FASHION FROM ABROAD: Winter Wise

Fashion From Abroad

‘Tis the season for scarfs, boots and snuggly jackets—or so it should be. But that isn’t always the case here in sunny Southern California. I leave for England in a few days, but until then I wait at home in flip flops and simple T-shirts. I become envious when I think of the cute layered outfits and all the mixing and matching one could accomplish in this season. I purchase my winter coats, high socks and gloves hoping that there will be rain or even a glimmer of something remotely different than the constant year-round sun. I’m thankful for the normal weather, don’t get me wrong, but winter time makes me wish for some hot chocolate by a warm fire. Alas, I must adapt to my own climate instead of envy others’. Occasionally the weather does turn and we suffer a cold wind and overcast sky. In this case, I rush to the back of my closet, where my coats await to see the light of day.

Although wearing layers is pushing it, it’s easy to dress in basic outerwear pieces. You can still get away with wearing those boots you treasure so much, even if they aren’t heavy duty. This week’s Fashionista wears military inspired cap-toe boots, which are great and can change with any outfit from summer to fall or winter. As long as they’re paired with leggings or thin jeans, you’ll be good to go. This Fashionista’s maroon jeans give extra flair and look crisp on this dreary day. She pairs them with a pleather cream jacket that gives that extra warmth when the day turns chilly, but isn’t too heavy if the sun decides to peak out again.

To top off her ensemble, this Fashionista she wears an adorable knitted headband. It’s an accessory that completes the look and adds some extra fun. Knitting is an easy and fun D.I.Y. project that you can do virtually anywhere. It feels even better when someone complements your accessory and you get to say you made it! With an outfit like this, this gal is ready for a brisk and beautiful California winter day.

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