CT in Style Blog

The weather in New England has been really weird. Last week, it got cold enough for us to turn on the heat for the first time and this week it’s going to be in the high 60’s. The Connecticut weather is so unpredictable! My decision making skills on what to pack away for the season and what to leave out resemble that of a squirrel crossing the road. However, the items that remain in my closet all year round are light weight sweaters. They take the guess-work out of what to wear when you are faced with extreme temperature fluctuations.

I bought this red wrap sweater on a complete whim at the Banana Republic factory outlet in Lake George this summer. I didn’t even try it on because I knew it would fit well. I’ve been on a mission to incorporate more color in my wardrobe – and I’m a total sucker for a wrap sweater. I find them flattering on everyone regardless of body shape. I couldn’t find the exact same sweater on-line at BR, but I found something similar. In the summer, I can envision this sweater draped around my shoulders over a blue and white striped shirt and paired with white jeans. This time of year, I like wearing red with distressed jeans and cheetah accessories. For my local readers, these jeans are A Gold E from South Moon Under in Westport, CT – but I’ve included a link to buy on-line.

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| red wrap sweater from BR, A Gold E jeans, gold pave arrow earring from Twirl |

Cheetah is a Neutral

Red can be challenging to accessorize. Black shoes would be obvious, and boring. A cheetah-print is the only and best option with this color combo. Can you picture this outfit with anything other than cheetah-print shoes, belt and clutch? One of the best things about a cheetah-print is that you can collect items over time. None of the cheetah pieces (all faux) were purchased at the same time or place. I finally had to toss a pair of cheetah-print flats because I worn them down to nothing. Christmas is only 54 days away so maybe Santa will come through.

Let’s talk about the all important jewelry styling. Gold or gold-toned pieces are best with earth tones. These gold pave earrings are from Twirl, I’ve been practically living in them! They have a subtle arrow shape that’s so pretty.

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Pave Gold Arrow Earrings – $65.00 via Twirl Global

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Cheetah is a neutral