Who knew the winter blues would be so stylish! Although the holidays are over and we’re dying for the weather to break, there are a few more months left of lady winter. This time gives you a prime opportunity to update your wardrobe with those cold weather essentials that are more than likely on sale. My favorite winter accessory is the scarf. Why? Scarves are versatile, stylish, and can essentially be worn with anything. Chunky knit and textured infinity scarves have especially been popular this season. My second favorite winter accessory is a pair of oversized, thick framed glasses. Of course, these are not limited to just the winter months. However, they’re helpful in blocking your eyes from cool air on cold, windy days. Prescription or personality, glasses are a must to finish the season. Lastly, my third favorite accessory to end the season is a comfy pair of oxfords. This style of shoe has been around forever and resurfaces in more seasons than we can count. They’re flat but can be worn during a harsh winter and into the warmer months; definitely a good investment.
This Fashionisto pairs a royal blue peacoat with cropped sky-blue pants. Together, the different variations of blue contrast and add a special effect to the outfit. On top, the Fashionisto keeps warm in a tribal print scarf. He’s wearing thick tortoise framed glasses, which add to his sophisticated yet stylish look. On bottom, this Fashionisto wears charcoal gray oxfords to complete the outfit.
Incorporating this semi-prep style into your wardrobe is simple. The peacoat plays a major role in accomplishing this look. Double breasted peacoats are sleek and come in an array of different styles and colors. Neutral colors are best if you want to contrast by pairing them with a similar colored bottom. Colored, cropped pants are a wardrobe must because they can be dressed up or down to create different looks. Scarves, glasses and oxfords are all great winter essentials and some of my personal favorites. Whatever your combination may be, mix it up, have fun and let your style reflect you!
Spotted: Funky oxfords were spotted on the runway in Andrea Pompilio’s fall 2013 menswear collection.