What I Wore in January ....

Today I wanted to share some of my Outfits of the Day (ootd)  from January.  Not to say "look what I wore", but instead to say "How can I inspire you?"   January in West Michigan is usually full of surprises when it comes to weather and this January was no exception.  By the time you reach this point in the season it's a great time to try out new looks with the same pieces as well as adding a couple of new selections in to the rotation.  As I've mentioned often, it's also a great time to give pieces you haven't worn a lot another try.  If you do this, and you don't enjoy wearing it this is when you wash it and get it ready to give away or store until next fall for consignment.  By doing "try-outs" like this now, it will be easier to move and change over when Spring finally arrives. 

Now, on the outfits:  

 If you follow me on Instagram or my facebook page - you know this dress is on repeat and I love it!  You'll see it again with booties :)

If you follow me on Instagram or my facebook page - you know this dress is on repeat and I love it!  You'll see it again with booties :)

 The sweater is a beautiful cashmere given to me for Christmas from the Mr., along with the shoes - both are new favs :) 

The sweater is a beautiful cashmere given to me for Christmas from the Mr., along with the shoes - both are new favs :) 

 Oy - life is real and messy in the background but this was a great casual day look and the top was a gift from the Mr. as well.  I love the simplicity of the tee but the "freshness" of the bell sleeve.  I also love the color, especially at this time in the season.

Oy - life is real and messy in the background but this was a great casual day look and the top was a gift from the Mr. as well.  I love the simplicity of the tee but the "freshness" of the bell sleeve.  I also love the color, especially at this time in the season.

 It was a warm January day so I broke out one of my favorite jean/pant silhouettes - cropped flare - and paired them with a simple black blazer and graphic tshirt.  On my feet?  My Dansko clogs of course.  

It was a warm January day so I broke out one of my favorite jean/pant silhouettes - cropped flare - and paired them with a simple black blazer and graphic tshirt.  On my feet?  My Dansko clogs of course.  

 I think a "utility" style jacket is always in fashion. This one is updated with a bit of a high-low hem.  Perfectly combined with a simple tshirt and slightly flared jeans for an everyday look. 

I think a "utility" style jacket is always in fashion. This one is updated with a bit of a high-low hem.  Perfectly combined with a simple tshirt and slightly flared jeans for an everyday look. 

 This skirt was a great consignment find that will be seen again in Spring.  When paired with white or a lighter color the blues and greens will pop even more.  

This skirt was a great consignment find that will be seen again in Spring.  When paired with white or a lighter color the blues and greens will pop even more.  

 My favorite distressed skinny jeans tucked in boots with a great cashmere sweater layered with a tshirt was the perfect combo for date night.  These jeans are great for wearing with either fashion boots or snow boots - which seems to be a repeating theme for February only 5 days in :) 

My favorite distressed skinny jeans tucked in boots with a great cashmere sweater layered with a tshirt was the perfect combo for date night.  These jeans are great for wearing with either fashion boots or snow boots - which seems to be a repeating theme for February only 5 days in :) 

 Here's the gray dress again.  This time dressed differently to celebrate my favorite film student's birthday.  Paired with tights and floral booties - love this!  A simple dress in a neutral color can really be worn so many different ways.  

Here's the gray dress again.  This time dressed differently to celebrate my favorite film student's birthday.  Paired with tights and floral booties - love this!  A simple dress in a neutral color can really be worn so many different ways.  

 Adding a pop of color to a dreary January day is a must as we work our way thru the rest of Winter.  I will wear this top easily in the Spring with a lighter pant for sure!

Adding a pop of color to a dreary January day is a must as we work our way thru the rest of Winter.  I will wear this top easily in the Spring with a lighter pant for sure!

 Another bright pop of color with patchwork jeans for a cozy date night.  One of my "Winter Uniforms" tends to be a turtleneck and jeans.  The turtleneck is often black or gray - it's nice to mix it up a bit with this great color. 

Another bright pop of color with patchwork jeans for a cozy date night.  One of my "Winter Uniforms" tends to be a turtleneck and jeans.  The turtleneck is often black or gray - it's nice to mix it up a bit with this great color. 

 There was finally a run of a few days where I could wear my new shoes - I love the color combo of the shoes with the soft pink cardigan.  Because the cardigan is longer I am comfortable pairing it with a skinny jean.  

There was finally a run of a few days where I could wear my new shoes - I love the color combo of the shoes with the soft pink cardigan.  Because the cardigan is longer I am comfortable pairing it with a skinny jean.  

 Heading to work in handbags this day so I need to be comfortable but no jeans for sure.  I layered the little jacket with a (you guessed it) black turtleneck but not a full sleeve.  Once I get to the stores I can either leave the jacket on or take it off to work, whichever is more comfortable.  I love my clogs with almost any pant and these are no exception.  It's my style.  

Heading to work in handbags this day so I need to be comfortable but no jeans for sure.  I layered the little jacket with a (you guessed it) black turtleneck but not a full sleeve.  Once I get to the stores I can either leave the jacket on or take it off to work, whichever is more comfortable.  I love my clogs with almost any pant and these are no exception.  It's my style.  

What did your January look like?  What were some of your favorite looks you kept on repeat or better yet - what pieces did you pull out and give another try?  I would love to hear in the comments!  I always love hearing how you ownyourstyle :)