What to wear on south beach

The South Beach neighborhood in Miami is home to some of the most stylish people in the world. The area is known for its nightclubs and beaches, but it’s also a hot spot for high-end shopping, fine dining, and art galleries.

If you’re planning a trip to South Beach, you’ll want to make sure you look your best! That’s why we’ve put together this list of what to wear on south beach.

With over 10 million visitors each year, South Beach has become one of the most popular destinations in Florida. If you’re planning on visiting this beautiful city, here are some tips for what to wear on south beach.

What to wear on south beach

South Beach is a place where people come to escape the rigors of daily life. It’s a place where you can relax and enjoy yourself without having to think about work or anything else that might be weighing on your mind.

The best way to do this is by dressing comfortably and in a way that makes you feel good about your body. If you’re going out for a run on Ocean Drive, then it’s fine to wear shorts and t-shirt. But if you’re going out for dinner at a nice restaurant, then dress up!

Whatever you choose to do, just remember one thing: South Beach is all about looking good while still feeling comfortable, so don’t let yourself get too wrapped up in trying to live up to anyone else’s expectations.

Miami is a city that knows how to party, but it’s also a city that knows how to dress.

Whether you’re going out for cocktails or just out for dinner, Miami can be a little overwhelming when you’re not sure what to wear.

In this post, we’ll cover how to dress your best in the Magic City.

Miami Outfit Ideas

  • White Dresses. I love breezy white dresses at the beach and packed two this trip—the white mini below and a white maxi. …
  • Flowy Rompers and Jumpsuits. …
  • Floral Dresses. …
  • Bathing Suits & Cover-Ups. …
  • Denim and Colorful Tops. …
  • Two Piece Sets. …
  • Bright Dresses. …
  • Jeans and Sandals.

What to Wear in Miami

Last week we got back from Miami, Florida, and even though it didn’t go as planned, I wanted to recap my Miami outfits (those I wore and didn’t get a chance to) in case you have a warm weather getaway on the books.

This was our first trip to South Beach, and if you’ve never been, I can’t recommend it enough! Visiting in March was wonderful (Miami locals say spring is the best time), but the weather there is beautiful year-round.

Miami is great because the city offers plenty to do in addition to the beaches. There’s a gorgeous boardwalk and everything from art museums and rooftop bars to outdoor dining, luxury shopping, water sports, and nightlife.

If you’re wondering what to pack for Miami, see below for my Miami outfits and my Miami packing list.

Miami Outfit Ideas

  1. White Dresses
    I love breezy white dresses at the beach and packed two this trip—the white mini below and a white maxi. Pair with neutral accessories like I did or add bright, colorful items for a pop.

Outfit Details: For Love & Lemons Dress, Nine West Sandals (sold out, similar here), Dragon Diffusion Tote (if sold out, similar here)

  1. Flowy Rompers and Jumpsuits
    I always pack at least one jumpsuit or romper for the beach. Flowy, floral styles are perfect for day to night looks. I bought the Zimmermann romper below pre-owned using my tips for finding designer discount clothes.

Outfit Details: Zimmermann Romper (old), Veronica Beard Sandals, Hunting Season Clutch (old, similar here)

  1. Floral Dresses
    A loose-fitting, lightweight maxi dress is perfect for a day off the beach spent exploring in town. The sun and heat weren’t too intense on our trip, but even in the summertime I think this floral dress would do well.

Outfit Details: Juliet Dunn Dress, Steve Madden Sandals (also love these), Hunting Season Clutch (old, similar here)

  1. Bathing Suits & Cover-Ups
    South Beach is beachy enough to walk from your hotel pool to lunch in a coverup. I packed coverup dresses to make sure I felt comfortable eating indoors. This t-shirt coverup was my favorite of the trip. I also brought this Amazon coverup skirt, this Amazon crochet coverup, and the sarong from this swimsuit roundup.

Outfit Details: Johanna Ortiz Swimsuit, Amazon Coverup, Amazon Sunglasses, Mineral Sunscreen

  1. Denim and Colorful Tops
    For cooler evenings, I wore light wash jeans with a statement top and heels. I recommend packing a few tops (I brought a pastel blouse and a printed bodysuit) to mix and match.

Outfit Details: Farm Rio Bodysuit, AGOLDE shorts

  1. Two Piece Sets
    Coordinating separates are the best! They make getting dressed simple, look chic, and feel light and breezy on. Look for cooling fabrics, like linen, to keep things breathable.

Outfit Details: Zimmermann Top (similar, less expensive here), Reformation Set Skirt (similar, less expensive here), Steve Madden Sandals, Dragon Diffusion Bag (sold out, similar here)

  1. Bright Dresses
    Patterns and bright colors are very trendy in Miami. I wore the striped mini dress below and this peachy wrap dress, but I wish I’d packed something even bolder! If you want to wear a color that’s outside of the box, Miami is the place to go for it.

Outfit Details: Alexis Mini Dress (old, similar here), Caterina Bertini Bag, Nine West Sandals (sold out, similar here)

  1. Jeans and Sandals
    If you’re traveling from a cooler environment to Miami, try pairing jeans with layers like I did below for the flight. I wore white denim with black sandals, a long-sleeve black tee, and a lightweight blazer. This was perfect for staying comfortable in the A/C on the plane.

Outfit Details: Blazer (old, similar here), Vince Tee (old, similar here), RE/DONE Jeans, Sam Edelman Sandals, Naghedi Tote

What to Wear in Miami
The vibe in Miami is a mix of luxury, art deco, funk, and beachy, and it definitely pours over into the Miami fashion scene. It’s laid back and casual yet bright and upscale.

