A couple weeks back, DC got hit with a minor snowstorm. If you live in DC, you know what this means: EVERYTHING SHUTS DOWN. Not that I minded!
I’m personally a fan of bundling up when it’s frosty out. If the weather’s hitting freezing outside, give me a cozy blanket and I’m a happy gal. As such, my snow day style tends to fall in the same bucket: warm and comfy. Here’s an #outfitselfie from the snow day:
Cozy cashmere cowlneck (and alliteration!) + comfy charcoal leggings (can anyone figure out an alliterative synonym for leggings?) + soft Smartwool socks (there we go!) = one happy Nora.
PSA: Smartwool socks are the best of all of the socks. They keep your feet incredibly toasty and yet somehow they never feel over-heated or sweaty. It’s a magical mystery. They’re worth the investment.
I got a call mid-morning from a friend who was in town from her normal outpost in northern California, asking if I could join her for lunch and mojitos. Boy, could I ever! Not wanting to sacrifice too much of my comfort, I threw on the following finishing touches:
I love this jacket because it has all the warmth of a puffier peer without the bulk. The scarf and beanie were purchased separately but synchronize perfectly (and I love the way the burgundy reacts to the cobalt in the jacket). And everyone needs a good pair of cognac ankle boots. (Okay, I might have more than one pair. I love boots.)
So, yes: this puts me firmly on the side of “leggings as pants are okay.” Frankly, to me, leggings are to yoga pants what skinny jeans are to a boot cut pair. But. But! You have to do it well. Look in different light sources to make sure they’re fully opaque. Make sure you’ve got the right underwear on (THIS RULE APPLIES ALL. THE. TIME) and continue to think in terms of proportions. This outfit was all about comfort but thought still went into the colors, the materials, and the final product. Comfort doesn’t have to mean anything but comfort.