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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Beating the Winter Doldrums

ALL IN THE DETAILS: Beating the Winter Doldrums

When the temperature dips below 30 degrees and flurries of snow become an everyday occurrence, even the most sartorially savvy of us have a little trouble getting dressed in the morning. When the alarm goes off and you throw off your covers to face the day, the cold air that greets you makes finding inspiration in your clothes an almost impossible task. Instead of the cute skirt that you picked out the night before, fleece-lined pants, a chunky sweater to hide your inevitable food baby (because now you need to build up your winter blubber), and wool socks might seem like the only viable options—but not for this Fashionista. Instead of reaching for a parka and sweatpants, she creates a look that is edgy and sophisticated, while still being cozy.

This Fashionista builds her outfit around an all-black color pallet—the perfect technique to fall back on when inspiration doesn’t strike on a frosty morning. But instead of letting this monochromatic look fall into boring territory, she carefully layers different pieces and textures to lend her ensemble visual interest. Her dark, fuzzy sweater creates a soft and comfortable look, and acts as the perfect contrast with her simple black shorts. In a colder climate, tights during the winter months are a must; but instead of selecting sensible black stockings, the row of stars that runs along the back of her sheer tights reveals her sense of individuality and flair. A beautiful coat with a faux-fur lining not only keeps this Fashionista bundled up, but it also adds a final layer of textural contrast to her look.

Accessories take center stage in a monochromatic outfit, and this Fashionista’s silver jewelry is the perfect choice. Her minimalist silver necklace is the perfect on-trend option to pair with the stunning collection of silver rings that adorns her fingers. Her natural-looking makeup allows the focus to fall to her final accessory: a structured pair of black booties. With their pointed toe and silver detailing on the heel, these boots become the perfect complement to her silver jewelry and the entirety of her chic (and toasty) ensemble.