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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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Autumn Fashion Essentials 2017

Autumn is here and so is the layering trend! I am loving autumn style as always, and I am looking forward to grabbing some autumn fashion essentials. If you are thinking of getting items for this season, here are a few ideas you may want to shop.

 

Stella McCartney Falabella Box Bird Shoulder Bag £648

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A stylish handbag is always needed, regardless of the season. And this stunning Stella McCartney Falabella Box Bird Shoulder Bag would be a great addition to my ever-growing bag collection. It features round top handles, a silver-tone chain trim, silver-tone stud detailing, a silver-tone logo plaque, embroidered details, a two-way zip fastening, an internal zipped pocket, an embossed internal logo stamp and a chain and artificial leather strap.

If I had an unlimited budget, I would be getting this bag today on Lyst website. It is such an eye candy!

 

Helly Hensen W BLUME JACKET £180

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This Helly Hensen W Blume Jacket is a must have this season. I recently got this jacket myself and I can tell you it is worth every penny! It is dead comfy and warm, and it looks good too! This stunning winter jacket is waterproof, windproof and breathable. You can grab yours in black, green, white or blue. This stylish and feminine jacket is great for those cold days.

 

Chatham Ascot Brown Waterproof High Leg Riding Boots £130

 

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This high leg Chatham Ascot Brown Boots is waterproof and it features premium suede quilted side panels and a full zip entry. It is designed with a super soft, padded in sock and heavy-duty rubber sole, finished with a leather tassel. I am so in love with the country look of these boots, I guess because I leave in the country side. You can grab yours in Brown and Brown/Tan.

 

Isabel Marant Étoile Crew Neck Jumper £155

 

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I really like this crew neck jumper. It looks very comfy and I can tell it is a quality piece with the blend of cotton and wool. I can see myself wearing it already! It is definitely an autumn fashion piece.

 

What do you think of these autumn fashion essentials? Did any of them catch your attention? Please share your thoughts.

 

 

 

 

8 Styling Tips for the Holidays

In need of some inspiration for striking yet festive fashion? Look no further! We’ve curated the best ideas to help you dazzle while decking the halls. Read through our list of eight styling tips for this year and stand out at any occasions.

 

Ditch the Denim

You wear denim 11 months out of the year, so why not store them temporarily until your party circuit is over? Instead of going for your go-to skinny jeans, try on a pair of some tapered black trousers.

Tis the Season to Sparkle

Maybe it’s the tinsel everywhere, but there is no better time of year to embrace glitter than during the holidays. Incorporate shimmering pieces into your festive look by wearing a sequined skirt, metallic blazer, or a crystal-embellished pair of shoes. Be careful not to go too overboard, though – you’re not trying to actually look like a Christmas tree.

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Inject Some Colour 

When we discuss color here, we’re not talking about just red and green. Try broadening your spectrum this year and embrace graphic patterns. If you’re hoping to get kissed beneath that mistletoe, you’re going to need to stand out. The little black dress is becoming a bit boring, so add elements of this season’s popular jewel tones, neons, or acid brights to turn things up.

 

Embrace the Velvet

Velvet is a fashion trend that has barely left the fashion scene since it emerged as a trend in the 90’s. This soft, shimmering fabric is perfect for the holidays in deep tones of purple or burgundy. Try it as a dress or wear it as a blazer. If velvet isn’t totally your thing, find a fabric shoes or an accessory embellished with the material.

 

Experiment with Textures and Layers

Save the simplicity for the other times of year – the holidays are for fun and festivity! Be bold and try experimenting with new layers such as leather, lace, faux fur, and embellished-everything. If you’re going for a more muted white-on-white look, be sure to layer different cream hues, textures, and weights to avoid looking too matchy.

 

Finish with Statement Outerwear

Baby, it’s cold outside, and a chic coat is a must have. It’ll be the first thing people see when you arrive at your holiday soiree, so be sure to make a stunning first impression. Aim for a perfectly tailored trench coat (and don’t forget about your local neighborhood seamstress if you need a little alteration). To enhance your silhouette and keep your coat looking new with each wear, try picking up a couple of belts or brooches to cinch your waist. Not feeling the classic coat? Go bold with a bomber jacket, or add glamour with thick faux fur.

 

Let your statement pieces reflect your personality. Sometimes, statements are more funny than they are stylish—yup, we’re talking ugly Christmas sweaters for women. Make a hilarious Christmas statement at your next holiday shindig, whether you opt for a sweater that boasts a Christmas unicorn or funny phrase.

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Add Eye-catching Jewellery 

Never been brave enough to wear those dramatic statement necklaces? Now is the time to explore large necklaces with excessive amounts of dangles, beads, studs, spikes, or any other intricate details made from a variety of materials. These necklaces are made in an infinite amount of colors and combinations, so you’ll be sure to find a piece that can enhance any ensemble. Pro tip: when wearing bold jewelry, keep the rest of your look simple, or risk appearing excessively gaudy.

 

Wrap it up with a Bow

Make your presence the present when you add a ribbon to your outfit. They’re the easiest way to dress up any look, from a black dress to a camisole. Simply gift wrap yourself by tying it around your waist – either centered or to the side – as a replacement of a belt and find a form-flattering figure underneath. You can also string a bright satin ribbon through your pants’ loopholes or garnish a bun with a pretty bow for a can’t-miss holiday accessory.

Make spirits bright and spread the holiday cheer this year by adding a little festival flare to your everyday wardrobe!

 

Do you have any styling tips for the holidays to share?

 

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