what to wear: scottish walk

One of my favorite holiday traditions is either watching or participating in the Scottish Walk every year. All of Old Town Alexandria comes to a stop as we honor our heritage, tradition and most importantly the festive season. The only downside? It is always really cold. Feeling presentable and warm is a difficult task, but with the right layering pieces, outerwear and accessories it is possible. Here’s what I wore last year:

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This year, I would start by layering our new favorite t-shirts by Kiki Lynn over a pair of our iLux leggings. The Kiki Lynn shirts hit below the waistline, thank goodness. Our lined and quilted Ali Ro anorak will provide additional warmth, especially when paired with cashmere gloves and a fur infinity scarf. The final touch? A pair of Melissa rain boots that look like riding boots, just in case it rains! Not pictured: the necessary packable umbrella and cashmere socks!

Scottish Walk

All product mentioned is currently available at The Shoe Hive.

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The Shoe Hive                         The Hive
127 S. Fairfax Street               301 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
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