Here’s a list of what to pack for a beach getaway in Miami and links to everything that was in my suitcase:

Long maxi dresses
Colorful mini dresses
Cutoff shorts
Dressy shorts
Colorful tops
White jeans and light jeans
Nipple covers
Strapless bras
Block heels
Flip flops
Flat sandals
Bags & Accessories
Beach Hat
Mineral Sunscreen
Large beach bag
Clutch or wristlet
Basket Bag
I hope this post helped you decide what to wear in Miami if you have an upcoming vacation!


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Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots review
My Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee boots hold a special place in my closet because they were my first luxury purchase. I bought them pre-loved for a fall trip five Octobers ago, and I still bring them to the front of my wardrobe every year when the weather cools off.

Over the years, Stuart Weitzman has practically become synonymous with over-the-knee boots. They carry a variety of colors, heel heights, and silhouettes—the only catch is the price tag!

So today I’m sharing my honest Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee boots review featuring my Stuart Weitzman Lowland boots. Keep reading for my thoughts on comfort, sizing, pros/cons, and to see Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee boot outfit ideas.

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Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots
Are the Stuart Weitzman Over-the-Knee Boots Worth It?
When I ordered my OTK boots, I wanted a classic style that would fit me like a glove and, most importantly, stay put. I have athletic calves and couldn’t get the slimming, sleek look I wanted with lower cost boots.

At the time, I didn’t want the Highlands or the Tielands (Stuart Weitzman’s mid- and high-heel versions). I wanted a casual, walkable heel, so I bought the Stuart Weitzman Lowland boots.

Here’s my review: Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee boots are absolutely worth it if you want to wear OTK boots regularly in the fall and winter. They fit like they’re custom made, are comfortable and surprisingly warm, and the feel of the suede is luxurious and soft. They never slide down when worn over bottoms or bare skin. The design flatters and elongates the legs noticeably more than lower-cost alternatives.

I think Stuart Weitzman makes the best over-the-knee boot on the market. The quality is second to none, and I love my chocolate brown Lowland boots so much I’m considering investing in a black pair.

Stuart Weitzman OTK Boot Sizing
My Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee boots run true to size. I’m normally a size 10 and have a fairly athletic lower body and wide feet. My size 10, medium-width Lowland boots fit me like a glove.

Stuart Weitzman offers half sizes in addition to three widths (narrow, medium, and wide). You may want to consider the narrow or wide versions if you’re petite/have thin calves or have an athletic lower body, respectively.

I recommend trying them on in person if you’re able or purchasing from a retailer with a flexible return policy, like Nordstrom.

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Stuart Weitzman Shaft Fit
The shaft of Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee boots runs narrow regardless of which width you purchase but not uncomfortably so. The stretchy suede material is meant to fit snug—this is what helps the boots stay put over a range of calf sizes.

I can wear my medium-width boots over jeans or bare legs and they stay up. They feel perfectly form-fitting, not uncomfortably tight.

Are Stuart Weitzman Over-the-Knee Boots Comfortable?
Yes, SW boots are as comfortable as they are sleek! I’ve walked several miles in mine without an issue. The footbed is lined in leather, and there’s a built-in cushion at the heel.

The interior of the shoe is lined with a satin-like material, so they’re easy to pull on. I get mine on and off by folding the shaft down to the foot of the boot, putting my feet in or out, then rolling the shaft up.

If you buy your boots new, the shaft may require a break-in period. I recommend wearing them around the house over denim to help them mold to your legs.

Do Stuart Weitzman Boots Slide Down?
No, the boots don’t budge as long as the ties are secured. The design of the shaft and the ties is essentially flawless!

I like to secure the adjustable ties in a know and then tie a bow for a little flourish. And they don’t stretch over time at all.

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Where to Find Stuart Weitzman Boots on Sale
I found my pair of boots on Poshmark, but I’ve seen them marked down at Saks Off Fifth, Nordstrom Rack, Cettire, and The Outnet.

Stuart Weitzman occasionally holds sales at the end of the season.

For a new pair, check out Nordstrom, Zappos, Bloomingdales, Revolve, Neiman Marcus, Amazon, and Shopbop.

Stuart Weitzman Over-the-Knee Boot Alternatives
I have yet to find an over-the-knee boot that holds its own as a Stuart Weitzman dupe. However, I do recommend Marc Fisher and Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn OTK boots if you want an OTK on a smaller budget—but just know the quality and fit will not compare.

I have a pair of Marc Fisher OTK boots that I love to style with sweater dresses—while they aren’t as comfortable or sleek as my SWs, they’re a great value for how often I’ve worn them.

How to Wear Stuart Weitzman Over-the-Knee Boots
I have a full blog post on how to wear OTK boots, but here are a few ways to style Stuart Weitzman OTK boots:

With your favorite floral summer mini dress in early fall.
With a plaid blazer, a mini skirt, and tights as the temperatures cool down.
Layered over skinny jeans or leather leggings with a statement sweater.
With a lightweight white sweater and white jeans in early spring.
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Stuart Wetizman OTK Boot Product Details
Here are the key features and pros/cons of my Stuart Wetizman Lowland over-the-knee boots:

Style: The Lowland boots are one of Stuart Weitzman’s most recognized styles. They’re an almond toe, stretch suede over-the-knee boot with leather ties for an adjustable fit. They have a low block heel and the shaft is lined with a satin-like material.
Colors: Available in black suede, black leather, taupe, flannel, walnut brown, and camel.
Fit: Available in half sizes and narrow, medium, and wide widths.
Price: $798–$950
Pros: Exceptional fit, comfortable, high-quality, stretchy fabric upper, versatile.
Cons: Price.
Care: Treat with suede protectant spray at least once per year and store in dust bag when not in use.
Stuart Weitzman OTK Boots
I hope this Stuart Weitzman Lowland over-the-knee boots review gave you all the information you need to make an informed decision!

