WIW 03.26-29

Hello ladies! This week I wanted to wear a few of my wintery items before putting them away, while still keeping a light and springy feel. My fail-safe solution to that? Incorporate white or cream into each outfit! I think I also managed to wear new-for-the-season items in each one, which also helps. All work outfits, though today's is certainly more casual than what I usually wear to work (not that it matters in my field nor workplace).

#1 (Tuesday) - Wintery thing: tall black boots. A riff on the rust/white/black equestrian outfit I wore last week. Just as happy in this version! While we'll long have the weather for them, after one more white jeans outfit next week I'll be putting these boots away until fall and switching to mid-calf heights.

#2 (Wednesday) - Wintery thing: sweater dress. I didn't wear my sweater dresses very much this year, though I still love them. This is my heaviest one, so I wanted to give it one last semi-springy look before putting it away. I've had the base of this outfit in mind for months, just waiting for warm enough weather for the light hosiery. In my head I'd planned on the blush moto in #1, but the cream moto vest felt fresher and springier so I went with that instead; it makes this rather body-con dress much boxier. I clearly have no issues mixing white and cream ;)

#3 (Thursday) - Wintery thing: cashmere sweater. This is actually a rather lightweight sweater, and it'll probably stay in my wardrobe until May when I'll swap it with my bright turquoise cotton sweater for summer. I had this combo in mind during winter too, but with my white winter trousers that I never got around to hemming (which will definitely happen before next fall!).

#4 (Friday) - Wintery things: none! You guys it's SUNNY here today, legitimately bright and everything :D Today I thought it'd be a fun challenge to try Angie's recent Combat Pants Ensemble. I'd mentioned in the comments there that I'm currently off combat/military stuff for myself, except in a couple rare cases where the item is clearly a very very loose interpretation (like my silky long cargo shorts). So instead I chose my olive skinnies, and while I liked the outfit better with the sweater untucked, I ended up semi-tucking because it kept catching on the zippers! For the red I pulled out my slouchy red purse and these little tennies which I haven't worn in a loooong time; they're preppier than what I'd want in a sassy sneak, but as I'm still mulling this trend over for myself they're more than fine for now. And of course, matching bright red lipstick ^^

If anyone is curious about what the new-for-the-season items are: #1-clutch, belt; #2-clutch, moto vest; #3-clutch; #4-sweater. All the rest is older!

Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome!
This post is also published in the youlookfab forum. You can read and reply to it in either place. All replies will appear in both places.


  • pil replied 6 years ago
    Aida I meant to comment on how much I enjoyed the rust/white/black inspiration pic from last week. It reminded me of my black/camel/zebra combination with the first time pants tuck into tall boots.

    My favorite of these is #2. I love the subdued, textual look.
    How clever of you to combine the outgoing and incoming seasonal pieces.
  • rae replied 6 years ago
    At work and want to totaaly wax poetic bit all I'll type now is that yhese rock my socks off! Especially 1 and 4!
  • kellygirl replied 6 years ago
    SO fab! I can't pick a fave (as usual.) I do really love your version of Angie's blog post. Those red sneaks are just too fun. The slouchy sweater with the skinnies is just too cool and I love the red bag! Love how you wear the light colors in 1-3. They are all so fun. I guess if I was forced to pick a fave, I'd pick the turquoise and zebra belt with the light bottoms (since I'm loving color these days.) All are fab though! 
  • Tanya replied 6 years ago
    Oh wow Aida, you really nailed these!  They are all so awesome I can not pick a favorite.  The funny thing is that I just put together a warmer-weather version of #1, with blush moto vest, sleeveless black blouse and black open shoes, and seeing how amazing this looks on you, I can not wait to wear it!
  • Mo replied 6 years ago
    The blush moto look in #1 is stellar!  The black is a great contrast to the pink and white.  Must try this myself. 
  • Sveta replied 6 years ago
    You welcome spring in style! I like how you inserted a bit of spring into your winter outfits.
    My fave must be #3 because turquoise + white + animal print  = pure heaven!
  • Angie replied 6 years ago
    KILLER x4.

    (Isn't our weather beautiful at the moment!!!)

    You are my "we love white" style sister. The White Brigade :). High five!
  • Karie replied 6 years ago
    Your interpretation of Angie's morning post from today is spot on! And where did you get your white jeans, if you don't mind my asking? 
  • Vivi replied 6 years ago
    The blush, white and stark black is killing me! Perfection. Great ideas for white jeans.

  • Aida replied 6 years ago
    Thanks for the lovely comments ladies, I appreciate them! Happy to hear #4 is going over well, it's a minor departure for me (sportier).

    Tanya, that outfit sounds awesome! I can't wait to see it :)

    Mo, I can see you in the white/black/blush color palette for sure.

    Angie, The White Brigade, YES! I love it ^^ /highfive! The weather has been amazing, I still can't believe we got a whole week of it. *happy sigh*

    Karie, the white jeans are Kut from the Kloth in the "Diana" cut which Angie featured last spring. They seem to run TTS. Mine are a size (or two) up, so they are quite oversized and slouchy on me.
  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago
    Love everyone of them, particularly #1 and #3.  I think I can maybe create a version of #3 ---- except my animal print belt only fits at the waist, not the high hip.  Now that I've started belting again, I've realized that I need basically 2 different sizes of belts.  Who knew!

