one of the biggest things i consider before purchasing a garment is its versatility. can it fit in the many aspects of my life? is it a piece i can remix over and over again to create fun and interesting outfits? and given that i live in san diego (where all four seasons kind of resemble summer), is it something i can wear all year round?
given how many times i’ve already worn this pair of denim crops, my decision to answer “yes” to the aforementioned questions before snagging them at madewell a month ago has served me well. the last couple times i’ve styled them (see here, here & here), the weather has been on the warmer side. but with this past weekend’s brisker temperatures, i gave myself the challenge of remixing them for so-called “winter.”
i started with my standard winter uniform of a sweater, boots, and jeans, but this time with a slight bohemian twist. i’ve had these frye boots since college but truthfully i hardly ever wear them. they’re pretty industrial looking, especially with the square-toe. but i loved how they added interest to this outfit, especially when layered beneath the wide-leg hem of the cropped jeans. since cashmere is the epitome of luxury and warmth, i reached for my favorite grey cashmere sweater from everlane to keep me toasty. i kept the rest of the accessories in the cognac family to compliment the boots, except for the hat. like the high-waisted denim, this hat gives me major 70’s vibes. when i purchased this hat, i remember being intimidated to wear (you have to admit that it’s a lot of hat!) but it’s quite the contrary, actually. i always feel a little cooler when i have it on, not to mention it love how it adds a little pop of color to my neutral ensembles without being too obnoxious. it’s a closet MVP for sure.
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