Fashionistas, talking today about how I styled some popular winter trends 01.2020. In particular, the sweater dress and faux fur. Have you embraced these looks yet? How have you styled your faux fur and sweater dress this season?
Popular Winter Trends 01.2020
You know that I loved the pieces of the Get Your Pretty On winter 2019 capsule wardrobe, right? It was the perfect mix of new trends I might not have tried on my own with basics I already had in my closet. The sherpa or faux fur jacket on the GYPO shopping list was out of my comfort zone. As was the solid sweater dress. Oh, and the plaid trousers that I have yet to wear, after putting on 4 pounds over Christmas. But if not for the winter capsule wardrobe, I would still be wearing the same ole same ole. You know?
Today, I want to share a couple of popular winter trends 01.2020 that are GYPO-inspired. Inspired because I probably wouldn’t have put these pieces together or in my shopping cart on my own.
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Walmart Sweater Dress
Mentioned this dress, here, as one of my Prime Purchases a few days ago. It is such a steal! At $12.99 with 2 day delivery and in store pick up, what have you got to lose? The fabric is the perfect weight. Available in 5 great colors. The Time and Tru cowl neck sweater dress (similar, similar) is true to size, or perhaps runs just a little large. Alison styled the dress 3 ways. With a camel colored wool coat, tights, boots or booties. Then with an animal print cardigan, tights and booties. And last, with a black vest, tights, animal print or snakeskin shoes.
So sad! A couple of weeks ago I found the zip-up faux liner and hoodie that goes with this moto jacket. It was hanging by itself in my closet. Had forgotten all about it! Zipped that baby in and have been so glad to have the hoodie on cold days. And then…it kind of magically unzipped itself out of my jacket. When PC helped me try to zip it back in, we realized the zipper was broken. Boo. So now, I need to see about getting the zipper repaired. The jacket was pretty inexpensive, though, so don’t want to spend a lot of money repairing it. Might just be in the market for a new moto.
As I said, this sweater dress comes in several great colors, and each one has a fleck of other shades in it. My photos don’t really illustrate how pretty this gem slate fleck color is.
There’s lots of talk about age-appropriate clothing for women of a ‘certain’ age. I even read an article that suggested women in their second half of life shouldn’t wear jeans. Which I think is ridiculous. How ’bout you? But I do struggle with determining the appropriate hemline for this grandma of 3! Belting this dress gave it more shape but also made it shorter. Too short?
Papaya Faux Fur Jacket
Speaking of age appropriate…are there stores you won’t shop because they seem inappropriate for gals your age, my age, our ages?? Papaya is – make that – was one of those stores for me. At our outlet mall, the Papaya store is across from Old Navy so I pass by it every single time I go to the outlets. But I had never ventured in there. They display the prices of their clothing in the window, for heaven sake! And they’re cheap – or inexpensive, at least. Plus, according to their “Who are we” page on the Papaya website:
Our business primarily focuses on the junior and petite apparel markets. We help millions of young women across the U.S. to look and feel their best by offering an extensive selection of clothing and accessories to coordinate the perfect outfit for any occasion. [source]
Clearly I am not a young woman, a junior or petite. But I wanted a shearling faux fur jacket. And had looked everywhere with no luck in my price range. Even H&M disappointed me. They wanted almost $60 for this one, which is now on (big) sale.
PC saw a shearling jacket in the window at Papaya and convinced me not to be a store snob. So we went in. So glad we did.
Here’s the look I put together with my new Papaya shearling faux fur jacket (similar, similar). Alison at GYPO paired the shearling jacket with faux leather leggings and bright colored or Fair Isle sweaters underneath.
Does this pleated leopard skirt (similar, similar) look familiar? It was the one from H&M that PC poo-pooed when I tried it on for him. So I hung it back up, then promptly went back to buy it the next day while he was at work.
I styled my shearling faux fur jacket with the pleated skirt, an H&M white pearl-embellished sweater and Unisa peep toe shoes. Love these beaded bracelets from my BFF Sharon!
With my sweater dress, I wore tights. With this skirt, I wore panty hose. But am I the only gal in the world still wearing panty hose? My legs would freeze in the winter if I didn’t, though.
That’s how I styled my shearling faux fur jacket. Now the question is, do I need 2?
Hoping to open my fashion haus more often this year. And pledging to wear dresses or skirts at least once a week. I love getting dressed up and should do it more often. Wearing my popular winter trends 01.2020 in different ways until the season is over.
Have you tried any popular winter trends this season? Do you have stores you just won’t venture into because they aren’t price-point- or age-appropriate? My BFF gave me the prettiest earrings from Talbots for Christmas. Wore them yesterday and got several compliments. But I never go to Talbots because while I love their beautiful things, I know I can’t afford them. Then again, surely they have sales? End-of-season sales, maybe? Might be time to check them out.
Tomorrow I will be cleaning cabinets and drawers and the pantry in the kitchen. Wish me luck!! If you don’t hear from me again, you’ll know I was buried by an avalanche of canned goods and cereal boxes!
Thank you so much for coming by. Your comments make me smile. And reassure me that I am not always talking to myself.
Hugs and kisses,