Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cold Front

When you live in a place where it can snow 12 inches in 24 hours on a regular basis, bundling up is a necessity.  We moved from a humid Southern climate to upstate NY right after Christmas last year, so it was quite a shock to my system.  I distinctly remember saying to someone that fashion goes out the window in weather like this - it's all about staying warm.  But, this year, knowing what I'm about to face, I am determined to have a more stylish winter!  Here are some affordable accessories that will help me do just that:
I like to choose bright scarves to give my winter look a jolt of color while adding an extra layer of warmth (and this one is a great price for 100% cashmere).

2) H&M Sequin Beret - $12.95
Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean I have to sacrifice my love for sequins…and this is the perfect way to sparkle in the snow.

The leather is practical plus the faux fur will keep me extra toasty & add a dose of glamour.

4) Apt. 9 Maple Retro Square Sunglasses - $16.99
Though it seems like an oxymoron, the combination of sun + snow can be downright blinding…making these oversized frames a stylish solution.
On days when I’m feeling adventurous enough to wear a skirt, wool tights are a must for keeping legs warm & protected from the whipping wind.

Since I wear my black puffer coat almost every day, I like the idea of adding a utilitarian-style belt on the outside to create a visible waist (so I look less like the Michelin Man).



GoNcha GoNcha said...

great suggestions for the stylish winter. love cashmere scarfs.
have a Cupcake week;)

Lia said...

These are perfect! It is so hard to still look nice while staying warm...but it can be done! Great picks!

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

ok, i have to admit i have never worn a beret. never. and now that i've put that out there, it will probably be on my "want list"!!! a sequin beret...ha ha! LOVE the gloves...i can totally see them on you! =)

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

A Stylized Hysteria said...

The belt is a great idea! I hate having to wear my puffy coat because it's so unflattering, but it gets too cold to avoid it. I think I need to get this belt!

Kim said...

Love those gloves!

Coffee Cream and the Caffeine said...

Love the beret hats :)

kat @ paper doll theory said...

love these accessories esp the scarf. great pop of color when the outfit needs a little something. were doing a quick giveaway of a gorgeous necklace! hope you have time to stop by and enter. or just stop by :))

love kat

Fashion By Alicia said...

Your weather SCARES ME!! I can't image. I definitely wouldn't be able to make it. These suggestions are great.

Mimi said...

Love your picks! When i first moved from Fl, to new york, it took me some time to develop a good winter wardrobe, but now I love fall and winter clothing waaaaay better than sundresses and capris like i used to wear in Florida!!

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Wendy said...

I so understand this. I moved from South Africa (where we have really mild winters) to Germany ... woweee, I never knew what cold was til I moved ... my head still reels when I think about it.
Love the scarf :-)

Belle de Couture said...

Lovin' that citrus colored scarf! :)


The Jones said...

These are all absolutely darling! I've been a HUGE fan of driving gloves this year...H&M has some really swell ones. I got a cute winter fedora and wool cloche (hats are a must in MN) at Target I just need to take out my chunky scarves!

<3 Cambria

House Of Jeffers said...

Living in NJ, there really isn't too many ways to stay a. warm and b. stylish when it gets cold out. But we can try. Hey - do you live near Woodbury Commons? Love that place - and I hope you know what I'm talking about. = P


Fashion Translated said...

Love your picks!!

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Style of Iris said...

Those gloves are awesome! They make me wish I didn't live in Florida. You are going to look great this winter!

Style Savvy Chic said...

Great picks and at reasonable prices. Cannot ask for more than that!

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Real Girl Glam said...

All of these accessories will definitely keep you looking great in the cold. It is much harder when the weather is so bad, but not impossible!