While November may still be Fall, technically, I’ve decided to go ahead and create a guide covering both of the chilly seasons. Obviously the two have a lot of the same sort of cold- weather pieces. I’ve picked ten “essentials” (not that faux fur or rhinestones are even close to being essential in the literal sense of the word) that every wardrobe should have. A few of these pieces I already have, and a few are just ones I’m pining after (Two words- Fendi Purse). Links to each item are in the photo captions.
(1.) Faux fur
Done right, fake fur doesn’t have to be a hot hooker-looking mess. Pair it with a simple solid top & black skinny jean combo to help it look relaxed & funky.
Kristen Blake Faux Chinchilla Jacket, F21 Faux Fur Coat, Ellen Tracy Faux Fur Vest, ASOS Faux Fur Orange Stripe Collar, F21 Boxy Faux Fur Coat, Supertrash Odyssey Coat, F21 High Collar Faux Fur Jacket
(2.) Colorful beanie
I had to cop the first one in the top row from F21. It’s a lovely dusty salmon color that looks really good on blondes ;) Transition your beanie to indoors by wearing it with an oversized white V-Neck and blingy statement necklace.
F21 Men’s Fold Over Knit Beanie, Topshop Rib Knit Beanie, F21 Men’s Fold Over Knit Beanie, Leith Ribbed Knit Beanie, F21 Classic Knit Beanie, Phase 3 ‘Stand Up’ Beanie
(3.) Burgundy leather
I was really gung-ho about this look a couple months ago. I’ve cooled off on it a little, but it’s still pretty fabulous. Especially in a leather pencil.
Kate Bosworth in a Michael Kors skirt, 10 Crosby by Philip Lim Skirt, Acne Lambskin Pants, Bosroom Leather Jacket, Cheryl Cole in a burgundy leather mini
(4.) Snake print
It’s everywhere. If you haven’t noticed it, your head must be in the sand. I have way too many other posts (OOTD) with snake print pieces that I won’t bother to gush here about my love for snake print. I’ve ecrued enough Serpentine pieces in my wardrobe this fall to choke a horse, I just need to get my OOTD act together #lazy
Hudson ‘Nico’ Jean, Gibson Snakeskin Sweatshirt, Steve Madden ‘Ecntrc-c’ Slip- On, Vans ‘Classic’ Slip- On, Lysse Metallic Faux- Suede Leggings, Topshop Snakeskin Flocked Leggings, River Island Tote Bag, Topshop Snakeprint Tunic, Sofiacashmere Python Duster, Just Female Pag Skinny
(5.) Ankle boots
Everybody needs a pair. Those Vince Camuto ones (bottom center) are to die for!
Dolce Vita ‘Harvie’ Bootie, Lucky Brand ‘Bartalino’ Bootie, BP ‘Trolley’ Bootie, Sole Society ‘Chelsea’ Bootie, Vince Camuto ‘Amori’ Bootie, Steve Madden ‘Whysper’ Nubuck Bootie
(6.) Tunic sweater
I LOVE the halogen ones! I wear mine all the time.
Halogen High/Low Tunic Sweater, F21 Classic Tunic Sweater, H&M Fine-Knit Sweater, H&M Knit Sweater, F21 Longline Crewneck Sweater, Halogen High/Low Tunic Sweater
(7.) Snow leopard print
Regular leopard print has nothin’ on this delicious look.
Fendi Calf Hair Peekaboo Tote, Joie Brooklyn Sweater, Karen Millen Coat, Joie Silk Rain B Tank, Christopher Kane Calf Hair Moto Jacket, Christopher Kane Moccasins
(8.) Leather leggings
Another cold weather layering essential.
Tildon High Waist Faux Leather Legging, Hue Distressed Faux Leather Legging, Glamorous Faux Leather Leggings
(9.) Brick red
I am going nuts over this color right now.
Trouve Zip Detail Sweater, Spago Donna Top, Velvet by Graham & Spencer Dress, MAC Matte Lipstick in ‘Chili’, Reala Clais Scarf on Etsy
(10.) Art Deco jewelry
The 1920’s & Art Deco/Egyptian Revival style are truly my favorite fashion influences. Particularly in regards to jewelry. Below are just a couple of my favorite deco-inspired duds.
JewelMint ‘Starboard’ Necklace, Baublebar Jupiter Gem Drops Earrings, Baublebar Pharaoh Bib Necklace, Deepa Gurnani Spike Necklace, F21 Deco Stone Pendant Necklace, Kate Spade Imperial Tile Necklace
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