In collaboration with Jord.
Transitioning into a new season always forces me into reevaluating my wardrobe. It’s the best time to channel my inner KonMari and streamline my closet. If you checked in last week with our exciting announcement, I’ve had to make some serious amendments to my current style game anyways. While I’m oh-so-grateful than baggy sweaters are now considered chic, I’ve had to go back to the basics in order to find stuff that fits. After all, the last thing I want to be is ‘trendy’ during this season of life. I’m not trying to fit myself into pleather pants and crops tops (has that phase ended yet?). Plus, the only high waisted items I’m sporting are made of spandex. I’m looking to achieve a classic, yet comfortable style a la Meghan Markle to get me through the next few months.
I’ll go into my favorite maternity pieces next month once the bump has made its full debut, but until then, here are my style goals for 2019. Plus, I’m so excited for today’s giveaway! If you’re looking to up your style game, stick around below to win for the most gorgeous accessory that makes any outfit pop.
Stick to Neutrals
My entire closet has always been made up of black since it simply goes with everything (and, hello, flawless silhouette), but I’m starting to redefine the term neutral. I’m branching out into soft patterns and embracing olives and navys. It makes getting dressed in the morning easier when my closet has an overall tone, rather than a hodgepodge selection of items that spoke to me in the moment. Plus, It’s easiest to add a pop of color with a fun investment bag or sweet shades that take up so much less closet space than a collection of seasonal fads.
Pile on the Layers
The easiest change I’ve made is adding in simple layers. While I would never betray the classic black jeggings and solid top uniform, throwing a shawl on over top or adding in knitted knee socks just takes my game a little bit farther without adding a huge cost. Plus, these are things I can continue to wear the following year. Loose scarves are always my favorite, since they add some spunk but also are easily utilized as a blanket or pillow on long flights.
All About the Base of Skincare
The hardest adjustments to make for my style actually have nothing to do with clothes. My skin has been hating all these hormonal shifts and has experienced every sort of ailment under the sun. However, the second trimester seemed to have offered me some relief. After scouring the internet world for the safest lotions and creams available, I’ve made an update to my favorite products. I’m currently loving the Belli brand and plan to use it well into the fourth trimester. It has made a huge difference not only with my skin, but feeling good about myself during a time here a whole lot of changes are happening at once. If you want to know some of my other organic and natural favorites, make sure you check back to this post here.
Focus on Accessories
While a whole lot is changing everywhere else in my world, I’m lucky that I can always count on my accessories to add in some spunk when I have another one of those nothing-is-fitting-quite-right days. I was so excited when Jord (pronounced Yode) reached out to my about their gorgeous, sophisticated watches. As I noted my love for natural products above. Jord watches are largely reclaimed materials, combined with quality movements and components. Compared to other watches I’ve worn in the past, the authentic details of Jord watches are impossible to ignore. Plus, they tailor size the watch to fit you. The craftsmanship is stunning and they’re constantly coming out with new styles. My favorite thing about Jord watches is how easy it is for me to look pulled together with one on…even if I’m anything but. I am certainly taking athleisure very seriously these days but I know I always look more yogi-chic when I have my white and rose-gold watch on. While I selfishly love my Jord for myself, Jord does offer engraving on most backplates as well as engravable Cedar humidor presentation boxes. Most watches have additional options for customization that allow you to mix and match faces and woods. Even better, every watch comes with a one year warranty and options for return & exchange. You also can’t beat the free worldwide standard shipping!
I’m so excited to offer one lucky Namastay Travel Reader a $100 gift code toward the purchase of any watch in Jord’s collection here and everyone who enters else receives 10% off! This post is in collaboration with Jord watches. As always. all thoughts and opinions are my own.
CONGRATS for our style winner, DREW! You’ve bee notified via email and excited for you to sport this new addition in your wardrobe!
How does your style change in a new season? What’s your favorite winter piece?