Music Festivals 2013
fashion trends for summer music festivals
It's that time of year where the weather is warm, the energy is high, and the festivities begin. By festivities, of course, I mean music festival mania! This involves 2-3 day events in specific music hall locations with a line-up of artists pertaining to the genre and or genre(s) associated with that specific festival. These events acquire a large cult following of youth and older generations as well who come from all over to pay tribute to their favorite artists and bands. Because these crazy festivals last all day long and for multiple days, there is often camping involved set up in a tailgating type manner in which groups of fans set up, camp out, and live and breathe the music.
-Of course, some people come prepared more than others - and if you don't go through the list of necessities before entering the music festival culture, you could find yourself out of water by the first day - and god forbid- out of beer! Always make sure you have enough supplies to live off of based on the size of your group and the number of days you are staying. You will be out in the sun alll day so shade and lots of water should be first on your list!
Also, if your thinking of wearing the cutest outfits for music festivals, know that they will get dirty and they may get ruined. The music festival culture isn't about wearing top designer brands and looking like you just stepped of the red carpet. Music Festival fashion has evolved to mimic the culture itself; boho grunge, punk, minimalists, with the acceptance that this isnt a beauty contest; it's a lifestyle.
Just because you will have minimal access to showers, be living in a tent for a few days, and will probably smell like the alleyway behind an ethically questionable restaurant, DOESN'T mean you can't rock a good look. In fact, the bigger the music festival culture has gotten, the more I have noticed that the grunge-style within the camp culture has surfaced more prominently into the fashion world. But let's just jump to the music festivals of 2013 and the trends that you can expect, and the ones you should reject.
1. WAKARUSA 2013
Location: Ozark, AK
Wakarusa 2013 Dates: May 30–June 2
Some Featured Artists:
The Black Crowes
Younder Mountain String Band
Of Monsters and Men
Walkarusa fashion is similar to that of Woodstock: hippy, dippy, trippy. Lots of cut-off jean shorts, bathing suit tops, fringe vests, ect. Comfort trumps style in the heat, but a flowy sundress and perhaps a flower or two in your hair will do...accessorize with colorful bracelets and anklets long pendant necklaces and feather earrings. Just add your own twists of color and style with accessories and look boho chic.
Wakarusa Fashion Trends
(Left to right) Born Janna (shoeline.com), Frankie straw fedora ($30 - swell.com), CHRISTINER DRESS ($65 - bench.ca), Lennon Small Round Hippie Style Sunglasses ($10 - 80spurple.com), Born Crown Aberlin ($115 - shoeline.com), FULL TILT Cross Back Button Front Womens Top ($22 - tillys.com),high waisted shorts light denim ($45 - etsy.com). Dream Catcher Feather Effect Earring ($19 - debenhams.com)
DO:Embrace your inner flower child
Cut off jeans, Aztec patterns, and of course - Fringe and flowers, is all you need to captivate the free spirit living of the Wakarusa Music festival.
DO:Spend time with friends, camp out and enjoy the musical atmosphere around you!
DON'T: ....Just Dont....
DON'T: Bring your kids...come on people! A music festival - although awesome on so many levels - is no place for children. There are weirdos and creepers and drinking and partying...I don't care if your kid's named rain water star-dust - leave em' home!
Want more info about wakarusa 2013?
Visit http://www.wakarusa.com/ for more information on Ticket Prices, availability, The 2013 Wakarusa line-up, and vendor information!
2. Movement 2013
Location: Detroit, MI
Movement 2013 Dates: MAY 25-27, 2013
Some Featured Artists:
Adult. - live
Audion - live
Azari & III - live
Break Science - live
DJ Godfather & DJ Zebo
See Full Line-Up for Movement 2013
Maybe it's the electronic vibes of Movement or the people that it attracts, but as far as fashion is concerned, movement is the most vivacious yet. If Music festivals were holidays, Movement would most definitely be Halloween. Originally called the Detroit Electronic Music Festival or DEMF, fans come adorned in pleather, plaid, neon, and chains. From head to toe, their bodies are bejewled in steam-punk accessories, straps, and frills as if Jersey Shore meets The Mad Hatter. If you go to movement wearing anything less than costume decor, you will find yourself a bit under dressed. So go crazy with your style and let loose! Movement is most definitely a festival that truly allows you to embellesh your look to the max.
