Knits on Knits... Literally

Baby, it's cold outside. So I doubled up on my knits and spent the afternoon in cozy heaven.

I put a wide belt from B-Low The Belt around a midi sweater dress in order to cinch it in a bit and make it shorter. The dress is by Vince, it's cashmere and it's Warm with a capital W - that's how warm. It's an incredibly versatile dress that I can wear to the office (when belt is removed, the dress goes slightly below the knee) and beyond. 

The exact dress is not from a current collection. Like many things I own, it's from a previous year and I just recycled it. I recognize that the fashion blogosphere is constantly bombarding us with NEW NEW NEW so I am here, in my old outfit, reminding you that the cool sweaters you bought last year and the year before that are still valid. Nothing in this outfit was purchased this current season.

However, the purpose of these posts is to serve as inspiration and if you identify something that suits your style and is missing in your wardrobe, I hope to provide you with comparable options.

My cardigan is from COS, and it's a chunky wool material that is also incredibly warm. I love the fact that it has pockets and an open front. No buttons or clasps are involved. This is strictly a "throw on and be cozy" item. Although it is not currently available, if you do not have a chunky oversized cardigan in your winter wardrobe, now is the time to get one. They're versatile and timeless. This one from H&M is similar. 

Boots are the Stuart Weitzman Highland

...a boot that I've worn so many times over the last year that I've owned it and it still sparks immense joy every time I wear it. Marie Kondo would be very proud. 

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They now come in a myriad of other colours and there are great less expensive options available on the market as well. 

The essentials:

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How are you layering up the cozy things this season? A parka is mandatory right now no matter how thick the cozies I wear, but for now it's nice to take photos and pretend the Polar Vortex isn't back. Stay warm!