Now that's what I call winter chic.
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Whoever imagined Hell as full of flames has obviously never been to the Northeast.
The floral dresses in your closet seem to mocking your pasty skin. Your sandals are totally making fun of your feet, which haven't seen a pedicure chair in ages. And your hair, which used to be bouncy and beautiful, is as dull as your last Tinder date.
Here are super cute compromises that agree with the weather and your wardrobe.
It's virtually impossible to look sloppy when you top off your look with a fur coat or vest.
I was so excited for Gwen Stefani/No Doubt's comeback last year. To say that it was disappointing is a mild understatement. Nevertheless, she remains as flawlessly stunning and beautiful as ever. Her style has taken a more mature turn as of late - far from boring, but definitely a little more subdued and sleek, while still eye-catching and interesting.
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I love how accessible Whitney Port's style is. It's not super glamorous or haute couture, but it's still vibrant, fresh and functional. Functional is a major priority for me these days since the weather is doing its best Antarctica impression. However, winter is no excuse to slack off on the fashion front, and I'm loving this cozy look from Whitney.
This week has been a blustery one in my town and I've sadly had to set aside my leather purses. I'm anal and won't bring them out in any sort of bad weather: snow, rain, sleet, etc. I've been looking for fabric purses that can stand up to the northern winter and think I've found one that was just made for Thunder Bay. The Madewell Blanket-Stripe Tote!
Everything I own is very bright in color and sometimes, especially on a cold day, I just wanted to wear a muted, flowy skirt or dress. I've been keeping my eyes peeled for a winter maxi and think I may have found it!
One cold-weather staple every girl should have in her closet is a sweater dress (at least one). They're practical, because they keep you warm when the weather's not, and they're super comfortable! Plus, they're easy!
I've decided to counter these hideous slippers (yea guys, they're slippers not boots) with 10 boots for under $200. Today's retail price of a pair of UGGs is between $150-$180 (for the traditional UGG Australia brand UGGs), so it's not like I'm asking you to hand over a ton more cash than you already would have.
I don't know about you, but lately, I've been swamped with assignments and midterms. Every single time I put one textbook down, I have to pick another one up. Many people, myself included, like to study in a super comfy outfit. For some that means sweats and hoodies, but me, I love a good, bulky sweater.
Though cowboy boots aren’t unusual in parts of the midwest and the south, in many regions of the United States (and in other countries) these boots can be a neat way to make your outfit stand out. It's not always easy to see cowboy boots as a fashion statement rather than just a part of a costume, but that's why I'm here.
The weather has been bat sh*t crazy. And totally unpredictable. Sort of like your emotions right around your period. And even though Thundersnow is a fun word to say (especially when said like this: THUNDERSNOOOOOW!!!!) the very cold truth is that actually walking around in Thundersnow is the opposite of fun.
When I first looked at the Fall 2011 runway collections, I was torn about the abundance of velvet. Growing up in the '90s means I remember the last time velvet was really popular and I shudder at the thought. But thanks to the genius of our favorite designers this fabric has been given new life.
It's officially brrrr-it's-so-cold-I-can-feel-it-inside outside, at least where I am. When I got dressed this morning, I piled on tights, leggings, thick socks and legwarmers before heading out the door - and that was just for my legs. Really, I just wanted to dive back under the covers and hibernate. For the next three months.
As plaid shirts have been super popular the last few years, pretty much every college girl has one in her wardrobe. (This college girl has 5. NBD.) If not, it's easy to find someone to beg, borrow or steal (and return washed) one from. If you have a plaid shirt that is flannel, it's a great way to add pattern to your daily wardrobe, while still having a cozy piece of clothing to face the cold in.
It’s cold outside. And while that didn't phase us when we were freshmen parading drunkenly through the streets claiming it’s NOT even that cold (our purple lips pressed against the frozen top of our inconspicuous water bottles...), as time goes on we realize that gallivanting around town in freezing temps in a tank and a mini is clearly not an option. Come on, snotsicles look good on NO ONE.
One of the hottest colors for 2011, whether it's for fashion or home decor, is navy. With the popularity of nautical inspired pieces the last few seasons, there's a good chance you already own something in this dark shade of blue.
If you made a New Year's Resolution to wear sweatpants less, it's time to start finding alternatives that are just as easy to wear and comfortable. Not possible, you say? Well listen up, woman! That cozy, warm, comfy feeling you get with sweats can be mimicked with a warm sweater, such as a shawl-collared pullover.
Come winter, I seem to gain about 10 pounds. I'm never sure if this is actual holiday weight, or whether it's just the appearance of bulky layers. Living in Minnesota for the year I'm getting used to the cold, but not what I look like in the mirror.
It's an old fashion rule that you can't wear white after labor day -- but I say, "says who?" I think white's perfectly fine for winter... it's the color of snow, after all!
It's the week after Christmas, you've spent the weekend enjoying holiday treats and all you want to do is bum around the house. It's cold outside. You're cringing at the thought of stumbling out into the treacherous terrain, but you made plans to meet up with a friend.
Dresses are usually the go-to item when getting ready for a night out on the town. And for good reason! They're cute, they're sexy and there's nothing easier than slipping on a dress and some shoes and heading out. But I challenge you to think outside the box a little bit and embrace the shirt and skirt combo. This alternative is far more versatile in that it allows for more choices; you can mix and match tops and skirts to create infinitely more looks.
HAPPY OFFICIAL FIRST DAY OF WINTER! It’s hard to remember when you're spending half of your day bundling up in the thickest, warmest, heaviest things you own just to walk outside to get the mail, but it's is the most wonderful time of the yearrrrrrrr! Yes, really.
Let's face it, ladies: while high heels are sexy and a definite must-have for every wardrobe, the bottom line is they hurt. A lot. Even if you deal with the pain of heels most of the time, sometimes your poor, little, ailing feet just need a break.
Learning how to layer under your boyfriend blazer is an important skill for the winter but one that will pay off until the snow starts to thaw in May. I've got three fabulous options that require nothing more than some creativity and all the clothes you've already got in your closet. With this, there's no excuse for that shapeless winter wear, ladies!
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I’ll never forget the year that Uggs first became popular, also known as the year that everyone on campus started to look like the science school had cloned humans. Maybe you remember the trend from bottom to top: It started with the tan (salt-stained) Uggs, and the black leggings, and the oversized shirt-dress.
Skinny jeans have been popular for a long time now. You've probably got quite a few pairs in your closet and you've been wearing them for years. But that's the problem. There's only so many ways you can style a pair of skinnies and your everyday look is starting to get boring.
Let’s be honest, our main concerns in the winter are not just staying warm, but also trying to avoid hypothermia without having to resort to the Michelin Man look.
I'm a huge fan of dresses. They're feminine, comfortable and instantly make you dressed up, even if you just rolled out of bed. But despite my dress devotion, the colder it gets outside, the less inclined I am to actually wear one. Or at least, that's how it used to be.