Archive for November, 2010
The temperature outside is dropping, and snow is imminent, so it’s time to get those winter woollies out and really wrap up for the winter. The best accessory you can wear to keep warm, but also look stylish, is a scarf. Scarves never go out of fashion and can be quite inexpensive to purchase. You’ll see all your favourite celebrities wearing scarves with their outfits this season, and they can really help make an outfit more unique and fashionable.
One way to wear a scarf, which is by far the most popular, is to wrap it loosely around your neck, and leave a long length at the front and back. This casual look will go well with a pair of jeans, blazer and a pair of heels, or a pair of shorts and pumps. If you want to wear your scarf like this for a more formal occasion, just tie it a bit tighter. The great thing about scarves is that they come in all types of material, from knitted to silk, and colours and patterns to co-ordinate with any outfit.
Another style to wear your scarf is in a full loop. Some womens scarves can actually be found already in this style, so you can just adjust them to suit your own personal preference. This circle style scarf can be worn casually with a pair of jeans, or with a dress for a night out or special occasion. The thicker the material of the scarf, the warmer it will keep you during the Fall season, so prepare yourself well for the season ahead.
Create another fresh look for your scarf by folding it in half and pulling the ends through the hole. This will give it a shorter style, which will be guaranteed to keep you warm, during the freezing cold weather. Wear this look for an everyday style or for a more formal event. Alternate the material, depending on where you are wearing your scarf. To keep it casual, team this style of scarf with a top and a pair of leggings and wedges. As a look for a night out, wear your scarf with a dress and pair of heels. Scarves are the ultimate accessory for your outfit, so adapt it for any occasion.
If you want to add a touch of Hollywood glamour to your outfit, wrap a silk scarf around your head and tie it at your neck. This style will instantly make your look more sophisticated and special, and can be worn as part of a classy outfit such as a crisp white blouse, pencil skirt and pair of heels.
A more casual alternative to this, is to wear a long scarf wrapped around your head, with the long ends draped down at your front. This style goes well with a tied-up hairdo, for a look you can wear as part of an everyday outfit, such as a pair of jeans or shorts, depending on the weather. To add extra glamour to this style, wear it in a strong pattern or print, and combine it with an oversized handbag.
The snow has arrived early this year and is set to continue for weeks to come, so you need to make sure you are dressed up warm to brace the change in weather.
The first thing to do is create some comfortable layering, which will keep you warm as the temperature continues to drop. Start with your underwear. They may not be the most attractive, but thermals are a good way to keep you well insulated, and they will also last for a long time. The next layer should be a t-shirt or top in a light fabric, which will make you feel comfortable and will stop moisture getting to your body. You should then add a chunky knitted jumper over the top of this. Choose one which will keep you warm and cosy, but won’t irritate your skin. Lastly, you should put on a well insulated winter jacket, to keep you adequately covered, and protected from the winter weather. The good thing about layering is that if you get too warm, you can simply remove one of your layers.
Winter accessories are extremely important to keep you protected from the cold, and the areas which we tend to forget about. A hat will keep your head warm, and keep the wind and snow from your head, preventing the moisture from reaching you. There are lots of stylish hats to choose from, including beanie hats, cable knit and those which have flaps to cover your ears. You can also add ear muffs for further protection. A scarf is another important winter accessory, which will keep the cold and wind from your neck and prevent it getting to the rest of your body. If you want to splash out, then a cashmere scarf is a good choice, however, there are many other styles, such as woollen and silk, which are a less expensive alternative. The mustard and blackÂ luxury pashmina picture aboveÂ makes a stylish additionÂ to any wool coat. Â Wrap the scarf around your neck loosely for a casual everyday look, or tighter for a style to wear for a night out. Lastly, you want to ensure your hands are kept nice and warm, by adding a pair of gloves to your outfit. Knitted or thermal gloves will give good protection, and stop the moisture getting to the rest of you.
When the conditions are freezing, you need to swap your heels for a pair of comfortable boots for everyday wear. Some of the important trends for Winter 2010, are biker boots, aviator and long length boots, which will ensure you still look stylish. When the snow is falling, it’s always best to wear boots with a small heel, and a sole which will create a good grip on the surface.
The winter coat is by far the most essential investment for your wardrobe, during the freezing cold weather. Some styles to look out for this season, are the aviator and military trends, duffle coat, parka and fur coat. The winter coat is the final piece of your layering, so should be heavy enough to make sure you are kept warm and well insulated.
There is now less than a month to go until Christmas and it is time to start getting a little festive. There is not colour more festive than red. It is alsoÂ a great colour for the winter as it is warm, bright and cheery perfect for adding a little colour to those dark and cold winter days. There are plenty of ways that you can wear red from accessories that can be worn with neutral coloured outfits or a stunning red evening dress for a Christmas party.
There is also a whole host of different shades of red to suit a range of different colouring from deep berry reds to bright scarlets and blood red. The intensity of the red clothing that you wear will also depend on what colours you wear it with. Black will make the red look bolder and brighter. Combining it with camel or beige will make it look slightly more subtle. As a general rule you can find out which shade of red will suit you best by looking at your hair colour and skin tone. Those with dark hair and pale skin can wear the brightest and boldest of reds. Those with cool skin tones can choose the blue shades of red whilst those with warm skin tones will look good in orange and terrocotta shades.
