When It Is That Cold

you may want this look!  I am not the only one thinking these hats are a good idea.  Get on the waiting list.  A full coverage hat to be worn on the coldest city days without looking like a bank robber but maybe more like a Teletubbie.  They are not for skiers (less you are vying for Jerry of the Day) but for the brave wearers who just want face protection as well as up their city style.  The Moritz from Kule will have you fully covered!  Made of cashmere so hoping that skin irritation won’t be an issue.  But it may be a risk worth taking if they come back in to stock!  Stay warm this winter.  Kule

French Twist

Super fan of this cool girl clean look!  Sylvain Le Hen from France is designing sleek hair accessories that will delight your eyes.  They are minimalistic and beautifully crafted.  Who knew hair accessories could take on an architectural vibe?  Subtle, bold, clean, and utilitarian all come to mind when I see these art forms disguised as hair clips.  Sylvain Le Hen hair accessories would make for a lovely gift.  I am asking Santa for the red raw band.  I have the disc and long clip.  Hopefully Santa reads my blog! (all images from Sylvain Le Hen)  For a local US online retailer with the most selection head to Founders & Followers.

Get Playful This Winter Season

Lirika Matoshi
Glitter From Lirika Matoshi

Gucci
Gucci Showing Off Some Fun Below The Knee

Any one can play in this game!  Socks and tights are one of the easiest ways to transform your style instantly.  I also love the fact that this fashion accessory can be gentle on your wallet unless you go with the Gucci option.  There is no way around not wearing this essential accessory so you might as well make them interesting.  Have some fun and let loose this holiday season.  Think about adding texture, color, and print to your long pleated skirt, cropped pant, or that fancy dress .  Festive flair!  Check out Net-A-Porter

Just Add Some Attitude

 

 

Everyone needs a workhorse boot.  I have been contemplating Dr. Martens.  Originally designed for the British working class, they have evolved over the years to be a subcultural necessity with everyday appeal.  I like the versatility and utilitarian style of the Dr. Martens.  They simply mean business.  The yellow welt stitch, thick sole, and yellow heel loop with their brand label are the distinguishing features.  You can’t help but notice them on the street.  They are quality, modestly priced, and have been around since 1901.  They certainly compliment denim but would give a skirt or dress some edge.  Dr. Martens are for those who choose to deviate from the norm.  “Music is the heartbeat of the brand” thanks to Pete Townshend of The Who and the early multi-cultural ska-loving skinheads for changing the brand forever!  Always to be worn with your own individual style! Dr. Martens (all images from Dr. Martens)

Clog Alert

Clogs are back in full force.  To me they will always be in style. Depends how you wear them. Gucci stepped up with their version.  I am not huge fan of the furry look and way too spendy for a clog even if you top them off with the horsebit detail.  But I love the outfit inspiration that I found on Pinterest to show them off.  I am a big fan of No.6.  Discovered them about 8 years ago at an under the radar store in Boston that has since closed.  In fact I still wear them.  Clogs are fab with any look and surprising comfortable.  No.6 offers many versions and they will become a quick favorite.  They are a good and reasonable investment.  No.6 all the way!

(ootd is a Pinterest pic the rest are from No.6)

The Third Eye Collection

 

Sometimes you just don’t want what everyone else is sporting.  I came across this amazing eyewear collection over the summer while exploring the Moooi Showroom in Amsterdam.  The future looks bright with The Third Eye Collection’s line of high style shades.  Sunglasses that are designed with a new level of creativity and detail.  This is exactly what you get when Dutch designer Marcel Wonders from Moooi teams up with the Korean eyewear brand, Gentle Monster.  The design is influenced by the Egyptian hieroglyph drawings, which feature an ‘O’ symbol connected to the human eye.  The Trinity, Divinity, Infinity, and Sincerity are the four styles under the The Third Eye Collection.  The mix of materials, shapes, colors, and experimental design are indeed fashion forward.  But they are not too out of reach for those that are a bit bored with the more traditional eyewear.  Have some fun with your style.  Seriously!  The autumn light deserves some fun eyewear this season.  All images from Moooi.  Check out the whole collection!

Cord Appeal

H&M Wide Leg
H&M mid rise, wide leg in navy looks so promising

Everlane Corduroy
Keeping it simple with a straight leg crop is flattering

COS Wide Leg Corduroy
Cropped in a cool mint is a nice transition color 

COS Corduroy
Always good in navy and black

Make room for some reasonably priced cords. Preferably a loose mid rise, wide leg, in a deep color will do for me.  Looks like H&M wins.  Alternate them with your denim.  Pair them with a turtleneck and hoody or an over sized blazer but keep the turtleneck (big fan of the neck hugger). Cords look stylish, polished, and remain a classic.  Keep it chic for fall and winter.  So easy to wear for any age.  Love them!

top to bottom H&M navy cord, Everlane‘s brown straight leg, COS’s sage and navy wide leg cropped (images from Pinterest, COS, Everlane, H&M)