Movement Fashion Trends
(Top Left to right) Know When to Fold 'Em Sunglasses ($3.99 - charlotterusse.com), Dana Top by Motel ($34 - topshop.com), New Look Aztec Backpack ($31 - asos.com), Neon Episode Post Earrings in Neon Yellow and Teal ($22 - etsy.com), Bubble Necklace (fab.com),Sofft Pedra in Ocean Multi Patent ($99 - shoeline.com), Black studded shorts ($70 - etsy.com), River Island Black festival pattern bracelet pack($7.68riverisland.com)
DO: Wear Glow in the Dark Gear for the Light Show
DO: Color Co-ordinate Bright Neon colors with friends
DON'T: Dress like a Cartoon Character
DON'T: Dress like a pole dancer
Want more info about Movement Electronic Music Festival?
Visit http://movement.us/ for tickets, line-up, special guests, room rates, and more!
3. BONNAROO 2013
Location: MANCHESTER, TN
Bonnaroo 2013 Dates: JUNE 13-16, 2013
Some Featured Artists:
Mumford & Sons
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
David Byrne & St. Vincent
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Of Monsters and Men
Empire of the Sun
See Full Line-Up for Bonnaroo 2013 at: http://lineup.bonnaroo.com/
With 700 Acres filled with up to 80,000 fans/campers, Bonnaroo is a festival that has quite the hype. Over 150 performances and 10+ stages, is what makes Bonnaroo one of the biggest festivals of the summer. For 4 days, fan camp, eat and sleep on the grounds and packing all the necessities to last your group during these days is a task in itself. The hot hot weather, along with the length of this gigantic party, are recipes for dehydration and too much sun exposure. This is why packing cute AND comfortable is key to the fashion trends at Bonaroo.
Bonnaroo Fashion Trends
Jane Norman Cap Sleeve Crop Top ($12- janenorman.co.uk), Black Floral Lace Swing Crop Top ($20 - newlook.com), FOREVER 21 Bolted Stud Denim Shorts ($20 - forever21.com), 953 Festival Studded Frayed Shorts (runwaydreamz.com) Ecote Dillon Smocked Strapless Dress ($49 - urbanoutfitters.com), Mali Sabatasso Gold and Emerald Teardrop Pendant Necklace ($205 - maxandchloe.com), Born Crown Gayla ($130 - shoeline.com), Minnetonka Thunderbird Mocs ($49 - Shoeline.com) Cut N Paste Fringe Crossbody ($59 - lorisshoes.com), Born Delano ($80 - shoeline.com)
DO: Cool Down in the Sprinkler
DO: Layer Up in colorful scarfs when it gets cold and the sun goes down
DONT: Wear Kids Toys as a part of your costume
DONT: Try and get on stage...it's not worth it
REMEMBER: You're NEVER too old to party...
Want more info about Bonnaroo 2013?
Visit http://www.bonnaroo.com/ for ticket info, line-up, special guests, camping, and more!
Keeping It Cool Swatches
Monaco Blue and Violet are the colors that will keep it cool this spring. Look forward to luxurious Icy blues and jewl-like purples to jazz up casual ensembles. Often times, deep blues and purples take the place of a base color which goes well when topped with floral patterns of warmer brighter colors. For those who don't like the vivaciously bright colors such as pink, yellow, orange and red that often times are associated with Spring and Summer Fashion, you will be excited to find that these cool, deep, and romantic shades of blue and violet are here to stay. Use these colors as the centerpiece to your outfit and add warmer, brighter hues as focal points to add dimention to your spring forward wardrobe!
