It gets boring wearing the same coat, day in and day out through the long winter months. The alternative to buying a new coat is warming up your winter look with expressive accessories. I wouldn't suggest wearing all these accesories at once. Instead buy a couple of scarves, belts and a great brooch and mix and match two pieces at a time.
The best winter accessory this season is the silk scarf. Silk scarves are more colourful and stylish than traditional knit ones. They brigthen up your overall look. If you need the extra warmth of a traditional knit scarf, you can still get a fashionable look, by using classic patterns like hounsdtooth, plaid and animal print or even solid bright colours.
A) Mauve Leaf 18"x72" Satin Chiffon Shawl $79.00 Deebozzz.com
B) Veronica Long Silk Scarves $36.00 Belsi.com
C)Houndstooth scarf $49.50 Bananarepublic.com
Corset belts with buckle detail are a flattering trend. I especially like metallic belts. To look a little more dressy try a jewelled belt.
A) WCM Triple Buckle Patent Leather Belt $120.00 Nordstrom.com
B) Linea Pelle gold woven leather wide high waist belt $105.30 Bluefly.com
C)Sparkly chain belt $49.00 Newportnews.com
Brooches bring old Hollywood style to your winter look. A beautiful brooch is a great investment, since it can be worn with many items and is a timeless classic. More than just pinning your brooch to your lapel, you can also attach it to your scarf to keep it in place.
A) Sterling Silver Antiqued Marcasite Brooch 19.99 Limogesjewelry.com
B) Judith Jack 'Snowflake Special' Pin $125.00 Nordstrom.com
C) Blue Winged Swarovski Crystal Dragonfly Brooch $34.00 Silverme.com
Thursday, November 15, 2007