There’s no reason to shy away from leather skirts; as long as they aren’t minis. I never would have thought I’d like leather skirts but I recently saw someone at a business meeting with a pleated leather skirt that fell just below the knee and it was gorgeous! The woman paired it with a grey turtleneck and very long tassel necklace and tights and flat boots.
Who What Wear recently posted an article on the subject of leather skirts and these celebs have got it right. It is about proportion. Wearing a skin-tight leather skirt that’s too short won’t be flattering on anyone. If you’re daring enough to wear a leather skirt, try a knee-length version with a collared soft-material shirt and it will be a total hit!
loving the ankle booties
Trend Alert! Ponchos & Capes
Ponchos and capes have made their way back into stores and into our hearts. They are everywhere, including the runway. Ponchos and capes are a great and chic way to layer and stay warm when the weather gets colder. Plus, they look great with anything. You can wear them with jeans, with leggings, dresses or skirts; tights or no tights. Depending on the style, you can pair a poncho or cape to any look; just match up the materials. There are fancy versions as well as more casual looks.
Ponchos and capes can be found in knit materials so you can opt out of the coat and wear a poncho or cape, which is my favorite. They look great layered over a long-sleeve t-shirt with leggings and tall riding boots. You might have though ponchos were a thing of the past, but with their rejuvenated trendy look, they are a must-have item this winter.
And who said velvet was out of style? Velvet can look good on anyone; it just required a little tailoring and styling. For a younger crowd, try a leather coat to give it a little edge. Looking for a classier look? Opt for a floor-length velvet skirt. Be considerate of your choice for top. Velvet is a textured fabric so stick to a sleek top. Try it with silk. Try it with a more casual cotton top. Don’t forget your accessories!
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Have you tried patterned tights? Its an easy way to dress up an otherwise simple outfit. Next time you getting ready for work and your opting for a plain black shift dress or a pencil skirt, try it with patterned tights. There are hundreds of style to choose from. From polka dots, to simple stripes, to lace and leopard print, there is everything you can image. Not all are appropriate for work so choose wisely but its a fun accessory for this fall!
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Color is the Word
Looking to spice up your winter wardrobe? Add a little color. This late autumn/early winner try on one of these color trends:
1. Tomato Red: make a bold statement. Take it from work to play. Try a red blouse with a pair of high-waisted dress pants for work or sport a dramatic red dress or fitted skirt for a night time look.
2. Mustard: For those individuals who are looking for a head-turning, stopped traffic effect. Mustard can be a hard color to work with but it is so in right now. Start off small. Implement a mustard tank or shirt then are you get acclimated, try a mustard wrap dress. This color actually works really well with all skin tones.
3. Pale Pink: For the individuals who are looking to make a less loud statement. Pale pink is a dainty, very girly color. Try a pale pink pencil skirt or a neck-tie blouse for work. For a casual look, pair a pale pink top with dark skinnies.
4. Ombre: From Ombre dresses, to the shoes, to even hair, Ombre is a hit. It is the color trend of the season. Ombre is the effect of going from light to dark. Stars on the red carpet have been spotted with Ombre dresses and they sure look fab. Some are even sporting ombre-esque hair. Giuliana Rancic has ombre hair and it looks uh-mazing as she would say. In terms of clothing, its a safe bet. You can find all colors in the ombre trend. Make sure to pair only one pattern at a time to avoid a call from the fashion police!