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Winter style rules
December 26, 2016, 1:28 pm

When it comes to seasonal style, many women are prone to stick to the rules. They are armed with a bevy of ultra-chic coats along with luxe sweaters and cozy footwear that suffices for the winter months. That being said, when you are drowning in outfit inspiration and a sea of to-die-for winter trends, a few fashion guidelines will help point you in the direction of winter haute style.

Embrace embroidery: Much like patches and sassy pins, this gnarly ‘90s trend is experiencing a renaissance. You can make a major statement if you choose stitch work that has a more feminine tone, with flirtatious florals being particularly en vogue. Whether you opt for a pair of embellished jeggings or an elegant jacquard jacket, the intricate detail will put your ensemble on the fast track to fab.

Snag a coat for every occasion: Satin bombers, suede trenches and faux fur jackets — there is certainly no shortage of swoon-inducing outerwear options this season. So why limit yourself? Enlist a few different styles into your arsenal this season, then watch as the style opportunities unfold as you change your outwear to match the occasion.

Go metallic: All metallic everything is the name of your style game this season. Sprinkle hints of silver and gold into your ensemble to take a just-your-average ensemble into haute new territory. For example, a silver pleated top would look downright dreamy styled alongside a pinstriped blazer and relaxed-fit jeans, or you can create a saucy style with ladylike midi skirts and metallic embellished streamlined sweaters.

Rock socks: Winter is in full swing, but you are still dreaming of the glory days of summer — which is exactly why you should consider hopping aboard the sock train this season. They are not only perfect for transitioning your favorite summer kicks to the new season, but they will also inject endless It-girl edge into any outfit in seconds. The best way to wear bold socks is to team a shimmery pair with velvet platform heels for a show-stopping look that is begging to make its debut on your next night out.

Test drive tonal layering: The easiest way to get your style right this season without spending mad cash? Teach your essentials a few new tricks. Take style notes from popular fashionistas and deck yourself out in various shades of a single color — khaki, gray, green, denim, pink, you name it — to establish an element of drama. To amplify the wow-worthy effect, play with proportion, teaming an oversized sweater with a body-skimming pencil skirt, or relaxed-fit denim with a velvet bodysuit.

Stun in a statement scarf: Allow yourself to get wrapped up in statement scarves this season. All it takes is a bright faux fur stole or a printed blanket scarf to totally transform a classic coat into a bona fide work of art. Blow the style competition away by teaming this color-block stunner with an embroidered longline coat and metallic boots for after work outing or a fun festival.



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