Now that I'm back from my Thanksgiving cruise to Cozumel, I'm settling happily into the season of chunky sweaters, steaming mugs of cider and tea, and crackling fires. After the rush of Black Friday and Cyber Monday (or Cyber Week) sales, I've noticed a few trends that I'm really loving for this colder weather!
1. Flare Jeans are BACK!
If you're like me, and have, let's call them, athletic, thighs, then you can join me in my ecstasy! I love a good flare jean because it slims your upper leg, and for shorties like myself, gives us a long, lean look when worn with heels. I've been pairing mine with heels and a poncho for work, the perfect combination of chic and comfy. Other ways to wear them include belted with a button down, snuggled into a sweater with a flannel shirt peeking out and plenty of jewelry, or cozied up in a blanket scarf that's belted over a button down or oversized shirt.
2. Blanket scarves
If you didn't hop on this train last season, get on now and be prepared to never get off. It's literally like wearing your most comfortable blanket around with you all the time. Order an infinity version and snuggle into it's soft, blankety goodness, or stick with the traditional version that also serves as a cape, shawl, actual blanket and infinitely more possibilities. Personally, I prefer a nice blanket scarf to a jacket since I can wear it in a more traditional style during the day and then pull it over my shoulders as it gets cold. Plus, then I don't have to worry about finding a place for my jacket when I'm walking around from inside to out!
3. Muted colored denim
A couple years ago, it was all about bright red denim. Then it was about patterns. Finally, this year it's something I can get behind - muted colored denim. With a short, athletic body type, I'm supremely aware of how my legs look. But I'm loving the color this season, and especially the pull-on legging jeans from Gap! (For more, see my post on the World's Best Jeans)
What's your favorite trend this winter? Share in the comments!
"You can never be over-dressed or under-educated" Oscar Wilde