How I Stop Style Fatigue

It’s about this time of year that I start to feel tired of my everyday winter wardrobe and look for ways to change it up. Like swapping in off-white jeans for black or dark wash denim. And doing a little smart shopping for a sweater with unique details, not to mention a cozy accessory or two.

Let me clarify that by “shopping” I make sure my first stop is always my closet. But if I’m really craving something shiny and new, I go straight to my favorite online retailers and scroll through their sale items. Yes, winter styles are already deeply discounted — the holidays have come and gone and resort collections have dropped. Now is the time to score some deals. We all deserve a little fashion refresh that you’ll be happy to re-wear next year — without breaking the bank.

From head-to-toe, here we go. This cozy faux fur hat was a bit of a splurge — 5 years ago! Its cute cat ears always put a smile on my face, not to mention the world at large. And it’s super warm yet lightweight, so it never gives me “hat hair.” Next up? This oversized fair isle sweater that sparkles with rhinestone buttons. It’s new to my wardrobe, but I did buy it on sale this fall. You’ve seen my off-white jeans in this 2022 post. They were a great summer wardrobe addition that are still going strong. Both my fuzzy tote and lug sole boots are new too, but both were “bargain” finds. I honestly think I’ve worn these boots at least 20 times since I bought them.

Are you a sale sleuth, too? I’d love to hear your tips!

Hat: (old, Kate Spade) Fab, fun alternatives here (under $20 and very Dr. Zhivago), here (gorgeous “apres sherpa” trapper) and here (cat ears!).

Sweater: (Ganni, sold out) Loving this (argyle! 55% off!), this (starry cardi!), this (Rag & Bone in sunny yellow fair isle!) and this (designer with vibrant chevron pattern at 70% off!). I think any (or all) of these would give your winter wardrobe an instant style lift.

Jeans: (Mother, similar here) Great indie designer alternative here (on sale).

Bag: Similar here, here and here. All on sale!

Boots: (Marc Fisher, under $100)

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Photography by Kristin Moore-Gantz @artdirectthis. Street art by RUBIN415.

7 thoughts on “How I Stop Style Fatigue

  1. LOVE the hat, the bag and the hair!!!
    At first, as the images were loading, I thought the bag might be a long skirt … how cute would that be!
    No “style fatigue” here, MP …
    You are like the ever-ready Energizer fashion bunny and will always be full speed ahead to inspire our creative fashion minds!

  2. Love the hat, the bag and the hair!!
    And love all the textures in the photos!
    As I was opening the images, I thought the bag was a long skirt.
    Love its nappy-ness!
    No “style fatigue” here!

  3. There’s a very classic trick for “style sleuthing ” and that is: buy the best handbag, watch and shoes, basically items everyone will notice and the rest will look just as fabulous!
    Also – the must – confidence!
    Rule the room, that’s true style

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