Thursday, October 02, 2014

What’s Cooler Than Cool? (Ice Cold.)

Or How to Dress for the Season When Your Instinct Is To Wait For the Season to Be Over.

Unless you’re a Stark of Winterfell, I personally find it hard to believe that anyone of us can say “Winter is Coming” with a smile on our faces. With 2014 coming to an end, the harsh winds of the north are just starting to pick up speed and I choose to believe that I’m not alone in my daily to struggle against submitting to hibernation and staying inside with my Netflix subscription until the flowers are in bloom once more. A more responsible alternative to this common winter-phobia is to find something to make leaving the house an exciting prospect again. What better way to do this than to channel some of our favourite innovative style icons and at least look fab while we fantasize about the return of temperatures above freezing.

Tilda Swinton
Tilda sets our transcendental hearts aflutter with her androgynous style, killer cheekbones, and lack of definition of a bad hair day. Her tall stature and affinity for all white ensembles that billow as she walks gives her the title of Ice Queen of my heart, in the very best way possible. Try similarly pulling off an ivory look from head to toe; the first step to conquering the blizzard (that will surely come at the most inopportune moment because life is like a movie but rarely in the fun ways), is to become the blizzard.

An Olsen Twin, Mary-Kate and/or Ashley
When in doubt, layer, layer, and then layer some more! Some people feel like they’ve moved past the days when we ooh’ed and aah’ed over grainy paparazzi photos of an Olsen buried somewhere underneath various pieces of shapeless clothing but I for one am always in favour of ditching my more tailored pieces for the opportunity to wear a blanket over a cardigan over a sweater and calling it fashion. Of course there are those people who don’t truly appreciate the comfort that hobo chic can bring, but haters gon’ hate and you can laugh at them as you burrow deeper into the portable fort I like to call Olsen winter attire.

Kanye West

When I find myself in times of trouble, I need only ask “What would Yeezus Do?” and the answer comes to me. Sometimes his guidance leads to missteps i.e. the urge to steal the microphone from young, blonde pop stars as they receive their first awards, but most of the time it leads to amazingness like  lots of leather and kilts overtop tights, with a healthy dose of bling lest people need reminding how dope you truly are. If you’re into a more casual look, you can’t go wrong with layering plaid on top of plaid and hashtagging it #bound2.

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