ACCESSORIES REPORT: Mad For Plaid

Accessories Report

While the days are shorter and temperatures continue to drop, warmth is an essential component to any ensemble. But the practicality of bundling up should not come at the expense of your figure or accessorizing.

January may be a limbo month, but this Fashionista’s style is certainly a balanced act. Everything from her chic trench to her classic riding boots set the foundation for the cherry on top: the plaid scarf. The vibrant colors of the scarf counter the winter white that surrounds her. The plaid pattern adds a whimsical element to this dreary time of year and most importantly, it’s warm.

From winter to spring, trench coats are the season’s essential tool. Frequently, the warmth of winter coats takes advantage of our figure. A simple trench coat provides necessary coziness, but avoids the marshmallow look. Try a belted trench to achieve the look of this Fashionista. The cinched belt of a trench coat flatters the body and maintains femininity. She may be avoiding the cold, but her look turns up the heat.

Here in Spokane, Mother Nature may be in control of the weather, but definitely not this Fashionistas ability to accessorize any outfit. Winter translates into scarf season. To spice up any outfit this winter, wrap up in a printed oversize scarf as seen on this Fashionista! Patterns and prints have been continuing to make a splash in the fall and spring fashion lines of many major designers. Plaid is the perfectly preppy way to add to any simple outfit.

Spotted: Since the day the Duke and Dutchess said I do, the British Invasion has inspired many designers, including the fellow Brit fashion house, Alexander McQueen.

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