Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Fashion Inspiration...

sigh...it's officially winter in Ottawa...okay so it has been for a while now, but we have now entered into the negative double digits and that acts as a cold (COLD) reminder that I live in a city that gets 30cm of snow on average and is so cold that I have to dress my little pooch in not 1 but 2 jackets! (Poor Bubi~she does not like me very much right now) However, this year I am determined not to get the winter blues...I will not let Lady Winter's grip get the better of me, no siree...this year I refuse to hide in bulky sweaters and even bulkier jackets...or at the very least I will wear something bulk-less under that bulky jacket...in that vein I have compiled a short visual list of some fashion inspiration for those cold cold days (commentary included)...my main advice for all you of living in a similar "winter wonderland" (did my sarcasm come through there?) is this: layers, layers, layers...and more layers...good luck...
I am a huge fan of wide leg jeans, especially nice high-waisted ones paired with a cropped jacket.
I realize that this is not the most practical choice for 30cm of snow (especially if one is as short as me) but I say let's give Lady Winter the finger, put on those gorgeous bells and heels, hop in a cab/car and forget the soaked hem as you sip a warm cappuccino...good plan, no?
Blazers are a staple...for any season, but they are particularly practical as they usually fit under those horrible bulky winter coats.
The same goes for cape-sweaters and cable-knit turtle necks paired with skinnies...
Some may think that short skirts aren't the smartest choice for the cruel winter, but I say "phah!" Pair that short skirt with tights (sheer or otherwise) a long sweater and booties and you're laughing!
Shorts connote "summer...sunshine..the beach and warmth" I get that, but shorts with tights and a blazer or cable-knit top can also connote, "$%#@ you Winter!"
Just saying...
I am a huge fan of anything furry...hmmm that doesn't sound good, does it?
But it's true, my husband calls me Chewbacca when I wear anything resembling our beloved Star Wars warrior, but what do boys know?
That being said, fur booties, vests, coats, trim, anything fur-textured goes in the winter...I believe that this is the only positive aspect of freezing our little butts off...are you with me?

...and when in doubt, my last resort for those fashion winter blues is layering...layering...
and more layering...
Good luck this winter, and let me know what other winter fashion advice you may have hiding underneath that bulky jacket...

Love K

1 comment:

Diana said...

Must get myself those gigantic furry boots :)

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