Heading into the snowy season can be scary when you don’t have the right fashion game plan. It’s tempting to throw on sweats and hibernate forever, but no trendsetter ever gave up that easily. Your winter wardrobe can instantly become season-ready with a few of the right staples. No need to purchase all new everything; these cold weather basics are everything you need for endless fashion wins this winter.
Keep your body warm underneath a big scarf. Naturally, basic, neutral colors are sensible and match everything, but don’t be afraid to use an infinity scarf as a pop of color! There’s no harm in bringing fun to the freeze, and the bigger the scarf, the bigger the smile. That’s what I say, anyway.
MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Mowani' Leopard Print Infinity Scarf SALE $51.00, Kate Spade NY Autumn Floral-Print Silk Scarf $228.00
2. Ankle Boots
If you don’t already own the perfect pair of booties, it’s time. Arguably the most timeless shoe that has lasted seasons without being drastically remade, it’s safe to say you can purchase a trusty pair and keep them for years. The perfect ankle boot will be comfortable yet easily worn no matter the occasion.
Vince Camuto 'Kachina' Open Toe Bootie $158.95 (Nordstrom Exclusive), Vince Camuto 'Amori' Pointy Toe Leather Bootie SALE $89.48 (Nordstrom)
3. Liquid Leggings/Pants
“Cool girl” is in full force this season, meaning faux leather is all you need to look seriously fab. If you want to step it up even more, try a faux fur vest. You can keep your hair and makeup simple – the trick is not to try, and how can you say no to that?
MICHAEL Michael Kors Faux Leather Leggings SALE $79.60 (Nordstrom), Joe's Jeans Millie Mid-Rise Crocodile-Print Jeans $245.00 (Neiman Marcus)
4. Chunky Knits
Function and fashion work well together when you know what you're looking for. As the temps drop, oversized sweaters and knitted hats will be your best friend this season as you endlessly seek warmth. If you want to spruce up your cozy knits, pick a pretty statement necklace.
AQUA Chunky Solid Slouchy Hat & Fringe Scarf SALE $31.68 – $44.88 (Bloomingdales), Vintage Fisherman Sweater Poncho $198.00 (Free People)
Staying strong on the fashion front is the chambray phenomenon. Don't get rid of your denim just yet – you can use your chambray for layering or mixed with army green pants. Add a pair of fun military boots and a scarf or necklace and you effortlessly evolve from day to night in a matter of seconds.
The Perfect Chambray Shirt $72.00 (Madewell), Lauren Ralph Lauren Carter Roll-Sleeve Cristo Chambray Woven Shirt $69.50 (Bloomingdales)
6. Anything leopard print
Whether you prefer your leopard prints bold or subtle, there are endless ways to sport this speckled style. A leopard print scarf is a simple way to add dimension to any outfit, or throw on a pair of printed flats to keep your style fresh. No matter the garment, leopard print is the answer this season.
Avra Hair Calf Pump $425.00 (Michael Kors), Tory Burch 'Robinson' Genuine Calf Hair & Leather Tote $595.00 (Nordstrom)
7. Plaid Skirt
Skirts become even more fun in the winter months! Invest in a few pairs of tights, socks, and all the fixings for fashion that'll keep the freeze at bay. Plaid skirts are no longer just for school girls, in fact you'll teach a lesson or two when you're spotted in the cutest cold weather outfit around. Add a pretty peacoat and you're ready to go!
ELOQUII Tartan Plaid Midi Skirt $88.00 (Nordstrom), Nanette Lepore I Spy Sleuth Plaid Leather-Waist Skirt SALE $166.00 (Neiman Marcus)
You can find these and many more must-haves for wall at the shops at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza. And always remember to Live Life in Style!
~ Nikka Shae – www.ohnikka.com