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By Suze Solari
As we move further away from the warm days of early Fall and into the colder seasons, I ask myself during this transitional season... what can I wear today that will keep me warm in the morning, but flexible enough to change it in the afternoon? It can be quite a challenge finding easy basics that are stylish and warm without conjuring the Michelin man.
The answer: Layers... easy pieces that provide a foundation for our everyday wardrobe. We can use these magical items to build a multitude of outfits, and extend our warmer weather items throughout the year.
In today's Style tip I am featuring the yummy long sleeve t-shirts from Camille et Famille in Forest Park. I love knit fabrics because they hold their shape and won't wrinkle. The 'AMB' T -Shirts for $32 made of spandex, are so slim and comfortable, you hardly notice you have it on. A variety of solid color and pattern combinations are in abundance, including tie-dye and leopard - great grounding pieces for numerous outfits.
There are matching leggings for $29 that can be worn several ways, as well as pretty 'Rock Candy' Lace T's (a huge trend for Fall) for $39. Combine these with a soft swingy cardigan from 'Press' for $89 or a sweater vest, that nicely compliments the color of the T-shirts. Perfect for layering under a structured vest or jacket for the office, then throw on a sequined cardigan and a chunky necklace and you are ready for a glamorous night out.
Camille et Famille, located on Madison in Forest Park for 4 years now, has enjoyed a long history with the stylish women in the Oak Park area. Its owner, Rosemary Grange, has a philosophy that women of every age, aesthetic and budget can find an amazing outfit in her shop! Stroll to the back of her store and you will always find a rack of sale items, for $25. Rosemary hosts evening events including birthday parties with gifts and discounts; a very Chic way to spend one's Birthday!
Chicago weather is unpredictable at best, so stock up on these handy layers to keep you cozy and chic at the same time.