As the weather cools, all we can think about is bundling up in super cute layers and big cozy sweaters. These slipper socks are fun enough for daytime paired with leggings and boots or under Wellies when it’s gross out, and snugly enough to wear in the evening curled up on the couch with some hot chocolate. We love the detailed Fair Isle pattern, and the fluffy pom-poms put these over the top for sweetness.
I’m having a hard time finding a warm winter coat to deal with the bone-chilling cold of NYC. I want a cute but VERY warm winter options! Not trying to go out in a hardcore parka or sporty-looking snow boarding jacket. I do not do winter sports and don’t want to look like it. Perhaps a list of cozy yet stylish options? Classy enough to walk into an office with but cute enough walking in NYC. It gets cold but that shouldn’t require me having to look like “Nanook of the North.” – Victoria
NYC is definitely a place where you’re expected to look stylish at all costs, even if it’s freezing out. So here’s what I’ve learned through the decades about winter coats and this city: There will definitely come a day when you’re going to be thankful for your warmest coat, even if it’s completely hideous. I’ve held on to a bright red down coat from the Gap since the early ’00s because there is always one day that my fashionable coat isn’t going to cut it, no matter how much I layer. The other thing about dressing for the cold in NYC is that your coat makes a huge first impression, so you have to make it count. Even though you should keep your warmest, most hideous coat as an option, that doesn’t mean you can’t go shopping for a stylish coat to be your workhorse for most of the winter. Get some tips for picking out one that can go casual or dressy, after the jump. Keep reading »
Fall and winter would be boring if we only wore neutrals, so instead, take a cue from Taylor Swift and add some bright, saturated colors to your wardrobe. Her purple dress and turquoise heels are an unexpected color combination that got her noticed and will get you noticed, too. One suggestion, though: add tights to keep your legs warm. After the jump, get the details on an outfit similar to Taylor’s. Keep reading »
Yesterday, my friend and fellow Frisky staffer Jessica IM’d me a link that took me to these furry clogs for sale on Endless.com:
Jessica: Talk me into or out of these clogs.
Leo: Hmm … out of, I think.
Jessica: Really? I need new boots for winter. I can’t find my old ones.
Leo: Well, a furry clog does not a winter boot make … Keep reading »
The tights-and-shorts combo in winter isn’t for everyone. Personally, I’ve been a fan since I was a kid, but have specific requirements (heavy wool or tweed fabrics, dark colors). When I saw these Madewell by Alexa Chung shorts, I was brought back to the late ’90s when crushed velvet was all the rage, and yup, I definitely had a pair of velvet shorts. I’m not so sure I’d be so eager to jump back into them, however. What about you? Velvet shorts in winter: yay or nay? [$88, Madewell] Keep reading »
Bunny-eared hair accessories have made quite an artistic impression this year, but even when the trend trickled down to affordable mass retailers like Topshop, they remained novelty items. Which, aside from being a relief, isn’t a surprise. Raise your hand if you’re actually going to wear some stylish bunny ears on a day when it’s not Halloween. Bueller? Point made.
But, something that is more realistic to find on the heads of real people? Animal-eared hats. Keep reading »
Rachel Weisz walked around Soho wearing summer and winter accessories: Ray-Bans and a pom-pom hat. [New York City, 1/15/2010] Keep reading »
OK, so I’ve been noticing this trend in NYC. Stylish ladies, especially in trendy neighborhoods like SoHo, have been pairing their denim cutoffs with tights and boots for the winter. After spending a few minutes … OK, hours really … on Chictopia, I’ve realized the trend has swept across the country. There are dozens of photos on this user-generated site of fashionistas wearing denim shorts the same way they’d wear a skirt in winter. Even though I’m not sure this look is for me, I will admit I almost bought a pair yesterday. Hey, they were only $5. But then I realized that I could freeze my tuckus off for free by cutting a pair of jeans I already own. Am I crazy to think this trend is crazy chic and crazy impractical at the same time? Would you adopt this look? And if you have already, what are your tricks for staying warm and not looking like a hoochie? Keep reading »
I couldn’t figure out what to to wear this morning. It was 8:30, the time I normally leave my apartment to catch the subway to work, and I was still in my pajamas. At first, I pulled on black skinny jeans, flat boots, and a long-sleeved T-shirt, but that is basically what I wore on Monday and awfully similar to what I wore on Tuesday and Wednesday. Keep reading »
So, um, Grazia magazine says that moon boots are making a comeback and are the way to stay warm and in fashion: “Think ‘Charlie’s Angels’ meets Christie Brinkley!” OK, at least that style description makes things a little bit more conceivable. Problem is, not everyone is Christie Brinkley, and wearing these contraptions can create that Japanese anime cartoon look where your proportions are all thrown off thanks to huuuuuuge feet.
We remember these boots making a brief appearance among the fashion set in ’06 or so, and maybe they just couldn’t compete with the Ugg at that point. But now that Uggs are officially fugs, what do you think of moon boots? [Grazia] Keep reading »