Let's talk about my winter uniform, shall we? I love having an easy, go-to outfit that I can pull together quickly to run and pick up the kids from school, run errands on the weekends, or even just lounge at home. This outfit combo checks all those boxes for me! And even better? It's VERY budget friendly thanks to the size inclusive outfit sources I found for us in plus and straight sizes! If you had to buy everything from scratch (doubtful!), head to toe, with accessories and shoes included, these outfits would be approximately $100.
Now if you're like me, when I see a number like $100, I instantly think whoa whoa whoa... what kind of budget are you shopping on lady?!? Trust me, I get it. I'm on the same budget! But what's great about these pieces is that you likely already have some of them in your closet and each of them can be mixed and matched into new outfits.
If you've been around for awhile now, you know that I do this outfit planning for you in the ORM Style Capsules each season. And yes... I'm working on the early winter/holiday capsules now. And an even bigger YES - you can plan to see these pieces (or similar ones that I'll link for you in all size ranges) included in the early winter casual capsule! When you can stretch a $20 puffer vest 3 or more ways in a 25 item wardrobe capsule, all of a sudden, your wardrobe choices start to make a lot more sense! Stay tuned for more updates on the winter capsules that will come out in the next 2 weeks - but for now, let's get to the outfit details!
This outfit just screams holiday time to me. I'm sure it's the red in the laces and of course the vest. I think it looks like the perfect outfit for a day out at the Christmas Tree farm where you work with your family to find the perfect tree!
(OK, you all know I don't roll with real trees - but if I did, this look would be perfect. Instead, I'll stick to my flocked artificial tree and rock this look in my living room while I fluff those branches, baby!)
What I love most about this combo is the contrast between the white and black and also the use of the brighter purple. I think wearing bright colors in the winter is always a welcome break from the typical red, green, burgundy, etc. This particular look would carry seamlessly into January and February too when it's still cold but you're over all the red and green by then! You can sub any sweatshirt/sock/sunglass color combo in that works for you - those are the only pops of color in the above look that would need to be adjusted!
Last but not least is this neutral cozy look. I recommend this basic neutral approach for a few reasons. If you're starting from square one with your wardrobe, these are all basic wardrobe pieces that can be mixed and matched countless ways as you continue to find your style and fine tune your wardrobe needs. The second reason? This all neutral/understated look is unbelievably chic when styled with gold hoops and a black leather crossbody bag. Almost as if you're too cool to care about color ;-)