Happy third day of blogmas! Today will be part two of yesterday’s closet staples. It’s all about outerwear, shoes, and accessories. These are items that I wear constantly throughout the winter (Floridian winter) and that are versatile, worth the expense if they were expensive, and are relatively trendy, yet true to my style. Check out how to style these things on my Instagram: mxdisonyoung
1. Jean Jacket
Once again, not new or revolutionary. I believe a jean jacket is the pinnacle of versatility. You can throw them on top of a matching hoodie and jogger set with some sneakers and it automatically levels up the look. I like to put mine on top of jumpsuits or dresses to dress them down a but for brunch or a casual hang out. Also, I’ve heard the double denim look is back in, so if that sounds interesting and within your range of style, go for it! My style tips are to find one that is one to two sizes bigger than your normal fit so you get that baggy yet cool look, but it also helps when layering so you can actually move your arms. My favorite traditional jacket is from Forever 21 (no longer in stock) and my favorite black one is from TopShop (found at The Grove in LA).
2. Teddy Jackets.
I have been LIVING for this trend. It is so comfortable, adds a layer of texture to any outfit, and just feels like a big warm hug. I have a normal jacket kind that is black (shop it here), a hoodie zipper one that is white (shop it here) and a crewneck kind (shop it here). They are the coziest piece in my collection right now and are always useful if you work inside with a cranking AC, even during the summer. Photo courtesy of the Amazon link given above.
A duster coat or cardigan is such a lovely way to make any outfit feel more put together. It gives your body more length, creates really nice lines, and is also really comfy. You can go with a thicker one with lapels and more of a long blazer kind of vibe (my favorite) or a cardigan version that screams coffee shop date. I think these are so great for day or night time and have something so chic about them. Shop a thicker one here or a cardigan fit here. Photo courtesy of the Zara Link provided above.
1. Doc Martens.
Yes, these are expensive, yes they are horrible to break in (girl you better wear some thick socks, like two pairs) but, I have had my pair for 5 years. 5 Years. They look brand new, they are the most comfortable shoes I own and they stand the test of time. They are edgy in a modern way and come in so many styles as well as colors that would work best for you. Though my style has changed significantly from the time I was 15 to now, my shoe size hasn’t (sigh) and my love for these shoes hasn’t. I wear them with fuzzy socks, leggings, and a big knit sweater, I wear them with back dresses or even sundresses, or with jeans a chic blouse. Versatility at it’s finest. Shop mine here. Photo from my Instagram @mxdisonyoung
2. White Boots
I have recently fallen in love with white shoes. Before, I was scared, terrified of the streets and the dirt. Now, the pros of wearing the cutest shoes ever outweigh those cons. I recently bought a pair of white faux leather booties from JustFab (if you are a member search up the Rosamund heeled bootie I have them in black and white) and I adore them. They are so comfortable and pair really well with so many outfits no matter the season. If you take care of them, these are great shoes for you. The photo above from how I styled them at Thanksgiving.
This isn’t exactly fashion or streetwear friendly but slippers are IT you guys. I was gifted a pair so I don’t know where they are from sadly but get my equally favorite pair here. They changed the lounging game. when I have all of the windows open and just hanging out or cleaning the house, you’ll never see me or my roommates without slippers. Some might call them “house shoes” but I’m not that fancy yet. They, in a weird way, make me feel more productive and put together because it feels like I am going somewhere outside but also just make less of a mess than dust grabbing fuzzy socks and they’re so comfy. Photo courtesy of the Ugg Section of the Nordstrom website.
1. Scrunchie/ribbon combos.
It’s finals season which means washing and styling my hair is on the back burner. I like to wear my hair up because I can’t concentrate on writing when it is in my face in class but I’m tired of the plain old bun. I found a pack of scrunchies and ones with ribbons on them on Amazon that changed me. They make it so easy to look like I put effort into my ponytail when in reality I did nothing. Zip. Nada. Shop them here. Photo from the Amazon link above.
2. Nose Ring.
I have had my nose pierced since my junior year of Highschool. Only recently (within a year) switch from a stud to a gold hoop. I now absolutely love my piercing. It’s slightly edgy but I got it because I love the way it flatters my face. In pictures during the holidays it sets me apart from my twin, and just looks really cute, I think. Test one out with a fake hoop or if you have been wanting it, take the plunge. I think of it as the ultimate accessory. Photo from my Instagram.
3. Meaningful Jewelry.
Another shameless plug for Alex and Ani, not even sponsored or gifted anything. I am a big symbols person. I like to wear things that mean something to me. Every single day I am wearing an otter bracelet that my twin also has, a “you are my sunshine” bracelet to twin with my mom, a “seek knowledge” bracelet to remind me why I love to learn and push through school stress, a mantra to remind me to be positive when it is hard, and a wonder woman ring to remind me why I love film and the strength of women (support women directors people). It can be a great gift as they have a lot of pop culture references, ask my three pieces from their Harry Potter collection. Little things like this can mean so much to someone and be stylish at the same time. Photo from my Instagram.