Layering for Late Winter

This time of year in the Midwest we get all the seasons sometimes in one week. A tease of a beautiful warm 70 degree day followed by snow showers a few days later. Layering for late winter can be a challenge but also fun. It is a time to mix some pieces to create a style to reflect the mixed up weather.

Layers for Later Winter || Style In Shape

One of my favorite SoCal bloggers layered a t-shirt dress last month with a cardi for some insta-style. I wanted to create a similar look using pieces I own at that are Midwest temperature appropriate.

I paried a favorite sweatshirt dress with a closet staple of a long black cardigan and  black over the knee boots for a dash of #onTrend.

Layers for Later Winter || Style In Shape

I was having an issue keeping my boots up on bare legs- does that happen to anyone else? Made me kinda regret that my boots did not have the adjustable elastic on the thigh. Thankfully I found a pair of pointelle knit socks to help! They are a little thin but just thick enough to keep OTK boots from falling down when I wear skirts and dresses.

Also, I need to talk a little bit about my new Mom bag. It did not take long to realize I need both my hands when running errands solo with the kids. I really wanted a backpack but I had a few specifica requirements. Needed to be black, big enough for Mom and kid gear and affordable. The kicker was, I wanted it to be real leather too.  After weeks of searching I found a beautiful all leather Sorial Candance backpack at my local TJ Maxx.

After cashing in a gift card, I ended up snagging this for $15! I have been using it for about a month and it’s holding up so well- especially for how much I pack in there. Diapers, snacks, sippy cups, toys, wipes, wallet, cell, makeup… you know, all the Mom neccessities.

Dress: Heart Mercantile (note: clothing can now be found at their sister store- Hedges & Wolff)
Cardigan: Old Navy
Boots: LC Lauren Conrad for Kohls (similar)
Socks: American Eagle
Beanie: Old Navy
Bag: Sorial
Watch: Apple
Bracelet: Tiffany and Co
Necklace: Tiffany and Co

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