Compromise (See Jane Style Two Ways)

Perusing spring clothes is extremely tempting right now, but sadly, such a counterproductive activity for me.  Winter basically just started in Chicago and while winter coats and sweaters are on heavy markdown, it’s now (and the next three months) when I’ll be needing them most.  If you’re tempted (like me) to buy spring items right now, I suggest browsing lower-priced stores to pick up a few lighter fabrics, like this Old Navy sweater and incorporating items you already own in your wardrobe to spring-ify your outfits, like brightly colored jeans or snakeskin heels (throw them in your work bag and commute in your snow boots).  Or, if you must pull the trigger, buy items you can wear now (or any season) like metallic loafers or a season-less lightweight scarf.

Enjoy your weekend!
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  1. I am also tempted to spring-ify my wardrobe right in the thick of winter in Canada. It might be overly optimistic but I can't stop lusting after J Crew's pastel jeans!

  2. I'm with you on this one. While I really do enjoy winter and the snow that comes with it, I recently found amazing deals on a pair of Nine West nude heels and a pair of Dolce Vita nude wedges. Living in the Erie, PA slush, it is nearly impossible to bring my tie baring goodies out to play just yet. They've got me itching for Spring.

  3. Those damn spring items are so tempting, aren't they? Then you walk outside and it's negative wind chill and winter slaps you right in the face. Oh, Chicago.

  4. Hell yeah! I bought that Old Navy sweater 2 months ago in two different colors and SWEAR it is better than its twin at Madewell. But you didn't hear me say that.

    Seriously cannot go wrong.

    And ps. LOAFERS


  5. I totally know what you mean. If it was up to me I'd be already wearing skirts and sandals again. But unfortunately winters just starting here in Austria. So I've been wearing my green Zara jeans pretty much 24/7. 😉
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  6. Love the sweater choice, I totally did a remix of 3 different outfits with the Old Navy waffle sweater a few weeks ago. It's so versatile! Can be worn with jeans, over a dress, or skirt.

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