I don’t miss Ohio winters, but what us Houstonians call winter can be pretty unpredictable. Lately, it’s been really cold in the morning and warms up to tee shirt weather by midday. I know, I know, if you live in a colder climate you are probably shaking your head no fair. Don’t worry, you’ll have the last laugh when I post sweaty photos in August and you are enjoying patio weather. Annnyway, I’ve been doing a lot of smart layering these days. Wearing a soft tee or blouse under a sweater is perfect since there’s not often a chance for an outfit change during the day. The layer under the sweater is clutch for more than just temp changes. I don’t know about you, but most sweaters are itchy! Even the really fancy cashmere gems (this being the softest I’ve found) tend to irritate my skin a bit. My Dad would attribute this sentiment to my being a pansy. According to my family, I’ve been complaining about itchy clothes since I was still in diapers. (And a laundry list of other ridiculous annoyances.) Aside from all of the practical reasons to layer, don’t you just love how a simple sweater gets kicked up a notch with a fun button down. Business on top, party underneath! Ha.
outfit details: blouse also love this version and also in blue / sweater / jeans also here / bootie / hat / sunglasses (<$10!) splurge version here / bag / cuff bracelets / bangle bracelets one two three
photos by Traci Ling