OTK boots certainly aren’t for everyone, but if you love the style, you can’t go wrong with Stuart Weitzman. They are beautifully made and you’ll have them for years to come.

If you have any questions, feel free to drop a comment or send me a DM over on Instagram!


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What to Wear for Après Ski
David and I have been skiing together since before we were a couple, so we try to squeeze in a ski trip every year for nostalgia and adventure. At this point, I can confidently say that the fun of snowboarding has surpassed the frustrations, but if I’m honest, I look forward to all things après ski just as much as I do being on the mountain!

There’s nothing better than changing into a stylish, comfortable après ski outfit after a day bundled in ski gear. Today, I’m sharing what to wear for après ski with five outfits that can be tweaked for everything from fireside cocktails to exploring town to a nice dinner. Here are a few easy looks for your next ski trip and a roundup of après ski fashion staples to shop.

Après Ski Outfits

  1. Wool Coat + Coordinating Sweater + Beanie
    I’ve been leaning into monochromatic winter outfits more than ever this year, so it’s no surprise that I packed the look below for our day exploring town. You can recreate my tonal après ski outfit below with any color—I started with my wool coat and beanie, then I added a coordinating sweater. The darker, walking-friendly jeans and booties help ground the look.

what to wear for apres ski wool coat with beanie and jeans

  1. Puffer Jacket + Leggings + Waterproof Boots
    A waterproof jacket and boots is the most practical après ski look of them all, especially if it’s a snow day or there’s ice on the ground. I try to look for boots that are stable and hit mid-ankle to accommodate leggings, straight leg jeans, and skinny jeans. I wore this pair by Sorel in Colorado for lunch slopeside on a day off.

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  1. Faux Fur Coat + Turtleneck + Chelsea Boots
    Faux fur is your best friend when you want to add an elevated touch to your ski trip outfits without fancy footwear, jewelry, or accessories. For an après ski dinner look, coordinate your shoes and sweater for continuity, then add white jeans for a pop.

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  1. Shearling Jacket + Base Layers + Snow Boots
    This is the après ski look I received the most compliments on during our trip to Vail! If winter white jeans or all white outfits intimidate you, you can easily recreate this outfit with black jeans. Size up at least one full size in the Inuikii shearling boots.

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  1. Statement Sweater + Pants + Booties
    Even the five-star restaurants in Vail are fairly casual (we saw people in ski bibs straight from the slopes), but I packed one nicer winter date night outfit because Valentine’s Day coincided with our trip. For a dressy dinner, layer a statement sweater with pants and heeled booties underneath a wool coat.

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Après Ski Clothing: What to Wear
The more I’ve paid attention, I’ve realized that the best après ski outfits are just a casual spin on cute cold weather outfits. The list of what I suggest packing for a ski trip is nearly the same as what I consider winter fashion essentials with a few subtractions and additions.

Here’s what to pack and wear for après ski:

Après Ski Tops
Base Layer Sweaters—I’ve all but completely stopped packing any tops other than long sleeve, neutral base layers for our ski trips. On our most recent trip, I took J. Crew and Everlane turtleneck and crewneck sweaters in white, black, and gray.
Statement Sweaters—The latest ski fashion trend is all about vintage 80s ski style, which is why you see swiss-alp-inspired brands like Perfect Moment popping up. If the weather is mild, you can totally get away with a statement sweater (think nordic patterns and fair isle) and bottoms.
Après Ski Bottoms
Jeans—Consider packing rigid jeans for winter weather as they’re thicker and therefore warmer. I like Levi’s, Everlane, AGOLDE, and RE/DONE.
Faux Leather Leggings—Commando leggings are a great staple and have a light sheen that makes them look more put together than your average legging.
Athletic Leggings—I wear Lululemon wundertrains under my ski pants. They’re great for going directly from the slopes to lunch or drinks.
Après Ski Shoes
Shearling or Sheepskin Boots—Classic Uggs will be your best friend for walking around town (I have minis and love them). I bought a pair of Inuikii boots for Vail—they’re adorable on but make sure to size up!
Winter Boots—Moon boots are all the rage, but they’re so ski-specific that it’s hard to justify the cost. I recommend packing waterproof boots (I love Sorel and Sperry) with a grippy soles instead.
Block Heel or Flat Boots—A waterproof block-heel bootie or chelsea boot makes the most sense for walking around town. I bring black boots as they go with just about everything.
Après Ski Accessories
Mittens—If it’s a particularly cold year, you might want mittens or touch-screen leather gloves in addition to your ski gloves.
Beanies—Depending on your budget and your style preference, there are so many beanies available in everything from affordable pom styles to slouchy cashmere beanies. A few of my favorites are from Nordstrom, Lululemon, Blue + Cream, and White + Warren.
Après Ski Outerwear
Puffer Coat—Waterproof/resistant puffers are a must in ski towns, and you don’t have to splurge on Moncler or Canada Goose to look chic. The North Face, Bernardo, and, Save the Duck make beautiful puffers.
Faux Fur or Shearling Jacket—These textures just scream toasty, and I see them often at nicer restaurants in ski towns.
Wool Coat—I always pack one long wool coat for our ski trips in a go-with-everything color.
Après Ski Style
See below to shop an edit of what to wear for après ski from this year’s collections!

I hope this après ski clothing and outfit roundup gave you some fresh inspiration for your next trip to Aspen, Vail, or another mountain!

If you’re a regular skier or snowboarder looking for new ski gear, see my guide on what to wear skiing and snowboarding for the ski wear I’ve had for years. It includes links to my exact ski jacket, ski pants, base layers, socks, ski goggles, balaclava, headband, and more.

