Here on the west coast, our winter is mild. We become frigid little beings at a mere 35 degrees… a surely welcomed temperature for those of you braving the Midwest and beyond. We do have to layer, yes… but our layers are a bit lighter and more forgiving. Down parkas and ear muffs aren’t a necessity, though we do love escaping somewhere/anywhere they are (grass is always greener syndrome?). Here I took of my favorite Free People dresses and layered them appropriately for a current California December.
I’ll always love denim on denim. Canadian tuxedo or not… it will be a combo that will forever hold my heart. I paired my beloved Bow & Arrow Henley Dress with a vintage pair of Levi’s and denim trench, along with an old pair of vintage men’s kicker boots that I live in during these cold months. I love this dress as it doubles as a tunic top, and I throw it on with everything. The thicker material adds a bit of insulation, and the print can be paired with just about any ensemble.
The Skyfall Embroidered Dress is another winter dress in heavy rotation. Paired with vegan leather skinnies, a big chunky scarf, and my favorite ankle boots, this is my go-to outfit for work and everyday running around. Colder days I’ll put a tight close layer underneath for warmth. Come evening, I throw on a pair of tights and chunky heels, a little lip stain… and viola, done. Ready in but a minute…
This last look is pretty seasonless, but it still manages to keep me cozy in Northern California. As long as I have thick tights and socks, a good hat and layers both over and under this lovely sheer maxi dress… I’m good to go. Easy, loose, flowy… all things that are a must. I’m personally a big fan of shapeless dressing… though my lovely man would love to change my mind on this matter.