Tuesday, December 09, 2008 | Tips & How-Tos, Uncategorized
While the shorter days and colder weather can bring on a case of the blues for some, winter also presents an opportunity to give your wardrobe a much-needed makeover. Just because you can’t show as much skin doesn’t mean you can’t flaunt the season’s hottest styles. Cheer up, fashionistas—these latest trends are the silver lining to those winter clouds!
A splash of lavender, lilac or plum is the perfect way to brighten up your winter wardrobe. No need to wear this oh-so-feminine yet ultra-mod shade from head to toe; instead, try accenting your monochromatic black ensemble with a purple scarf, handbag, shoes or belt.
All That Glitters
Sequins are super-hot this season, and a great way to turn heads at those holiday parties. To make an entrance without going overboard on glitz, pair your glittering garb and accessories with solid, opaque tights, dark or neutral colours and understated jewelry.
Stay warm and look fabulous in a sleek, chic cape. Both long and short styles look elegant paired with menswear trousers or pencil skirts. Go with jewel tones and patterns for a fun, refreshing take on the look, or for those less bold, stick with the subtle sophistication of black, gray or brown.
Fur is a classic—who doesn’t want to strut her stuff in a fur coat down Fifth Avenue like Carrie Bradshaw? This season, fashion and fur have taken their relationship to the next level, accenting boots, scarves, handbags and clothing. Fur tip: don’t be afraid to go faux and do wear this look sparingly.