We all feel like shouting “Come out, come out wherever you are!” Yep, Columbus is in the midst of a cruel game of hide-and-seek. It seems that spring is winning because it is nowhere to be found. Rather than trying to tempt it out of the shadows with wishful dressing, savvy Fashionistas and Fashionistos choose warmth and keep the spring staples stowed away for a bit longer (*sigh*). But just because spring clothes are not an option that doesn’t mean that style is sacrificed. Today’s Fashionista is the perfect example. She invokes warm, fall colors for a cozy and chic look that has us all forgetting which season it actually is.
I love the ease of this Fashionista’s ensemble. She exudes laidback, feminine cool with her use of subtle, bohemian details. A maxi skirt in a rich hue lengthens her silhouette while making a powerful color statement. With this piece as her focal point, she builds on the look with black complements in the form of her patterned top and velvet wedges. The unexpected pairing of her flowy skirt with a puffy winter jacket adds an appealing offbeat vibe to the outfit as well. She tops it all off with a chunky, tan scarf thrown effortlessly around her neck. This color enhances the rust tones in her skirt and emanates the warmth that is missing from the environment. My favorite part of her look? It has to be her charming ankle bracelet. This is an accessory overlooked by most Fashionistas, and I love the carefree attitude it gives off.
So if you too find yourself in the throws of winter, take a cue from today’s style example. First, find a bold skirt that reaches your ankles. Try a red hue, like today’s Fashionista, or opt for an exuberant print that will liven up your surroundings. Next, pair your bottom with black or neutral accents, like this patterned top or this classic, chiffon blouse. Finish the ensemble with accessories that speak to your personal style. If you are more boho, like today’s example, maybe give an anklet a try.
It is a good thing that we have the fall 2013 ready-to-wear shows to look to for layering inspiration. Try browsing the stunning Givenchy collection to help fight off the winter homestretch.