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.
A great way to add some pizazz to your outfit is with sequins. In the summer, why not make it sequin shorts? I love this look because it’s easygoing yet elegant:
TOPSHOP shorts / VINCE sweater / CASADEI pumps / REBECCA MINKOFF bag / MOVADO watch / THE ROW sunglasses / WHITE HOUSE BLACK MARKET earrings
A black and white motif with a small pop of color can be very eye catching. The muted outfit allows the shoes to really stand out (which is exactly what you want them to do when they’re this expensive.) But again, shoes are worth the investment if you will wear them a lot.
The main rule when it comes to shoes is to know thyself. If you are uncoordinated/look like a newborn deer when you try to walk in shoes like this, DO NOT BUY THEM, even if they cost $20. They will end up collecting dust in the back of your closet and/or breaking your ankle. They can be easily replaced with wedges that can give your outfit a similar feel.
These would probably stay on my feet for all of ten minutes before I’d rip them off begging for mercy. I’m one of the uncoordinated plenty who would, sadly, have to replace them with wedges. Here are some that I would swap:
These Dolce Vita wedges give the same idea without breaking your ankles or bank account. If you want to stick with a pump, try these:
These Steve Madden pumps will only cost you $90. They’re also a much shorter heel, decreasing the likelihood of ankle breakage. Here is a less expensive version of the sequin shorts outfit:
WAREHOUSE shorts $31 / VILA shirt $31 / VINCE CAMUTO clutch $148 / DOLCE VITA heels $129 / T TAHARI ring $40 / PIECES earrings $20 / MARC BY MARC JACOBS bracelet $88 / EBAY sunglasses $10