Style: Winter florals and personal details
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Who else is longing for sunshine and any chance you can get to wear spring attire? I know I am! It's been one dark, grey day too many for my book and I'm already on the countdown for next month's trips to sunshine: helloooo, Tucson, Palm Springs and Los Angeles! Until then, I'm combatting my winter blues with pieces that are comfortable and stylish all while making a statement and uplifting my mood in these dreary months.
One of my favorite patterns to wear in the winter (ironically) is florals. It's a pattern I truly will never grow tired of especially when it comes in such a variety of shapes and colors. For this winter outfit, my floral top is most-definitely not suited for winter on first glance. It's actually a top that ties up at the front and is a looser, lighter fabric but one I won't shove into the back of my closet until spring! In fact, I often enjoy rotating through my "seasonal" items to wear them on the "off-months." This Socialite Clothing floral blouse is a prime example. The fit is a little loose and breezy which will be perfect for just about every month of the year. The front buttons and sleeves that gather at the wrists are beautiful details that make this blouse so fun to wear all year long!
For the winter months, it's a top that's great for layering - a lace, silk camisole does the trick layered underneath the top. As I mentioned, this blouse has a frontal tie, however, to camouflage this warm weather detail, I decided to tuck in the front of my top to my pants.
These Paperbag waist tie pants are also courtesy of Socialite Clothing and are one of my favorites to wear! I like to refer to my looser-fit pants as my "fun pants" and I own fun pants in just about every pattern and color EXCEPT for black up until this pair! Shocking, I know. But these pants just needed to be in my life. They go with just about everything and the frontal tie detailing is such a fun, feminine touch. The pants end right above my ankle so it gives me wiggle room to wear a variety of shoes without a worry.
Speaking of shoes, in this outfit I'm embracing the mindset that having a "seasonal wardrobe" is obsolete. These Sol Sana pearl mules are my favorite shoes to wear this winter despite the wind, rain and cold! They create such a statement in any look and are so comfortable to wear! They feel like slippers. With shoes this stylish and suited for just about any and every occasion, it's hard to care or let the weather outside influence your fashion choices.
Accessorizing this outfit was kept to the minimum but as always with jewelry, I like to make a statement. My Gigimey layered disc and bar necklaces happen to do just that. These pieces are personalized (my disc necklace has the letter A engraved) which makes wearing them that much more special. All of Gigimey's jewelry is handmade in Canada and aims to embrace subtle elegance and personalization for every woman. They have a variety of necklaces and bracelets to customize or order plain (still great for layering and wearing!) in a material made just for you - whether you're a gold girl like me, prefer silver or lust over the trendy rose gold. Personalized items are hard to come by, so when I was gifted these layered necklaces I truly can't describe how much they meant to me.
This winter one of my goals is to embrace more of the items in my wardrobe and encourage others to do the same! It's hard to only have a select amount of clothes for each season so take the time to determine how you can integrate pieces both personal and trendy into your everyday-wear for every season.
Collaboration note: Thank you Socialite Clothing, Sol Sana and Gigimey for collaborating on this product sponspored blog post! All thoughts and opinions expressed on West Coast Aesthetic are my own and every collaboration is done with absolute integrity.