Punxsy Phil...But Make it Fashion
Hi lovelies! Happy Groundhog Day! As a Punxsutawney native, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to show some hometown pride with a Punxsy Phil post! Because it is last minute, I thought I would switch things up a bit! Of course, I will cover all the fashion basics, but also give you an insider's guide to all things Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania! Groundhog Day has always been an exciting time for our little town as tourists line the streets, dressed in their festive apparel. Anticipation fills the air as we anxiously await to hear whether or not we will have 6 more weeks of winter or an early spring. Just as fashion forecasters predict the latest trends, Phil lets us know if we should keep the cozy clothes at the front of our closets or get ready to bust out our spring florals. It is true that Phil has the skills when it comes to all things weather-related, but I'm the one who makes Groundhog Day glamorous! Keep on reading for tips on how to make your next trip to Punxsy a chic excursion because we all know and love Punxsy Phil...but we are "making it fashion!"
Believe it or not, I've actually only been to Gobbler's Knob one time on February 2nd. Though I do not frequent the site of Phil's Burrow, I have noticed plenty of people's holiday fashion over the years. My observation? Comfort and Warmth are the most important parts of the look! So, I kept things super casual (not my usual style, but very appropriate for the occasion), cozy, and classic! A novelty crewneck is essential, and luckily our local shops are filled with Phil fashion to keep locals and tourists in style. I opted for a fun, bright pink top, featuring a cartoon Phil and the phrase, "Chill Out on February 2nd in Punxsutawney, Pa." This crewneck has been hanging in my closet for at least 7 years, but we all know how much I love vintage! To keep the cozy theme going, I threw on a pair of black leggings that are sleek and streamlined. If you are headed to the Knob, you may want to consider wearing a fleece-lined pair of leggings, or even layering another pair of sweatpants or thermal pants over top. When it comes to dressing for the Knob, the more clothes, the merrier! Of course, people come from far and wide to witness Phil, so "walking" shoes are a no-brainer! Punxsutawney may be a small town, but it is best seen when walking around! I love a great pair of white sneakers because they go with any outfit to make for a cool, street-chic look. Just be sure to wear some thick socks underneath! Athleisure has been in fashion for a while now, as gym/loungewear for everyday is loved by many supermodels and style stars. However, I like to add my own twist to the popular aesthetic by incorporating a classic herringbone vest. It is probably safe to say that every fashionista or blogger owns this J.Crew vest! At one point, it was impossible to scroll through instagram without seeing one on your feed! I've had this vest since high school, so it isn't a new phenomenon, but I kept it because it is so timeless! The black and white herringbone print, the contrast trim, and the gold detailing on the zipper is chic, making this easy to throw on over any outfit! A fun print, a colorful scarf, or a cute accessory is the best way to stand out in the crowd! After all, in a world of woodchucks, we all want to be a Punxsy Phil!
Now that we have the outfit covered, I thought I would share a few quick tips on how to take over the town:
- Wherever you are in Punxsy, always stop for a photo op (almost all my blog pics are taken here)!
- Grab a bite to eat at our pizza shops...as a an extremely picky eater, I can honestly say we have some of the best pies (move over, NYC!)
- Indulge in a little retail therapy at the local stores. They truly are a unique shopping experience!
- Take a walk in the park at Barclay Square and don't forget to say hi to Phil at the Zoo before you leave!
- Try and find all the Phil statues scattered throughout the town... (hint: the one in my pic is at a school)
- Check out the Weather Center—that is a forecast the weatherman can't predict!
- Mingle with the locals! There is nothing we love talking about more than Punxsutawney (and fashion...if you happen to run into me)!
Punxsutawney is a place worthy of a spot on everyone's bucket list! Whether you are here on Groundhog Day, or stopping by for a little vacation, this town is filled with so much history and charm. It's true that I am a small-town girl with big city dreams, but no matter where I go, I will always call Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania my home! Being part of such a wonderful and supportive community has given me the courage to pursue my dreams in fashion (and of being a fashion blogger)! In fact, if you live in Punxsy, there is a likely chance you've seen me overdressed somewhere in an alley, on the sidewalk, by a building, or in the streets, and if you haven't, don't worry because I still have tons of blogposts to write—and I'm always turning to Punxsutawney as the backdrop for my pictures! If you want to dress like a Phil-loving fashionista, comb those closets for groundhog garments, lined leggings, stylish (and practical) sneakers, and a very fun vest to complete the ensemble! If you are too busy exploring all that Punxsutawney has to offer, then shop my links below! Happy Groundhog Day, and Happy Closet Combing!
Links to same/similar pieces:
Crewneck (EXACT): https://www.groundhogstuff.com/adult_chill_out_sweatshirt_sku_681_small_sku_682_medium_sku_683_large_sku_684_xlarge_c_p284.htm
Leggings (EXACT): https://rstyle.me/+AiD3tiIuZwneKNB1CqaxEw
Vest (super similar): https://rstyle.me/+iWUHOUJDxZxA4XtVmTxs_Q