Accessories Report

With a heavy snowfall the night before and the early morning gusts of wind, my early trek to class was brutal, to say the very least. With my head down, concentrating hard to not wipe out, I noticed a pair of heels striding next to me. Wait, did I see that right? Yes, this week’s Fashionista was wearing wedge boots!

Now before seeing this Fashionista, if you had asked me if I would wear heels to class I would have probably laughed in your face. Don’t get me wrong, I love heels. Each day of the weekend you can catch me in a pair of heels, but the thought of wearing heels to class usually conjures up thoughts of one trying too hard or a painful day of walking. If styled correctly though, (and with an appropriate heel height), there is a whole new dimension of winter footwear accessible for class.

If you are feeling daring enough to wear heels to class, channel this Fashionista’s look. Find a simple over-sized sweater to give a casual look and pair it with jeans. And if you are bored with regular denim like me, but feel too overwhelmed by full on print jeans, there is an alternative, Fashionistas. A new trend is on the rise: pants with a strip of print or stripe on the side, like the tribal print. Then look for a pair of wedge boots that have less than a 4-inch heel. You can pair your booties with tights or knee-high socks and still pull off a look appropriate for class. Now to accessorize — it is key to keep it moderately simple. Go with a watch or a few bracelets. This Fashionista incorporated a Michael Kors watch and stacked bracelets of different golds, textures and colors.

Now I will admit it, I’m not sure if I’ll be daring enough to wear heels to class anytime soon. But I think the idea of wearing heels to class may warm up to me, once its warms up outside.

Spotted: Donna Karan’s 2012 ready-to-wear collection went tribal for spring with bold prints. The geometric shapes and the earthy brown and bone-color palette were inspired from her travels to Haiti.


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