Red is a very symbolic colour and can be powerful, sexy, romantic or chic. How your red looks will very much depend on the way that you style your outfit and exactly how you wear your pieces of red clothing. Red is also a great way to draw attention to the part of your body that you love. Try adding a red belt to a plain dress if you want to emphasise a very slim waist.
A luxury red pashmina with fringe detailÂ is the perfect winter accessory. You can use it to add colour to all sorts of different outfits for different occasions. Try wrapping it over your shoulders when wearing a black dress for a striking outfit for an evening out or how about using it to add a pop of colour to a camel coat by wearing it as an outdoor scarf.
Red knitwear makes a really colourful and cosy winter outfit. Wear it with jean aÂ t shirt for a casual outfit or for a smarter ocassion or evening out you could wear this Long Sleeve Frill Edge cardigan with a dress or pair of evening trousers.
This red diamante top makes a great party piece when worn with black trousers but would also look great worn with a black suit for a strking outfit for the office. How about wearing it to the office Christmas lunch.
This red saddle stitch calf length bias cut skirt looks good for every day wear or a special occasion. You could team it with a white shirt for a classic look or a fitted black top for a more sophisticated look. Black heels are the perfect finishing touch to this outfit.
Much of the UK is covered in snow today or has at least had some snow and is experiencing temperatures in the minus figures. At first the snow is great fun but after a while it can start to lose its appeal. We all like to keep warm but the cold weather can take us by surprise resulting in us being less than prepared. With a little extra preparation you can get out and about and enjoy the cold weather. You can also keep really warm and look incredibly stylish. Here are top tips for warm and stylish clothes to keep you warm for this cold spell and the rest of the winter.
The thick and cosy of nature of knitwear makes it incredibly cosy and warm. It is also a great way fo adding texture to an outfit. Patterned knits are really on trend this winter and so is chunky knitwear. For a more subtle look you could also try layering thinner knits. Knitted dresses and thick tights areÂ also great cosy winter outfits.
Fleece jackets are another great option for the winter. Look for fitted styles which and bright colours which combine comfort, warmth and style. If your coat is not quite warm enough, it is also a good idea to wear a thin fleece underneath for a really cosy outdoor outfit.
One of the most practical ways to keep warm in the winter is to layer pieces of clothing. It is then easy to add or remove a layer as required depending on the temperature. Thin layers usually work best as they don’t create too much bulk but you could try adding a thicker knitted layer on a really cold day.
Of course when getting out and about in the cold weather a warmÂ everyday coatÂ is essential.Â There are all sorts of fashionable and very warm choices of winter coat to choose from this winter including faux fur, duffle coats and parkas. Choosing a versatile style means that you can wear it for a range of different occasions.
Hats, scarves and gloves
Heads, necks and hands all tend to get cold no matter how many jumpers you wear. Hats, gloves and scarves are a great addition to your winter coat in the cold weather and are also a great way to add some colour, pattern and texture to your look. Faux fur, animal prints and snowflake patterns are all really on trend this season and a great way to make a classic winter coat look fashionable. Mittens are also a very on trend choice to keep your hands warm this winter.
Sensible shoes or boots
When the ground is snowy and icy sensible shoes or boots are a must. if you need to wear smart shoes for work wear boots and change when you get there. There are all sorts of cosy shearling and faux fur boots in fashion at the moment. A warm and woolly pair of socks is also a good idea to keep your toes really toasty.
Lace is one of the key styles for Winter 2010, and the trend is only set to continue and grow for Spring/Summer. This vintage inspired fabric can keep your look fresh, feminine and very sexy. With lace, you should always remember to wear it as only one piece of your outfit, as too much can be overkill.
Â A stylish lace top in black or white can be worn in many ways, to help create an everyday look or a look for those special nights out. If the material is quite see-through, then you can wear a cami underneath to help protect you and keep you warm during the autumn and winter months. Some looks to consider with your lace top, are a printed skirt and heels for wearing for a night out or a lace top with a pair of jeans for a more casual look. Lace tops can be sleeveless or with long sleeves, so you can alternate depending on the weather.
Â Lace Dress
A lace cocktail dress is a fabulous outfit for wearing for a night out or special occasion, and even better if you team it up with a fur coat, which is another trend for autumn/winter. The important thing to remember when wearing a lace dress, is to ensure it’s not too short or skimpy. In order to carry off the look well, you should be confident and feel comfortable in the length you choose to wear. A pair of heels or stilettos will go well with this outfit, and some classy, minimal accessories will help make it look more expensive.
Â Lace Skirt
A lace skirt is a simple, but elegant piece of clothing, which you can dress up or down, depending on the occasion. Outfit ideas are a knitted jumper, and pair of wedges or boots, for a casual look, or a top, pair of tights and heels, for a more dressed up look. A lace skirt can pretty much be worn with anything, as long as it’s not another piece of lace.
Lace Body Suit
A lace body suit can look very sexy and feminine, and can instantly update a casual look, to make it more suitable for a night out. Wear a lace body suit with jeans and a fitted blazer, for a smart look you can wear almost anywhere. When wearing lace, it’s always better to stick to a pair of black heels or stilettos, rather than any outlandishly bright colours. Lace is a statement all of its own.
Lace Leggings may seem like a strange concept, but they can actually look really stylish, if you wear them with the right outfit. As leggings are so popular at the moment, you can create a really stylish outfit by wearing these in lace material, with a skirt or leggings, and a pair of heels. A more daring outfit is a pair of lace leggings and a top, but always make sure the top falls below waist length, as otherwise you’ll be revealing a bit too much!