When my alarm is going off and I hear the winter wind whistling against my window, the last thing I want to do is get out of my warm, cozy bed and venture into the freezing cold. Rather than sleep in, try layering under warm, chunky cable knits.
BOY. BY BAND OF OUTSIDERS sweater / ERDEM pants / DKNY coat / MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA booties / PROENZA SCHOULER bag / COACH fur scarf
A simple white collared shirt would be perfect under this Boy. by Band of Outsiders sweater (and yes, tuck it in.) To add some trendy individuality (oxymoron?) you can attach collar tips like these ones from ASOS:
The modern feel they have works best with the outfit above, mainly because this look is a little bit more relaxed:
ROMWE sweater $80 / RIVER ISLAND jeans $55 / UNTOLD coat $76 / OASAP boots $63 / TOPSHOP bag $68 / WHITE HOUSE BLACK MARKET faux fur scarf $50
This sweater has much more of a lumberjack vibe, obviously made chic by the surrounding pieces. Nonetheless it would look foolish with a collared shirt layered underneath. It could also potentially make the outfit seem like it’s trying too hard to look good. This look is trendy enough with it’s mixed prints (floral and houndstooth,) yet still understated. Always a good combination.
I am seriously feeling camouflage right now. It’s so 80’s, grunge, “I don’t give a f*ck.” I have a vintage army jacket that I’ve been wearing a lot, but if that shapeless look is too much “I don’t give a f*ck” for your liking, try a skinny camo pant like these:
H&M faux fur $56 / ALMARI top $56 / KSUBI jeans $100 / JOHN LEWIS bag $62 / PROMISE booties $50 / TOPSHOP bracelet $25 / ROMWE earrings $12 / EBAY sunglasses $10
It’s a classy way to wear camouflage and, once again, mix prints. The safety pin earrings and spiked bracelet top off the grunge and the bag looks so similar to the Givenchy used in yesterday’s post, but will save you around a thousand dollars. I love velvet, especially in this kind of bootie. We’ve seen something like this shoe before here on Crave by Giuseppi Zanotti, and I still love the style. The sunglasses add some more texture and yet another pattern to mix and match. But let’s get down to the important piece: the faux.
This faux fur is from H&M and only costs $56. It’s fabulous, doesn’t look fake, although if you don’t take care of it I promise it will start to, and has a nice pattern to it. The structure in the top contrasts nicely with the rest of the outfit, which somehow manages to read as ladylike while sticking up the middle finger, if you know what I mean. I love outfits like this (especially when everything costs $100 or less!) Teenage rebellion meets full grown fashionista.
Your wallet doesn’t have to feel blue to buy blue. It’s hard to avoid the bold shade if you go shopping giving you plenty of options, many of which are affordable. These are a few of my favorites:
1. H&M sweater $18 / 2. ROMWE blazer $68 / 3. TOPSHOP shirt $80 / 4. HEELS.COM booties $95 / 5. ALDO clutch $50 / 6. JCREW flats $128 / 7. MODCLOTH bag $30 / 8. JCREW skirt $60 / 9. H&M jeans $24 / 10. MANGO dress $70 / 11. H&M skirt $48
When shopping for solid colors I like to buy pieces in classic shapes made from classic materials. All of these items can be recycled (though 4 and 7 are a little more of the moment). Even if the color goes out of style for a few years, it will always come back. It’s the cycle of fashion.