Winter Fashion Wish List

7 Dec

I went shopping crazy this weekend.  My mom was in town, and it is our tradition for the ladies in the family to go out for a shopping extravaganza to pick out all our presents (mostly clothes, sorry, not much of an electronics person).  After the purchases we try to forget what everything looks like, wrap it up, and then get all excited when we unwrap it a few weeks later. It may not sound exciting to you, but it is our tradition. So to me it is the BEST! Anyway, if you have a non-electronics clothes person in your fam too, or if you are looking to build up your own Christmas list, here are some of the trends I saw decking the halls of my local mall and clothing stores.  To stay warm in style this winter read on.

Boots

Everywhere I looked there were boots, booties (the short boots) and more boots.  Here are some trends for those looking to start or expand the boot collection.  Where them with tights and a skirt, or over jeans.  Aldo has a great selection of these up & coming styles.

  • Boots that can be worn different ways (as in you can unbutton or zip to fold them down to different lengths, or boots with optional fold down fur).  These beauties give you more bang for your buck.
  • The hidden wedge boot looks flat, but has a wedge inside to add height without a scary stiletto heel.
  • The military boot.  I’m not the biggest fan of these, because I like to stay a little more feminine, but they are taking over the shelves (I guess true to their name, huh?).

Fingerless Gloves/Mitten Combo

With this combination you get the best of both worlds, finger warmth and freedom all in one cute yarn-spun package.  Of course they come in all colors so pick a pair to match your favorite coat or scarf. I got a great winter white pair at Target of about 10 bucks.

Pea Coats

Pea Coats are a winter staple.  If you pick a classic enough style you can be warm and fashionable for years to come.  They come in a variety of colors, lengths, and ornamentation.  I am a fan of coats that have a more tailored look. That way, even when layering you get a well-defined waist.  Target struck again.  I got a navy coat for $50.

Faux Fur lined hooded jackets

This style actually applies to men more than women.  Every store with men’s clothing has a fur hooded jacket selection to choose from.  But Old Navy also had some for the ladies.  They are a warm and more causal alternative to the Pea Coat.

Cardigans (in every color possible)

I love cardigans!  And recently I’ve gone with the button-less variety.  They are so easy to put on, very comfortable, and dressy in black or dark grey.  Cardigans are the perfect layering tool, so the more colors the better.

Scarves (in every color possible)

Scarves have been in for a few years, and this season it is no different.  Again, color is key.  Get some to go with your favorite sweaters or coats.  Your neck will be warm and your fashion will be high.

Jeggings (?)

I am not yet bold enough to go to the next level of skinny jeans or as someone so cleverly named them, Jeggings.  But they are out there, inviting me to try them on and then take them off in shame.  I bet they would go great with boots, a pea coat, scarf, and some mittens.  Maybe next year?  If they are still around.

The Color Purple, Sequins studded everything, Super Dark to Black Denim

And finally the in color family seems to be purple.  So rejoice all you jewel toned people out there. Also, for those of you who love some bling the in feminine accent to shirts, camis, and cardis are sequins. Finally if you want to go edgy get some black (or grayish) skinny jeans.  When you get compliments, remember me.

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