Posted by Silke
When many women think of winter, they end up thinking with a shudder of bulky fashions and terribly dull colors.
The truth of the matter, however, is that winter is only as dull as you allow it to be! Women’s fashion has taken a turn for the lively and structured this winter, so it is worth seeing what elegant fashions might suit. Choose fashions that draw your eye, and remember that creativity is the touch that brings an outfit together!
The puffy coats that were so common a few years ago are gone, and they are replaced with military jackets. Military jackets are a perfect choice for you if you are craving more structure to your outerwear, and you’ll find that these jackets tend to have very clean lines, making them perfect as your standard, every-day coat. Military jackets are gorgeous in black, but don’t forget that a deep navy or even a deep forest green can be quite striking.
If you want to add a little bit of drama and drape to your winter outfit, think about adding a scarf. While some people are still sporting the very long, very skinny scarves, a more interesting style has emerged in scarves that are fairly wide, fairly long, but very thin. These scarves can be bunched up to create a warm snug garment around your neck, or they can be loosened up and draped elegantly over your shoulders. When you are curious about buying a great scarf, think about purchasing one that is made of a very soft blend of mohair, silk and wool. A garment with these fibers have great drape and they are wonderfully soft against your skin
Boots and Shoes
When you are looking for great winter wear, don’t forget your feet. During the winter, your thoughts will immediately go to boots, but don’t forget that leggings and great socks can go a long way towards keeping you warm as well. For example, if you want something more feminine than boots, consider a pair of ballerina flats matched with a pair of sweater tights, which are thicker and cabled. If you decide you do want to wear boots this year, look for something relatively high with a bit of heel. A little bit of fur lining can soften up the look of the boots immensely.
When you are thinking about dressing for the winter, and you want to make sure that you are the picture of elegance, don’t forget that accessories are key and that nothing says winter as well as gloves! This year, it is entirely worth your while to invest in very sleek, very tight gloves. They give your hands a delightfully smooth look, and if you choose gloves in leather, you’ll find that they also give you an air of sleek sophistication. Choose gloves that are lined with a band of faux fur at the edge to create a band of visual texture between your coat and your gloves.
Leggings are very in this year, but we’re not just seeing the black leggings that have been popular over the last few years. Instead, look for leggings that are made in fun colors or that are printed with abstract patterns.
Don’t give up on elegance this winter. Look for some fantastic fashion choices that will take you right through the cold days!
Nisha represents a site called http://www.bigcatwalk.com. She enjoys writing about fashion and beauty tips.
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