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Black jeans are one of those items that most would consider a wardrobe essential. They can be styled endless ways, and I wear mine throughout the year (yes, even in summer and spring at night!). A few weeks ago, I rounded up my favorite white jeans, so I wanted to give black jeans the same spotlight.

Today I’m answering the question “what to wear with black jeans” by sharing 18 black jeans outfit ideas to inspire you to wear yours for a variety of occasions. Plus, I’m sharing the pairs of black denim I own with details on how they fit, how to style them, and which I wear most often.

Black Jeans Outfit Ideas

  1. Wear Black Jeans with Cream and White
    One of the easiest ways to wear black jeans is to create contrast with a white, cream, or off-white top. Anything in the neutral family will work, and with this “formula” I get so much wear out of my favorite white t-shirts, crewneck sweaters, and hoodies. To keep the outfit from looking too black and white, add balance with a tan shoe, or with your accessories like I did in the look with the hat.

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  1. Wear Black with Beige and Taupe Shades
    Moving onto another neutral color that pairs well with black jeans (you’ll start to see a pattern here). Black denim looks great with beige and taupe. Try starting with a neutral base (black denim and a black top or black denim and a white top), then add beige or taupe layers. I’ve loved pairing camel coats, duster cardigans, blazers, and moto jackets in this color range with black jeans.

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  1. Wear Black Jeans with Brown and Dark Camel
    Contrary to what most people think, yes, you can wear black and brown together! Some people say that an ‘anchor piece’ is necessary to pair them (an anchor piece is an item that incorporates both colors, like a black and brown handbag or a leopard scarf), but I disagree. You can bring the look to life with pops of a brighter tone (think ivory or white) in your handbag and shoes, but dark, matching accessories work just as well.

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  1. Wear Black Jeans with Grey Shades
    I consider grey a neutral, and most shades of grey look great with black. Try breaking up an otherwise all-black look with a pop of grey like I did with the sweater below, or wear a multi-tonal outfit with a black coat, grey hoodie, and charcoal black jeans. This combination can take some experimentation—there aren’t any rules here, so play with it until it feels right to you.

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  1. Wear Black Jeans in an All-Black Look
    WeI’ve been drawn more and more to neutral hues over the last several years, and a large portion of my wardrobe is comprised of black pieces. I think all-black outfits are so overlooked. People often associate them with ‘dark,’ ‘moody,’ or ‘grunge’ vibes, but there’s a softer side to black that can look feminine and elegant. Black on black also transitions more easily between work and play.

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  1. Wear Black Jeans with Pattern or a Pop of Color
    I personally love wearing an all-black base outfit and layering a print on top. If you’re feeling like your black jeans are bland or boring, this is an easy way to spice things up without committing to the sometimes difficult challenge of styling a printed sweater, blouse, or t-shirt. Try patterns that incorporate black, like I did with the houndstooth and check coats below, or venture into a black floral pattern. A pop of color, like blush, blue, or sage looks beautiful layered over black denim as well.

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  1. Wear Black Jeans with Denim, Utility, and Moto Jackets
    One of the easiest ways to get more wear out of your black denim in spring, summer, and early fall is to pair them with a lightweight jacket. Denim jackets break up all-black looks beautifully (wear it or tie it around your waist), and the same goes for olive green utility jackets, bomber jackets, and moto jackets in a variety of colors. Below, I styled black skinny jeans with my favorite medium wash jean jacket, a graphic tee, and white sneakers. To create easy iterations with your lightweight outerwear all year round, start with a monochromatic black base (black jeans and a black sweater, blouse, or tank top depending on the season), then play with your shoes and a short jacket until the look feels balanced.

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Black Jeans I Recommend
There are so many black denim styles on the market, so I wanted to share a few suggestions from my wardrobe. These aren’t the only ones I’ve tried, just the pairs of jeans I’ve worn the most over the years. I included fit, styling, and fabrication notes to help you navigate the options.

Levi’s Wedgie Icon Fit Black Jeans
These are by far my most-worn high-rise pair, and I love these as a slim alternative to skinny jeans. They’re a traditional non-stretch denim but are not as rigid as other Levi’s styles. I sized up in these per reviews, and size 27 hits just above my ankles. The color of this pair of jeans is a very lightly washed black, which, in combination with the inseam, makes them perfect to wear with sneakers, heeled sandals, and low-shaft ankle booties. See how I styled them with a coatigan in this post.

Madewell Perfect Vintage Off Black Jeans
If you’re someone who enjoys feeling trendy but isn’t ready to go all out with straight leg jeans, these are a great option. They have stretch, a high waist, and a tapered cut that comes in more throughout the calf and leg opening than traditional straight leg denim. I recommend sizing down at least one size as these will stretch. I wear size 24 and am typically a size 26.

Paige Verdugo Ultra Skinny Black Jeans
I got these full-length skinny jeans years ago, and they’re still one of my most reached for pairs. They are a deep, true black that makes them easy to dress up. The material is crazy soft and comfy for a true skinny yet does not sag or loosen over time. They are true to size and also available in a cropped version. See them on me in this post.

Everlane Skinny Black Jeans
These were my first pair of black skinny jeans, and I still pull them out from time to time! Since they are fully rigid, I don’t find them comfortable to wear for hours, but when I want to create an outfit with a pair of true black jeans that looks streamlined and makes me feel ‘pulled in,’ these are amazing. Unfortunately Everlane no longer makes this exact style, as it was replaced with The Way-High Skinny Jean, which I haven’t tried but have excellent reviews.

AGOLDE Nico Slim Fit Black Jeans
These are my newest pair of black jeans and have quickly become a favorite. I love the laid back look of ripped jeans, and these are truly so flattering, especially if you have a little curve. The elastane gives them a bit of stretch, so I wish I’d sized down as I expect mine to loosen up with more wear. They look great with sneakers, boots, and heels and are available without rips as well.

