A win­ter warm­ing clothing treat

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WHAT is new this sea­son for ladies who love to make a fash­ion state­ment? I be­lieve cosy knits, prints and puff jack­ets come to­gether this sea­son, per­haps as a shel­ter from the doom and gloom of the cold weather, a fash­ion state­ment or both.

Win­ter trends seem to be head­ing for a more com­fort­able look in­fused with fun colours and a touch of glamour. In short, this sea­son is all about cel­e­brat­ing the in­di­vid­u­al­ity of style through the mul­ti­tude of trends to be worn.

Colours

Glob­ally it ap­pears top colours this win­ter are snow white and ster­ling sil­ver. Top mod­els and celebri­ties are choos­ing these.

How­ever, bright colours are still in to avoid preva­lence of dull out­fits that peo­ple have come to as­so­ciate with win­ter.

Puf­fer/bomber jack­ets

These in­su­lated coats have made a come­back in the fash­ion world, more com­fort­able and dar­ing to make a fash­ion state­ment.

Avoid look­ing mashed up as a marsh­mal­low by get­ting a mid-length jacket that reaches up to mid-thigh level, es­pe­cially with a built-in belt so as to cre­ate a flat­ter­ing sil­hou­ette.

Pair this with a solid colour slack and your heeled boots for a chic and warm of­fice look.

Chelsea boots

This unique boot dates back to the Vic­to­rian-era and over the cen­turies has been mod­i­fied for bet­ter com­fort and a classy feel. Whether flat, clogged or heeled, grab your pair and make your out­fit clas­sic.

Dare to be dif­fer­ent by wear­ing your pen­cil skirt, frilly-blouse, moto-jacket and your chunky Chelsea boots for that ef­fort­less on point look.

Lay­er­ing

Some dresses are just hard to lock-up in the closet for sum­mer. To en­sure that you wear your favourite dress this win­ter, just layer a tur­tle neck and make that sum­mer dress suit­able for all sea­sons.

Lay­er­ing can also come in handy for that Fri­day night out with the girls. Team up a sweater and your faux fur coat for that edgy party girl look in a cosy way.

Cardi­gans

Many women have worn these for years but here is a way to wear a cardi­gan in a fem­i­nine way.

The hem of the cardi­gan should not go more than a few inches past the waist­band or your dress or skirt, this al­lows your fig­ure to be evenly pro­por­tioned.

Ac­ces­sorise

The se­cret to breath­ing life to your whole out­fit this win­ter is by adding ac­ces­sories. This sea­son gives room for many ac­ces­sories, scarfs, bean­ies, gloves, mit­tens ear muffs and yes, the amaz­ing jew­elry pieces.

Bean­ies

A great way to keep warm while be­ing use­ful for those bad hair days. Rock­ing your beanie with your fa­vorite puf­fer jacket is a clas­sic look that will not let you down.

Try your favourite beanie with heels, dress and a fuzzy piece or two to have a fun and bold look.

Scarfs

Whether it is knit, snood or frilly, wear that scarf with pride this win­ter. Dur­ing this cold weather, the neck is one of those body parts that heat is cen­tered so why not cap­ture the heat us­ing your scarf and keep warm.

A scarf is also a fun way to add that state­ment to our out­fit, add a bright scarf for a retro look, a printed scarf to stay on top of the game or a lacy scarf for that girly look.

Gloves

Keep those fin­gers toasty in a pair of chic gloves, my per­sonal favourite be­ing the leather gloves.

Socks

Ladies do not be shy to wear those thigh high happy socks and re­veal the “lit­tle girl” in you. You can wear them with a high waist solid colour flared skirt, an­kle boots and your crop knit­ted sweater for a ca­sual look.

Jew­elry

Spice up a bor­ing out­fit with a chunky rope neck­lace or a pop coloured neck­lace. Do not hes­i­tate to wear your wa­ter­fall neck­lace and a tweed dress to merge the old and the new.

Re­mem­ber, have con­trol of your out­fit and not the other way round. What­ever you de­cide to put on this win­ter, just cel­e­brate your in­di­vid­u­al­ity.

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