Have you reached that point in winter where you are sick and tired of winter outfits and ready for some color? I’ve got a bright winter outfit for you that will fit that need and some tips for adjusting to the time change.
scarf- Tuesday Morning option
earrings- Cato option
If you are like me, you may be super bored with your wardrobe when it comes down to the last of a season. I get to the point that I just don’t think I can come up with one more outfit and I’m sicking of repeating the ones I have been wearing. Plus, here we have days like last week when I wore this and it was 30-40 degrees mornings, 50s afternoon and now (Sunday afternoon) as I prepare this post, it’s 84! As soon as I pack the sweaters and scarves away, I’ll need one again. It’s back and to like this through March.
To remedy the boredom, I start thinking of a piece I haven’t worn enough during the season and try to build upon it. This time it was this scarf. And the scarf did all the work for me in creating this bright winter outfit. With pink and mustard mixed already, it was the perfect nudge to pull out this sweater and blazer and wear them together. Pink and yellow are perfect for each other. (See how Audrey at Putting Me Together paired pink and yellow here.) This color combo would work with any neutral bottom, but I chose navy pants. You could really get spring vibes with white pants or jeans.
How are you adjusting to “springing forward”? I know a lot of people like the extra daylight at the end of the day, especially bloggers for photos, but I really like how nature adjusts it all on its own. I was just beginning to have daylight for my morning runs, and a little light at the end to shoot photos. The best of both morning and evening for me. Love it or hate the time change, it can still leave you feeling jet lagged. I shared these three tips with my newsletter subscribers Saturday for surviving the change.
1- Embrace it and give yourself some affirmations. Instead of saying “I’m so tired, I hate the change,” look for the positive in it and tell yourself, “I feel great! Losing an hour of sleep doesn’t bother me” etc. Tell yourself your positive affirmation each night before you go to bed, focusing on the fact that you are going to feel good tomorrow, and get to enjoy a little more light at the end of the day.
2- Drink some water as soon as you get up. Time change or none, if you haven’t been doing this, you should. I recently added this to my morning routine and I have a glass of water BEFORE my coffee and it really does help me wake up and feel better later in the day. You are dehydrated after 7- 8 hours of not consuming fluids, so drink some water. You will feel better.
3- Prepare your outfit and the things you need for the next day the night before. This is especially important this week if you feel groggy because it’s still dark out when you wake up and your are struggling with the change. The less decisions you have to make, the easier you will transition into the day.
Have a great week!