How to wear Monaco Blue and Violet:
Floral Button-down Dress (Delias.com - $34.50), Armani Exchange Signature Tote ($98 - armaniexchange.com), Antique Edwardian Mauve Glass Bead Choker Necklace ($38 - etsy.com), Isola Madra in Denim Croco ($178 - shoeline.com), Fat Face Pointelle Skirt ($71- fatface.com), Rut&Circle Destini Sequin Shirt ($52 - nelly.com), Uniqlo Women Synthetic Leather Bikers Jacket ($60 - uniqlo.com), Joia Pastel Colourblock Clutch/Crossbody ($78 - eluxe.ca), Born Julianne in Petunia Burnished ($90 - shoeline.com), Paige Denim Polka Dot Verdugo Skinny Jeans ($133 - shopbop.com), Fiona crepe shirt ($100 - theoutnet.com), FOREVER 21 Retro Chain Link Scarf ($6.80 - forever21.com), Sofft Pheobe in Navy ($99 - shoeline.com)
Featured Styles and MORE!:
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Korkease Felicia-Reef Born Natania-Denim Born Martine-Reef Korkease Ande-Colony
Born Hanita-Rey Born Kylin-Merlino Born Gayla-Merlino Born Naura-Marino
Born Stowaway II Born Alcala II-Viola Korkease Colette-Petunia Isola Daena-Orchid Purple
Vintage Hana-Lilla Korkease Jaclyn-Merlino Born Julianne-Petunia Born Yemena-Petunia
It is all about Sunset when it comes to shades of Pink we will see this Spring! It's only fitting of this warm pallette to remind us of the warm weather to come (and hopefully soon!)for a beautiful and sunny Spring. Just thinking about the slightest change in temperature makes me MUCH happier. I guess these new Spring 2013 must-have shades take me to my happy place! To go along with the warm undertones found in shades like coral, salmon, peach, and magenta, I am noticing that the other colors coming our way this spring are all much warmer and pastel-like. These new shades and hues are going to really make your closet vibrant. No more nuetrals, this spring is about to bloom into a garden of color and designs. Get ready for fun, happy-go-lucky vibes this spring because the fashion world is taking colors and patterns to a whole new level of awesome!
How to wear Coral:
CURRENT/ELLIOTT Poppy Ankle Skinny Jeans($92 - stylebop.com), Nest Door Neighbor Top ($48 - modcloth.com), Echo Metallic Beach Tote ($98 - nordstrom.com), Isola Adena in Electric Pink ($97 - shoeline.com), Print Dress ($45 - modcloth.com),Big Buddha Zepher Hobo Bag ($90 - lordandtaylor.com), Sofft Broadway in Coral ($115 - shoeline.com), Current/Elliott High-rise skinny jeans ($89 - theoutnet.com), Blue and White Stripe Debardeur Top ($54 - bleuclothing.com), FOREVER 21 Ombré Scarf ($11 - forever21.com), Vintage Hanna in Sunset Suede ($169 - shoeline.com)
Featured Styles and MORE!:
Sofft Blaise-Coral Born Shanna-Coral Sofft Madeline-Coral Suede Isola Adena-Electric Pink
Isola Madalen-Coral Coast Sofft St. Larouse-Coral Sofft Broadway-Coral Vintage Hana-Sunset
Isola Badre-Magenta/Coral Born Lilibelle-Fuschia Sofft Pascale-Peonia Pink
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From the Mod 1960's to the Pop 1980's, we've got fashion trends from every decade!
