5 of my Favorite Cold Weather Tops

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I have tried to welcome 2021 feeling hopeful. I didn’t scurry to make any new year’s resolutions, but instead gave myself grace to set monthly goals. This has felt more attainable, and again, who needs more stress on their plate for all the things not going “picture perfect”? Not me!

I will say that so far 2021 hasn’t been more impressive than 2020 in any way, but I do believe that you see what you want to, so try to focus on the good things. When I count my blessings, I am thankful for my loving spouse, a healthy/thriving family, teaching in person, our home, sunshine, and pups just to name a few.

And through things that are outside of our control, I dwell on His promises:

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Image via Pinterest “Uncommon Normal”

Today I’m sharing 5 of my favorite cold weather tops and how I’ve worn them to work and on the weekends. The best part? Many of the things I’m sharing on are on a great sale and even clearance!

Winter Top 1: Fleece Turtleneck Sweatshirt

This sweatshirt has been a DREAM because it was so perfect to wear during “lockdown” days, then easily transitioned to wear on days teaching at school. I still wear it a lot on weekends when I want to be in my distressed jeans or leggings. I have found it to be very cute with boots or sneakers. (It’s so cute I got it in 2 colors!!)

Shop the Favorite Top:

Fleece Turtleneck Sweatshirt (I am in an XS)

Shop the rest of the Outfits:

Leggings  /  Similar Leggings Star Sneakers  |  Black Jeggings  |  Teacher Lanyard  |  Slip on Cheetah Sneakers Distressed Jeans  |  Uggs Hoop Earrings

Winter Top 2: High-low Oversized Turtleneck Sweater

Talk about a comfortable, polished sweater! I like it because it’s a bit of a thinner material and I don’t feel hot when I’m running around the classroom. I ordered the black one during one of American Eagle’s 50% off sales, and it was SO good! I hopped back online and got the other two solid colors and haven’t looked back. I have been grabbing them to wear for work A LOT this winter.

Shop the Favorite Tops:

High-low Oversized Turtleneck Sweater (I sized down to an XS /  Black isn’t available anymore)

Shop the rest of the Outfits:

Black Jeggings Belt  |  Dark Blue Jeans  |  Teacher Lanyards  |  Black Wedge Boots  |  Loft Skirt is old/sold out – Similar midi skirt here and here  |  Similar neutral Mules here and here  |   Hoop Earrings  |  TEACH Bag

Winter Top 3: Any and All Cardigans!

This is a give in, especially if you have a lot of basic pants, jeans, or camis/tank tops. Cardigans make it SO easy to get dressed – I just pick white or black to wear underneath, a necklace or earrings, matching shoes and call it good!

Shop my Favorite Tops:

 Similar Tan Cardigan  |  Aztec Cardigan  |  Similar long gray duster Cardigan  |  Similar Leopard Cardigan  |  Leopard Eyelash Cardigan- White  |  White Cardigan

Shop the rest of the Outfits:

Black Jeggings  |   Teacher Lanyards   |  Black Wedge Boots  |  Faux Leather Leggings  |  Similar Black Shift Dress  |  Tie Ankle-length Dress Pants  |  Black Swing Tank  |  Belt  |   Snakeskin Loafers  |  Similar Slippers  |  Leopard Print Slip on Sneakers  |  A&F Joggers sold out, linking similar here  | Hoop Earrings  |  Small Necklace  Long Necklace

Winter Top 4: Off-the-Shoulder Pullover Sweater

Once restaurants started opening, I was excited to get out again. This off-the-shoulder sweater has been a go-to for me when I want to wear a sweater but still show some skin. I wore it a year ago to my sister’s birthday brunch on the Restoration Rooftop Restaurant in MSP, and again this past January for brunch with my blogger friend Linds!

Shop the Favorite Top:

Off-the-Shoulder Sweater 

Shop the rest of the Outfits:

Jeans are old, Linking updated Jeans  |  Similar Belt Snakeskin Booties Octagon Hoop Earrings  |  Chain Link Initial Necklace  (I’m in the 16″)  |  Crossbody /  Similar option  |   Coach Bag

Winter Top 5: Long Waffle Tops

These waffle-type of tops have been so nice to wear with leggings, and also as a layering top under vests, denim jackets, or other favorite winter coats.

Shop the Favorite Tops:

Tan Waffle Top  |  Gray Waffle Top sold out – similar option

Shop the rest of the Outfits:

Black Jeggings   (in a short length)  |   Teacher Lanyards   |  Leggings  /  Similar Leggings   |  Black Wedge Boots  |  Faux Leather Leggings  |  Jeans linked (Similar here) and here  |  Snakeskin Slip on Sneakers  |  Similar grey slip on Sneakers  |  Denim Jackets here and here  |  Fur Trim Olive Coat Hoop Earrings  |  Similar Olive Jeggings here  |  Chain link Mules  |  Uggs – black / brown  |  Similar Penguin Slippers

I know most of us are dreaming about summer and putting swimwear, shorts, and sandals on our wishlists! These tops were too good not to share, plus, if they have already caught your eye – they might be on an even better sale for you to grab now and plan to wear for next year.

What was your go-to top this winter? Leave a comment – I’d love to know! Once we were back teaching in person, these were all mega favorites of mine!

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