So, it’s winter here… Cold, damp, foggy, windy and charming. I love the west coast for its stunning and mystical beauty. The one thing that gets to me after awhile, is that it can be days before you see the sun. It has been a while since I have blogged, but I would like to dedicate this week to showcasing my coziness and how I inject colour into my everyday life ( to take place of the sunshine that is hibernating like the bears.)
Living in a temperate rainforest has taught me the art of layering. Layering is the key to cold, wet and foggy places like Vancouver Island. The importance of layering in this climate is because of the temperamental weather changes. You can feel hot, then immediately cold, then too ‘oh my god… Where in the world did this HAIL come from?!’
These wooly leg warmers are one of my staple layering tools. I use these leg warmers ( or any sort of long sock) as extra warmth inside my boots, or if I want to wear flats; these leg warmers offer amazing ankle warmth.
I mentioned the use of colour in my winter wardrobe, because I find that it jolts me into a more motivated headspace. Even if it’s just my scarf that is colourful, it breaks up the outfit and gives it a bit more dimension.
I loved all the earthy colours in this outfit, and it was very comfortable as well. Focusing mostly on the scarf in this picture, I have used this scarf to brighten up black or grey winter jackets, or as a splash of colour to a cute little black dress.
Since it’s winter, I should mention the importance of the sweater… Very important. I looove a good sweater, and I love all the different types of sweaters. I don’t have room to show you my bursting collection, but here are a few of my favourites this winter.
This sweater was given to me by a good friend. I absolutely loooove this sweater and all its ichiness. This sweater is perfect for that splash of colour! I love the wooden buttons and the high neck of this sweater because it protects my neck from the wind. So if I forget a scarf with this number… No big deal.
This fun sweater is a thrift store special. According to my mom, these sweaters were pretty cool in the 80’s… My favourite! I love wearing this sweater for its crazy purple spray paint pattern. It is not particularly warm, so layering is a must with this one. I have reached for this sweater many times this winter to help me inject some fun colour into my life.
Cozy times call for cozy measures. Layering is important in the winter, and adding colour can be an easy way to brighten up your day.
So, to all you babes out there rocking the winter weather… You go babe, get down with your cozy self.