Sometimes even a habitual wearer of black (like myself) needs a switch up. Navy is one such suitable substitute that feels perfect at this time of year. I used to get confused by navy but now I just go ahead and mix it with black for the best results, especially for evening. I very much like how it is shown here, mixed in with everything concert tees and black turtlenecks. It’s beautiful but not too out there – the perfect choice for your fancy December parties.
Cardigans are one of my favorite wardrobe items for the colder months. I’m usually always on the cold side but it’s nice to have the option to remove a layer if you happen across some warmth. I have an entire drawer full of cardigans already and somehow I’m always on the lookout for more. This time around, I am still liking loose shapes in unusual prints, like all of these pretty things.
My love for McQueen skull scarves is quite obvious around here so it’s no surprise that I am totally enamoured of the ten year anniversary version. The combined effort of Damien Hirst and Alexander McQueen is truly something to behold. They are derived from Hirst’s Entymology paintings and the results deserved to be framed and hung on the wall. A true meeting of art and fashion. Such beauty is sure to sell out quick so jump on it if you can.
Plaid can be counted on to make an appearance every fall and of course this year was no different. But lately I have spotted a few chic girls-about-town rocking one plaid in particular: the windowpane. It’s a simple design, sitting somewhere between the check and the traditional. It is still unusual enough to be interesting and even looks great mixed in with other plaids (if you are so daring). This print even seems to be showing up in the spring collections so keep that in mind when you are shopping. For example, those shorts can be worn with tights and boots now and bare legs later – almost season-less.
While I’m far from being in holiday mode yet, I am finding myself looking at the velvet things that seem to be everywhere right now. Velvet is just one of those things that seems so right from about November to December but once January rolls around it will feel much too fussy. The obvious solution: buy a piece now to dress down but mix it up with fancier pieces as the Christmas party season rolls around. My favorite? The pullover of course! That deep jewel-tone always feels glamorous, even when mixed with a pair of comfy pants that feel like sweats.