Dressing for the Winter Blues

Ok, we have officially reached that point of winter. You know, that stage where you find your toboggan-covered head buried deep in every spring trend-reporting magazine, periodical, blog, or website, and catch yourself daydreaming of spring fashion (not to mention the weather to go along with it)!

But then, BAM!, back to reality, as you defrost your windows (and fingers and toes) while waiting in anticipation for peep toes, bare shoulders, and a little more sunshine!

So to get our fashionistas through these next few months, we’ve taken one of our FAVORITE classic pieces that just so happens to have made a fresh new appearance this season, and styled it a few ways to show you how to give your wardrobe a winter-to-spring transitional facelift! Let’s warm things up, shall we?!


The Classic Woven

The quintessential staple of a wardrobe is the white button-down shirt. This piece has been revamped, restyled, and reworked for spring and we are loving it! For a fresh look, style it under your cozy sweater dress and pair that with a chic neutral ankle bootie and that choker necklace you’ve been coveting.

dress woven
Shirt: JCrew; Dress: Cupcakes and Cashmere, Shopbop; Boot: Zara; Necklace: Alexis Bittar, Saks Fifth Avenue.

Shoulder Style

We’re loving this off-the-shoulder cool vibe going on, and how chic to see it as a woven! Put it with your leather pencil skirt and topper coat, add a black pump and stack your arms with cuffs and bangles–both sides please!

skirt woven
Shirt: Alexis, Saks Fifth Avenue; Skirt: Helmut Lang, Saks Fifth Avenue; Coat: Burberry Brit, Saks Fifth Avenue; Double Cuff: Rachel Zoe, Nordstrom; Mixed Metal Bangles: Madewell, Polyvore.

Tails and Flares

Another twist on the button-down: the hi-lo woven. Paired with this ultra-chic kick flare pant, block heel slide, and a couple of fingers full of rings and you’re set for a cool, transitional, daytime look.

kick flare woven
Shirt: Zara; Pant: Carven, Shopbop; Rings: Baublebar; Shoe: Zara.

Timeless Tunic

The classic shirt’s taller cousin, the woven tunic, is so chic and a perfect way for that classic woman to spruce up her look! For a fresh and feminine look we added a blush boyfriend blazer and pump, but brought some edge with a light wash skinny denim and mixed metal bib necklace.

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Shirt: Vince, Saks Fifth Avenue; Blazer: Mural, Nordstrom; Denim: AG; Pump: Stuart Weitzman; Necklace: Baublebar.

For more styling tips and tricks and to learn more about our Wardrobe Consulting, Personal Shopping, and Outfitting services, visit https://www.wardrobetherapyllc.com, or email the stylists directly at Christyw@wardrobetherapyllc.com, or Elizabeth@wardrobetherapyllc.com.

Keep Making Every Day a Runway!


Christy Walsh

Christy graduated with a degree in fashion merchandising from Kent State University and with a master’s degree in marketing and communication from Franklin University. She worked as a visual merchandiser for Columbus-based tween brand Justice and Fortune 500 Columbus-based retailer Abercrombie & Fitch before joining Wardrobe Therapy. She lives in Worthington, Ohio with her husband and two daughters.

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