Favorite Winter Outfit Ideas


The weather has been really chilly these last few weeks.  Winter came early to the South this year, before Thanksgiving, which is unusual.  It’s usually cool weather until close to Christmas, then it gets cold.  Our coldest months are January and most of February.

When Winter comes and it’s time to change my capsule wardrobe from Fall to Winter, I make sure to add several sweaters, cardigans and vests.  I keep my wool coat and my primaloft coat in my closet for when it’s frigid outside, but most of the time I just wear my puffer vests if I’m going out.  If I’m out in town or running errands during the Winter, you’ll usually find me wearing booties or tall boots and thicker socks like these.  I make sure to also keep handy a few accessories to stay warm, like my pom pom beanie, a soft scarf and cashmere gloves for those cold and rainy days.

I’ve been using a capsule wardrobe for a few years now and I’ve found that when I create my capsule each season, I reach for my favorite clothes first.  Of course, most of them are core closet essentials, like tees and jeans, but in the Fall and Winter, I make sure to add my favorite sweaters to my capsule too.

I probably won’t be publishing any posts until after Christmas.  My daughter will be participating in a clinical trial in Georgia starting next week, so I will be busy, but I will be available to answer emails.  And, the Christmas holidays are the next week; we will be home thank goodness!  We will have to go back to Georgia a day or two after Christmas for her to continue her treatments.  I will take my computer with me then, so I can publish posts!


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Here’s a few Winter favorites from last year that I’m wearing again this year:

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Patagonia Los Gatos Vest in “drifter grey”
grey mock neck sweater (similar)
Florence Instasculpt Black Skinny Jeans
Yale Chelsea Booties
leopard crossbody bag (similar)

I wore the outfit above last January and realized that I have all those clothes in my Winter capsule wardrobe again!  I love wearing gray and black because they are neutral colors and they go with so many other clothes in my closet.  This Patagonia Los Gatos Vest in “drifter grey” vest is perfect for keeping you warm in mild Winter weather.  It’s comfortable enough to wear around the house, but also keeps you warm when you are outside.  I’ve had this grey mock neck sweater (similar) for a couple of years now and still love to wear it.  I also found this Vince Camuto mock neck raglan sweater, which comes in 5 colors!


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beige cowlneck tunic
Kendra Scott Dani earrings
black jeans (the best fitting jeans)
tall black boots
tassel crossbody bag (almost exact)

I wore this outfit last year when we went to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for a mini Winter vacation.  I have the beige cowlneck tunic and jeans in my Winter capsule wardrobe this year, plus have been wearing these tall black boots.


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Softspun Cowl-Neck Pullover Tunic
black leggings (these fleece-lined leggings sound cozy!)
primaloft coat
gray pom pom beanie (similar)
over the knee black boots (very similar)

I wore this outfit last Winter when it snowed several inches!  It was freezing outside, but my Bernardo primaloft coat kept me toasty warm.  What I love about this coat is that it is very lightweight, yet keeps me warm in the frigid temps.


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  1. Hi,
    Thanks Lee-Ann. I love the Vince Camuto cowl and black jeans. I’m thinking about a capsule wardrobe. Sending your daughter and your family prayers and positive vibes.????????

  2. Hi Leanne – I love the black and grey combo also – my problem lately is every time you post I treat myself 🙂 I’m hoping your daughter is feeling well and getting her health back. I liked when she did a guest post with you – it gave me some nice gift ideas for my daughter. I hope you and your family enjoy your holiday.

  3. Merry Christmas! Safe travels and prayers for you daughter’s continued healing. I so enjoy your posts and maybe I will search some of the older ones for continued inspiration while you are off.

  4. Love the casual classy look! I’ve had so much fun following you on Facebook, and your blog. I’m 70, but I’m not done enjoying life…..and so many of your clothes combos can be utilized by so many age groups. You are timeless! Thanks for a great blog.

  5. Leanne,
    I noticed that you have leather boots in your capsule wardrobe. I just recently purchased some Ralph Lauren brown leather boots and wanted to treat them so they would be weather proof. After looking into it, many leather treatments say they will darken the leather and some reviewers were disappointed in the color change . I really like the color of my brown boots and don’t want them to darken. What do you use on your brown leather boots and where do you get it? Maybe one of your readers has some great product they use. Thanks for any input you or others can give!

  6. Mary,

    I just use leather conditioning lotion on my shoes and leather handbags. It keeps the leather soft and conditioned.

  7. Lisa,

    I love sharing what I find with everyone who reads my blog. I know if I find some favorite clothes, shoes and accessories, probably a few other women will like them too!

  8. Thank you Joanne! If you are thinking about trying a capsule wardrobe, I have the free mini capsule wardrobe eBook, which shows how just a few core closet essentials can make several outfits. Be sure to sign up for the new post notifications and you will receive it via email.

  9. Leanne–

    Thank so much for such a wonderful blog all year long. Sending prayers to your daughter. Wishing you and yours a happy new year.

  10. My heart goes out to your family as you prepare for clinical trials, and I will be praying for you and her! My own daughter spent the summer in the hospital and I well know the worry that accompanies that. I lost my job due to denied maternity leave because I had her in an emergency at 29 weeks, and learning to dress in a capsule after we all returned home has helped me get organized! Thank you. Your tips apply to all sorts of financial and environmental concerns!

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