By Guest Writer
Autumn always seems to be the briefest of seasons. It’s probably because we tend to start seeing holiday decorations so early (and because the days start getting shorter) that it often seems like winter when we’ve only just started adjusting to the end of summer! Whatever the case, winter will soon arrive, and with it will come the opportunity to fully embrace your fall/winter wardrobe. If you haven’t shopped yet for the cooler months, here are a few trends you can embrace with ease.
1 – Sparkling Shoes
It seems almost like an odd suggestion, but if you’ve kept your eye on catalogues and online slideshows of fall and winter looks at all, you’ve probably become familiar with it. Looking through holiday shoes for women, you’ll see a lot of color and shine. Even within this, however, it’s hard not to notice glitter and sparkles! Whether in boots, high-heels, flats, or high-heeled boots for that matter, winter shoes are being encased in glittering exteriors that make them sparkle against some of the duller tones that so often dominate the season. It’s a wonderfully fun trend that seems to be popping up everywhere.
2 – Oversized Turtlenecks
Could there possibly be a cozier trend than an oversized turtleneck? It’s just a big baggy sweater, perfectly toasty for the season, complete with a neck large enough to serve as a sort of raised pillow around your neck and the bottom of your face. Or at least, that’s how I think of it! Oversized turtlenecks popped up on runways for fall and winter fashion throughout the year, coming in all kinds of different colors. You might consider looking for one in a bright shade of red, given that this is about as popular a color as a specific season has seen in years this winter.
3 – Sweater Dresses
Dresses are always some of the most versatile items, and there are certainly occasions to go with full-length options. If you’re looking for a dress for a New Year’s party, you might opt for something more formal. A write-up on recommended attire for an evening out suggested a floor-length dress with heels if you have a fancy dinner. But for your more informal occasions – drinks with friends or family over the holidays, a day out shopping at the mall, etc. – a sweater dress will do just fine this season. There are all kinds of cute options being showcased across the internet and in fashion catalogues, so you have your pick of styles.
4 – Talismanic Jewelry
I’ll be quite honest – I wasn’t aware of this term until I saw it on a list of fashion accessories for the fall and winter, but now I can’t get enough of it! Calling them transmitters of good luck and averters of misfortune, the article pointed to everything from charmed bracelets to feathered necklaces, painting a picture of a fun, personal, and affordable brand of accessory. Broadly speaking, just keep in mind that some offbeat (but far from tacky) jewelry options are certainly making the rounds this season.
How was your week so far? I knew mine was fantastic on the day I had a photography session on this particular outfit look. I had previously featured this dress at an indoor wedding but I really wanted to take it out for a spin as I believe it belongs under the sun. The fun and colorful prints, flowy hi-low skirt and “off-shoulder” style simply scream summer to me!
If you feel that you are in a style rut and constantly struggling to spice up your office look, one of the easiest ways to get out of it is to add colors to your outfits. While not all of us are comfortable with wearing striking colors or have the eye for matching colors flawlessly, it is definitely easier to introduce colors against a neutral shade such as white, nude or black.
Happy Monday! Hope everyone has a great start to the week. Just a quick post on my #ootd over the weekend. To be honest, I have never matched blue with yellow in my outfit before so I was pleased at how well the color combo turned out for this look.
If you live in a warm climate like I do, you may find it impossible to rock the layering style that is so popular and essential in cold countries. While there are definitely limitations, I like to think of ways to layer my outfits whenever I am in the mood.
Hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas holiday and celebration! Now that Christmas is over, it’s time to think about welcoming the New Year. Do you have the habit of setting New Year’s Resolutions and if you do, what are yours for 2016? I don’t usually think too far ahead but it certainly excites me to think about potential new beginnings which the coming of a new year brings. To keep things light though, let’s just start off with some inspirations on what to wear for New Year Eve’s celebrations :).
Hi everyone, just a quick post today on my selection of some pretty awesome and highly affordable Christmas gifts at US$30 and under which I believe will make great Christmas gifts for your friends and perhaps for yourself too :)!
Burgundy or Oxblood is an extremely popular Fall color and I am really eager to experiment with this shade as it is not usually a color I will choose to wear. I am totally sold and it has become one of my favorite colors to wear this season apart from brown, bright red, nude and green. I am also totally obsessed with high collar designs recently so I will be featuring a few of these designs starting with this cute burgundy dress. This piece is a love at first sight for me as I am not only attracted to the color but also to the gorgeous diamante embellished neckline. The pictures are not really able to reflect the true beauty of the embellished detail but in actual fact, it absolutely glam up to the otherwise simple dress design!
Happy Friday everyone! It’s already close to end October and the festive season is fast approaching. Although I do find it somewhat shocking that time is passing SO quickly, I am excited about the upcoming celebrations too (already hearing Christmas bells and fireworks for New Year). Hope you are feeling the same way as I do and if you are not feeling it, perhaps some beautiful fashion selections will help? As in my last post here, I have picked out some designs under $200 from Nordstrom. This time, the focus is on lovely pieces suitable for the festive period!
Last Chance To Join The Nordstrom $200 E-Card Giveaway
Our giveaway is ending this Sunday, 25 Oct 2015. If you are keen to participate, head down here for a look. To those who have already taken part, thank you for joining the fun and good luck!
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Bucket bag designs have been ultra popular on the fashion scene for some time now and for good reasons. They are really cute and can bring an effortlessly chic touch to an outfit easily. Out of the many designs available, I am particularly attracted to bucket bags with eyelet details as they are so pretty! The lovely camel brown buckle bag featured today is a piece I bought from Neonmello, an online store from Singapore.