If I had to survive with only one shirt, I'd probably pick one of my thin, drapy v-necks. The low neckline flatters the bust, the drape hides a pooch and they look cool dressed up or down. Besides, I became addicted to the v-neck while nursing FOR ALMOST FIVE YEARS GOOD LORD and I just can't quit 'em.
But. In winter, they are freezing. Here's how I'm warming them up.
With Arm Warmers and a Faux-Fur Cowl
With heels and a sparkly belt if you are feeling especially glamorous, but this outfit works equally well with everyday boots. A faux-fur cowl is my go-to around the house (being bald is very, VERY cold) and the arm-warmers actually make a difference! (They're no turtleneck sweater, but they do alright.)
cowl: old Urban Outfitter…love this one, and it's washable
tee: old Soft Joie (easily my most favorite tee ever) – here's a current one
jeans: old AG – call me crazy but are these JCPenny jeans similar?
heels: old Aerosoles – but this pointy-toe pump from Nine West is even cuter.
lipstick: Tarte Matte Liptint in Lively
Under a Flannel, With a Pile of Delicate Necklaces
There's something about the combo of a low neckline, soft flannel, and a tangle of delicate necklaces. A pretty bra, always.
And my Uggs? There's probably a better choice, but I'm always in Uggs these days. Especially with a flannel-shirt-as-cardigan.
tee: Gap (size M)
flannel: old J.Crew…but I love this one on sale at Bloomies
jeans: Ugh, I'm getting sick of trying (in vain) to find another pair of patched denim. Instead, may I present my fav Rag and Bone at 30% off?
boots: Classic Mini Uggs
Color-Blocking With A Long-Sleeve Tee
This is an old trick, circa 1997. Even the shoes! And the over-sized denim!!
The only difference between this and my college uniform is the hat and bright lipstick. And now we call wearing two t-shirts "color-blocking" like it's some fancy thing. #itsathing
hat: ASOS – one with ears are all sold out, but this huge pom one is adorable
tee: Everlane, woman's vee, size M
long-sleeve tee: old….this one is also great for layering (am currently looking for a long-sleeve, striped v-neck tee – anyone know?)
Any other ideas?