Easy ways to spruce up your winter wardrobe inspired by looks straight from the catwalk.
1/ If You Want to Shine Bright Like a Diamond
Glitz, shine and sparkle! Turn heads with this updated festive look. High sheen fabric, paillettes and sequins reflect the light making you the focus.
Get the Look
1064 Studio Gold-plated necklace, $707.
Kurt Geiger London Kensington Sequin Embellished Shoulder Bag, $270.69.
McQ Alexander McQueen Metallic vinyl midi skirt, $465.
Christian Louboutin Araborda 70 crystal-embellished suede and mesh slingback sandals, $1,510. BCBG MAX AZRIA Camo Sequin Blazer, $452; Chiffon Party Dress, $478.
2/ If You Want to Bring Out Your Animal Instincts
Think big five but make it fashion. Snake, zebra and cheetah are the most coveted prints du jour.
Get the Look
Norma Kamali Striped snake-print stretch-jersey track jacket, $205.
Miu Miu Leather-trimmed zebra-print canvas pouch, $240. MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Tiger Sequined Flounce Dress, $450, Patent Loop
Waist Belt, $98 and Whitney Large Zebra Sequined Convertible Shoulder Bag, $448. Stella McCartney 51MM Leopard Print Rounded Cat Eye Sunglasses, $290. Khaite Zebra-print calf hair ankle boots, $1,200.
Rails Gracie Leopard-Print Sweater, $233. Adriana Orsini Silvertone cubic zirconia lace flexi drop earrings, $265.
3/ If You Want to Play Goody Two Shoes
No matter the style you’re drawn to the runways had the footwear for it all: Marc Cain’s formfitting sportswear dress paired with casual gym kicks; Alice + Olivia showed zebra pattern from head to toe; Fendi’s embellished classic pumps drew from the colour and feminine lines of a pleated skirt; Cushnie’s dominatrix stiletto boots went with the #lbd; Tibi’s slip-on Chelsea boots contrasted an emerald pencil skirt; at Chanel warm and cozy shearling boots blended with fair isle knits.
4/ If You Want to Stay Warm and Cozy (On The Slopes)
Fair isle sweaters, cozy down filled parka’s and chunky boots with a touch of sparkle around the face is the newest look to hit the slopes.
It’s a twofer: look sleek and stay warm. The P75d GORE-TEX fabric with 2L technology outer shell gives complete protection from the elements while the Down Contour Construction and Down Composite Mapping technologies reduce bulk with cleverly placed insulation in the right places. Arc’teryx Patera Parka, $800
Get the Look
Lacoste Winter design cotton and wool blend jacquard sweater, $295.
Marlo Laz Mini Porte Bonheur 14-karat gold, enamel, pearl and diamond earrings.
Extend the life of your swimwear by wearing it as a bodysuit. Layer under a translucent maxi skirt and jacket (or vest) and accentuate with a sparkly necklace.
Needle And Thread Honeycombe Smocked Ballerina Skirt, $225.
Ann Demeulemeester Double-breasted grain de poudre vest, $770.
Christian Louboutin Yetita Genuine Shearling Bootie, $1630.
Loren Stewart Herringbone XL silver necklace $198.
Amaio Avril maillot, Pleated Ivory, $605.13; amaioswim.com.
Warrior Alpaca Socks Happy Alpaca Family- Non-Skid Alpaca Socks, $14.99; warrioralpacasocks.comSorel Tivoli IV Tall Boot, $200; Available at Sport Chek.
This original fashion article first appeared in the Winter 2019/2020 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.