Peace, Love, 1960's
Metallic Dress by Oh My Love ($63 - topshop.com), Black Tassel Earrings ($35 - vincecamuto.com), Banana Republic Jasmine Box Clutch ($60 - bananarepublic.gap.com), SCOOP Perfect Tights - Cashmere ($42 - scoopnyc.com), Born Molly in Savoirda Metallic ($95 - shoeline.com), SUOLI Casual pants ($85- yoox.com), Ivory Victoriana blouse ($29 - dorothyperkins.com), MICHAEL Michael Kors Rabbit vest ($225 - net-a-porter.com), Bakers Herringbone Cap ($19 - bakersshoes.com), Born Roslyn in Mandorla Veg ($185 - shoeline.com), Mini Dress ($45 - modcloth.com), Cambridge Vintage Red Envelope Shoulder Bag ($94 - chicnova.com), Miss Selfridge Black Felt Floppy Hat ($49 - missselfridge.com), Born Olana in Nero Suede ($275 - shoeline.com)
The sixties were all about breaking the mold. Whether in society or in the world of pop-culture, the 1960's became a time of Anti-conformity, Rock & Roll, Peace, Love, and Pushing Limits. Out of the 60's came a wave of Fashion evolution, taking the hour glass curvature and mid-calf lenth dresses of the 1950's, and molding a completely opposite trend consisting of shapeless, ambiguous, and very short "mini" dresses. This style, which started by a new generation of young Modernists in Britain, became the staple of 1960's fashion - better known as "Mod." The "mini" dress, since it'sdebut in 1960, has never left the Fashion Industry, presenting itself in many colors, fabrics, and adornments, but yet it's mid-thigh length remains the same. Where Brit Mod took on brightly colored, quadrilateral patterns, America took on the mod A-line mini dress a bit differed using flashy gold and silver embellishments or simply solid colors such as black or white. Often times, the mini-dress was worn with platform boots that came up over the knee, or simple ballet flats. When I think of this look, I think of Twiggy - or Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgewick, and the Silver Factory - an age of expression and youth in revolt. Today, I have seen the mod culture inspire many new trends. For instance, I went shopping for a dress for New Years Eve and everywhere I went had at least one mini dress with long sleeves and a high neckline. The modern twist of this look keeps the flashy embellishments used in the past, but pulls away from the A-line shape and heavy material, giving it a more flexible and fitted look. The other side of fashion in the later 1960's was the high-waisted, wide leg bell bottoms, the light, chiffon, flutter blouses, turtlenecks and, of course, the fur vests which lead towards the fashion of the 70's.
Disco Dancing 1970
J BRAND Metallic Coated Stretch Denim Jeans ($390 - luisaviaroma.com), Karen Millen Peplum T-shirt ($55 - karenmillen.com), Alexis Bittar Gold Pyramid Post Earring ($95 - alexisbittar.com),Zara Large Leather Clutch ($60 - zara.com),Me Too Leeanna in Black Suede ($101 - shoeline.com), Monserat De Lucca Belen Tote ($95 - monseratdelucca.com), River Island Red Corduroy High Waisted Shorts ($40 - riverisland.com), Joie Eleanor Top ($198 - joie.com), Danielle Stevens Jewelry Monogrammed Long Chain Necklace in Gold ($100 - couturecandy.com), Sofft Bellvue in Tan ($205 - shoeline.com), Goldsign Elan mid-rise flared corduroy jeans ($111 - theoutnet.com), TOPSHOP Multi Floral Print Corset ($60 - topshop.com), MADEWELL The Jean Jacket In Storm Cloud Wash ($118 - madewell.com), Longchamp Le Pliage Small Bag ($77- harrods.com), Vintage Veronica in Peanut Bison ($299 - shoeline.com)
The early 1970's continued with the peasant tops, bell-bottom, hippie look of the late 60's, but as the decade moved forward, loose fitting attire became a bit more scarce - to say the least. The 70's took the lenth of a shirt from below the waist to above the belly buttom, hence the term: "belly shirt." The 70's also took the length of shorts from mid-thigh to, well, real high - hence the term: "booty shorts." The 70's was a decade of freedom and openness, which can also be attributed to the lack of coverage provided in 70's fashion trends (my observation - not a fact). As the decade moved forward, and the music changed from anti-war, Rock & Roll beats of the 60's to the post-war upbeat and carefree celebritory music. With the post-war culture change, came a sociatal "dance, dance, revolution." This new social lightness, changed the fashion industry greatly, turning away from the nuetral, grunge, hippie look of the anti-war movement and creating pieces based around this new social epidemic called "Disco Fever." The Disco days were flashy, tight fit attire, big hair, big shoes, and big dance moves. Today, the early 70's style is more relevant in the fashion world, mimicked with bell bottoms, but tighter fit with smaller flare. We also see a new rendition of the "belly shirt" in crop tops which I saw reappear all last summer. We dont often see the Disco style being revived (which is probably good), but subtly it appears in modern day fashion trends with brightly colored leggings and "funky" platform shoes - got to love those platform shoes!
