Name: Jamie Ducharme
My style in 3 words: Eclectic. Polished. Classic.
Background: There are many reasons I don’t like winter, not least of which being that it totally messes up my usual uniform of dresses and skirts. Some days I can bring myself to risk frostbite in a dress and tights, but I definitely am forced into pants more often than I’d like. I’ll admit, however, that there are a few good things about winter fashion — bring on the Cosby sweaters, scarves and flannels — but it definitely takes some extra thought to not look like an overly layered bag lady every day.
Day 1: You don’t see many people going to class in blazers, and I think that’s a shame. They’re the single easiest way to add polish to an otherwise boring outfit, and they really don’t take any thought at all. Exhibit A: When I had no idea what to wear on Thursday, I reached for some of my favorite basics, added a blazer and was ready in two minutes.
(Blazer: Stoosh, Top: from a thrift shop, Jeans: Gap, Necklace: Brandy Melville, Oxfords: DV by Dolce Vida)
Day 2: Friday was cold, rainy and all-around dreary, so it was definitely a day for cozy, comfortable clothes. I love these printed pants because they’re trendy but as comfortable as pajama pants, especially when paired with a warm, oversized cardigan. I added a loose black silk top and some biker boots to complete the look and give it some edge.
(Pants: Forever 21, Top: vintage, Cardigan: Gap, Watch: Fossil, Boots: Rampage)
Day 3: My roommates and I hosted our annual Friendsgiving on Sunday, so I wanted something classy, but not boring. My love for leather has been well documented on this site, so a laser cut black leather skirt was a no-brainer. A gold necklace and a cobalt blue t-shirt added just the right pop.
(Skirt: Lovemarks, Shirt, Bordeaux, Necklace: Serendipity, Tights: Hue, Booties: Restricted)