My Easy Winter Uniform

Chicago fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy sharing her winter uniform: black faux fur coat, Old Navy ribbed sweater, Levi's 501 boyfriend jeans, Robert Clergerie pink velvet booties, Polene Paris top handle bag, and Le Specs matte black aviators.

I talked a bit about embracing my personal style a few weeks ago and today’s outfits (there are two of them!) go hand-in hand with that post… Today we’re talking about my go-to winter uniform of sorts! Or perhaps an outfit equation is a better term… I’m not wearing the exact same thing every day (well, some days I am, haha), but I’ve got a few key pieces that make me feel pulled together instantly!

Chicago blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing Le Specs matte black Prince aviators, Bows & Sequins leopard coat, Old Navy black ribbed sweater, Levi's 501 boyfriend jeans, and Steve Madden lucite booties with a Polene Paris black top-handle bag.

For me, it’s all about the statement coat and a fun pair of booties. Underneath, all you really need is a simple sweater or tee and some cropped denim! Remember this outfit and this one, too? They both follow the same style equation!

Jessica Sturdy wearing Le Specs matte black Prince aviators, Bows & Sequins leopard coat, Levi's 501 boyfriend jeans, and Steve Madden lucite booties with a Polene Paris black top-handle bag.

I talked about my philosophy when it comes to great ankle booties in this post. I’ve got similar sentiments about the statement jackets… I’m all about the outerwear! When you’re living in a place like Chicago or New York, coats and jackets are everyday requirements for pretty much 8 months of the year. For me, variety is essential! I always try to pare down my coat collection, but having a wide range of outerwear options is key for me feeling inspired by my wardrobe all winter long. Needless to say, most cleanouts are unsuccessful and my coat closet is still packed to the brim. Ever-growing, too!

Jessica Sturdy sharing her winter uniform: black faux fur coat, Old Navy ribbed sweater, Levi's 501 boyfriend jeans, Robert Clergerie pink velvet booties, Polene Paris top handle bag, and Le Specs matte black aviators.

Get the Look…

Outfit 1
1.State Black Faux Fur Coat (similar here, here, & here)
Old Navy Black Ribbed Sweater (similar here)
Levi’s 501 Boyfriend Jeans
Robert Clergerie Pink Velvet Booties
Polene Paris Black Top Handle Bag
Le Specs Matte Black Prince Aviator Sunglasses

Outfit 2
Bows & Sequins Leopard Coat (old; similar here)
Old Navy Black Ribbed Sweater (similar here)
Levi’s 501 Boyfriend Jeans
Steve Madden Lucite Heel Booties (also available here!)
Polene Paris Black Top Handle Bag
Le Specs Matte Black Prince Aviator Sunglasses

Chicago lifestyle blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing Le Specs aviators, Bows & Sequins leopard coat, Old Navy ribbed sweater, Levi's 501 boyfriend jeans with a Polene Paris top handle bag.

This leopard coat is from my Fall 2015 collection, but here are some similar current styles!

Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing a 1.State black faux fur coat, Old Navy black ribbed sweater, Levi's 501 boyfriend jeans, and Robert Clergerie pink velvet booties with a Polene Paris top-handle bag.

Jessica Sturdy wearing matte black aviators, Bows & Sequins leopard coat, Old Navy black ribbed sweater, Levi's 501 boyfriend jeans, and Steve Madden lucite booties with a Polene Paris black top-handle bag.

Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing Le Specs aviators, 1.State black faux fur coat, Old Navy ribbed sweater and Levi's 501 boyfriend jeans.

Jessica Sturdy wearing Le Specs matte black Prince aviators, Bows & Sequins leopard coat, Old Navy black ribbed sweater, Levi's 501 boyfriend jeans, and Steve Madden lucite booties with a Polene Paris black top-handle bag.

Chicago blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing a 1.State black faux fur coat, Old Navy black ribbed sweater, Levi's 501 boyfriend jeans, and Robert Clergerie pink velvet booties with a Polene Paris top-handle bag.

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4 Comments

  1. 1.29.18
    Rena commented:

    In love with both looks! Your uniform is so my taste!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  2. 1.29.18
    Emma commented:

    Im a big fan of both these looks. But your booties make the outfit!!
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  3. 1.29.18
    Natali commented:

    Both outfits are super stylish and chic, def. deserve to be a Winter uniforms. 🙂

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  4. 1.29.18
    Laura commented:

    Perfect winter work-wear in my opinion! Love the high/low mixes as well as comfort/style!

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