RIVER CITY FASHION

Winter in the City

Stephania Jugo

Stephania Jugo

As the air gets colder and the days get shorter, the Carrie Bradshaws of the world wonder: is it time to pull out the fur coat and leather gloves yet? And the answer is always yes!

With winter arriving in full force this year, it can be difficult to come up and keep up with varying trendy pieces. This winter, sprucing up winter basics with layers and warm accessories is the way to go. While earmuffs, gloves and scarves are essentials, they can be a practical way to add some dimension to an outfit. Combining patterns and bold colors within these accessories can almost convert an everyday outfit into something that stands out.

Fur coats have always been part of a classic winter wardrobe. This year, fur coats have been heavily emphasized in the fashion industry. While nude and black are staple colors for these jackets, leopard print fur coats have been peaking this season as the print becomes a “neutral” for some. Cheetah and leopard prints can be seen in almost all accessories from coats to boots to scarves. This specific print, in addition to a red pop of color, has been a match made in heaven this season.

As for shoes, trends have transitioned from fall to winter quite smoothly. Taller boots with a chunky heel can be part of an everyday cozy look. Slingback kitten heels can be warmed up with tights for elegant nights or with leg warmers for a more casual look.

This season don’t be afraid to invest in warm winter basics as they can always be used for the next season. Remember the world of pattern and texture mixing isn’t as scary as one may think! You can always start small with accessories and work your way up. The winter season is all about experimenting with clothes as layers are crucial to keep warm. Start off the new year right by having fun playing around in your wardrobe as you never know what outfits you can create!