What to Wear on Spirit Day

Last week, we talked about what to wear on spirit day. This week, we’re going to cover the other end of the spectrum—what not to wear on spirit day. First, don’t wear anything that’s too serious or formal—you want everyone who sees you to think “this is a fun student” and not “I’ll bet this person has an A average.” Second, try not to wear anything that’s too casual. There’s nothing wrong with being laid-back and cool, but don’t go overboard. And third, if you have any questions about what’s appropriate for a given situation, ask your teachers! Nowadays, it can be hard to figure out what to wear on spirit day. You want to show your school pride, but you also don’t want to be too loud or too flashy. Here are some tips for choosing the perfect outfit for spirit day!

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.

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.

Dressing Up for Spirit Day
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.
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]

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.
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!”
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.
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.
Dressing Up for Twin Day
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.
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.
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]
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.
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.
Dressing up for Character Day
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.
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.
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.
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]
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.”
Getting Ready for Hat Day
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.
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.
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.
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!)
Dressing for Pajama Day
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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!

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.

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  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.

apres ski outfit idea puffer jacket with ski sweater and snow boots

  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.

apres ski fashion faux fur coat outfit

  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.

apres ski clothing oufit idea shearling jacket white turtleneck white base layers shearling snow boots

  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.

apres ski outfit sweater snow pants black booties
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.

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.

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.

how to wear a blazer 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.

black jeans outfit idea with coatigan and black tshirt
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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.

What to Wear to on a Rainy Day

When it rains, you want to be prepared. You can’t just throw on any old thing and expect to stay dry.

If you’re going to be outside in the rain, a good raincoat is essential. Make sure it’s waterproof–you don’t want to get soaked while trying to stay dry!

If you’re going to be indoors or under shelter, a rain poncho will do the trick. It’ll keep your clothes dry and let you move around freely without getting wet.

When you’re planning your outfit for the day, it’s important to consider the weather. If it’s raining, you’ll want to wear something that will keep you warm and dry.

A raincoat is an essential piece of clothing for any rainy day. It should be waterproof and windproof, with a hood that can be adjusted to protect your head from the elements.

If it’s really cold outside, add a scarf or hat to keep your neck and head warm. And don’t forget gloves–you’ll want something that lets you use your phone without having to take them off every time!

If you’re going to be outside in the rain, it’s important to wear clothes that are waterproof and warm.

A waterproof jacket will keep you dry and warm, while also protecting your skin from the wind. You can wear a t-shirt underneath your jacket or just a long-sleeved shirt if it’s not too cold out.

Long pants are also important because they’ll keep water from getting into your shoes and socks. If it’s raining heavily, you may want to consider wearing rain boots instead of regular footwear since they will protect your feet from getting wet and cold as well as keep them dry.

If you’re going to be outside for a long time or in very cold conditions, consider wearing gloves so that your hands don’t get too cold either!

When it’s rainy outside, you don’t want to be stuck in your house. You want to get out there and do something fun! But what if you’re not sure what to wear? Well, we’ve got you covered.

First things first: if you’re going outside, make sure you have an umbrella. You can’t go wrong with this classic accessory–it’ll keep the rain off your clothes and out of your eyes.

Next up: shoes. If you’re planning on doing anything active, like hiking or running around town, then sneakers are probably the best choice for keeping your feet dry and comfortable. But if all you’re doing is walking around town or going shopping, then flip flops might be more appropriate (as long as they have a rubber sole).

And finally…the rest of your outfit! For rainy days when there’s no sun in sight (and therefore no tan lines), try wearing dark colors like black or navy blue so that when people look at you from afar they won’t be able to tell whether or not it’s raining outside!

When the weather is rainy and cold, it’s easy to feel like you’re stuck in a rut. But there are so many ways to dress up your look when it’s raining!

When it comes to rainy days, it’s important to dress for the occasion.

Wear layers! You want to be able to add or remove clothing depending on how warm or cold you feel.

Choose waterproof shoes that have good treads. You don’t want to slip and fall in the rain!

Make sure your clothes are clean and dry before venturing outside. Otherwise, you’ll get wet and cold very quickly.

Don’t forget an umbrella!

When you’re dealing with the rain, you need to think about what you’re wearing.

The first thing to consider is what the weather is like. If it’s raining hard, then you’ll want to wear waterproof shoes and clothing. If it’s just drizzling, then maybe a raincoat will do.

The second thing is how long you’ll be outside. If it’s just a quick trip from your car to the store or office building, then a poncho or umbrella might be enough protection. But if you’re going on a hike or camping trip and expect to be out all day in the rain, then waterproof boots and pants are essential!

When you’re planning your wardrobe for the day, it’s important to think about what the weather is going to be like. If it’s going to be rainy, you’ll want to make sure you have some rain boots and an umbrella handy.

