I’m more of a summer person because winter is too cold and I like wearing dresses. The only way I cope with the chilly weather is to rug up with style. I’ve compiled 4 of my favourite winter looks this year to inspire you to look stylish and keep warm.
This Leelee Sobieski look-alike has turned a vintage-design rug into a scrumptious coat. A cross-over of a Persian princess and a Japanese kimono. Her slim figure and the cool shades keep her look modern and fresh. I don’t usually do red and black, but the interesting pattern and the grey stitching makes this coat absolutely to drool for. I’m eyeing my carpet.
Not everyone has the budget for Balmain jackets and Balenciaga leather pants. But if you do – the finances and the figure, then you ought to flaunt it. Take cue from this lovely young lady who obviously spends her lunch money on clothes. Balmain certainly is the most-lusted-after label at the moment – striking shoulders and tapered waist, a feature we previously would have all loved to forget from the 80’s, has been revamped by the head designer, Christophe Decarnin. I love it when an old classic such as the military jacket- previously seen only on the male of the species (like Captain Cook), gets the denim treatment and a feminized makeover. One of my favourite winter looks at the moment- sharp and smart.
Ignore the other well-dressed ladies in the background, this Penelope Cruz- doppelganger has serious style credits. Black is definitely back this winter. Black cashmere long wrap-around scarf. Check. Black boyfriend blazer with rolled-up sleeves. Check. Black calf-leather waist-belt. Check. Black slinky peg-leg pants that sit inches above my ankle. Check. Black lengthen-my-legs stillettoes. Check. She’s set to rock the streets of Paris.
And lastly, my fourth favourite look for winter 2009 is shaggy knits. This lady has mastered this look so well. Wearing a jersey body-con dress underneath it with sky-high ankle boots, she’s elevated grandma’s shag carpet to rock-star status. Learn from Big Bird, when we wear woollies, we ought to keep the rest of the body streamlined- wear skinny jeans, leggings or tight dresses underneath. The strands of her shaggy knit look like feathers. She looks warm and relaxed. But unlike Big Bird, her style is set to take flight.