For those of us who appreciate fashion for it’s sheer excessiveness, fall 2012 has been total nirvana. The elaborate detailing, exaggerated silhouettes and sumptuously textured fabrics have made runway recaps and magazine spreads a feast for the fashion lover’s soul, and now that the holidays have arrived, there’s no better time to apply these over-the-top trends to real life. ‘Tis the season of ornamentation, after all, so why not trim yourself like a Christmas tree?
This Fashionista adorned herself in a luxe statement coat with eye-catching gold stud detailing and a lush fur collar. To contrast the opulence of the piece, she added cool leather leggings, low-heeled ankle booties and pop of color via a plush brick-red handbag. The look is the perfect mix of the uptown-downtown aesthetic; the hint of a buttoned-up blouse between a lavish fur collar screams ‘tea at the Ritz’ while the second-skin leather pants and casual booties are conducive to a day of East End market hopping. The combination is pure gold for a night of holiday festivities, but if it feels a bit too casual, try swapping in a full leather skirt and sultry heels. You’re bound to outshine every holiday decoration in the room.