I'm loving this challenge so far! It's wonderful to hear about everyone's lifestyle, weather, and work challenges and how these help to shape individual style!
As most here know, I'm a writer, editor, and sometime teacher/professor. I'm also a PhD candidate. And the parent of a high needs teen. For years I lived in a four season (but winter dominant) climate; I'm currently getting used to life in a milder four season climate. This year, I'm working exclusively from home, but I still make occasional presentations and need clothes appropriate for that. I travel a great deal, take public transit in the city, and walk daily, both to commute and as part of my creative practice.
I'm starting the week off with a few outfits.
First, today's. Why it's me: Fire engine red, one of my key colours. It's simple and classic (jeans, knit top, cardigan) but also modern (trends represented in animal print, western belt, red.) It feels a bit playful. It's also practical. I'm wearing cozy knee socks under those booties and slippers (not booties) in the house. If I go downtown, I'll wear these (it's sunny out); but if I go for a walk in the woods, I'll exchange them for my black LaCanadiennes. Finally, it's a mix of high and low, newer and older. The high end DVF sweater is from an NAS six or seven years ago. (Worn infrequently and still going strong.) The jeans, red sweater, booties, belt are all low end. The only new item this year is the belt.
Next, yesterday's outfit for dinner and theatre with Mr. Suz. Why it's me:
Blue and white, my signature neutrals. Midi length skirt feels very easy to wear. Booties were a practical choice in cool weather. I felt elegant without being over-the-top.
Finally, what I wore last week at this time in Kingston. Skating at City Hall. Why it's me? Blue and white. :) And practical for skating when it's -20C. :)