Question Of A Week

featured photoWorking as a personal stylist I am receiving many style related questions every day so I decided to start a new weekly column Question Of A Week where I am going to share my styling tips with you. I hope you will find them useful and will enjoy reading.

A question I receive every winter is How to stay warm and look stylish? especially when we talk about dressing up in evenings.

Ski jacket or a puffer are not particularly flattering and paired with an elegant dress and high-heels definitely do not look elegant, do not make us feel glamorous and might look ridiculous. Don’t get me wrong I have nothing against puffers or ski jackets but you should never mix sporty style clothes with an elegant dress and high-heels.

Looking good when it’s freezing is not so difficult as you think. And these are my tips.

#1 Invest in a coat which will keep you warm!

A coat has always been one of the biggest style investments for autumn and winter. A coat, whether you buy one once every couple years or every season, is always a wardrobe staple. So when you are in search for a new coat check a composition of a fabric – don’t even think about buying a coat which contains only polyester – it won’t keep you warm! Look only at coats with at least 70% of wool.

This season’s biggest trend is faux fur coats which are ideal if you want to wear something not so warm underneath it will look very elegant and will keep you warm.

Inspiration

fur coatsGucci/Chloe/Ralph Lauren

My Picks

fur coatsUnreal Fur Wanderlust Coat in Black Faux Fur/Warehouse Colourblock Belted Fur Coat/Unreal Fur Wanderlust Coat/

fur coats2River Island Black & White Faux Fur Coat/River Island Oversized Faux Fur Jacket/River Island Stripe Faux Fur Coat

 #2 Layering is the key

The key to dressing fashionably in the winter months without compromising warmth is layering. My must to have item for times when temperatures begin to drop is a fur gilet which is a total lifesaver! You can wear it on the top or under your coat with any outfit to add that needed extra warmth. Also you can keep it on when you take your coat off.

It’s my secret weapon when I want to wear a thin dress or a blouse – it looks super stylish and I never feel cold.

Inspiration

vest inspirations

My Picks

fur giletsASOS Faux Fur Gilet/Unreal Fur Yeti Gilet/Story Of Lola Faux Fur Gilet/Vero Moda Faux Fur Gilet

#3 Accessorize for warmth

Scarves are a perfect accessory with pure style and warmth; you can even leave them on as part of your outfit. A scarf can really protect you from chilly winds but it can also be a statement accessory. It can update your look and make your coat from the last season look different.

This season everything is about fur so if you want to be particular fashionable choose a fur scarf. You can pair them with your jackets, blouses or dresses to add extra warmth and a bit of glamour for everyday outfits.

Inspiration

fur scarfs 2Roberto Cavalli/Lanvin

fur scarfs

My Picks

fur scarfs - my picksASOS Faux Fur Multi Stripe Scarf/Sheepskin Stole by Marques’Almeida X Topshop/Liquorish Faux Fur Snood Scarf/ASOS Faux Fur Colour Block Long Scarf

Everyone knows that we loose a lot of heat through our heads. Wearing a hat can make a huge different if you want to stay warmth. They also are the most fashionable accessory this season.

Inspiration

hat inspirationsMy Picks

hats2Reiss Jackson Floppy Hat/Catarzi Floppy Hat/ASOS Extra Wide Felt Floppy Hat

hatsReiss Andrea Felt Floppy Hat/ASOS Skinny Band Felt Floppy Hat/ASOS Grey Marl Braid Felt Fedora Hat/Catarzi Exclusive Fedora Hat

#4 Keep your feet warm!

There is nothing worse than freezing feet. Over-the-Knee Boots are the solution – they look perfect with mini skirts, dresses or jeans and will definitely keep you warm. Sleek boots are the most flattering ones and are key for creating an elegant outfit. Even for a night out pair them with a mini dress and you will look chic.

Inspiration

over the knee bootsRalph Lauren/Fendi/Ralph Lauren

boots inspiration

My Picks

boots my picks

CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION Audrina suede over-the-knee boots/GIANVITO ROSSI Osaka suede over-the-knee boot/Sophia Webster Hallie nubuck over-the-knee boots

My last trick to stay warm is to wear cashmere or wool blend tights – it’s an ultimate luxury which makes such a difference! With them I can wear any skirt or dress I want and I never feel cold. You can find them in any department store but I usually shop in Calzedonia

Stay warm and chic!

If you have any particular questions you would like me to answer, please leave your question in comments bellow.

 

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