Friday, October 07, 2011


How to Reinvent your style, Give your style a fashionista make over for the New year!

How often do you stare into your closet full of overflowing clothes and realize that you still have nothing to wear? From past experience it happens a bit too often, especially during the times when seasons are changing. Celebrities are always trying to switch up and revamp their fashion styles and now it's your turn! Here are some tips to help you jump onto a fresh start during the chilly months and the new year!

Fur is definitely the big "in" this year. It has been on all the runway shows from designers such as Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, and Christian Dior just to name a few. If you don't have this in your closet already this timeless piece adds great depth to your wardrobe! Fur is great when it comes to adding a 'texture overload' to your style. Being able to stay warm in the cold months but still looking like your fabulous self isn't a hard thing to do. By adding a fur scarf or a fur hat to your outfit, gives you an ultra luxurious look while giving you that layered feel. You could also go for a purse with fur detailing or even a fur vest to pick up your outfit a bit. Just try not to over load on the fur, picking one or two pieces will help put together an outfit, but wearing too much fur? Might make you look like a walking animal. Against wearing the real thing? Not to worry, you can find a lot of faux fur pieces these days in retail stores and at a cheaper price. It's a win-win situation!

Another great thing to look for while you're shopping for new pieces is to look for a vintage-inspired floral print. You may think floral prints are only for the summer months, but a lot of designers are now trying to tie in the floral print with fall/winter pieces to give a soft, feminine silhouette. By keeping a soft elegance feel to it, you can find a floral print shirt or a silk dress and pair that with nylons and cute little ankle boots. Throw over a wool trench coat and your set to hit the city streets! One thing to keep in mind when buying floral prints for the fall/winter seasons is to keep the colour either neutral or soft and stay away from bright and vibrant colours.

Last but not least the last trend would be the more structured pieces that have an androgyny feel to it. Designers such as Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and Stella McCartney are coming out with pieces that have more of a tailored built. More women are striving to get this look because it empowers a strong woman. Look for structured and tailor pieces such as shirts, blazers, boots and hats. These items would give you more of a polished look for days at the office or an important meeting, either way you'll look trendy and sophisticated!

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