I hope this style guide and black jeans roundup gave you some fresh ideas on how to style black jeans in a fresh way this year!


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With February comes the itch to spring forward for most, myself included. In NC, mother nature always teases us with a day or two of warm sunshine only to turn around with snow to remind us it’s still winter.

It feels good to have a variety of outerwear on hand so that I’m ready to navigate whatever the day brings. For what’s left of winter, I’m making my way with coats from NAP Loungewear, a brand focused on feel-good style.

Below are three NAP coats I’ve been rotating with sizing details, styling notes, and brief reviews. I’ve also included a sampling of lightweight NAP coats in case spring is on your radar!

PS—NAP is offering 25% off sitewide and free shipping with the code LTKBEST!

NAP Loungewear Coats

  1. Belted Wrap Coat
    The wrap coat to try if you want to feel like you’re wearing a blanket while still looking stylish. I love the exaggerated shawl collar! Wrap the belt twice around to create definition at the waist. I wear size small, and it comes in three more neutral colors.
  2. Hooded Wrap Coat
    This hooded coat is hands down the most versatile NAP coat I tried. The fit is more tailored and the mid-length silhouette looks great with pants and denim. I wear size small. The pockets are functional and the hood adds a relaxed touch. It also comes in camel and gray.
  3. Shawl Collar Coat
    If you love the oversized trend, this coat is for you! In a size small, I had enough room for a bulky sweater underneath. The patch pockets fit a phone, card holder, and whatever other knick knacks you need for a cold-weather coffee run or errand. The warmest of the three as well.

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More NAP Coats
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David and I always keep Valentine’s Day low key since his birthday is the same week, but it’s fun to get him a little something, like a robe he’ll actually wear or a couple pairs of fresh socks (our dog steals his all the time!).

Whatever your plans are, there’s still plenty of time to make Valentine’s Day special. Below I’m sharing a few outfit ideas and gift ideas for him and her (in case you want to send a hint, treat yourself, or show a friend your love), from Nordstrom.

What to Wear

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Top, Jeans, Heels

Blouse, Skirt, Similar Boots

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How to Dress Up Joggers
how to dress up joggers
My jogger collection has grown over the years due to my love for comfort and their trendiness. They’re not just for the weekend anymore, and thank goodness because feeling relaxed and put together is the best. With so many styles of joggers out now, there are dozens of ways to dress up joggers beyond off-duty style. Joggers can be fashionably worn for work, date night, events, and more.

The secret sauce of wearing joggers is all about the fabric, the fit, and completing your outfit with pieces that look polished, not frumpy. Keep reading for tips and outfit ideas on how to dress up joggers for any occasion.

How to Dress Up Joggers
Dressing Up Joggers for Work
The idea of wearing joggers to work would’ve solicited a laugh ten years ago, but refined joggers that are a hybrid between dress pants and sweats are now widely available. For a modern take on a suit, pair wool joggers with black pumps and a coordinating wool blazer. My main tip for wearing joggers to the office is to keep the colors as formal as possible: think gray, navy, black, and camel.

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Dressing Up Joggers for Date Night
Whether it’s a first date or the 100th, joggers are a fun departure from the standard jeans and a cute top. For winter date nights, satin joggers or leather joggers look amazing with a tailored sweater. You could style joggers with a third piece, like a blazer, and a lace camisole underneath. To me, heels are absolutely necessary to pull off a dressy jogger outfit: choose a shoe that won’t compete with the joggers’ cinched ankle design, like pumps, strappy heels, or heeled mules.

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How to Wear Joggers in Semi-Casual Outfits
The last couple of years have made wearing athleisure for any occasion more than acceptable, and that trend is here to stay. So if you’re looking to make joggers stylish for a morning coffee run, everyday errands, or even happy hour drinks, stash that hoodie and stick with a simple lightweight white t-shirt or sweater to avoid overwhelming your frame. A fitted button-down shirt in jersey would also look great; it carries through the sporty feel without being as casual as a tee. Grab flats and seasonally-appropriate outerwear (try a denim jacket in spring/summer, a short belted wool coat in winter/fall, or a leather jacket in any season) to complete the look.

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How to Style Joggers in Casual Outfits
There’s nothing wrong with fully embracing the casual side of joggers—I do it all the time! A casual jogger outfit looks elevated with a matching pullover. Loungewear sets are all the rage and you can find them at places like Banana Republic, Everlane, and Target. For a put-together athleisure vibe, try a belt bag with a matching beanie, then cozy up in a teddy coat or wool coat that coordinates with the color of the joggers.

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How to Find Joggers You Can Dress Up
Having a pair of joggers on hand that dress up easily is really the key to pulling off these outfits. Look for refined joggers that seem more like a dress pant and less like sweatpants. You’ll know the difference primarily by the material and fit. Here’s how to find joggers that are flattering if you want to dress them up.

Pay Attention to the Jogger Material
The less cotton involved, the dressier the jogger. Sweatpants are often made with 100% cotton which gives them that baggy, frumpy, just-came-from-the-gym vibe. Satin, silk, elastane, and polyester styles look more refined.

Look for Joggers with Structure
Opt for slim-fit joggers that hug the body. They don’t have to be skin tight, you want to eliminate the baggy look created by extra fabric.

Find Joggers with Elevated Details
Look for tailored details like side slit pockets, a snap closure, seams, and banded or elasticized cuffs. A great example is the difference between these cotton-blend joggers and these technical joggers. They’re by the same brand, but the tech joggers clearly look more refined.

