Snow Day Neutrals + Winter Layering Favorites

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J.Crew coat 0 Petite c/o (slim fit), Quince cashmere dress xs & beanie (code below), Hunter quilted boots 5 (also at Dillard’s), BP $15 aviator sunglasses

Idyllic snow days like today have me really appreciating the beauty of Boston, though Nick (currently splayed on the couch recovering from a day of shoveling and de-icing) might beg to differ! For stylish yet warm winter outfits, I wanted to highlight a few layering pieces I’ve been loving, including basics that I’ve had for many years now:

Lightweight cashmere

I pored over customer reviews and photos before trying this new-to-me brand and have been pretty happy with the pieces! As mentioned in a prior post, I asked the brand about sales and they said they don’t have promos due to their already slim margins, but did give me code EXTRAPETITE5 for 5% off orders of $100+. This cashmere dress in xs fits TTS and this knit pom beanie is now one of my favorites. It’s so lightweight yet warm, the faux fur on the pom looks more expensive than it is, plus the neutral taupe is easy to pair with outfits. FYI, it is a looser straighter cut along both sides with no defined waistline, so I usually wear it belted.

Refined Wet-Weather Boots

A favorite Hunter boot find (also at Dillard’s) from this summer that’s a little more refined (true to its name) and less New England preppy. I’m wearing the “Short” but as you can see, they are actually a medium height, measuring in-between Hunter’s other Short and Tall styles, making these a very flattering option for petite ladies. The back has an adjustable strap, and after tightening they’re a pretty good fit at my calves. The quilting adds thickness, making them warmer than all my other Hunter boots. Not that I have an office to trek to these days, but these look sleek and stylish for those who commute in dressier or professional outfits.

Thermal under layer

I don’t have one specific favorite Uniqlo Heattech thermal, but I like to get the deeper scoop neck tops in colors closer to my skin tone so that the shirts are easy to conceal under my regular clothing!

Fleece lined tights

Winter must-have. I’m wearing Aphro brand in size S, but I also came across this option with a “petite” size!

Half slip skirt

I have this one and this one from Vassarette, both years old. Aside from serving as an extra layer, slips keep sweater skirts and dresses from clinging to or riding up against tights! Though sometimes a dryer sheet rubbed in between the two layers works too.

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