This winter's top trends can be defined by two words: sensuality and comfort. I know, these two seem like complete opposites that would never coordinate, but I think there is something subtly sensual about being all bundled up for the cold. And with a colder than average winter expected for those of us here in the Southeast, what better time to share My Top 5 Winter Weather Essentials!!
We already know that pieces with a masculine edge were dominant on this year's catwalks, so this season's oversized coats shouldn't come as a surprise. My favorite part about this piece is the ability to comfortably wear it over layers upon layers. MEL'S TIP: Stick to coats in neutral shades. That way you can easily wear fun patterns and bright colors underneath. Jane from FitFabFunMom's coat is the perfect staple for so many winter looks!!
1. JOSEPH Wool Coat 2. J BRAND Distressed Boyfriend Jeans 3. DKNY Lace-paneled Top 4. JAMES PERSE Cotton T-shirt 5. DIOR Sunglasses 6. WANDERLUST Ring 7. GORJANA Necklace 8. GUCCI Loafers 9. MEL BOTERI Black Saffiano Leather Lauren Clutch
Faux-fur is absolutely a must this winter. Opulence and fur go hand-in-hand, so feel free to bring out your inner diva and pack on the glamorous accessories. But try to limit the fur to only one piece in your outfit. There is no need to look like a wooly mammoth!! This season go for fur in the following hues: white tones, vibrant colors, and nudes. I am dying over Jenny's precious pop of color... she looks so cute (and warm!!)
1. NEEDLE & THREAD Tulle Skirt 2. MARNI Embellished Top 3. SWORD Cropped Jacket 4. LE METIER DE BEAUTE Liquid Liner 5. CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Pumps 6. KENT & KING Stud Earrings 7. MEL BOTERI Matte Gold Python Leather Aarti Cocktail Clutch
I truly believe it is impossible (unless you live in Hawaii) to go a whole winter season without a warm and comfy oversized sweater. Not only is it oh so chic, but it is also oh so comfortable!!
I recommend a wardrobe filled with these wool, knitted, bulky or fluffy sweaters. Wear yours over a dress, paired with a skirt or enjoy the essence of comfort and wear it with your favorite leggings. I truly can't get enough of these!! Courtney Kerr is a comfy-chic inspiration in her sweater, skirt and boot combo.
1. KATE SPADE Bangle 2. STUART WEITZMAN Boots 3. BRUNELLO CUCINELLI Turtleneck 4. RALPH LAUREN Chandelier Earrings 5. MICHAEL KORS Bracelet Watch 6. RED VALENTINO High Waist Shorts 7. MARC BY MARC JACOBS Cuff Bracelet 8. MEL BOTERI Black Saffiano Leather Watson Tote
OVER THE KNEE BOOTS
Over the knee boots have been a winter weather staple since they began their ascent to popularity in the 80's. And this season several designers presented some very interesting variations. From Gianvito Rossi's more classic cuts, to Givenchy's screw-inspired (ahem, because of the heel! #blushing) stiletto boots, you can always count on a good pair to add sensuality to any look. My girl Harrison Sapp shows us exactly how to pull this off by working her super HOT monochromatic magic!!
1. STUART WEITZMAN Boots 2. IRO Suede Mini Dress 3. FILU Hat 4. BAUBLEBAR Ring 5. ALEXIS BITTAR Stack Bangles 6. GORJANA Bracelet 7. BAUBLEBAR Ring 8. VERA WANG Long Fur Gilet 9. MEL BOTERI Slate Grey Saffiano Leather Watson Tote
There you have it, My Top 5 Winter Weather Essentials! Share your favorite ways to style these must-haves by tagging #MYMB and #BestDressedMB and I'll repost my faves.
Stay warm my fashion friends!!