Even though the official first day of winter is still a few weeks away, it’s been consistently chilly here in Charleston and I’ve already started to incorporate some of my winter essentials into my fall capsule. I won’t have time to share my full winter capsule until after the holidays, but I will be pulling out a few more essentials before Jason and I head up to the Cape for Christmas.
I’ll share the tweaks I’m making and a few of the items I’ve been adding to my fall capsule in my next OOTW video, but in the meantime here is a look I plan on wearing all throughout the winter. Given that I live in a pretty mild climate I won’t need too many heavy pieces to get me through but I am looking forward to a clean color palette with a few pops here and there and a few tried and true favorites that I come back to year after year. Also, I can get by with simple flats and ankle boots but you can easily swap in some chic riding boots or knee high boots if you live somewhere much colder.
The look here and the inspiration for much of my winter wardrobe is an old favorite that consists of a classic turtleneck and slim, timeless trousers. For shoes, I’ve been loving my Vaneli ‘Aliz’ pumps more than usual and I especially love the way they look with an all black outfit - so chic and effortless!
For my accessories, I’ve been keeping things super simple all season long and will likely continue this trend into the winter as well. Even though I love statement jewelry, I’ve been slowly sorting through my small collection and editing things down to my absolute favorites - the pieces that I’ve continually reached for over the years - and parting with the rest.
This recent decluttering coupled with my slowly growing fine jewelry collection has caused me to put a larger focus on finer pieces that I can wear forever and I’m loving the results.
I have a few pieces that I’d love to add in the future (and have been saving for) but for the time being I love my mini capsule of everyday pieces that include my signet ring from Ruff’s, JACY watch, Stone & Strand small gold hoops (or Mejuri Dome Hoops for a statement) and my Mejuri Bracelet and solitaire diamond necklace.
To complete this look, I’ve been making a few minor tweaks to my makeup routine and discovering some new products that are giving me the perfect winter glow. These products give me a subtly dewy complexion that doesn’t look like I’ve been trapped inside in heating and dry air. Instead, in less than 10 minutes I look fresh faced, awake and hydrated. In no particular order, I love this luxurious, skin healing balm from Radice Apothecary, this Jasmine scented facial spray from May Lindstrom (heaven in a bottle!), this subtle contour stick from Westman Atelier (in lieu of blush - who am I??) and this dewy skin, barely-there base from Beautycounter.