Kate Spade New York Spotted Floral Lace Sheer Tight ($29 - couture.zappos.com), Miss Selfridge PROJECT #3 Tutu Dress ($61 - missselfridge.com), Mesh Cuff, Gold ($42 - lastcall.com), Belle Noel Beaded Cross Bracelet ($45 - cusp.com), House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Pendant Necklace ($63 - shopbop.com), Cara Accessories Crystal Spiral Bracelet, Black ($95 - neimanmarcus.com), GUESS Leather Bow Clutch ($42 - guess.com), Isola Coralia in Black ($210 - shoeline.com), River Island Light Acid Wash Amelie Superskinny Jeans ($56 - riverisland.com). Bardot Peplum Top ($63 - bardot.com.au), Betsey Johnson Candylane Bow Necklace ($40 - zappos.com), Parisian Black Leather-Look Puff Shoulder Biker Jacket ($64 - newlook.com), Skechers SKCH Plus 3 - Dunk It in Black ($77 - shoeline.com), Debolina Dress by Motel ($51 - topshop.com), Alzare Metallic Stretch Belt: Gold ($39 - intermixonline.com),Asos Velvet Oversized Bow Tie ($14 - asos.com), Kendra Scott Cushion Cabochon Earrings, Black ($75 - neimanmarcus.com), black glitter vinyl hinge wallet ($20 - hottopic.com), Isola Dore II in Black Patent ($106 - shoeline.com)
Ahh the 80's...the decade of brit pop, madonna, and material girls all over the world. I love the bright colors and crazy attire of the 80's. Those multi-colored jumpsuits, leg warmers, cindy lauper hig hairstyles, and the scrunchy. When I think of the 80's in a nutshell, these come to mind: pez, trolls, Jane Fonda, and one of my favorite bands Pulp (check em out). Either way, we can all agree that the 80's we funny, bubbly, care-free, and yes, very materialistic. The 80's were a time where there wasn't much worry, the country was at an economic high, we did not fear war, and a new generation of happy- go-luckys were born. These factors all together provided a great environment for the entertainment industry to surge. With the rise of MTV Madonna's hit song "Like a Virgin," society began to look at their favorite stars a role models in life, love, and most importantly, fashion. Brand names became increasingly important in the 80's because everyone needed to mimick their favorite celebritys and wear only the most popular trends of the day. Another trend moving forward was the Women of the Workplace attire, evolving from the idea that women in an office was no longer unusual and women were now establishing their own "power" in the working world. The style for women workers often consisted of women's suits, shoulder pads, pointed toes, and spike heels. The ideology of this style was the idea of masculating a women to make her equally as powerful as men in the workplace. Of course the more outrageous couture of the time stemmed from the pop Cindy Laupers, Madonna's, and Pat Benetars of the time with the big hair, red lipstick, and layered jewelry. We often see this "pop star" look today through lace tights, tutu dresses and Peplum shirts and dresses. Leggings have also resurfaced in current years only in the form of solid black or "jeggings." Leg warmers have also re-joined the fashion world but are often worn with tall boots and skinny jeans. However the 80's "Jane Fonda" has still yet to surface and (I pray) it doesnt anytime soon...:-O
It's pretty safe to say winter is here at last - brrr! These below zero temperatures and cold winds are making it extremely hard to be outdoors. Not to mention the snow and Ice making it a lot harder to get from A to B. I do however, enjoy winter. Its beautiful, calm, and fun for skiing, snowboarding and hot cocoa. However, after the Holiday season is over and I'm back to the old grind, I slowly begin to get bitter towards the cold. This feeling usually hits me around the first week of February and I begin to feel like it has been cold forever and only getting colder. This is when I begin plotting a permanent move to somewhere warmer - anywhere warmer! It's not just the cold weather that I begin to despise, its the change in my lifestyle brought on by the cold weather. The cold makes it harder to get out of bed in the morning and it makes it even worse to get out of a hot shower, which then makes it harder to get to work on time, let alone getting to work and looking some-what presentable. Ultimately, the cold has directly effected my everyday life! Due to my morning routine being thrown out the window, I am now rushing to be on time, freezing, and uncomfortable, which means I usually just settle with an outfit consisting of the most work-friendly, comfortable and warm clothes I have - which means I look like I robbed the clothes off an old persons back or am trying out for a role in The Hobbit. Call it dramatic, but as someone who loves fashion and keeping up with the most recent trends, my style takes a big hit in the Winter! Therefore, I have found some cold weather couture that will have you looking good and staying warm all Winter long!
