Recently I’ve been super motivated to clean out the old, worn and unused items in my closet to make room (and money) for things that I actually love and wear. One part of my closet that’s taken a hit is the ‘comfy clothes’ pile: IE sweatshirts, sweatpants and t-shirts. I figured it’s worth the $$$ to invest in polished sweats that I can actually wear outside the confines of the apartment. Let’s be honest, there’s certainly no need to hold on to a high school t-shirt that’s riddled with shameful ice cream stains…
So, where’s the first place I thought to look? Madewell of course. It’s the perfect place for high quality basics with an All-American vibe that never go out of style. Let’s just hope my tendency to spill is gone for good, just like those stained clothes are.
Sweatshirt: Madewell | Denim Jacket: Levi’s | Hat: Madewell | Jeans: Urban Outfitters | Sneakers: Vans
Well, February is here and it has come with its fair share (read: feet) of snow and freezing temps. I’m blaming it for my blogging hiatus. There’s little motivation to get up and dressed and more incentive to cuddle on the couch and binge watch Shameless. Anyway…
When it is time to get out of the house, winter dressing is all about layers and piling them on in any creative way you’d like. I chose to start with fishnets (the accessory of the season) + a culotte jumpsuit + some hefty booties + a bandana. Add a duster jacket from one of my favorite brands Vetta Capsule, and a leather one, and my look was complete. #TwoCoatsAreBetterThanOne
Using my go-to basics as the foundation of a look is a no brainer; all that’s left is to throw on a killer coat and some boots. I’m obsessed with the high ankle style of this pair from Public Desire.
And this just in…
I’m happy to share that I am partnering with ALEX AND ANI in support of the American Cancer Society. 20% of the proceeds from the Celebrate Today bangle go to the cause. Shopping definitely feels even better when you can give back in the process. I love that ALEX AND ANI creates bracelets with a cause and works with various organizations to help give back via it’s Charity by Design line – we need more of that in the world! To purchase and participate, shop via the link below!
Coat: Zara | Turtleneck: Zara | Jeans:BDG at Urban Outfitters | Boots: Public Desire | Celebrate Today Bangle: ALEX AND ANI
Let’s be honest: athleisure is not a new concept. It’s been at least a year since this trend took over the fashion world and here we still are… passing off sweats as fashion and calling it street style. Don’t get me wrong – I’m obsessed. It’s brilliant – genius even. Anything that makes my most comfortable clothes acceptable in the outdoor world is 100% Jessica Approved.
So, how do you style your athleisure gear to feel on-trend? Try throwing on fishnets under a pair of sweats or wear a matching sweatshirt and pant with some pointed-toe boots. If you style your casual pieces with something unexpected, you’re sure to look street style chic. (Cliché, yet appropriate!)
Shop some of my athleisure picks below:
Del Toro Sneaker | Prada Jacket | Adidas Sweatpants | Vans Leather Sneaker | Aritzia Pants | Adidas Sneaker | Vetements Backpack | Born X Raised T-Shirt at Bodega | Our Psychic Hearts Hoodie | Champion Beanie
From what I can see, “The Uniform” this winter is an oversized dress, tights and over the knee boots. Minimal effort with maximum effect — gotta love that. Just add accessories: mine are from my new favorite shop LOÉIL.
Dress: Zara | Boots: Aldo | Bag: LOÉIL | Tights: Forever 21 | Earrings: LOÉIL
There’s no denying that the cold weather is officially here in New England. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m all for an eye-catching coat, but when it’s 20°, you just might need something warm and functional.
PS – I told you fishnets were back! Wear under jeans for some extra layers.
Hat: Nordstrom | Coat: J. Crew | Sweater: Madewell | Jeans: J. Crew | Tights: Forever 21 | Chelsea Boots: J. Crew | Bandana: Urban Outfitters | Bag: Casablanc Market
See some of my cold weather picks below:
The Arrivals Aachen Women’s Deerskin Gloves $95 | Joseph Man Wool and Cashmere Coat $995 | The Elder Statesman Ribbed Cashmere Beanie $265 | Nicole Benisti Down Parka $1,400 | Adidas Knit Beanie $25 | Zara Masculine Double Breasted Coat $169 | Acne Studios Canada Ivory White Scarf $180 | Acne Studios Fayette Black Leather Jacket $3,300