Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Winterize Your Wardrobe

Winterizing your summer dresses is all a game of layering. I love the warmth and texture of sweater tights. You can find them in many colors and patterns. I suggest finding pair in the same color as the sweater or dress you're going to wear.

Also add closed toe heels, boots, or pumps. Oxford heels are very popular right now and come in a variety of colors. You can also add a belt to emphasize your waist under your thick sweater.

Winterize Your Wardrobe

Winterize Your Wardrobe by kimberly-theaveragejane featuring timberland shoes

Vince cable knit cardigan
$345 - net-a-porter.com

Cotton stocking
$24 - topshop.com

Timberland shoes
$115 - zappos.com

Monday, October 17, 2011

Summer to Fall Dress

Do you have a closet full of beautiful Summer dresses that you can't bring yourself to pack away? I know I do! Transitioning these dresses from hot to cold weather is just a tweak of accessories.

The flowy shift dress was a Summer trend that is definitely making it's way into Fall runways. I love this dress because it looks great on everyone! Pair this dress with a faux fur vest and knee high suede boots for a modern 70's inspired look.

Dress Transition

Dress Transition by kimberly-theaveragejane featuring long sleeve dresses

TFNC long sleeve dress
£22 - houseoffraser.co.uk

H M short vest
£25 - hm.com

UGG Australia knee boots
$250 - uggaustralia.com

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Color and Comfort

Adding color to your wardrobe is the easiest way to freshen your look!

Notice that there is NO denim, black, white, or gray in this outfit! Challenge yourself to do something different and create combinations of colors that you normally wouldn't wear. I suggest when you do this, buy all your items in the same shopping trip...or you will forget about the maroon skirt and end up pairing it with a white shirt and denim jacket. Which would look great, but we're trying to go outside the box!

Another suggestion with the cardigan is take the fabric belt out and trade for a leather belt.

All items are from Old Navy :)

Color and Comfort

Color and Comfort by kimberly-theaveragejane featuring old navy cardigan

Old navy cardigan
$40 - oldnavy.gap.com

Old navy shirt
$16 - oldnavy.gap.com

Old Navy jersey maxi skirt
$30 - oldnavy.gap.com

Old Navy wedge heels
$30 - oldnavy.gap.com

Monday, October 10, 2011

Hoodie Alternative

How many times in the last week have you worn a hoodie, jeans, and sneakers? While this may be a great outfit to hang out with family on Sundays and watch football, it's not a great outfit to meet the girls for lunch or hang out with the hubby on Saturday evenings. It's always a great idea to have pieces that can be paired with day and night attire.

Maxi skirts look great on everyone. Get one in a neutral color, not patterns, to mix and match with tops. This week I will be using a maxi skirt in all my posts to show you the versatility of this one item of clothing!

Today I've paired it with a denim button up top. You can tuck it in and belt the skirt or tie at the waist. Layering a printed scarf adds warmth so you don't have to wear a bulky jacket and adds visual appeal. Keep you're bag and shoes simple.

Hoodie Alternative

H M studded shirt
£20 - hm.com

TopShop maxi skirt
$45 - topshop.com

Dorothy Perkins cross body handbag
£65 - dorothyperkins.com

Kashmere cashmere shawl
$99 - bluefly.com