The days are getting colder and thin fall layers are beginning to be not enough for the winter days to come. Women want to continue wearing the fabulous work looks they have created over the summer and fall, but they need to bundle up a little more in order to stay warm inside and outside of the office. However, drowning in a lot of oversized layers is no woman’s idea of fashionable. Instead, women can find a way to dress is warm think layers without getting lost.
It is possible for women to still create a feminine and beautiful shape while dressing warm in the winter. Additionally, many super comfortable winter items are very trendy for this year, so women can be comfortable and warm all day while still looking fashion forward. These trends are also easy for any woman to adapt to any office setting and weekend life so that her wardrobe can be functional and versatile. Here are some of the most comfortable work wear trends for winter.
Capes used to be deemed only appropriate for costume wear, but this season they are making a classy comeback. Capes are a great way for women to add an extra warming layer to protect against the elements without feeling suffocated or buried under and big overcoat. Capes have become the new, classy, go-to layering piece for any career woman.
New microfiber technology has allowed designers to create soft and comfortable clothing like never before. This new material is the perfect base to any outfit. Women can start with microfiber bras and perfect panties that give them the most comfortable base to any outfit. Women can be more comfortable and supported in whatever they wear with microfiber undergarments.
Chunky scarves are a trend from last year that is coming back bigger than ever. Every woman of every age cannot get enough of big, chunky, sweater-style scarves. These scarves are not just for casual wear anymore. Women are pairing chunky scarves with button down shirts and even dresses for a cozy workplace look. Chunky scarves are also great because they can be worn and tied so many different ways, so one scarf can create different looks for each day of the week.
The boyfriend look is something that most teens have already been embracing since last year, but the new boyfriend cuts are making their way into the office. Boyfriend –style blazers are a great way for women to feel comfortable in their work attire while still being dressed up. Boyfriend blazer’s loose fit and easy look make them simple to wear and easy to layer underneath for the cold winter months. Women can add some chunky jewelry to make the look feminine and classic for work.
Soft knit layering pieces
Soft knit layering pieces are a great base for any woman’s winter wardrobe. These items can be layered easily to create more warmth without looking bulky. These pieces are also very inexpensive and easy to for women to maintain. Women can look for thin layering sweaters and wear two at a time to stay trendy and warm. These thin layers also to great underneath blazers and overcoats to keep women warm no matter what winter weather they face.
Menswear style is the last thing a woman would expect to look feminine, but the effect is actually the opposite. Women are embracing small inspirations of menswear in their style to create the most feminine look possible. Woman can balance menswear-style loafers with a soft blush button down and skinny pleated pants for a sophisticated and flirty work look. These flat shoes are comfortable to wear all day and easy for women to dress up for work.
The maxi skirts that were so popular for summer and fall are not making their way into wintertime styles. Maxi skirts are easy to add to for winter to stay warm and feel comfortable no matter what activities are planned. Women can pair their maxi skirts with tights and boots to stay warm and make a day of running errands easy and carefree. Women can dress those skirts up for the office with silk tops and blazers or down for the weekend with combat boots and a bomber jacket.
Hey Stiletto Gals!
It’s been awhile and I am sorry that I have not been posting lately. Today is the first of October and I am so excited as it is finally fall and it is time to bring out the fall boots. I absolutely love fall boots and am excited to hear that the thigh high boot and the bootie are still in fashion. I love learning about new designers and much to my surprise, Altuzarra for Target came out on September 14th!
Joseph Altuzarra is a french designer who has made his way into the heart of every fashionista including myself. He launched his brand, Altuzarra, in New York in 2008. His brand is influenced by his multicultural upbringing and his international education in fashion.
Social media is a funny thing Stiletto Gals. I was recently contacted by a new startup called WhimLA on Twitter. WhimLA is a dating app for men and women who want to go out on a date tonight! It takes all of the guess work out of online dating and they set you up with someone and even find the venue! . I had the opportunity to interview the co founder and CEO, Eve Casual. Take a look at her road to success below.
I always love to collaborate with other women, especially bloggers. This week, I have the pleasure to introduce you to Tina Hamilton and her Summer tips. Check out her post below and her favorite summer sandal!
Summer is a great time to take risks, not only in your life, but also in your style. You can finally break out of that wintertime rut and get some life back into your style. Let go of all the rules and get a little risky with your summertime style.
Breaking the mold is not easy for a lot of us. It is usually easier to just stick with the same staples that you have been wearing year after year instead of trying something new. However, getting out of your comfort zone is the only way you can grow and improve. You deserve to look and feel more than just OK; you should feel beautiful, sexy and confident every day of the week. Here are some of the best styles for summer to help you test the limits and feel more confident this summer.
A flat sandal
This is a staple that has been in our closets since we were 14 years old, but new styles have shaken up this old piece to create new and fabulous looks for summer. Try out the updates from last years jeweled sandals, now with jewels on the straps as well. Even better, you can find a flat sandal in a bright, solid color. You can wear them as a basic for summer days, paired with jean shorts and a racer back tank with an equally-bright bra peeking out.
A strappy high heel
Another former wardrobe staple, add some fun to your nighttime look with a sexy strappy heel. Just as styles have transformed for the flat sandal, strappy heels have made the same improvements. Pick a bright, solid color or even a combination of a few bright colors to add dimension to your look. They are great with that midi skirt you have been eyeing all spring.
A ballet flat
You may want to stash all your closed-toe shoes until the leaves begin to fall again, but it is always a good idea to keep a pair of great ballet flats handy for those days when you forget about your pedicure appointment. Keep the summer fun alive by also getting your ballet flats in a bright, cool color, like coral or teal. Many even consider a classic pair of boat shoes to set the mood for all-day summer fun.
A retro wedge
A great look that doesn’t need to stay in the 60s, wedge heels is a great choice for the summer for many reasons. The design is much more comfortable than a stiletto heel, so you can walk around in the sun for much longer while still getting the height you want from your shoes. Also, wedge heels are more stable, so you can walk on the grass without worrying about your heel getting stuck in the ground. There are great pairs for summer that include, yes both, jewels and bright colors, for the most fun footwear possible, or you can keep it simple with a neutral suede pair that will go with any outfit you put on this summer.
Tina Hamilton is a journalist, blogger and social media guru. You can usually find her online or walking along one of Southern California’s beaches with her dog, Joey. You can find her on Twitter.