STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Twirling in the Snow

Style Advice of the Week

Yes it is cold outside, no that is not an excuse to wimp out by wearing pants all the time. Winter dresses can sometimes cause a challenge for some in the battle against the freezing wind. While tights do lessen the blow to the legs, I find that my legs are still chilly in tights or pants. Wearing a dress in the summer is certainly a “thing” but twirling around in a winter skirt or dress is a nice change to the usual winter attire. In addition to wearing the dress or skirt, tights are an essential accessory for practical reasons yet also a fashionable addition. Ballet leg-warmers are no longer only reserved for dance class as they have been making street appearances under or over top of boots to help keep limber legs warm. The key to wearing a dress in winter is by matching the right colours and fabrics to pull together a feminine look amidst the snowy backdrop. Knits and darker colours are usually a safe bet in contrast to the bright summer patterns we are usually drawn to. Vogue is doing a feature entitled 30 days, 30 dresses which featured great dresses to sport during the winter.

By adding a cozy scarf around your neck the outfit becomes adjustable for venturing outside or hitting the library. This Fashionista demonstrates how she pulled off wearing a dress with tights layered with a knit scarf and a wool jacket. Anthropologie’s infinity scarves are a sure way to liven up your day. Silk scarves are also a nice touch even in winter, whether you tie it elegantly to your purse or handbag or worn as a head scarf- the choice is yours. While all Fashionista’s will recognize a Hermes scarf, (they are a wee bit pricey) it is an item that will be an investment piece for your wardrobe, so choose wisely. The rich colours will hold their brightness for a lifetime and can be worn numerous ways.

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