Avoid A Winter Wardrobe Rut

Wearing: J.Crew Factory vest (available on eBay; love this new style too) | Madewell jeans (love these too) | Fossil sweater (similar here) | J.Crew camp socks (no longer available) | L.L.Bean boots (super backordered)

[Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.] Ugh, it’s still winter. *Insert crying emoji here.* Today’s look is simple and totally winter appropriate. Winter can be a total drag, but the key is finding new ways to style your winter favorites. I previously styled this sweater with a skirt, and I’ve styled this vest numerous times since I’ve gotten it, because why wouldn’t I? Need some ideas for how to style yours? Look here, here, and here.

I know it can be easy to get stuck in a winter rut with your wardrobe, but shop your closet and you may find some new inspiration. Or, you can start shopping for spring. Only 39 more days until spring break, but who’s counting? 

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  • Alex
    February 2, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    A great basic winter outfit, you can't go wrong with a vest and bean boots!

    • ellen.borza@gmail.com
      February 3, 2015 at 12:54 am

      You definitely can't! I just wish it was a little warmer so I could sport vests instead of coats at the moment. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Anna Baun
    February 2, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    I have been feeling the rut bad lately! I am so ready for Spring clothes! 🙂 XO


    • ellen.borza@gmail.com
      February 3, 2015 at 12:54 am

      Me too! I'm sick of bundling up before I go outside. And snow does awful things to my hair. Thanks, Anna!

  • Kate Cope
    February 2, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Love your vest and bean boots!

    This Side of Paradise

  • Mali Trueblood
    February 2, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    I pair my vest and Bean Boots together all the time! They're perfect pieces to make winter seem bearable, and they go with everything. I love this classic, go-to look!


    • ellen.borza@gmail.com
      February 3, 2015 at 12:55 am

      They definitely go with everything. It's always great to have those go-to pieces. Thanks for stopping by, Mali! Stay warm!

  • Victoria Fox
    February 2, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Bean boots and a good vest always is a fabulous look! you look fabulous as usual!
    xo, Victoria

    • ellen.borza@gmail.com
      February 3, 2015 at 12:56 am

      You can never go wrong with that combo. Thank you so much, Victoria!

  • Lindsay Ava
    February 2, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Great look! I found since I started my blog, I have really had to think outside the box when it comes to Winter fashion, as I too tend to get in a rut and live in black haha.

    • ellen.borza@gmail.com
      February 3, 2015 at 12:56 am

      I feel ya, although this season it seems that black is the color to wear right now. No shame. Thanks for stopping by, Lindsay!

  • Nathalie Van Hauwe
    February 2, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    I love how you styled that with the Bean Boots! Winter is my fave season to style cute outfits, and you definitely do it the right way, love it!

    Nathalie | THE COVETING

    • ellen.borza@gmail.com
      February 3, 2015 at 12:57 am

      Aw thank you so much, Nathalie! Again, I loved your post today!

  • Emily Rizer
    February 2, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    I definitely understand that! It's really easy to get into a rut, especially in the winter! I love this classic look! Can't go wrong with a pair of bean boots!

    Emily | http://www.emilyanddot.blogspot.com

    • ellen.borza@gmail.com
      February 3, 2015 at 12:57 am

      I've worn my Bean boots more times lately than I care to say. Oops. Thanks for reading, Emily!

  • Dana
    February 3, 2015 at 2:07 am

    You're the cutest! Love coming to your blog and getting to know you and your personal style!

    Pink Champagne Problems

    • ellen.borza@gmail.com
      February 3, 2015 at 2:06 pm

      Aw thanks, Dana! I look forward to reading your blog every day 🙂