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Andi Hallgren: Style Your Winter

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Start a Warming Trend

A little retail therapy always cures a cooling trend. As we head into winter, a ‘power coat’ is really all you need—that, and well, faux fur and some great sweaters to layer with. Who says you can’t be warm and fashionable?

 

Our November inspired looks focuses on fashionable jackets, how to wear them, and what to look for this winter shopping season. Time to brave the crisp, cool winter air.

The Perfect Jacket

Your coat is a first chance to showcase your style and serves as your outer shell during the cold months. Finding a classic—one that withstands the test of time and is versatile day in and day out is key. To always be in fashion stick with neutral shades (camel, nude, black, greys), quality fabrics, and polished cuts. 100% wool or a cashmere blend will keep you the warmest.

Once classic is established, layer in trend jackets—a few to shop for this season include: military inspired, leopard print, riding/equestrian inspired coats, parkas, gorgeous detailed jackets, and all bundled up in shearling.

Take charge. military—undeniably the most massive of fall and winter trends is also making its way into outerwear-in a big way. You’ll see army inspired details—in both navy blue and basic training green. The key to pulling military off is to add just one element to your entire outfit. Balance masculine with feminine. Look for menswear influenced jackets with girlie details—a nipped in waist and narrow sleeves.

A little animal print never hurts— and, the strongest emerging print this winter is leopard. Think leopard when dressing for a night on the town.

Equestrian inspired jackets offer lots of warmth based on their length—and also a classic line based on their tailoring. Go extra cozy and warm with a furry lined parka and a plush hood. Ruffles, sophisticated accents and skirted silhouettes add a feminine touch to a jacket and take you from day to night seamlessly. A little shearling—adds instant ruggedness and a cool factor. Look for shearlings in cropped silhouettes, oversized collars, buckles, and zippers.

Add instant luxe to any outfit with fur. Worthy of a category of it’s very own—fur (real or faux) is making a big mark in winter attire and trends. Furry vests are a great way to introduce fur into your wardrobe—and they add an instant style upgrade to the most of casual outfits. A little fur goes a long way—have fun with faux fur on a collar or hat or boots this winter.

All Layered Up

Sweaters upon sweaters—add a belt and layer—remember the more slouchy the sweater, the wider the belt. Don’t go too bulky and keep under layers thin. You’ll see various silhouettes from sweater jackets to car coats to one shoulder weekend casual.

Trend Spotting

Keep these comfy and pulled together up and comers on your radar. Add rustic fair aisle knits, and plaids to your winter shopping list—perfect for up and coming cabin fever.

More winter trends to come—December’s inspired looks focuses on the holiday social scene and party attire.

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