What Tops and Shoes to Wear With Joggers
Shoes that Look Stylish with Joggers
One could argue that joggers’ main function is to draw attention to your shoes. Something about the cuffs draw the eyes downward! Heeled sandals, pumps, and heeled mules look best with joggers. I’ve seen them worn in street style photos with ankle boots, but if you go that route I recommend booties with a very low shaft height. For making joggers look stylish in daytime, it doesn’t get better than a crisp white sneaker. I’ve worn them with loafers and mules in spring and fall, too.

Tops that Look Stylish with Joggers
When dressing up joggers that contain polyester or cotton, try a dressier top like a silk halter blouse, a satin button-up, or a fitted sweater. If you’re dressing up silk or satin joggers, carry the look through with a coordinating satin top or add contrast with a textured knit.

What are Joggers?
Traditionally, joggers are sports pants that are lightweight and have an athletic appearance. The difference between joggers and sweatpants is that joggers are slimmer and more form-fitting while sweatpants tend to be heavier and baggier. Joggers typically have a cinched ankle design and are more breathable, while sweatpants are softer and better for lounging.


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Contrary to popular belief, turtlenecks aren’t passé! They’re absolutely in style, and I would even call them a classic. Most are flattering on all body types and more versatile than you might think. Not to mention, they’re cozy and warm. Today I’m sharing 9 ways to style a turtleneck, from casual to dressy, so that you can keep them in your rotation all fall and winter.

Turtleneck Outfit Ideas

  1. Casual with Jeans
    This is one of my favorite casual winter outfits. If your turtleneck is oversized, play around with a front tuck and letting in fall freely—one will usually look best. If I need a coat over my chunkier turtlenecks, I drape it over my shoulders to avoid bulk.

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  1. Turtleneck Dressed Up With a Skirt
    Tuck a fitted turtleneck into a slip skirt, pleated midi skirt, or mini skirt. This looks so elegant when paired with strappy heels or heeled boots. I’m also a big fan of knit turtleneck bodysuits—that’s what I’m wearing below—because of how well they eliminate creasing.

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  1. Professional for the Office
    When I was working in corporate offices I was always freezing Turtlenecks not only look professional but provide warmth to keep you comfortable at your desk.

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  1. With Dressy Satin Pants
    I experimented with wearing a relaxed turtleneck over dressy satin pants over the holidays, and it turned out to be one of my favorite winter outfits! This is an equally classy and comfortable combo for when you want to dress up without showing much skin.

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  1. Comfy Travel Turtleneck Outfit
    Athleisure and loungewear styled in casual outfits is a trend that’s really grown on me over the last couple of years. This look is easiest to pull off if you have a matching turtleneck and jogger set, but if you’re working with separates, just try to get the tones as close as possible.

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What to wear on spirit day

Hello everyone! I’m so excited to be here with you today. Today is Spirit Day, and what better way to celebrate than by sharing some of my favorite outfits and how I put together a look that shows school spirit?

I’ve been asked this question a lot: “What should I wear on Spirit Day?” Well, don’t worry! In this article, I’ll answer that question in detail.

The best thing about spirit day is that it gives you an excuse to wear your favorite team’s colors. Whether you’re a football fan or a cheerleader, there’s no better time than October 21st to show off your spirit!

But what if you don’t know what to wear? Check out this blog for some ideas!

Spirit Day is the day to go all out, decked out in your school colors. Put together outfits in your head that exemplify those colors, by making everything you wear fall inline with the colors, from your regular clothes down to your socks and shoes.

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For most schools, Spirit Week is homecoming week or the week that precedes the big homecoming game every year. It is a special week where students who attend school show their school and team spirit by dressing up in line with the days’ themes. Those themes commonly consist of days like Twin Day, Hat Day, Pajama Day, and of course, Spirit Day, where you dress up in school colors.

