Let's face it- while I'm all for wearing knitted beanies year round, a thrummed hat like Thrumviator is probably going to be reserved for the chilliest of months- where it will definitely perform admirably! That cozy extra layer of sheepfluff is not kidding around. In any case, pairing it with a down jacket seemed reasonable. (Putting a down jacket on in late June in Michigan did NOT seem reasonable, but I'm happy to say that I survived.)
Battle Ready is essentially a dress-length vest (I'm not sure if there's a name for those?) and so looks super cute over a plain dark background of minidress, tights, and shoes. I left out the gauntlets as wearing them together gave a bit of a costume vibe (dude, these would be awesome for cosplay!) but you could also wear the gauntlets separately in any situation where you'd normally wear fingerless mitts or wristwarmers.
Oryx! I was very excited when Jennifer submitted a pattern by that name because I love the book :-) This top has a unique drapey shape that can be played up or down depending on what you wear it with. Paired with a button-up in lieu of a normal tank top, it really classes up the joint.
Other Styling Your Apocalypse installments:
Kill All Humans