What I wore to go shopping in winter | Cozy layers + leggings

My post yesterday highlighted my recent thrifting adventures at one of my favorite local resale boutiques, Here We Go Again, and I mentioned that I loved my newly thrifted coat so much that I wore it out of the store! I thought y’all would like a better look at the coat and what I wore to go shopping in winter. This post also serves as a kind of counterpoint to my “What I wore to go shopping” post this past summer.

Librarian for Life + Style | What I wore to go shopping in winter | Cozy layers + leggings

It was one of those sunny but chilly winter days — no rain for once! — so I could get away with flats, which are also easier to slip on and off when trying on shoes and clothes. I dressed in layers that would be easier to remove when trying clothes on — hence the button-fly denim skirt, button-up cardigan, and scarf. The leggings served as a layer to mimic shapewear when trying on clothes.

Librarian for Life + Style | Closeup of my newly thrifted coat

Librarian for Life + Style | What I wore to go shopping in winter | Cozy layers + leggings

Librarian for Life + Style | What I wore to go shopping in winter | Cozy layers + leggings

Details:

What I love most about this newly thrifted coat — besides the rich burgundy color — is the texture of the ribbed lines. I like clothing that rewards you with those kinds of details upon a closer look. And I like the detail of the buttons in the back, a design feature that’s also on my grey Vienna coat.

Librarian for Life + Style | Closeup of my newly thrifted coat

Librarian for Life + Style | What I wore to go shopping in winter | Cozy layers + leggings

Librarian for Life + Style | What I wore to go shopping in winter | Cozy layers + leggings

By the way, these blue leggings were not my first choice. I was actually planning on wearing my berry-colored leggings, but they were in the dirty clothes hamper, as were my grey and black pairs of leggings. Therefore, I decided why not go bold with these bright blue leggings!

Librarian for Life + Style | What I wore to go shopping in winter | Cozy layers + leggings

Librarian for Life + Style | What I wore to go shopping in winter | Cozy layers + leggings

Librarian for Life + Style | What I wore to go shopping in winter | Cozy layers + leggings

When I put this post together, I also realized that this outfit reminded me of a more casual, relaxed take on one of my favorite outfits ever, this work outfit from winter 2012. The similarities include:  layering a buttoned-up cardigan over a skirt, colored tights/leggings, a long winter coat, and a scarf providing an additional pop of color and pattern.

The more things change, the more things stay the same, eh? 😉

Librarian for Life + Style | Winter coats + layering collage

2012  //  2016 (this post)


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7 thoughts on “What I wore to go shopping in winter | Cozy layers + leggings

  1. Jennie

    Perfect layered look for shopping! I am loving the leggings and flats with this and your coat is so cute. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday, Jen!

    Reply

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