sweater: Loft (currently sold out, similar) // jeans: AG c/o Shopbop // shoes: Loft (similar) // hat: Target // scarf: old Francesca's (similar)
photos by Chelsea Laine Francis
Can you ask for anything more of your winter outfits than cozy cute? When it's cold out, I want to be as warm as possible, while also being as cute as I am in the summer months, just with more clothes on. Cozy cute is best attained with chunky knit layers in pretty colors, shapes, and patterns.
Example A: I've known since last spring that I wanted a peplum sweater for winter. After wearing the heck out of both Loft tank tops (seen here and here) (yeah, I bought the same top in two colors. #noshame) all spring and summer, I had a feeling that a similar style would be my go-to in the cooler months. I searched and searched, not being very impressed with my options, and then I stumbled upon the most gorgeous and perfect sweater on that same darn Loft trip when I picked up these two blouses. The sweater is made of some magical fabric I've never felt before (edit: the tag says poly/spandex blend, but I think it's lying). It's ribbed, sort of, but in a horizontal stripe instead of vertical, which seems to make a bunch of difference in how it fits because I hate all things vertically ribbed just on principle. Anyway, all of this to say that it's super warm and super comfy. The little ruffled peplum bit hits me at exactly the right place along my waist/hips, making it my favorite item to throw on when I'm not feeling so cute. (See, I just want to be cute all the time!)
Add a pom-pom beanie, infinity scarf, and my favorite pair of sneakers, and I couldn't be more cozy as I go about my day. Plus, I look like I'm a person who values cute-over-cozy because the 'fit is so adorable. It's a win-win!