If you’re going out in the rain, make sure that your clothes are waterproof. You can buy waterproof pants or jackets at any outdoor store.

If you’re staying inside on a rainy day, try wearing bright colors like yellow or orange so that people can see you better in the snow!

When you’re planning a day out, it can be hard to know what to wear. But when the weather forecast calls for rain, there are a few things you should keep in mind:

If you’re heading out in the rain, it’s important to dress appropriately.

The best way to stay dry is to wear waterproof clothing. This includes rain boots and jackets that are made of a waterproof material like Gore-Tex or plastic.

You should also carry an umbrella with you at all times. Umbrellas can keep your clothes dry even if you get caught in the rain without any other protection.

If you don’t have access to waterproof clothing or an umbrella, there are some things you can do to protect yourself from getting wet:

-Wear layers! The more layers between your skin and the outside world, the better chance you’ll have of staying warm and dry during inclement weather conditions like rainstorms or snowfalls.

-Invest in some good footwear! Waterproof shoes will keep your feet safe from getting soaked if they get rained on–and if you’re going out for long periods of time in bad weather conditions (like hiking), make sure they’re comfortable enough so that their weight doesn’t bother you after awhile!

When you’re going to be out in the rain, it’s important to make sure you’re prepared. Here are some tips for what to wear on a rainy day:

-Wear waterproof shoes. This can be anything from rain boots to sneakers that have a waterproof coating. You don’t want your feet getting wet!

-Wear a hat and scarf or hoodie if possible. This will protect your head and neck from getting soaked by raindrops, which can cause hypothermia if they stay on too long.

-Bring an umbrella! It’s always good to have an extra layer between you and the elements when it comes to keeping yourself dry and warm.

When you’re heading out on a rainy day, it can be difficult to know what to wear.

You want to look stylish but also stay dry. We’ve got some tips for how to do just that!

First, choose clothing that’s made of fabric that repels water and holds its shape. Cotton is great because it’s breathable and absorbs moisture, but some synthetics will do as well. Look for materials like nylon and polyester that have been treated with a water-repellent coating or finish.

Second, make sure your shoes are waterproof. You don’t want your feet getting wet when you step in puddles or walk through a puddle-filled parking lot! A great way to do this is by wearing boots or shoes with rubber soles–they’ll keep the water out while still looking stylish.

If you’re stuck at home on a rainy day, there are a few things you can do to keep yourself occupied. One of the best ways to pass the time is to get dressed up and go out! Whether it’s just for a walk around your neighborhood or a trip to the mall, getting dressed up can make any day seem special.

But what should you wear? Here are some tips:

1) Choose an outfit that will keep you warm and dry. A raincoat or umbrella might be necessary depending on how much rain there is outside.

2) Make sure your shoes are comfortable enough to walk in for long periods of time–you don’t want blisters!

3) If possible, bring along an extra layer (like an extra sweater) so that if it gets too cold or wet out there later on in the day, then all you have to do is put on another layer instead of changing into something else entirely!

It’s raining outside, and you’re stuck in the office. What to do?

Well, first of all, don’t panic! It’s just rain–and it will pass. You can handle this.

But when it comes to what to wear on a rainy day, that’s another story. You want to be comfortable, but also look like you care about your job and haven’t just rolled out of bed in your pajamas (even though sometimes we all do). Here are some tips for what to wear on a rainy day at work:

1) The right shoes: Make sure you have comfortable shoes that won’t slip on the wet floor or make you fall down if there are any puddles outside (or inside).

2) A nice coat: You don’t have to go overboard here–just make sure it’s waterproof, warm enough for the weather outside (but not too warm), and has enough room for all of your stuff inside so that nothing gets wet from the rain (including your wallet!).

When it rains, you’re probably not in the mood to put on a lot of makeup. But that doesn’t mean you can’t look your best when you’re caught in a downpour! Here are some tips for how to dress for a rainy day:

Wear an umbrella: This is the most important tip of all. If you don’t have an umbrella and the weather report predicts rain, go out and buy one immediately! It will keep your hair from getting wet, which will make it look greasy or flat when it dries later on. You’ll also be able to keep your clothes dry by holding the umbrella over them as well as yourself.

Wear boots or other waterproof shoes: If you have shoes that are not waterproof, put plastic bags over them before heading outside so they won’t get wet from puddles or standing water on sidewalks or roadsides (this is especially important if there’s ice around).

Wear waterproof makeup: If possible, apply foundation before leaving home so that it will stay put even through multiple showers–the last thing anyone wants is raccoon eyes after being caught off guard by sudden precipitation!

