ALL IN THE DETAILS: The Magic's in the Accessories

Winter has a tendency to inspire boring wardrobes. It’s so cold that people feel lazy and throw on a pair of plain snow boots, a thick coat and a hat without a second thought. Whenever I see an outfit in the winter that actually makes me stop and smile, I’m elated. Just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean that you can’t look incredible. It’s all about how you pull together an outfit that allows for both style and comfort on even the chilliest of days.

This Fashionista is wearing a Michael Kors toggle knit cape, which allows her to stay warm and still sport a unique and eye-catching style. The cape is thick and warm, so she doesn’t need to wear a coat over it, but she does make things interesting by pairing it with a maroon shirt underneath.

What really makes her outfit appealing, however, are the accessories she pairs with this cape. As if it weren’t already magical enough, her Morozova’s collar from HebelDesign, inspired by a fantasy book series, adds to the mystical aura created by the cape. She pairs the collar with a customized cameo pin from SilverLeafStudios.

To finish the look, she’s also wearing some killer Fia lace-up booties, and they steal the show. The boots complete the outfit simply by being anything other than your simple snow boots. The fact that this Fashionista was willing to brave the ice and snow in these heels makes it an even more admirable style choice.

How To: Even if you think it’s too cold to try something other than a coat, it’s the details in her accessories that make this outfit stand out. Pair your winter coat with a pair of lace-up combat boots, a statement necklace and a unique accessory, such as a brooch or a cameo pin, for a winter style that stands out.