It’s January, and while those on the east coast are knee-deep in winter, literally, and may already have an eye toward spring, some of us on the west coast feel like we’re still discovering winter for the very first time, busting out every fuzzy sweater we can on cold days that are much fewer and farther between. Either way, it’s the height of the season and time is running out on our winter wardrobes. I figure, coast to coast, a little direction on what to wear now couldn’t hurt, so, I came up with a few key looks that maximize the trends of the season, so you can fit it all in.
SHOP THE LOOK: SWEATERS & STATEMENT TROUSERS
January is the perfect time to take stock of your wardrobe. You can think about what to purge, fill in some gaps for next spring and summer, and most importantly decide how to feel good now to crush all those goals you’ve set for 2019. So in the spirit of feeling present and focused and feeling your best, let’s focus on the now. Now’s the time to get the most mileage out of all the trends you purchased at the top of the season like: cozy oversized sweaters with leggings, leopard and plaid prints and fuzzy sherpa coats. If you’ve been following my Sweater Season Refresh here and here I’m taking a bit of turn from the usual jeans and sweater. I’ve already showed you how tailored pants in animal prints can freshen up an everyday look. And how statement sweaters and a few choice accessories can feel like an instant refresh. And here’s one more look to try before the season’s out: a cropped sweater and paperbag trouser.
SHOP WINTER WEAR-NOW FAVORITES
When I saw this leather take on the trouser on Revolve I had to have them. Mostly because I knew they would pair nicely with so many sweaters and blouses and inject my wardrobe with that streetstyle vibe of casual luxury that L.A. girls covet. Soft and supple with a slouchy fit gives them an ease. Leather pants you can move in, yes please. They even pair well with sneakers for a more laid-back vibe.The boho sweater by Rachel Zoe with cropped cut highlights the pant’s cinched and pleated waistline with leather-tie belt perfectly. The fringe is an elevated detail that matches the fashion-forward element of the pant. A pointed toe slingback elongates the leg so the eye doesn’t stop at the waistline.
If you want to read more on what styles fly in L.A. come wintertime, check out last year’s post where I experienced my first full sweater season after moving here. I hope these recommendations help you maximize what’s in your closet and spark some new inspo for dressing day to day. Besides, with all the January sales it’s the best time to stock up so that next season you are armed with plenty of stylish pieces at the ready. And, if you want to start transitioning for spring now, check out one of my favorite winter-to-spring OOTD formulas here.