When you’re dressing for a rainy day, it’s important to keep in mind that you need to be able to move around freely. This means that you should wear clothes that are lightweight and loose-fitting.

You should also consider the color of your clothes. Darker colors absorb more water than lighter ones, so if you’re going out in the rain, it’s best to stick with light colors or patterns.

The weather is unpredictable, and it’s hard to know what to wear in the rain.

It’s important to keep your clothes dry and comfortable so you can stay safe and warm.

The best way to do this is by wearing layers of clothing that will protect you from the rain while still allowing your body heat to escape.

Choose a waterproof jacket that covers your shoulders and upper back, as well as gloves or mittens that will keep your hands warm but allow them to breathe.

When you’re heading out on a rainy day, it’s important to be prepared for anything. Here are some tips for what to wear on a rainy day:

  1. A raincoat. Your raincoat should be bright and colorful so that you can be easily spotted in case of an emergency or if you get lost. Make sure your coat has an inside pocket for storing your keys, phone, and wallet while you’re out in the rain–you don’t want them getting wet!
  2. Waterproof boots or shoes with treads on the bottom so that you don’t slip and fall when crossing streets or sidewalks that are covered in water (or mud).
  3. Wear comfortable clothes under your rain gear so that they aren’t too tight or restrictive when it comes time to take off all those layers of clothing once you get inside again after being outside in the rain all day long!

If you’re going to be outside in the rain, it’s important to wear clothing that will keep you warm and dry.

Wear a waterproof jacket and pants. Make sure they’re not too tight, because this can impede your movement and make it harder for blood to circulate properly.

If possible, wear waterproof boots that are closed at the top–this will keep water out of your shoes and help keep your feet warm. If you don’t have waterproof boots, wear rain boots or other footwear with rubber soles that won’t get ruined by water.

Wear gloves or mittens if possible; they’ll help protect your hands from getting too cold or wet.

When it’s raining, it’s easy to feel like you don’t have any options. But you do! Here are some tips for staying warm and dry in the rain without sacrificing your style.

  1. Wear a raincoat that’s bright and waterproof. You don’t want to blend in with the crowd–you want people to see you coming!
  2. Cover up with a scarf or hoodie if needed, but don’t forget about your legs! A pair of jeans or leggings will keep you warm while still looking trendy and cute (and not like you’re trying too hard).
  3. Don’t forget about your feet! Shoes with rubber soles will help keep them dry when they get wet from stepping in puddles or walking on wet pavement–and they’ll make sure that your feet stay comfortable all day long no matter what weather Mother Nature throws at you!

If you’re heading out on a rainy day, it’s important to dress for the weather. While you may not be able to control the weather, you can certainly take steps to make sure that your clothing is appropriate for the conditions.

Here are some tips:

-Wear waterproof shoes and socks. This will help keep your feet dry, which can prevent blisters and other foot ailments.

-Choose clothing that is lightweight, breathable, and waterproof. You don’t want to get too hot or too cold while wearing your rain gear!

-Pick out an umbrella that matches your style–you’ll want it to look good!

On a rainy day, you want to be able to wear something that will keep you dry and warm. If you’re going out on the town, it’s best to wear something that covers up most of your body. This way, if you get caught in a downpour, it won’t ruin your outfit.

If you’re just running errands around town or staying home, try wearing jeans and a sweatshirt or jacket.

On a rainy day, it’s important to dress for comfort. You don’t want to be uncomfortable or feel like you’re going to get sick from being wet. That’s why we’ve put together this list of what to wear when it rains:

When the weather turns rainy, it can be tempting to just stay in bed and read a book. But if you’re going to be out in the world, you might as well look good doing it! Here are some tips for how to dress on a rainy day:

  1. Choose shoes that are waterproof and have good traction. Don’t wear heels or sandals if there’s any chance of getting wet–you don’t want to slip and fall!
  2. Wear clothes that aren’t too tight or too loose–you don’t want them getting stuck in doors or caught on things while you’re walking around outside.
  3. Bring an umbrella with you wherever you go so that if it starts raining while you’re out and about, at least your head will stay dry!

If you’re heading out on a rainy day, it’s important to remember that you can’t predict the weather.

You never know when the rain will stop or start, so it’s best to be prepared for all types of weather conditions.

When deciding what to wear for a rainy day, think about how long you’ll be outside and what activities you’ll be doing. If you’re going on a hike in the woods and plan on being out for a while, then waterproof shoes are a must!

If your plans involve shopping at an outdoor mall or going out to eat, then waterproof pants will keep your legs dry and warm.

If all else fails, always remember that one thing: umbrellas are always a good idea!

On a rainy day, you want to be comfortable and dry.

