I believe fashion has developed as an art enabling individuals to showcase individualism, modernity and comfort (although depending on the situation there may be occasion for a slight compromise in this third department). Moreover, I consider fashion as a means for one tocraft their style. In attempting to develop a personal style, I have acquired a taste for accessories and unique clothing. However, it does pay to use safe, staple items to anchor outfit ensembles .
Many accessories put aside for summerwill resurface over the next few weeks as we approach winter. Leather bracelets (Fossil and Coach have a nice selection of these), hats and sunglasses work well for both seasons, However it is the winter scarves, leather gloves, umbrellas and vests (among other things) that enable us to experiment.
Concerning jewellery, consider switching up leather bracelets for stainless steel or silver ones with occasional matching rings. Similarly, opt for watches with thin stainless steel watch bands over leather ones – although if attending a casual event, do not rule out the leather option.
Depending on the temperature, a pair of black leather gloves are worthy of being whipped out from time to time.
Scarves are the pillar of winter fashion, in my opinion. Scarves of different colours and styles add vibrancy and texture to an outfit. I’d suggest pairingscarves with trench coats, other jackets and single-coloured sweaters.
A great way to vary your look is by incorporating jackets and jumpers with unusual cuts, patterns or materials. This is your opportunity to stray from the trends and explore your own individuality. Howeverit pays to accompany unusual clothing items with safer items such as single-coloured tops, black jeans and oxford shoes and boots.
Whilst these are but a few of the elements for constructing a good winter wardrobe, I hope you will be able to relate to a few of comments mentioned above – perhaps even question them! At the end of the day, I see the ability to mould individual style as an opportunity that we should embrace in a way which makes us feel content about the way we dress.
‘Fashion is about dressing to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.’
–Oscar de la Renta
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