Style 1: Freeze Spirited Bohemian
Oversized Asymmetric Lapels Worsted Coat ($105 - oasap.com), French Bakery Top ($43 - modcloth.com), Trendy Brown Crocheted Beanie Skull Cap Kufi Hat ($8.99-luxury-divas-corporation.amazonwebstore.com), Dolores Red Carnelian Cameo Pendant Necklace ($36 - 1928.com), Knitted Step Hem Cardi ($76 - topshop.com), Isabel Marant Etoile Printed corduroy skinny trousers ($198 - matchesfashion.com), Juicy Couture Faux Fur Infinity Scarf ($88 - piperlime.gap.com), Plush Cable Stitched Mitten ($50 -piperlime.gap.com), Born Aleksi in Canoe Shearling ($265 - shoeline.com)
Dressing warm no longer has to be boring - especially with this colorful, bohemian style. I am obsessed with the Etoile Printed Cords from matchesfashion.com, not only are corderoys warm and cozy, but they are infused with a multicoloured embroidery print that truly livens up this style. The French Bakery Top from modcloth.com keeps this outfit feminine and flirty especially when a Vintage, long necklace like the one seen above from 1928.com is pieced with it. The knitted step hem cardigan from topshop.com adds color and most importantly warmth to this ensemble. Get ready for the outdoors by layering a beautiful infinity faux fur scarf around your neck. Seriously you would be surprised how much a scarf alone can warm you up, let alone one made with faux fur seen in this trendy scarf from The Gap. Add the final layer this beautiful over-sized lapel coat from oasap.com and you will be toasty warm from the waist up. Lastly, keep those toes warm with a pair of these beautiful Born Aleksi Boots. Lined with Shearling these boots are both gorgeous and sensible. With a rubber sole and slight heel, the Born Aleksi makes you slip-resistant, fashionable and warm through and through. I find that for the most part if my feet are warm, my body stays warm and the Born Aleksi Boot does just that. With this fashionable cold weather style, free spirits of the world can get back outside and stay comfortable. Make a snowman, have a snowball fight, or just go on a winter stroll. Whatever it is that you want to do, know that with this style, your covered!
Style 2: Cool, Calm, and Chic
Plaid long sleeve wool coat ($11-indressme.com), MANGO Angora Turtleneck Jumper ($35 - mango.com), Apt. 9® Faux-Fur Hat ($17 - kohls.com), Cole Haan Soft Pleat Gloves ($49 - colehaan.com), Maxmara Studio Lignano trousers ($187 - matchesfashion.com), Sofft Windsor in Black ($143 - shoeline.com)
Business ready to wear can now be comfortable and cozy with this winter weather fashion. These beige wool-blend Maxmara studio lignano trousers make for the perfect pair of business pants for a cold winter in the city, keeping your legs warm and are fitted yet movable in their construction. This essential turtleneck jumper made with wool and angora from MANGO, is soft, light, and perfectly insulated, keeping your body at the right temperature throughout the day. Layer this plain black turtleneck with this multi-colored plaid wool coat seen above from indressme.com and you will add more color and dimention to your look, while sticking to the neutral basics to keep you looking professional and stylish. Step outside in these Sofft Windsor Ankle Boots that rest high on your ankle for support and comfort and slip-resistant with the textured rubber sole. The medium heel on the Sofft Windsor Ankle Boots adds a stylish twist to your business attire and coordinates perfectly with the straight-leg hem of the trousers. Top off this winter-ready couture with a pair of black leather gloves and finalize the look with a faux fur hat to keep all your body heat in. This classy ensemble is comfortable and warm enough so that you will look forward to dressing for work in the morning and, in my case, make it on time AND look professional. Win, Win, Win.
