Feb 1, 2016

Polyvore Fun ::: Winter Outfit Ideas 2016

I must be a Piscean through and through, unable to pin down just one style of clothing. At least coming up with 11 outfit ideas helped me realize what items, colors, textures, and silhouettes I am currently impartial to! 

Outfit #1. Black leather trimmed Chloe coat, Chanel cardigan, black or gray dress.

The dressy set... I guess a little black or gray dress & a Chanel cardigan does the job! Add a few blings and a pair of slim fitted suede long boots or some sexy heels & you're ready to any after 8's!

To make it casual, add a top knot & big scarf... With a messenger bag, cute boots.

To sexify the look, wear blingy earrings, smoky makeup, glossy lips, a sexy clutch, sheer tights and heels.

For office, add thick glasses, stud earrings, a smart watch, thick tights & Chanel or Ferragamo flats, a Starbucks coffee, and a work tote like Celine luggage in somber colors. 

Wear pearls for more formal occasions. And add browns & patterned scarf to go more boho chic.

Add fun brooches & bright accessories to go youthful. The possibilities are endless!

Winter outfit #2. Black padding coat, red cable knit cowl neck knit top, ivory slacks.

I like to mix and match different levels of refinement. But any black or medium to dark gray coat works. You can go more formal with straighter line long wool or alpaca coat. Go for a luxurious look with fur. Or go more Mod with cropped sleeves and mock turtle neck coat. Or you could try a more laid back style with an overfit coat in 3/4 length or longer.

Winter outfit #3. Boyfriend jacket style coat, white V neck knit (I went for the cable knit again!), ripped jeans.

I think this is one of my favorites of the bunch! If you work at a more conservative setting, switch out ripped jeans for neat straight leg dark wash denims! 

Gosh, I can't wait to buy this ensemble! 

Winter outfit #4. Wine coat long, light blue cardigan set, light wash skinny jeans. 

OK, so this set I made because I have an unworn wine coat that Mom gifted me. This is not a common color combo, but it does echo a more traditional Korean palette. But add a pop like red lips, or a scarf or shoes or bags in ultramarine & bam! The outfit comes alive & works. :-) 

Charcoal gray scarf, black bag, green color can all work too. 

Winter outfit #5. This Chloe black coat keeps reoccurring because I actually got one similar to it! :P Add oversized batwing sleeve cardigan, and green skinny jeans. 

This would so be my weekend or lounge around with a friend in a cafe or mall look! 

I like how the colors are not too sweet. It's got a laid back city vibe & super cozy. The colors can handle almost any other accent colors as well as metals! 

Winter outfit #6. Faux shearling coat in a light powdery color, pastel blue knit with repeating large scale diamonds patterns, ivory slacks.

This outfit is going for a sweet feminine mood. Everything is kept light and airy. If you have long hair, you would look super feminine. Add long eyelashes & get gel nails or manicure... You could wear ballerina flats or long boots. 

You can tone down the femininity with punches of sensible & down to earth colors like brown or khaki. Wear wine or punches or red or French blue if you want to extend the feminine mood.

If you love wearing metals and bling, keep everything light in white or grays. Then let your metallics dramatize your look. 

Winter outfit #7. Red coat, gray cowl or turtleneck knit, honey brown leather pants.

OK, so this color combo is something that I have never worn! I've had chocolate browns and tans for my skirt and pants before, but this medium honey brown makes everything so cheerful and warm! 

You could add a fun headpiece or hat and gloves for this outfit too. Headpiece could be anything from a Fedora or earmuffs, or headbands, or newsboy cap. A pair of sporty leather gloves could be really cool too. 

Winter outfit #8. Fur lined parka, black turtleneck, black Balmain slacks.

This military green meets navy blue fur trim coat is another great steals I acquired recently. Mine is longer and has a mix of navy and black fur. 

I think Balmain jeans are so cool. As is the rider look. Kate Moss and Rosie Huntington Whiteley both do a fabulous job in these inspirations... :) 

This color combo is very urbane but also a bit more on the masculine side. Make sure you accessorize well and have fun with different fabrics and textures. A black turtleneck in cashmere or angora can instantly add that feminine softness. How you style your hair is really big too. Even if the palette is more serious & masculine, if you opt for cinched waist with ribbing on the waist band you can totally show off your figure. 

Winter outfit #9. Glen check coat, olive cropped cardigan, gray suede skirt.

This one here is more subdued and quieter, more traditional/retro-styled. I think rider looks are great but occasionally you'd feel like something more classic and sportive. Hence pieces like Glen check & herringbones! 

If this is too blah, go a shade darker or lighter in the skirt depending on the contrast your hair/skin/eyes have. eg. Black or lighter gray. 

Thid is a good chicken outfit (base outfit) that can be dressed up or down in myriad ways. Because the colors are so neutral & dulled, they can handle a wide range of colors depending on your mood and styling skills. 

Go NYC style with more severe jet blacks, add rich warm browns to go more Chicago style... Add honey beige & peach beige to make it more Japanese style... Add denim blue and navy to go more Seoul style. Or add elegant mauves and plums to go more Parisian... Add wine and light blue for a British vibe! 

Because these colors are not as memorable, styling it different ways can really alter the feel of the outfit~!! 

Because the neckline is simple, you could accessorize it with lace collars for a vintage look. Go Blair Waldorf with a headband & a Victorian style ribbon. Or go more Serena style with Valentino inspired square studs on the collar, bag, and shoes. 

Winter outfit #10. Fluffy white coat, light blue batwing sleeve knit (my favorite!), daek green H-line leather skirt.

Here's my favorite skirt look of the bunch! I love the girly flirty fun vibe of the coat... But I like having it juxtaposed with these cooler calmer colors in light blue and dark green... This outfit also can handle lots of other colors. Beige/brown/gray/red/black/navy/plum... Pretty much all of the colors will work!  

The dark green H-line skirt will take you to work... If worn with a more serious jacket... And the ensemble could take you anywhere in the city... And you'd fit right in & feel at ease. OK, maybe not the coat so much. If you find fluffy stuff too young for you :P 

But this is a fun outfit to wear in February... (in Seoul), because after January hits, you yearn to lay off those heavier blacks & grays! 

Winter outfit #11. Black peacoat, gray round neck knit, mustard skinny or Balmain jeans. 

Last but not least. A cheerful yet balanced color combo to wear in the city... This one is all about laid back casual. Duffel coats may look too uniform-like but somehow Peacoats feel OK on adults imo. 

This color combo is best kept minimal... Adding too many other colors will damage the sophistication that the three colors produce. So, add more black or charcoal gray... But don't bring in the rainbow here~~ 

Aight. Thanks for reading!
Keep warm & enjoy today~~

Xoxox
Jssica FlatShoenista

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