is a notoriously tricky season to dress for. The weather is unpredictable, the cold weather lost it’s charm when the Christmas tree was put away and “well, I’m not seeing anyone anyway” acts as a blanket statement for wearing the same college hoodie three days in a row. I’ve got your back, friend.
Not everyone feels the need to get dressed everyday. I completely understand that. Whenever I’m asked, “how do you get motivated to actually get ready for the day?!” I respond with the fact that I simply feel better when I do. I’m more productive, more prepared and it feels ten times better to switch back into pajamas at the end of the day. As a work-at-home mom, getting dressed helps break up my days into “work time” and “mom time” categories since they are completely overlapped.
I’ve pulled together the 10 pieces that will carry any wardrobe through the toughest stretch of months in the year with ease. I’m not a capsule wardrobe person myself, but I do like to know which sections of my closet should get the most play at any given time.
January-March Wardrobe Priorities:
I like to take a look at what my wardrobe needs are to inform what I’ll reach for most. In the summer, I typically try to reach for color more often. I want to keep cool while still feeling stylish. In the fall, I’m trying to layer without melting (Texas life) and working in more cozy textures. For January-March in the late winter season, my goals are simple:
I want my outfits to be comfortable, warm, effortless and classic. I lean towards neutrals all year round but especially in this stretch because I want my outfits to be simple to mix and match with almost no effort at all. I achieve variety though layers and textures rather than color.
Here are our items: 1. Jeans (leaning towards black and white tones) 2. Cardigan (cropped) 3. Oversized Pullover 4. White Top 5. Sweatsuit 6. Jumpsuit 7. Dress 8. Activewear 9. Long Coat 10. Short Jacket.
Jeans. I lean towards a high waisted, cropped straight leg denim this time of year. I like to pair them with sneakers ninety percent of the time. The remaining ten, you can find me in slides or socks and birkenstocks.