Frustrated by of cold months? Who isn’t — unless of course maybe pro-snowboarder Shaun Palmer and pro-skier Shane McConkey.
Even folks who make their living off of winter, like tire salesmen, chimney sweeps, and snowplow drivers, can’t seem to wait for the frosty days to end. Fortunately there’s one good thing about cold weather: winter fashion. It’s just enjoyable, with all of the layers and bold colors, not to mention the furry lambskin boots.
This time of year, every single glossy cover of Elle, Vogue, and Mademoiselle makes me dream of looking like 1 of those glam girls wrapped up in a delectable sweater and plush boots. Sadly every time I attempt to mimic one of those magazine looks, everything goes astray.
Just this week I tried the tight jeans-bulky sweater-chunky boots look. It looked winter, but it didn’t work for winter. I fought with each and every jacket in my closet, attempting to cajole 1 to button over my new oversized turtleneck sweater. I was relieved when I finally got my pea coat to close, but the relief washed away when I bustled over to the mirror to see that I looked about 7 months pregnant.
All the layering would be good — if I was studying polar bears inside the Arctic for the day. I wasn’t. I was on my method to work. I made a fast stop at the coffee shop, and also the second I walked in, I started overheating. By the time I got to the counter, I could smell my perspiration starting to mix with the wool of the sweater. I like the natural beauty look, but I’m not fond of the smell. I was waiting for my mocha and madly fanning myself having a menu, when I glanced down to see that my new furry boots had nearly been ruined by the rock salt scattered on the city sidewalks.
After all of the time I spent getting, planning, and putting on my new outfit, my sparkly chandelier earrings were the only factor that survived the morning. They had been the least costly part of my attire, and I got compliments on them all day. Apparently a bit twinkle makes persons feel very good.
Like any smart woman, I resort to black in the wintertime despite what the houses of haute couture scream at us about wearing additional color. Black looks excellent day or night, and for a girl on the run, it doesn’t call for a lot thought. The most effective thing about black is that it hides all forms of flaws, like those caused by eating an entire pumpkin cheesecake on Thanksgiving. But black just isn’t only thinning; it’s a great palette for accessories.
This year, ladies have plenty of jewelry choices. You may fall back on the old basic of diamonds. Or you are able to try this winter’s exciting new collections of colored pearls and shells. They look fabulous with black, and they can be as dressy as a diamond necklace, whilst offering additional personality and flare. You are able to also highlight your eye color having a comparable colored necklace. Nothing is a lot more attractive than a pair of sapphire blue eyes having a matching necklace.
Rhinestones are always a holiday favorite. This season, designers are utilizing them with fiber optic glass and silver. It’s a new take on a jeweler’s staple. Red stones can highlight the flushed skin and rosy cheeks of winter. Along with the fiber optics inside the glass makes the necklaces, earrings, and bracelets glow. The combination creates a look that no one will forget.
And something that will always go with black, much more black. Onyx is really a gorgeous stone that when highlighted with silver can make a simple black sweater and slacks into a classic cosmopolitan look. Dangly onyx earrings are stunning with pulled back hair. Onyx is terrific since it can go with virtually anything. It makes red extra refined, pink extra subdued, and white a lot more exotic.
So don’t let gray skies and stale snow keep you from feeling lovely. Next time you go to your closet and feel bummed out about having to squeeze your outfit under your jacket, toss on a gorgeous pair of earrings. Everyone will notice them, even with your jacket on. And unlike that oversized sweater, it is possible to keep wearing them when the warm spring days finally return.
Jacob Simon writes about hippie fashion, and gypsy skirts frequently on his site. He enjoys all kinds of hippie stuff including alternative energy, gaming, gardening, crochet, quilting and emergency preparedness. Visit he and his wife’s site to learn more.