Winter Outfit Ideas

So I don’t know if you’ve heard, but it is COLD in Philly. Ridiculously so, to the point where I’m actually looking forward to 40 degrees and rain. So once more “normal” winter weather returns, I’m looking forward to playing around with more of my wardrobe. As usual, I’m looking to my favorite personal style bloggers for winter outfit ideas.

via Priya the blog

Priya gives me the inspiration I need to wear my flared jeans more often. (And I almost never wear them in the dead of winter!) I also have a near identical gray sweater that I need to wear with something other than skinny jeans and riding boots.

via Rachel Lately

I have a very similar cardigan (seen here), but I haven’t worn it with my chambray yet. A giant scarf in a punchy color would make this outfit even more fun during winter.

via Chelsea at Organized Mess

Admittedly, this is not the warmest outfit, but hey, that’s why we have winter coats! It’s so easy to get in a rut of leggings and sweaters this time of year, but if you layer right, you can still wear a colorful dress. Plus, I really need to remember to wear my gray Heattech tights more often.
You can find my winter outfits and posts here. What are your favorite winter outfits?

~ Sarah

Can’t Remember To Forget You

Boy Bye Hat - Chambray and High Waited Shorts
Boy Bye Hat - Chambray and High Waited Shorts
Boy Bye Hat - Chambray and High Waited Shorts
When I was younger and tried to describe my sense of style, I summed it up as “sporty bohemian.” A little embarrassing now, yes, but today I have a new word I can use: athelesuire. My personal style does not fall 100% into that category, but I still like to borrow certain aspects of it. Case in point: fun baseball caps.

As a sports fan, baseball caps are almost a requirement. I’ve acquired a good amount over the years, from the Panthers (that’s hockey) to the Marlins (I have multiple of these!) to my alma mater. (Honestly, I’m still annoyed I forgot my Yankees cap for the MLB All-Star Game.) My newest addition? This fun “Boy Bye” cap. Talk about capturing my #mood. (Want your own? Use code SHADESSARAH30 for 30% off your own cap at Silver & Goal.)

For a cold day at the shore, I paired my cap with my chambray button-down and my high-waisted shorts. It’s the first time I’ve tried high-rise shorts, and I’ve been living in them this summer. Now I even own high-rise jeans, so I can recreate this outfit if the humidity ever leaves Philadelphia.

~ Sarah

P.S. I’m happy to report that my friends and family in Florida and Georgia came out relatively unscathed after Hurricane Irma’s visit last weekend. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, Irma.

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Chambray: Old Navy (this year’s version, also seen here)
Shorts: Target
Hat: c/o Silver & Goal (Use code SHADESSARAH30 for 30% off your own cap!)
Shoes: Liz Claiborne

Gray Day

Monochrome Gray Outfit | Shades of Sarah
Monochrome Gray Outfit | Shades of Sarah
Monochrome Gray Outfit | Shades of Sarah
Gray Blouse & Statement Necklace | Shades of SarahFringe Crossbody Bag | Shades of SarahI’ve been blogging about my favorite clothes for 7 years now, and it’s taught me a few things about my personal style. I love a good graphic tee. My favorite outfit formula is black and a pop of color. Lipstick can take a dress the next level. One thing I don’t really play around with? Monochrome. So I was surprised this mostly gray outfit felt very me.

This outfit came together on accident. I was originally looking for my black jeans, but I couldn’t find them in the black hole that is my wardrobe. So instead I just grabbed these and went for it. Well surprise, I liked it! Sometimes, it’s just best to keep it simple. It wasn’t until after I took these photos that I realized this is a gray knockoff of an all-black outfit Priya wore last summer — down to the statement necklace and clogs! I think the key to monochrome outfits is different textures and adding a colorful accessory for contrast. Turns out, that’s the same formula I used last time I blogged a monochrome outfit.

This weekend it felt almost fall-like, and I am not ready for that. I haven’t gone swimming nearly enough times, but it is nice to be able to wear jeans more often. I will not bend and do any fall shopping…yet.

~ Sarah
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Tank: LOFT c/o Clothes Mentor (similar)
Jeans: Old Navy
Clogs: Old Navy (the real deal)
Bag: c/o Century 21 (similar)
Necklace: Clothes Mentor