You can do this by wearing a raincoat and boots. A raincoat will keep you dry, while boots will keep your feet warm and dry. If you don’t have a pair of rain boots, then wear sneakers or some other kind of shoe that will keep your feet dry.

When the weather is rainy and cold, it can be hard to know what to wear. You want to be warm and dry, but you also want to look professional and put together.

Here are some tips for how to dress for a rainy day:

-Wear a waterproof jacket. A waterproof jacket will keep you dry and warm, so you can stay comfortable all day long.

-Choose a pair of pants that are waterproof as well. This will help keep your legs dry on days when it rains all day long!

-Bring an umbrella with you wherever you go! If there’s no way around getting wet feet, bring an umbrella so that at least your head stays dry!

What to Wear on a Rainy Day

If you’re caught in the rain and don’t have an umbrella, it’s time to get creative with your wardrobe. Here are some tips for what to wear on a rainy day!

-Wear waterproof shoes. You can find these at most shoe stores; they’re usually made of rubber or plastic and come in many different colors and styles. They’ll protect your feet from getting wet while also keeping them warm and dry.

-Wear a raincoat or poncho over your clothes. These will keep you dry even if you get caught outside without an umbrella! They come in all different colors, so pick one that matches your style or matches your outfit best!

When you’re heading out in the rain, it’s important to make sure you’re prepared for what’s ahead.

Here are some tips for what to wear on a rainy day:

  1. Wear waterproof shoes. You don’t want to get caught in the rain with wet feet!
  2. Wear a light jacket over your clothes so that if it does start raining, you won’t get soaked through before you can put on an umbrella or raincoat.
  3. Bring an umbrella with you–you never know when it might start raining unexpectedly!

When it rains, it pours. And when you’re not prepared, it can feel like a downpour of stress.

But don’t fret! We have some tips on what to wear on a rainy day so that you can stay dry and comfortable while still looking stylish.

First off, make sure you have a good pair of rain boots. These will help keep your feet dry and comfortable while also keeping your style game strong. If you don’t own any yet, we recommend getting ones that are waterproof and have good traction so that they don’t slip or slide on wet surfaces (like sidewalks).

Next up: an umbrella! You want one that’s large enough to cover both yourself and any other people who might be with you (if applicable). It should also be able to withstand windy conditions so that it doesn’t blow inside out or break off at the handle when someone bumps into it–which happens more often than we’d like to admit!

On a rainy day, you want to be comfortable and warm. But you also want to look stylish!

Here are some tips for what to wear on a rainy day:

-Wear waterproof shoes or boots. If you’re going out in public, bring an umbrella with you so that you don’t get wet.

-Wear layers so that if it gets too hot or too cold, you can easily take off or add clothing without being uncomfortable.

-If you’re going out in public and don’t want to get wet, bring an umbrella with you so that you don’t get soaked by raindrops while walking outside!

On a rainy day, you want to be comfortable but also look like you’re ready to take on the world.

Here are some tips for what to wear when you’re not sure if it’s going to rain or not:

-Wear shoes that aren’t slippery on wet surfaces. That way, if it does start raining, you won’t slip and fall!

-Wear clothes that can get wet without ruining them. If you’re not sure if it’s going to rain, bring an umbrella with you just in case. If it does start raining while you’re out and about, put up your umbrella and try not to let any water get on your clothes or shoes!

-If your hair gets wet from being outside in the rain (or even from walking through puddles), use dry shampoo on it so that it doesn’t get greasy looking or start smelling bad!

When you’re facing a rainy day, the first thing to consider is what kind of rain you’ll be facing. If it’s a light drizzle, you can probably get away with wearing just about anything. But if it’s pouring down and thundering, you might want to reconsider your outfit choice.

If it’s just raining lightly, try something like a trench coat or rain jacket over a pair of jeans or leggings. If you’re going out for lunch or dinner, consider a cute dress or skirt–you’ll want something that won’t get ruined if it gets wet. You can always throw on an umbrella if necessary!

When it rains, you want to be sure that you’re dressed for the weather.

A raincoat is a must-have item in any wardrobe. It’s not just for rain–you can wear it as an outer layer in cold weather as well. If you don’t have a raincoat yet, buy one! They’re great for keeping out the wind and rain, so they’ll keep you warm even when it’s chilly outside.

If you have a pair of waterproof shoes (like boots), those will keep your feet dry as well. If not, try wearing some rubber boots or waterproof socks with regular shoes instead!

When you’re planning to go out in the rain, it’s important to wear the right clothes.

First, make sure you have a good pair of waterproof boots or shoes. You don’t want your feet getting wet and cold!

Next, make sure your jacket is waterproof as well. If not, consider adding an umbrella or raincoat to your outfit.

Finally, don’t forget about gloves! Your hands will get cold really fast if they’re exposed to the elements for too long.

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