I call this aesthetic “art school grandma”. And yes, it works incredibly well. Special shout out to the contrast-stiched denim. Thank you Low Classic for always bringing something fresh and girly to the table.
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Turtlenecks are a part of my daily wardrobe these days. They’re classic and feminine, and are super warm so they make great substitutes for scarves. Turtlenecks are also a huge trend item at the moment, and have been for a few seasons (part and parcel of the whole 70s trend). I’m still not sure if something this simple and cozy could really be a trend item, but who even cares because it looks great on everybody and goes with everything.
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Most people don’t know this about me: I have one split earlobe. As a young’un starting out in university, I harboured an unhealthy obsession with big, colourful ear baubles. So fervent was my devotion, I didn’t even notice when my left earlobe eventually gave out from years of daily wear. After that I vowed to only wear teeny tiny studs….that is, until now.
But of course the oversized earrings that have caught my attention lately aren’t anything like the tacky pieces I wore nearly a decade ago. Being older and wiser and with better taste, nowadays I prefer bold, minimal pieces in solid gold or silver. Céline is perhaps the most well-known dealer of these notice-me accessories. Lucky for us more modestly-salaried individuals, you can buy really beautiful knock-offs from, where else, Zara. They’re the tear-dropped beauties 5th from the top, and although these are much too heavy and ostentatious for daily wear, they’re ideal for the occasional holiday party. You see? I did learn an important lesson from this after all.
Images via Zara, Vogue.com, Céline, and Pinterest
I’m not going to fib. I have a massive addiction to outerwear. Being from Canada. it only makes sense. The number of coats and jackets I’ve managed to squeeze into my moderately-sized closet would shock you. So I won’t divulge the number. Suffice it to say, variety is the spice of life. And I love a good mix of long and short, baggy and form-fitting, thin and cozy-as-hell coats. The weather never remains constant, why should your style?
This is why I no longer try to chase that one perfectly stylish yet practical coat. For one, I’m not sure if it exists. For another, I know getting sick of my clothes is an inevitable part of my life, so I prefer to prolong the lifespan of each of my various jackets by having more to choose from. For those with less closet space, having a few options picked from the above images is a good start. You can’t go wrong with a roster of bomber jacket, cocoon coat, menswear jacket, and fur coat, no matter how north you plan on spending your winter this year.
Images via Zara.com