The holidays are approaching fast and what are you going to wear? Have fun this holiday season and find something that reflects your sense of style. There are plenty of festive options. Some notable winter trends I’m going to cover are: rich colors & corduroys, plaid, and sequins. Play with the fabrics and textures this season; add bold metal jewelry like cuffs and bracelets to your outfit.
RICH COLORS: The color blocking trend from spring is continuing. Why not have some fun and color block with cords? Cords come in myriad colors and every cut—from skinny, high waist to flare. Investing in a pair of colored cords will go a long way. You can wear them from daytime to evening. My favorite cords are by BLANK NYC. They have a beautiful deep red skinny-cut pair. Hurry, most places are selling out of them fast!
I love deep wine and berry colors. Rich jewel tone colors make a powerful statement; whether you are wearing a dress or a smaller dose of the color in a blouse or sweater. Branch out and wear hunter green or chocolate brown. Don’t limit yourself. Step out of your comfort zone and have fun! Satin and velvet are fun ways change it up from the standard cotton or modal blends. Another way to incorporate berry and wine colors into your wardrobe is with makeup. Wearing a rich lipstick is an easy and inexpensive way to freshen up your look. For those on a beauty budget, check out Revlon’s Snow in Bordeaux lipgloss palette (pictured to the right). I bought this a few months ago and love it. The colors are wearable, easy to layer and useable on cheeks.
PLAID: I love plaid and try to invest in a plaid item once a year. Fashionistas, I’m referring to clothing that uses plaid in an unconventional manner! For example, plaid dresses, coats and so forth. BTW- plaid button downs are a wardrobe staple. Last year, my plaid purchase was a Betsey Johnson dress that was referenced in my first post. This year, I have my eye on a plaid riding jacket by Smthye. A great cut, fabric and something I can wear to the office or on Sunday, running errands.
SEQUINS: As for sequins---I have a love hate relationship with them. I find it hard to wear a piece with sequins because often it looks over the top or something you should wear on NYE. Out on the SF streets, I have seen women wear this trend well. Matte sequin sweaters are toned down and add a pizazz to jeans and a shirt.
With the cocktail and holiday parties around the corner, I urge you to try one of these new trends! Winter can be a difficult time to be fashionable as the pieces can be pricey but at the same time, it’s so easy to stand out and look polished. Invest in key items and they will last you several seasons. While others are wearing turtlenecks and sweatpants--steal the spotlight by unleashing your inner fashionista! Most importantly, have fun and wear your clothes with confidence!