Hitting Refresh :: sweater + beanie

Friday, January 16, 2015

Dressing for warmth while remaining stylish can be a challenge. Oftentimes in the winter I find myself reaching for the same uniform every day - jeans, boots, sweater. But there are easy ways to spice up your typical cold-weather look.  Kick your winter rut to the curb and hit refresh with these style techniques. 
Keep your color palette clean and bright. Think: grey shades, creams, medium-to-light denim, and gold to make it all pop. 
As of late, grey has evolved into my favorite neutral. It's fresh and versatile and serves as a chic alternative to black or white. This grey Brahmin bag goes with everything in my closet and never fails to elevate any look - even a simple sweater and jeans. Never underestimate the style power of a well-strucuted, timeless bag. 
To compliment the grey tones I've got going on, I opted for a cream, knit beanie. I've been loving beanies lately and this one effortlessly brightens up my winter wardrobe. I chose to wear mine with pearls for a touch of light elegance. 
Mix gold and silver for a modern take on layering. The more metal the merrier! 
Team a unique statement necklace with an otherwise plain sweater for an unexpected twist - even better if the piece adds a touch of color. 
The ultimate from-now-'til-summer pant, the slim boyfriend jean, returns for 2015. Wear yours with everything from flowy tunics, cozy sweaters, and structured blouses. A touch of distress makes this pair incredibly current. I love cuffing mine and pairing with booties for this time of year. 
Photos by Dan Harper 
[sweater: Gap, jeans: Gap, beanie: Ann Taylor, booties: Sam Edelman, purse: Brahmin, necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane, earrings: fine jewelry, bangles: Kate Spade, gold chain bracelet: Stella & Dot]

A grey-centered ensemble is more exciting than it may sound. Incorporate statement jewelry, mixed metals, a classic bag, current denim, and chic heels for a refreshed winter look that's all your own. 

It's hard to miss my bright red hands and chilled nose in these photos. I have to be honest, I was freezing! The temps dropped below zero this day, but I sucked it up for 15 minutes for the sake of my blog. Sometimes the show must go on! However, after these shots were taken I immediately reached for my coat and gloves. 
SHOP :: 


55 comments:

  1. I love how color coordinated this look is! Grey in winter is definitely the color I wear the most- I think I have approximetely 5 grey sweaters! :D I like how you added the gold/brown accessories, they work really well together with the neutral colors!
    And I defnitely know what you mean about sucking it up for your blog, the weather in Latvia has been pretty cold as well, therefore, taking outfit pictyres outside is a bit challenging!

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  2. A lovely blog you have <3
    It would be a honor to me, if you liked to follow each other.
    Xx
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  3. Great tips! I can only imagine how difficult it is to stay on top of your style when you're just trying your best to stay warm. :) Love that bag too!

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  4. Love the sweater and your fun mani. I cannot seem to get enough grey this winter!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  5. like your style and your blog! follow you!:)
    follow me too please?

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  6. Such a pretty look, love your beanie. *__*
    New outfit post is online...

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  7. I love your outfit and you are so beautiful ! I love your hair and your lips! Amazing!

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  8. Isn't shooting for the blog absolutely BRUTAL at this time of the year?!?! I've been doing the same.

    I've been gravitating towards the same sort of basic look this season too!

    Jackie
    Something About That

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  9. Boyfriend jeans are great. Nice alternative to skinny jeans. And love the boots and beanie.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
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  10. Beautiful outfit, Kat! It definitely can be tough shooting pictures this time of year, it's been so chilly lately! Best, CD. ican'taffordmylifestyle

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  11. Hi sweetie!! such an amazing casual outfit!! your accessories are great too!! so beautiful!

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  12. i love your beanie! you look so amazing!

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  13. Wuaoooo I love your blog I hope you will like mine 

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  14. Really cool winter look, love the grey color! Nice bag dear =)
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    xx
    K.

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  15. You look great! Love everything about this look!

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  16. Cute winter look, I love your beanie and your bag!!!
    Keep smiling!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  17. These photos are beautiful! And I love your jewellery pieces xx Yuki

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  18. Lovely post!
    i'm following you via GFC, kindly follow back
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  19. This is such a relaxed look! I love it. And I'm a tiny bit jealous you got some snow!

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  20. Hi!
    Amazing blog!
    Would you like to follow each other? (GFC, Bloglovin, Facebook)
    If so, please let me know, I will follow you back immediately.
    xoxo

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  21. Love your blog ♥
    Please follow me first and let me know if you followed me.
    I will follow you back after it.

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  22. you look so perfect! from the rings to the sweater! I am following you, hope to see you on my page soonx
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  23. Such a nice outfit! Love the necklace - really cool material! Also really loving your boots :) Happy weekend!

    xx Melane || Pure Perspective

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  24. Nice outfit, I like your jeans <3

    I am following you, it would be really nice if you followed me back so we could support each other :)

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  25. You're right that it's sometimes hard to mix up outfits during the winter time! I always struggle with my outfits because I am tempted to just reach for the same jeans, sweaters and jackets, haha. I love how you accessorize all your outfits :) Thank you for all the helpful tips!

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  26. You are so pretty!! Love your blog and I just followed you on GFC and Bloglovin ♥ I would be so happy if you could do the same :) xx

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  27. Love the jeans!!!

    Want to follow each other on GFC & bloglovin etc.?
    Let me know!

    Greets from the EDELFABRIK
    Chrissie

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  28. Lovely winterlook and great jewellery - love it :)

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  29. Hi dear,
    Your blog is so pretty. Now, I'm your new follower.
    Btw, your outfit looks great. I love the jeans.
    Kisses.

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  30. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and following! I’m now following you back on GFC and Bloglovin :)
    <3
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  31. You Inspire me! nice beanie and casual look
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  32. Love your outfit! The jewelry is so pretty!

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  33. Loving your sweater paired with those boots!

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  34. Lovely post! Love the jacket :)

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  35. Obsessed with your sweater! Such a staple item! Love it on you!

    xx
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  36. looking good lady!

    Big x

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  37. Hi dear Kat! Grey is one of my fav of neutral colors, You chose good items to combine it! Have a nice day!

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  38. What a lovely and cozy winter look. And I love the texture on your bag!

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  39. you look super stunning!
    the scenery is pretty great too!:)

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  40. Like be the details!! So chic and perfect for colder weather!

    Xo,
    Miranda

    Thechicstreet.con

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  41. Such a cute relaxed outfit, love those shoes and your rings!

    Anything & Everything

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  42. I love your booties!

    xx
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  43. You did a great job staying cute and stylish during the cold :)

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  44. The necklace yum!

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    x

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  45. <3333 awesome outfit!
    love it
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