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How to Dress Warm without a Coat

This post is all about how to dress warm without a coat. I find styling to keep warm for the cold weather sometimes tricky. It can be difficult to combine warm pieces to keep warm and looks stylish at the same time. And sometimes, the coat seems to cover all the hard work spent styling the outfit.

Although I always love a challenge when it comes to styling clothes, it’s normal to face some hitches here and there. Over the years, after experiencing a good number of extremely cold winters, I have been able to perfect the art of styling for the cold.

 

 

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You may think it’s impossible to look amazing and still be warm without putting a coat on but today I’m going to share with you a couple of my hacks that will help you look stylish in the cold without wearing a coat.

 

The chunky sweater

Chunky sweaters are really cute and are now the favourite in the world of fashion this season. What’s great about them is that they not only make you look trendy, but they’re also warm enough to wear outside without putting a coat on. That’s a double win.

To help flatter your figure and balance out the proportions of your outfit, wear the chunky sweater over skinny jeans. This will help balance out the chucky nature of your sweater.

 

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The oversized cardigan

This is one of my favourites. It’s warm and in vogue as well. There’s something about the oversized cardigan that gives it a lot of charm to your outfit during the cold winter days.

Just like the chucky sweater, you get the best out of styling with the cardigan when you keep balance in mind. Since the cardigan is big, you should style it with something that will flatter your shape. Wear a top that is fitting and you can use a nice pair of skinny trousers to complete the look.

 

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The sweatshirt

Another clothing item that guarantees warmth and style is the sweatshirt. You can’t never go wrong with a mid-thigh length sweatshirt during the cold. Sweatshirts are thick and they are sure to keep you warm when you go outside and you don’t have to worry about compromising style.

Aside from styling it with something that will maintain the concept of balance like a pair of jeans or tights, you can take it further by layering your sweatshirt over with a long lose fitting collared shirt. Allow the collars of the shirt fold over the neck of the sweatshirt. You can play around with colours of the shirt to add some contrast to your outfit.

 

 

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A little reminder…

As effective as the pieces I mentioned are to keep you warm during the cold, I felt that it would be important to mention that you should make sure that you wear something warm inside as well. Get an inner shirt or blouse you can wear underneath to help keep you warmer.

You can also try wrapping a scarf around your neck to keep you warm. The good news is that scarves never go out of style.

Make sure you wear a pair of long stockings under your trousers or jeans to keep your legs warm too.

 

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What do you think of these tips?

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Socks – Winter Must-have Accessory

Socks are winter’s must-have accessory and they play a massive role in our final look. Not many people give any thought to the type of socks they wear or whether they should wear any socks in the first place. Well, this humble clothing item is now gaining greater relevance in the world of fashion, especially in the autumn/winter months.

Who would have thought socks could be fashionable? You think people hardly notice them, but if you’re fashion conscious, then they are as important as the type of shoes you wear or the handbag you carry.

 

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Big fashion brands know the powerful role socks play in the world of fashion. So they invest a lot in socks that bear their brand name and creative designs.

For as long as I can remember, fashion designers have been passing the message that socks have the potential of being the game changers in fashion. In fact, they have been featuring all sorts of socks on the runway.

Socks of all colours, patterns and sizes add depth and meaning to outfits in a way that most people overlook. Now almost every well-known brand has their signature socks that you can choose from.

 

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There are so many reasons why socks are a must-have accessory, but here are a few that are really crucial.

 

Socks turned into an outlet for intense creativity

The sky is the limit when it comes to finding the most suitable pair to suit an outfit. Fashion designers were able to show the world that there’s no outfit a pair of socks can’t accompany. We’ve seen socks go with dresses, compliment flats and heels and there is nothing socks have not been paired with.

Aside from enhancing creativity with socks and outfit combinations, the colours, patterns and textures of socks have been quite creative. More people are embracing bolder designs and socks are no longer relegated to just something to wear with sport shoes.

I always say that the outfit you wear is your way of expressing your personality, mood or character. Socks, just like every other clothing item can be used as a medium of expression. This is the side of socks that people have shown a lot of keen interest in.

 

Socks are a means of spreading a message

Remember how we recognize and feel the impact of slogan tees? Socks have been able to be a way for people to pass a message or simply make people laugh. You have socks that carry words conspicuous for others to see. Just like that the unsaid words are spoken through our socks.

 

Wearing socks are in vogue

This is one of the major reasons why you should start styling your outfits with an awesome pair of socks. I witnessed an era where wearing socks in your sandals was thought of as strange and unusual, but now even this taboo has been debunked. And I am loving it!

If you’re fashion conscious and you want to make sure that you are following the trends, then now is the time to grab a pair of comfy socks. Plus it is so chilly now so make the most ofd it. Nothing like slipping your trainers off to show off cool set of socks right?

 

What do you think of the socks trend? Are you a fan? Do you think socks are winter must-have accessor

 

 

 

How to Rock the Sparkle Trend this Holiday Season

Sparkles! Yes, the Christmas season is a sparkly season and the sparkles are all out! But this season, the Christmas decorations are not the only things sparkling. From hats to jewellery and makeup to shoes, there is a bit of glitter everywhere. And that is what the sparkle trend is all about.

Is it something about the Christmas vibe that’s inspiring all the shimmer? Maybe. But whatever is the source of the inspiration, Christmas is the time to get the sparkle right?

 

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I have observed a lot of shimmery blunders and creative glittery ideas in the fashion scene so I thought it would be great to do a bit of damage control and let you all in on the best ways to rock the sparkles.

 

Ease up on the glittery makeup

This may sound a bit counterintuitive since this article is focusing on rocking the sparkle trend, but if you want the glitter to resonate the spirit of the festive season, then too much glitter is not the way.

Glittery eyeshadow, especially in the classic colours of silver and gold, work amazing. This is true only if you restrict the sparkles to your eyelids alone. What some people do is to abuse the glitter and add a lot of shimmer on their cheekbones or apply a lot of glittery lipstick. That makes your face full of glitter and you miss the whole aim of keeping up with the sparkle trend.

The rule of thumb here is to flatter a specific part of your face or keep it moderate on all sides. Aim to strike a balance. You don’t need to put on too much glitter to be fabulous.

 

Get your hair involved in the sparkles

I love this idea and I think it’s something worth a try this Christmas. It’s the glittery ponytail. What’s wonderful about this new fashion trend is that it’s really easy to recreate and it’s just right for the festive season.

So far, the best way to sport the glittery ponytail is to have the tip of your ponytail covered in styling gel mixed with glitter. Next hold it together with hairspray to let it all set in. The end result is amazing.

If you’re a little adventurous this Christmas, I recommend you give it a try.

 

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Avoid sparkle overload in your outfits

You know that shimmery dress that you admire but makes you wonder if it will be a good idea to buy it or not? Buying a glittery dress is a tough decision to make. Although it looks great, the amount of glitter can be overwhelming.

The key is to creatively balance out the glitter and the best way to do this is to use non-glittery accessories. For example, you can easily tone down a glittery gold dress with black heels, clutch purse and a long dark coloured necklace. You can even take it further with a dark jacket.

If you’re wearing something that has no glitter and you want to add a little shine to it, then make your sparkly accessories your best friends. Shiny accessories help direct people’s attention to where the sparkle is. It’s that effective!

 

How do you plan to rock the sparkle trend this holiday season?

 

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