Ask my close friends, and they will tell you I am always on the hunt for a striped shirt. And as many of you regular readers know, I now have quite the collection!
I’m telling you though, this is such a versatile wardrobe piece that today I decided to show you 12 different ways to wear it. I could probably have done 20, but my family started to wonder where I disappeared to so I had to cut myself off.
I hate it when that happens!
I can’t decide which look is my favorite- but it might just be the one with the Hunter boots and red vest. This just seems so Seattle to me!
Please take a minute to comment and let me know which is your favorite!
Well, tis the season for outdoor children’s sports. For some, it’s soccer season- for me it’s lacrosse.
Whatever the sport, if you’re going to be outdoors in Seattle, it’s important to dress warm. In the Pacific Northwest, lacrosse season means 45 degrees and rain.
On the right is my old raincoat my mom gave me when I moved here.
Sorry Mom, but this style is just not at all fashionable. Paired with this goofy scarf (that would look better on a snowman) I look dated and frumpy.
On the left is my updated version, and to be honest this is best I can do. I’ll be the first to admit, it’s hard to be stylish when you’re trying to stay warm!
I’ve replaced my bright blue raincoat with this cute down coat from North Face.
With a coat this big, it’s easy to look enormous, so having the belt to define my waist is essential. I also keep it smaller on the bottom by wearing my skinny jeans. Lastly, I’ve added a bright scarf to bring some color into the outfit.
As for my rain boots- to be honest, I’m not a fan of these- but they do keep my toes dry. I thought the checkered pattern was sort of cute, but now I’m second guessing myself.
Come to think of it- I think I’ll wear my Sorel’s from last weekend. (Sorry, it’s too late to take another picture, use your imagination!)
Now, for the good part (just kidding- but I am going to let you in on a little secret of mine)!
When I know I’m going to be outdoors for long periods of time, I wear long underwear under my clothes.
I wear Cuddle Duds that I get at Kohl’s. I know, the name is ridiculous, but they are the softest and warmest things out there. They come in all styles (short sleeve, long sleeve, tank) and are silky soft and super warm. They also have long underwear pants that fit under my jeans- keeping my legs extra toasty. I pair them with Smart Wool knee socks. So, there you go- now you know my dirty little secret! Laugh all you want, but I’m warm!
Boots: Fred Meyer, Jacket: REI, Jeans: Anthropologie, Scarf: Gift