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Thinking far ahead to this winter, you do not have to transfer tones from the grey, miserable weather to your wardrobe! With some fabulous accessories, you can brighten up your wardrobe, remain warm and comfortable and stay on the cutting-edge of fashion despite the colder weather. Read on for some great ideas for accessorising your wardrobe this winter.
1. Ugg boots
Perennially popular, genuine, high quality ugg boots (such as emu uggs) are an essential in your winter wardrobe. Made from genuine sheepskin, ugg boots will keep your feet warm and, because they are now available in a great range of colours and styles, you are sure to find a pair that enhances your personal style and fashion preferences. Visit a reputable retailer, such as MiniJumbuk, to find a pair of Ugg boots that suits your personality.
No longer a fashion faux pas, ugg boots are internationally popular and worn by everyone from the person next door to high-end fashionistas. Without question, ugg boots are a key accessory and a fundamental inclusion for your winter wardrobe. They will keep your feet warm and on-trend and, when you invest in a high quality pair of ugg boots, there’s a good chance that you will be wearing them for many seasons to come.
Not only are beanies cosy, they are also an important fashion accessory. Beanies in bright colours and patterns can instantly lift an outfit and add vibrancy to your look. In colours such as greys, blacks and navy, a beanie can add a sophisticated edge and complement or draw attention to particular aspects of your outfit.
Have you noticed that contemporary fashion is all about the bag? For winter, white accessories (such as handbags and satchels) can lighten up a dark ensemble. Even if you don’t want to do all white, think about bags and other accessories that feature a little white in patterns such as snakeskin or leopard print.
To accessorise well with bags, you don’t have to spend a lot of money. There are some amazing pieces available at very affordable prices that can strengthen and add interest to your overall look.
4. Scarfs and wraps
This winter, make sure you have a gorgeous scarf or wrap around your neck, keeping it warm and enhancing your look. You may be surprised by how much difference a gorgeous scarf or neck wrap can make to your outfit while keeping you warm and comfortable. Scarfs and wraps also offer the added benefit of being a simple, easy way to change up an outfit and add variety, while offering a unique take on an ensemble you may have already worn that week.
It may be the winter we’re talking about, but it is still a perfect season to bring out some bold, fun sunglasses. Wearing sunglasses in a bold colour such as green, orange, red or purple can instantly add glamour and interest to your outfit. Consider sunglasses that feature an unusually shaped frame (such as geometric shapes) or that have an unusual, fun pattern.
Add these accessories to your winter wardrobe to not only be warm and well-protected for the season, but also to look on-trend while keeping your wardrobe interesting.
Sara from Mindful Travel Blog has received her fair share of requests when it comes to packing. Let’s face it, traveling is fun, but planning can be a pain! From how to organize your toiletries to figuring out how many pairs of shoes you really need, the day before a vacation is well… work.
Sara’s newest venture, Women Travel in Style includes travel tips, tricks, and even a place to buy some of her globetrotting essentials, like this Merrivale Tote by Hawthorn & Co. This ethically sourced roomy bag comes in this gorgeous tan shade and is big enough to fit your tablet, chargers, camera, and all of your essentials.
For a glitzy way to store your cosmetics, the Avion Cosmetic Case by Hudson and Bleecker is a very stylish place to stash your glosses, powders, and pencils. Inspired by the City of Lights, this silver glitter case with black faux leather trim is perfect for a trip to Paris… or just to put in your purse for your daily commute.
Another great travel must, Sara recommends Hudson and Bleecker’s Packing Cubes. The Labyrinth Onyx Packing Cube is a traveler’s best friend. Fill it with a change of clothes (don’t forget socks and delicates) and even after a long day of flying you can arrive and look your best. These stylish cubes fit in most carry-ons, but with its fashionable design, you may want to show it off.
It’s hard to catch some zzz’s when you’re on a crowded flight or a noisy train, but an old fashioned eye mask can make it much easier. We love this Metallic Silver Leather Eye Mask by Perpetual Shade. These limited edition masks are filed with 100% lamb wool and come presented in a black silver travel bag. Never has going to bed felt so luxurious!
Shop all of Sara’s faves and learn more at www.womentravelinstyle.com. Sponsored by Women Travel inStyle.
For maternity fashion.
Keep that bun in the oven warm all winter long in these stylish coats, which maternity style mavens like Blake Lively and Kate Middleton would approve of. From a fall breeze to those cold winter nights, you can still look oh so chic while keeping cozy.
The sophisticated MAMA Wool-blend Bouclé Coat from H&M is for the downtown cool mom-to-be. With a tie belt waist and concealed fasteners, this coat is able to cover your expanding baby bump from 12 weeks to nine months.
Blank NYC Zipper Detail Faux Leather Maternity Jacket will be your favorite “throw over everything” piece this fall. This motorcycle style jacket with silver hardware is edgy and tough, but can be softened when paired with a flowy dress. Or add some great boots for the perfect fall ensemble.
Punch up your prenatal wardrobe with some color! This wool maternity coat with a high collar and a bubble hem will lend sophistication to any outfit. At under $50, this fun coat will infuse a little extra fun and the elegant shape you’ll want to wear again, well after your child is born!
When the chill in the air turns icy, MAMA Padded Parka with a detachable faux fur trimmed hood will keep you nice and warm, while looking cool. The drawstring waist and side pockets give some shape to the coat and make it a great option for the woman who’s too hip for regular old, oversized maternity wear.
Winter tends to be every fashion-minded person’s least favorite season. Fall has great leather boots and jackets, spring has all the rich colors, and summer has sizzling swimwear. Sure winter has it’s limitations; mostly that clothes need to be functional and not just pretty, but here are 3 winter accessories worth getting excited over:
1. Scarves: Whether you love a classic Burberry Check scarf or a wool infinity scarf you can’t go wrong with adding a little something extra around your neck (especially when the temperature drops). Check out iConsume for a whole bevy of scarves of various colors.
They say the best way to keep warm during below zero temperatures is to layer. The first step is to keep your body heat in. Take a tip from dancers who always use thick tights to keep their muscles warm. Make sure to wear something light but that’s fitted. We recommend tights, leggings, and much of what Under Armor has to offer.
Your next layer needs to help block out the wind and still keep you comfy and cozy. We love big chunky sweaters like Lauren Ralph Lauren’s Long-Sleeve Ombre Cable-Knit Turtleneck for those freezing winter days. These extra large knits look great with a skirt but when it’s Polar Vortex cold make sure to layer pants over your tights or leggings. If you can’t afford the RL look right now, check out Brand Boudoir for equally fashionable yet discounted winter tops.
Another amazing trick to keep heat in is doubling up on your socks. There are few things worse on a fridgid winter day than cold feet. Adding an extra pair before slipping on your boots may make all the difference!
Lastly, you need a great all weather coat. A coat lined with goose feathers will help you brave the sub-zero temperatures. Add your favorite winter accessories; scarf, gloves, and hat and you’re ready to take on the streets (or at least the 15 feet between your car and your front door).
Unless you’re still in your pre-teens you’ve probably outgrown cartoon animal t-shirts and playful jewelry. There’s good news though for those who are still a kid at heart: You can keep the whimsy alive without slipping back into your childhood!
For instance, Lanvin’s 10th Anniversary Cartoon Inlay Sunglasses look sleek when on but they hold a little surprise inside, a fun cartoon pattern! You won’t find them just anywhere – unfortunately you won’t find them on the likes of Yoox – but they’re definitely worth the search! Never let your eyes weather the low winter sun without protection again! (more…)