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Think of your school colors. Spirit Day is the day to go all out, decked out in your school colors. Put together outfits in your head that exemplify those colors, by making everything you wear fall inline with the colors, from your regular clothes down to your socks and shoes.[1]
If you want to show intense school spirit, treat your selections like a diehard sports fan would at a football game. Paint your face or your hair. Don’t just match your main clothes to the proper colors; wear socks and shoes that match your school colors, too.
If you want to go for a more minimal approach, consider just adding touches of your school colors to your outfit, like a t-shirt or a pair of pants that match your school’s colors.
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Incorporate your school colors into your hair. Your hair is a great place to show off your school spirit, as it really takes your outfit over the top. For instance, if your school allows it, wear a hat that matches your school colors to show off your spirit.
Another option is to add temporary hair dye. You can put in a streak for each of your school’s colors. Make sure you school allows you to dye your hair in non-natural colors first. You can buy spray-in hair dye at your local drug store.
A cheap alternative method to temporary spray dyes is using Kool-Aid to color your hair, using a packet that matches one of your school colors. Make sure you use unsweetened powders to avoid sticky hair. Mix it into a paste, and apply it to a section of your hair. Wait for a 5 to 10 minutes, then wash out the Kool-Aid.
You can also add colorful ribbons to your hair. Wear your hair down. Tie the ribbon onto a bobby pin, and place the bobby pin in your hair. You can also use ribbons to tie pigtails in your hair. Another option is to buy barrettes or headbands in your school’s colors.[2]
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Paint your face. Use face paint to paint your face into halves with your school colors. You can also just add a line or two of face paint in your school’s colors or paint hearts. Place temporary tattoo stickers or faux eye black (reflective paint) underneath your eyes to give a nod to football players.
You may also want to use face paint to paint sayings like, “Go (team name)!” or “Go, Fight, Win!”
If paint is too messy, consider using markers designed to be used on skin. Use the markers to draw designs on your arms and legs. Test them on an inconspicuous part of your face first, such as under your chin, to make sure they don’t irritate your skin.
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Personalize a shirt by decorating it. Get a plain shirt from a craft store, and customize it with your school’s colors. You can either start with a shirt in one of your school’s colors and add details or start with a plain, white shirt and dye it to match your school’s colors.[3]
Most craft stores sell tie-dye kits, which you can use to dye your shirt. Kits include things like dye, dye bottles, rubber bands, and gloves.
To tie-dye, wash your shirt first, but don’t dry it. You want it to be damp. Twist your shirt up however you want it, such as wrapping it in a circle from the center until you get it in a tight bundle. Next, you hold it together with rubber bands, which will also leave white spaces between colors. If you’ve made a disc from your shirt, consider putting the rubber bands across the disc, like you’re making pie slices. Make sure you protect the surface you’re working on with plastic.
Now, add the powdered dyes to the bottles with water. Once you’ve shaken them up, squirt the dyes on the shirt, alternating your school colors on different sections.
Once you’re happy with the results, wrap the shirt up in plastic and let it sit for about 8 hours. When the time is up, rinse it out in the sink until the water runs clear. Wash the shirt in the laundry by itself, and you’re done.
You can now add lettering with fabric paint if you want. You can also just add lettering to a solid color shirt. You can either create free hand letters with fabric paint bottles or use sponge letters to add things like “Go team!” or “Let’s go panthers!”
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Complete your Spirit Day look. For your bottom half, you can wear jeans, a jean skirt, jean shorts, or soccer shorts that are the school colors. However, if you have nothing in the school colors, regular blue jeans will do just fine.
If you want to add more spirit to your bottom half and you don’t mind ruining your jeans, you can draw designs on them in school colors.
You can also have people sign your jeans.
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Pay attention to the details on your socks and shoes, too. If you have a pair of sneakers in your school colors, wear them. You can wear soccer socks in school colors or you can find brightly colored patterned socks at department stores.
You could also change out your laces for ones in your team’s colors, or you could have your shoes be one of your school’s colors and the shoelaces be the other.
Some people will also use paint markers or permanent markers to dress up a plain pair of shoes. However, you don’t want to do that on shoes that are very expensive.
For example, you could get a cheap pair of canvas shoes, and then use painter’s tape to outline places you want to paint a different color. That way, you can color in just what you want with paint. Make sure to use a durable fabric paint, though you can even use nail polish. Also, for more durability, consider spraying it with a clear shoe protector after you let the paint dry.
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Find a twin. Choose your best friend at school or a classmate to be twins with you for Twin Day. Keep in mind, that as “twins,” similarities will come from what you wear and how you’re styled, so don’t worry if you don’t look alike in the face or in the way you’re built.[4]
Decide on a look to wear. Think of your personalities and individual interests. Pick a theme that correlates with those things to decide what kind of “twins” you and your twin want to be.
You don’t have to just pair off with just one person. You could also be triplets, quadruplets, or really any number of people as long as you’re matching. Plus, if you see someone being left out of the fun, it’s nice to ask them to join in with you.
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Go full-out costume. Choose costumes that coordinate or that match identically. For example, you could both be witches. Another option is you could be peanut butter and jelly. One of you could be a piece of bread with the peanut butter and the other could be the piece of bread with the jelly.[5]
If it’s near Halloween, you can simply buy your costume from a store. You could also visit a dress-up shop in the area if it’s not Halloween time.
Another option is to simply make matching costumes. With a good idea, you can easily buy everything you need to make a costume at craft store.
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Dress up in characters. You can pick your favorite television show and dress up as the same character. Alternatively, you could pick your favorite movie or book. To truly be twins, you should dress as the same character. However, you could also just pick characters from the same book or movie to be “matching.” For instance, one option is to dress as Thing 1 and Thing 2 from Dr. Seuss’s book The Cat in the Hat.
Another option is to both dress up as the character “Elsa” from Frozen. Alternatively, one of you could be “Elsa” from Frozen and the other could be “Anna.” You could also pick another Disney movie.
You could also both dress as Waldo, or you could be Mario and Luigi from the Mario games.[6]
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Wear matching outfits. Another option, probably the easiest option, is to just copy each other’s regular clothes.[7] To keep it really simple, you could just choose similar clothes you already own, such as a purple shirt and jean shorts. Check out each other’s closets to see what you have that matches.
If you don’t have much that matches, consider just purchasing a shirt that matches. You can also make matching shirts if you buy craft store shirts and fabric paint.
Then, just match what you wear on the bottom, such as both wearing a basic pair of jeans.
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Copy each other’s hair and overall look. To take being a twin to the next level, have your hair styled the same way, or don the same hat or accessory.[8] For a whole other level of matching, you could even match your backpack, bag, or purse, so you look exactly the same.
For instance, you could both wear your hair in pigtails with matching purple ribbons.
