A Winter Wardrobe with a Southern Belle


Top Buttons recently had the opportunity to do a photo shoot and interview with Kayleigh Butler -- a Florida-livin' college student originally from Kentucky. She shared all the secrets behind her favorite winter look and even gave some insight on how she incorporates her Southern Belle roots into a classy and collected wardrobe. kayleigh999

Because shades of maroon and burgundy are among the trendiest colors this season, Kayleigh centered her whole outfit around this maroon oversized sweater that she purchased from the men's department at Salvation Army during a 50% off sale. Similar sweaters can be found at Forever 21 | Target | American Eagle or other stores.

Kayleigh's creme colored cardi can be found at Charlotte Russe. She recommended this cardigan because it's comfortable, versatile, and oversized. Charlotte Russe sells cardigans in all kinds of styles, prints, and materials.


 "My favorite thing about this outfit was that it was comfortable and warm, which is perfect for the winter weather -- and the best part is that it didn't even take that much effort to put together."


These tan southern boots are the same tones as the leaves. Kayleigh received  these gorgeous boots as a Christmas gift last year, so she was unsure where they were purchased, however boots inspired by this look can be found at Sears  |  Forever 21  |  Target  and other stores that sell shoes.


White is a timeless and classy staple. Kayleigh incorporated the bubble necklace look to add some contrast to her bold sweater. Accomplish the same chunky jewelry look by shopping at Charlotte Russe just like she did.



Arm candy is always a MUST. The saying goes "Less is more," but here at Top Buttons we think that bracelets are the exception when done right and we applaud anyone who pulls off this look with class.

  • Kayleigh's bow bracelet was purchased at Kohl's, but a variety of bow-inspired bracelets can be found on Etsy.
  • The watch is a Betsy Johnson original, which can be expensive sometimes, but it's worth treating yourself for the quality and brand. Cheaper variations are featured on Etsy by searching "Bling watch". A cute one is found here.
  • Cross bracelets are trending in today's fashion. It's a great way to represent God and incorporate class. These bracelets are sold at all kinds of stores like Claire's |  Etsy  | Kohl's | and even Charming Charlie -- which is where Kayleigh scored hers. (What's so great about Charming Charlie is that the WHOLE store is color coordinated and organized.)

"I just like to keep my outfits cute and comfortable. I love outfits that I can take from daytime to night-time with just a little switch."