Posts tagged "winter fashion"

Cheapskate: Gap End-Of-Season Sale

I have a really hard time walking past a Gap store without going in. But I have an even more difficult time paying the ridiculous prices of some Gap basics. Fortunately, this weekend I didn’t have the latter problem because the Gap is having a mega end-of-season sale. Not only were many of the winter…

Annika Harris / January 4, 2011

Inspiration Board: “Annie Hall”

Diane Keaton’s look in “Annie Hall” is so iconic that even decades after the Woody Allen film premiered, her look is still wearable. There’s a reason menswear-inspired fashions for women is a cyclical style, after all. The “Annie Hall” look gives an air of confidence without looking as if you’re trying too hard. Here’s how…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 30, 2010

Treat Your Feet To Some Angora

Plain cotton socks just don’t cut it in the winter; once they get wet, either from sweat or snow, they stay wet. And wet feet lead to cold feet. Wool socks, however, still provide insulation even when wet, guarding against hypothermia. But since we like our clothing to be as fabulous as it is functional,…

Annika Harris / December 29, 2010

Functional, Unembellished Chic Tote

A canvas bag should be relatively un-fussy compared to its leather brethren. This tote bag from the Quality Mending Co., a vintage source in NYC, doesn’t need any bells, whistles, or spangles to show its chic side. Saddle-colored leather trim embellishes this tote just enough so it’s both functional and fabulous. You’ll want to coordinate…

Annika Harris / December 28, 2010

When The Weather Outside Is Frightful, Try This Sleeping Bag-Like Suit?

We’re reluctant to admit this … but upon seeing this sleeping bag-like down suit, we emitted an audible “Oooh.” Because if fashion didn’t matter at all, we’d be so much happier walking around in one of these for the winter months rather than our peacoats. Because, really, people: peacoats do not keep you warm. And…

Leonora Epstein / December 26, 2010

Gotta Love Cashmere Sweaters

Cashmere is a soft and luxurious fabric you’ll want to wear all year long, but it’s also one of the most expensive. To get the luxe feel of cashmere without the hefty price tag, go for a blend. This cashmere blend boat-neck sweater from Express is so versatile that you can wear it dressed u…

Annika Harris / December 22, 2010

CAVI: For The Glam Girl Next To The Rugged Man

CAVI is probably a fashion brand that your guy is more familiar with, since it became known for its men’s embellished military shirt that Jay-Z wore in 2004. But now, CAVI is letting you in on its fashion act with its first-ever women’s collection. CAVI had the “prima donna” in mind for the holiday collection,…

Annika Harris / December 16, 2010

Winter Dream: Milwaukee’s Battery-Powered Heated Jacket

Are you one of those people who, no matter how many North Face parkas you layer on, just can’t seem to keep warm in winter? You’d think by now they would have invented some invisible heat bubble that follows you wherever you go, but no (thanks for nothing, scientists). There is, however, this: the Milwaukee…

Leonora Epstein / December 14, 2010

Style 911: I’m Meeting My Boyfriend’s Parents At Their Holiday Party

My boyfriend had the bright idea to introduce me to his parents for the first time at their annual holiday party. Fortunately, the party is taking place at their home so it’s more casual than formal. Unfortunately, I have no idea what to wear. Please help me! – Beth
Wow! That’s a doozy. You’re…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 8, 2010

Vogue Suggests Skipping The Pantyhose This Winter

Apparently, in October, Vogue ran a story that gave “practical advice on how to do as New Yorkers do — and dare to bare your legs this winter …” We’re not sure which NYC women they were talking about exactly, because as far as we understand this is a practice for crazy people. Now the…

Leonora Epstein / December 6, 2010

Men’s Fashion Is Looking Very Nordic This Winter—Yay Or Nay?

The New York Times points out that men’s sweaters are looking very folksy and Nordic this year, backing up their claim with examples by Topman and Ralph Lauren. We’re down with this slightly retro style for the ladies. It recalls all the goodness of winter—cabins, wood fires, skiing, snow. How do we feel about thi…

Leonora Epstein / December 5, 2010

A Winter Hat To Tap Into Your Animal Instincts

Guess what: winter sucks. If you live in the Eastern hemisphere like we do, you know that starting December 1st or so, it can be nearly impossible to go outside and feel even moderately warm. You need armor. And preferably something heavy-duty that doesn’t look crazy (read: no homemade mustache knit caps or scary bank…

Leonora Epstein / November 30, 2010

Get Ready To Snuggle

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…

Carrie Morrissey / November 18, 2010

Style 911: I Want A Cute And Warm Winter Coat For NYC

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. Perha…

Annika Harris / November 16, 2010

Style Stealer: Taylor Swift’s Fall Brights

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 1, 2010

Clogs In Winter?

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:…

Leonora Epstein / October 21, 2010

Would You Wear: Velvet Shorts In Winter?

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,…

Leonora Epstein / October 18, 2010

Designer Bunny Ears Might Be One Thing, But Animal Hats?

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’…

Leonora Epstein / January 26, 2010

Rachel Weisz Thinks Sunnies Are For All Seasons

Rachel Weisz walked around Soho wearing summer and winter accessories: Ray-Bans and a pom-pom hat. [New York City, 1/15/2010]…

Catherine Strawn / January 18, 2010

Are Denim Cutoffs Part Of Your Winter Wardrobe?

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…

Annika Harris / January 9, 2010