For guys, you could spike your hair the same way, such as in a small fake mohawk, and then add spray-in color.
You could also wear matching headbands, so your hair is pulled back the same way.
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Brainstorm an idea. First, start thinking about movies and books you love. Don’t think too hard, just start writing down ideas. Next, write out some characters from those books or movies that you might like to dress up as. Just go with things you love or that inspire you.[9]
Next, start narrowing down your ideas. Obviously, some costumes are going to take more time than others. You can buy some costumes if you have the money, but if you don’t, you’re going to need to get creative.
Think about how much time you have and what you’ll need to make each costume. You may need to start as much as a month or two in advance to get a costume together.
Make a list of what you’ll need. For instance, if you’re going to be Mary Poppins, you’ll need a hat, a red scarf, a long-sleeve white blouse, a black skirt, a bag, and an umbrella.
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Hit the thrift stores, and look in your closet. Often, you can find parts for you costume at the thrift stores. You may have to spend some time going to a few stores to find all the parts you need. If you can’t find the parts you need, you may end up making those or buying them at a more expensive store. You could also use pieces from your closet that you already have.[10]
For instance, for the Mary Poppins costume, you probably already have a white blouse or button-up shirt. If you don’t have one, see if you can borrow one from a family member.
You’ll probably be able to find a plain, black skirt at a thrift store, for example, but you may need to make the hat, as well as make additions to a plain umbrella. You may also be able to find the Mary Poppins-style bag at a thrift store.
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Gather your other materials. Look around your house to see if you have anything else you can use. For instance, if you already have a black umbrella, there’s no need to buy another one. For what you can’t find or buy, you’ll need to make, such as Mary Poppins’ hat, if that’s your costume.[11]
To make something like a hat, you can either start with a plain hat and dress it up, or make it completely from scratch.
One option for a hat like Mary Poppins’ hat is to use cardboard or foam core to make it, and then add paint and decorations.
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Don’t forget the details. It’s the details that make characters come to life, so make sure you’re hitting all the details. For instance, with Mary Poppins, make sure you have the bright red scarf, the bright red lipstick, and try to create a head for your umbrella.[12] You can use printouts for things like the umbrella head to make it easier. Just be sure to back it with cardboard to make it sturdier.
For Mary Poppins’ scarf, you can just use red ribbon to make it easier.
For example, if you went as Darla from Finding Nemo, don’t forget to carry a goldfish so people know who you are. Alternatively, if you go as a character from Toy Story, use tape to write Andy’s name on the bottom of your shoe. The details make all the difference.[13]
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Give some character to your character. Character Day is about looking the part, but it is also about acting the part. Borrow mannerisms from the characters you’re dressed like by watching the movie they are in again or by reading through the book again. Memorize their key phrases and mannerisms, and employ them throughout the day.
If you’re dressed like Batman for the day, lower your voice to a deep growl and say everything with a Christian Bale grunt.
If you’re dressed like Cher, twirl your hair, acting super girly, and end sentences with “as if.”
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Wear something you already have. One simple solution is to wear a hat you have at home, anything from a baseball cap to tiara. You can also borrow one of your parent’s hats or a neighbor’s hat. Look around to see what you have.
It doesn’t even have to be a traditional “hat.” For instance, you could wear a mascot head.
You could also just tie a pretty scarf around your head to create a “hat” or gather a handful of fake flowers into a simple floral hat or headband.
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Find a lady’s derby-style hat. You’ve probably seen pictures of ladies wearing fun and crazy hats to events like the Kentucky Derby. These hats are very dramatic and often involve lace, ribbon, feathers, beads, and/or flowers. They’re often very tall or wide, though some of them are small and dainty.
You may be able to find a suitable derby-style hat at a thrift store for cheap, though you’ll need to get lucky.
Another option is to start with another style of hat and turn it into a derby-style hat. For instance, you can find lady’s straw hats at the craft store. Cover one in fabric. Flip up one edge by sewing it into the top of the hat, then add any decorations you’d like.
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Dress up an old hat. One option is to find an old hat around the house or at a thrift store that you can dress up with crazy things, though ask your parents before using a hat you find at home. You could use things you find around the house or pick up a few things to make a crazy hat.
For example, you could cover an old hat in comic book paper or playing cards.
Another option is to spray paint a baseball cap in crazy colors, then glue pipe extending off it like an alien head.
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Make a fun hat. For the most fun, consider making your own crazy hat. Come up with an idea, and then gather the supplies you’ll need. You may need to run to the craft store, but you also may be able to make it from stuff you have lying around the house.[14]
For instance, turn a tiny Christmas tree into a hat by adding your own headband. You can even add a small strand of battery-powered lights and tiny ornaments. Try to secure them to the tree by gluing them in or wiring them in more securely, so they don’t fall off throughout the day.
Create a hat from cardboard or foam core, and then add all sorts of crazy decorations. You could even just go around your house and see what crazy things you could glue to it, with your parents’ permission, of course. For instance, you could make a “chef” hat by gluing various kitchen utensils to it, such as whisks and spatulas. (Skip the knives, though!)
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Just roll out of bed. One option is to simply roll out of bed and show up at school. After all, it’s pajama day, and you can wear what you wore to bed. That way, you can get extra sleep and still show your school spirit![15]
Make sure it’s school appropriate. For instance, don’t wear pajamas with a bunch of holes in it.
Make sure your pajamas still follow the dress code.
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Pick out your favorite pajamas. Another option is to wear a different pair of pajamas to bed, then get up and put on your favorite pajamas. That way, your pajamas are fresh and clean for school, not all wrinkled.
For instance, you could wear a fun pair of plaid pajamas.
Another option is a set of character pajamas.
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Buy some for the occasion. If you don’t have any you like, you can also get a new pair for the occasion. Silly and fun is best for something like Pajama Day, so if yours are all boring, consider splurging on something new. You could even hit the thrift store for a more budget-friendly option.
For instance, you could get a silly pair of footy pajamas, even if you’re a teenager. It’s all in good fun.
Alternatively, pick out a pair with crazy fun stripes or polka dots.
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Don’t forget the hair. Once again, you can just roll out of bed and go to school as is. It’s your bed hair, after all! Alternatively, you can accentuate the bed hair by spiking it up all over the place with gel or putting it up in a messy ponytail or bun.
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Put on some slippers. If your slippers are school-appropriate, slip them on. Just make sure they provide good enough protection for you to wear all day, especially if it’s icy out or very hot. You may want to take a pair of shoes to change into when you get outside.
Try to wear the most outrageous slippers you have, such as monster feet or character slippers.
You can also match your slippers to your pajamas.

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