    Brilliant idea to stretch your winter things with white and cream.
  • ElleH replied 6 years ago
    Wow. I love every outfit here. The way you put it all together, the fit, everything is perfect.
  • replied 6 years ago

    I like your way of thinking. In with spring/not quite out with winter!  Love the blue top on you.  All of your looks are fantastic.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago
    Wow - another stellar week Aida. I particularly love #3 and #4. Now I want to try my green cashmere sweater with my white jeans. And your interpretation of Angie's combat pants formula is perfection.
  • Day Vies replied 6 years ago
    #1 & #3 are my favorites.  I love how you styled the white jeans. I love the belt in #1 and that blue in #3 is gorgeous. Spring's coming --- Yay! 
  • carolbee replied 6 years ago
    These are all really fab, but I'm with Day Vies, 1 & 3 are my faves.
  • Lantana replied 6 years ago
    You are an inspiration. Swooning from go to whoa. Love & covet the white heels. Sigh.

  • replied 6 years ago
    Quite gorgeous. I'm loving the neutrals, but the bright blue sweater is just beautiful on you as well. The outfit with the olive skinnies and red turned out really well. Fun!
  • Suz replied 6 years ago
    I am so impressed. This is the best edition of "how to make it look and feel like spring when the weather isn't cooperating" that I've ever seen. Love how you have found spring colours in winter weights and textures and combined everything to work brilliantly. (And especially love that you finally got a sunny day and didn't have to!) 

    That blush moto is so gorgeous. It's an all year piece for you, really, too, right? Well, maybe not high summer, but otherwise. 

    Jealous that you can bookend with black! 

    Mix of neutrals in #2 is gorgeous on you! 

    Adore the sweater in #3. 

  • CocoLion replied 6 years ago
    All of these looks might include Winter items but you have done a great job turning them into Spring looks!  #1 and #4 completely stopped me in my tracks.
  • rachylou replied 6 years ago
    The black, white and blush just looks so fantastic and fresh, esp. with your dark hair!

    I fear blush is too sweet for me, I have to live through you.
  • replied 6 years ago
    Great looks! I really want to try my new white jeans with my tall black boots but have to wait as Monday I am sorting through very dirty archaeological collections and that is a recipe for disaster!
  • shevia replied 6 years ago
    Pure eye candy! I love the blue on you, I love the blush on you, and I love the olive, red and off white (?) on you! Your hair looks amazing! I love the fit of the white jeans btw and am tempted to order them myself.
  • celia replied 6 years ago
    I love all of these outfits, you Found a good way to give your winter items a last    Hurray .
  • Ingunn replied 6 years ago
    Aida, you are amazing! I'm so impressed. You look stellar in each of these outfits. I need to pin them for further inspiration. I love how you make soft colors stand out by contrasting them to your dark hair and black, as in #1 and #2. I also love the blue sweater in #3, it is incredible with your coloring. And in #3, you gave me inspiration to try my cream sweater with the khakis I wore yesterday, I might get to borrow my daughter's red Cons, too. 
  • Kyle replied 6 years ago
    The thought process you bring to outfit creation is very interesting -- perhaps it is also why you look so darn fab all the time. Your attention to detail is impeccable, and it elevates everything you wear.
  • Aida replied 6 years ago

    Thank you all for the lovely comments everyone!

    Beth Ann, I also need 2 different belt sizes. I have a 2-sided belt hanger and keep waist belts on one side and hips belts on the other, although I don't belt much of anything at the waist these days so I'll probably be passing most of that side on soon.

    Suz, thank you! This is always a tough time of year to dress for out here, especially if you don't have a good handle on what to keep out and when to put it away, as it's unfortunately not as straightforward as "swap winter stuff with spring stuff". I've gotten a lot of this figured out now (finally), and am busy swapping stuff in stages from March through May. So this year I am hoping I'll have a more seamless transition, and be less stressed about it hehe

     Rachy, I do have to be in the right mood to wear blush. Since it's a good color for me, I try to look for pieces where the color might be unexpected OR that aren't inherently sweet. I will wear plenty of it this season for you!

     Kyle, thank you very much for your thoughtful comment! I hope things are going well for you, stylish lady :)

  • rachylou replied 6 years ago
    Hey, you know, I don't think I clicked through all the pics the first time around. I think you do a really good job with fit, Aida. PPP! Love the combat/white/red take. A good way to give a nod to the trend without being neck-deep - I feel a little squeamy myself on camo. Just a wee bit poseur. But I like it. I might give in.
  • Aida replied 6 years ago
    Thanks Rachy! I do try my best to be PPP (patient is the hard one!), and have certainly gotten better about it as I refine my style. I've always been more of a solid army green/navy/black gal myself, so camo is out for me and I'm perfectly happy with that :)
  • Thistle replied 6 years ago
    Love them all, but especially partial to #1 and 3.  You have such a fun casual chic style and I really see it come through in all your posts. 
  • Aida replied 6 years ago
    Thank you, Thistle!

You need to be logged in to comment