Everyone knows the most comfortable and chicest way to ease into winter fashion is with the unbeatable combination of sweater dress and boots. This go-to look can work for a varietal of occasions and settings, even a night out on the town! The key to mastering this already adorable ensemble is to make sure you have the right fit! Too long and baggy will be much too pajama party esque; while way too tight is way too much!
It being the chilliest of seasons and all; make sure you pick some equally cute tights for warmth! Patterns, bold colors and knit tights work best here, they give some attention to detail for the outfit without taking away from the oh so casual comfy nature of it. For the boots aspect, tall boots work best, but I have seen some stylish ladies pairing their combos with sweet little ankle booties!
Choosing a muted color for your sweater dresses definitely takes the outfit into bono fide winter wear. In choosing such a palette, you also open yourself up to some amazing and very season appropriate nail polish colors! The brand new OPI ‘Touring America’ line is sure to turn heads and works perfectly with this trend. Gorgeous colors like, ‘Get in the Expresso Lane’, and ‘Honk if You Love OPI’ would make for a lovely complement. Time to get comfortable ladies!
Color lovers rejoice! Just because its’ fall, doesn’t mean you can’t pull of some of summer’s happier hues. Combining a muted neutral tone like gray and a vibrant color like plum is a fabulous combination for the season that will allow you complete versatility for office, evening, and casual outfits; not to mention that this particular color combo has been featured on fall runways the likes of Philip Lim and Mulberry.
The great thing about this fashion forward duo is that it is equally flattering to have gray on top as it is to wear it on the bottom. The key is simply to look for a slightly darker gray when shopping for pants and skirts. For work, a tweed gray dress with plum kitten heels would pop against each other perfectly! When out and about on the weekends (and if you’re feeling daring) try rocking some plum hued pants with a simple gray tee on top, understated, yet show stopping!
Our favorite thing about this soon to be go to color combination is the nail polish varietal it caters to! Since purple is so easily translatable from summer to fall (with varying shades of course!) finding the right shade for you is a cinch. From dark to light, Essie has some great options, like ‘Carry On’. For those of us who prefer to cater to the climate with our mani/pedis, the beautiful grey shade ‘Over the Edge’ is great for these long winter months ahead! Whatever your preference may be, trying this daring duo on for size may just help make the cold weather a little prettier!
You don’t have to be stuck in the 80’s to appreciate this season’s lace trend; after all its’ black, not neon! With the season for Holiday parties galore upon us, it is always nice to have different options for your party dress! Taking a lithe and graceful material like lace and saturating it in midnight black is such a lovely juxtaposition that will add a bit of depth to your fall wardrobe.
While lace is often associated with more formal occasions, you definitely don’t have to only save it for such. A little dark lace would transition perfectly into your everyday wardrobe, be it office or casual. A lace blouse with a camisole under would be terribly striking for a night out, or pick up a lace slip and wear it under your plain office skirt for a little Holiday frill! However, you will want accessories that will define the outfit for its particular setting. For example, you can make your lace pieces more casual with pieces in burnt silver tone. The rich texture of these pieces will play nicely off the feel of lace and complement any shade of denim.
The truly great thing about this fun fall trend is that it looks great with so many amazing fall shades! Try out OPI’s Muppet option ‘Getting Miss Piggy Wit It’ for a blast of regal red, or Essie’s ‘Power Clutch’ for a more demure approach. What you choose, one thing is for sure, you are about to be lovely in lace!