Style 3: Wild, Wild, Winter
Accessorize Canvas Trapper Hat ($49 - accessorize.com), Urban Renewal Patterned Sweater Dress ($15 - urbanoutfitters.com), "Bear-shaped" Coffee Furred Coat ($80 - romwe.com), H&M Necklace ($13 - hm.com), Heavy Weight Ponte Leggings ($36 - topshop.com), Billabong LOEN Mittens ($36 - zalando.co.uk),Born Danila in Canoe Shearling Lined Boots ($210 - shoeline.com)
I love the feminine, yet rugged look of this style with earthy tones and subtle patterns. If made with the right material, Sweater dresses with leggings can be extremely warm in the winter months and can keep your style up to date and trendy. I love this sweater dress from urban outfitters with its Indie - earthy vibe almost as if from a Grimm Brothers Fairytale. This sweater dress matches perfectly with the burgundy hue of these heavy-weight leggings from topshop which are constructed with thick wool material and polyester to provide a thickly insulated barrier for the cold. Adding further comfort and style to these form fitted leggings are these Shearling-Lined Born Danila Ankle boots. Thickly insulated throughout and made with Opanka hand-crafted construction, this slip-on western boot is perfect for an outdoor adventure. Layer this faux fur coat over your outfit for the perfect balance of style and comfort. It's beautifully rich coloring and burly, rugged look reminds me again of a fairytale - im thinking on the lines of red riding hood and the wolf? It's a beautiful piece and an enchanting ensemble and I have already ordered the sweater dress online and am a few more pieces away from this exact look - not kidding - I LOVE IT.
Style 4: Cold-Weather Casual
Cascade Plaid Peacoat ($95 - quiksilver.com), Peckson Cable Sweater ($69 - jackwills.com), Topshop Moto 'baxter' Skinny Jeans ($80 - nordstrom.com),Totes Cable-Knit Mittens ($9.99 - kohls.com),Hollister Co. Classic So Cal Scarf ($12 - hollisterco.com), Born Helga in Canoe Shearling Lined ($245 - shoeline.com)
This outfit is both casual and stylish, expressing a good fashion sense and sensibility during these cold winter months. I just love the fun colors in the cascade plaid peacoat from quicksilver.com and how they harmonize with the royal blue infinity scarf from Hollister Co. These bright colors can liven up a simple white cable sweater with a pair of light skinny jeans. Slip on a pair of Born Helga Shearling Lined Boots and you will be comfortable from your knees to your toes. I love the Born Helga Boots in Canoe because the color truly compliments the Jacket and Scarf ensemble. This laid back outfit is just right for those cold weekend days out with friends.
Fall is no longer just about neutrals! The newest Fall trends are throwing away the old look books and are bringing Eye-catching Fall Colors to your wardrobe pallette. At Shoeline.com, we have found our top 5 color-splash fall styles that are a must have for this season!
The Born Crown Kensi ankle boot, featured in Chiantia-suede, is a Fall must-have. This versatile boot looks great with skinny leg pants to show off their color. Add more flash to your outfit with a boyfriend blazer and/or a rich colored scarf. See what outfit we put together for the Born Kensi on Shoeline.com Pinterest Board.
The Sofft Manhattan Pump featured in emerald green is paired perfectly for a night out on the town. We love the ankle strap featured with this pump (remnant of 1950s glamour). Made for Comfort and style, these rich emerald pumps add a unique splash of color to your little black dress.
The Born Lissa Boot in Merlino Veg brings a Modern edge to fall bootfashion. Its deep blue color pairs wonderfully with rich neutrals such as chocolate brown, Cream, and Camel. Finalize this look with a colorful cap and scarf for a crisp fall day.
The Korkease Wendy, featured in Tagin, is a feminine fall must-have. Elongating the leg with it's delicate stitch-detail and sturdy 4 inch heel, this cap-toe oxford pairs perfectly with a dress or skirt for a boho-lux look. See this look featured on our Pinterest Fall look-book.
The Korkease Liza is the colorful casuals we LOVE. Featured in bright yellow, these boots are made for comfort with a cushion-leather footbed. Wear this boot to really make your style pop with color.
Want more color?
See our Shoeline.com Pinterest Page for inspiration on how to add a pop of color to your style for a fashion-forward look.