Oh my word. I feel like such a Floridian when I complain about the cold. My apartment’s temperature has legitimately dropped a solid 15 degrees in basically a week. I lay my clothes out carefully on my bed and get dressed as fast as I can to limit the number of seconds my bare skin is exposed to the chill. Seriously.
Everyone always mentions that living near your subway line is super important. I didn’t think it was that big of a deal… until now. I finally understand!!! I’m glad I blindly decided to listen to “everyone” and choose an apartment building super close to a 4/5/6 stop. With temperatures dropping every day, the shorter I have to be outside the better!!
It’s definitely interesting being from Florida too with “seasons.” Yes, we had some cold-ish days, but they weren’t bad at all. And then I moved to DC, which is “north” in my opinion!!! It was cold enough for me. I remember being absolutely freezing on Halloween my freshman year, even though it was probably only 50 degrees! HA!! I totally (naively) thought that New York City couldn’t be that much colder than the district. It is. Much, much colder.
I’m also not planning on buying any more wintery clothes until next fall. It seems like absolutely everything is on sale right now, but I have decided that I probably have one too many sweaters already.
See? Plenty to keep me warm until the warmer months finally show up.
In the meantime, I’ve been resorting to my “winter uniform.”
It can get a little boring, and a little repetitive…. but here’s my trick. Mixing and matching the layers! Want to play? It’s like Color by Number, but I call it “Warmth by Layers.”
Shirts on the left | Sweaters on the right
(Most of my shirts and sweaters are from J. Crew. Occasionally I’ll find a great shirt someplace else like Loft or Target and even Old Navy.)
These are kind of my staple go-tos. I mix and match based on what I have planned for the day, what kind of mood I’m in, and what shoes I need to wear. It’s so simple that it’s a little bit embarrassing. The formula works and I’m sticking to it!
Use the widgets to shop for perfect shirts and sweaters for layering (and staying warm).
Do you do something similar like wearing the same variation of the same core outfit?