Being warm and comfortable in the Winter is a must, but looking sleek while doing this can prove to be a task. This season warm up to one of the most prominent trends, all things Nordic. Shearling lined, fur lined, cashmere clad clothes are in abundance making for one comfortably chic season. Having these styles so popular this season will help us look more feminine and less snow man. The intricate details of Nordic sweaters and prints adds detail to otherwise basic sweaters, and fur trimmed outerwear or accessories will simultaneously be posh and toasty.
(Micro-trend: I have noticed a lot of refined sweatpants being worn with flats and booties as part of weekend wear, this creates some really weekend chic looks. Rejoice that this sporty luxe look can not to be worn just at home, but out around town too. Plus, these pants are a great alternative to leggings! *I am not exactly saying this is a free pass to wear printed pajama pants out of the house. I am discussing knit pants in flattering silhouettes. So, take a second and at least switch your bottoms. You will be on the heels of this very urban chic trend!
Details (starting with the vest going down in rows)
Vest Vince Camuto $136.50
Fairisle Sweater Topshop $76
Knit Pants J.Crew $59.50
Earmuffs Madewell $39.50
Antler Ring House of Harlow $75
Poncho Quicksilver $82.50
Eskimo Bootie Belle By Sigerson Morrison $450
Shearling Bag: Free People $229
Toggle Coat Quiksilver $134.50
Red Plaid Pants Current Elliot $190
Shearling Lined Boots Matt Bernson $275
The gloomy weather that we had the past few days had me thinking of Fall, crisper days and layering pieces. This Fall I am turning to rich jewel and luxe fabrics and textures to fill my closet. Almost every Fall jewel tones are shown, but this year they seem more intriquing, vibrant and alluring. I think the mix of rich colors against interesting fabrics makes for a fascinating outfit. If the trend of metallic snakeskin or wearing a jewel tone doesn’t seem quite you, then you can start by warming up to the trend with an accessory, shoe or even wear a jewel shade on your nails.
1.Clutch, Marc by Marc Jacobs $158
2. Dress, Diane Von Furstenburg $465
3. Leopard Flat, BP Shoes $59.95
4. Evil Eye Bracelet, House of Harlow $55
5. Road House Blues, OPI, $8
6. Tripe Finger Ring, ASOS, $25.86
7. Boyfriend Cardigan, Topshop $80
8. Cargo Blouse, Madewell, $110
9. Leather Shorts, J Brand, $205
10. Perforated Suede Platform Sandals, Belle by Sigerson Morrison, $350.
Getting to wear 1 piece various ways is like hitting the jackpot. It feels as though you are truly getting the most out of your investment, but thinking of ways to mix and match can be challenging. When doing Wardrobe Consultations, clients often ask, “what is another way I can wear this?” Referring to a top, skirt, pants etc.. that they would like to re-purpose and wear differently. I love answering this question. It helps them see their wardrobe pieces in a new light, and helps them get the most out of their existing wardrobe!
Below is an example of how to re-wear an item that may seem to have only 1 outfit option. Mixing up patterned pieces beyond the usual combinations can be a bit intimidating, but currently I love throwing out the common suspects and throwing in some twists. Bright colors look amazing against muted color patterned shorts, as does another pattern that is complimentary, but does not compete with the original item. I think these shorts are completely perfect for a BBQ, the Beach or even a Night Out!
1. Pink Tank $44
2. Shorts $78 (same short for all 3 outfits)
3. Slip On Sandal $14.80
4. T-Shirt $95
5. Bikini Top $75
6. Flat Sandal $140
7. Yellow Blouse $76
8. Wedges $206.50
A little lace here, a little chiffon fabric there, some blush color here – sometimes all it takes to feel feminine is integrating some fabrics and colors that exude ladylike charisma. Neutral tones mixed with feminine silhouettes always equate femininity, they go hand-in-hand and are a natural accompaniment to each other. If you add some lace detailing into the mix, it automatically throws the piece into the ultra-feminine category. I personally love the tap shorts shown below (# 2), they are a nod to boudoir-esque attire, with out being overkill. The gentle lace detailing is enough to make these shorts sexy and adorably appropriate to wear in public.
1. Cream Lace Top $70
2. Shorts $230
3. Lace Vest $12.48
4. Black Top $108
5. Chiffon Skirt $89
6. Lace Dress $98
7. Pink Top $19.99
8. Knotted Shoes $71.72
There is a new skirt length in town for Spring and Summer and it is being welcomed with open arms, The Midi. It is a 3/4 length skirt falling somewhere between under the knee and above the ankle. The Midi provides a fresh alternative to the Mini and the Maxi skirts, we have seen in past seasons. The ladylike nature of the hemline leans towards a ultra feminine look without being too obvious. Flowy options call for ballet flats or pumps, while skin tight skirts are best paired with a sexy high heel or sandal counterpart. Personally, I love to pair a flowy skirt like the Marc By Marc Jacobs, shown below, with a broken-in tank.
1. Marni White Blouse $238
2. Striped Skirt $66
3. Splendid Vintage Tank $44
4. Marc By Marc Sylvie Skirt $298
5. Army Green Tank $223
6. Thakoon Addition Washed Silk Skirt $ 395
7. Bird Blouse $88
8. Pleated Skirt $80