Winter Forward

This season's wardrobe (like nautical theme tops and khaki or pencil skirts) looks, and feels, good.

Hat: Alice+Olivia, Sweater: Alice+Olivia, Necklace: Elizabeth Cole, Briefcase: Hearfest, Coat: Moncler, Boots: Aquatalia by Marvin K, Tights: Hue, Skirt: Alexis Mabille, Shirt: Alexandre Vauthier

The pendulum swings back again every winter: Hemlines go down, necklines go up. Pants get warmer and sweaters get thicker. And yet a new color takes its turn at being professed the new black (in the case of this season, black itself.) Fashion's inconsistent taste also applies to accessories- the trick is being able to distinct the truly outstanding ones from those that are just acceptable.  Distinctive trends that have recently emerged: bold purple, burgundy lipstick, slouchy beanie hats, elegant yet edgy chunky necklaces, and soft suede tall boots. Black, white, beige and explosions of red are all positive, glowing colors, especially when combined together. I am always craving anything and everything uplifting, but there's actually a far better reason to try this look: It is just plain pretty.

I am wearing: Beanie Hat: Urban Outfitters, Shirt: Forever21, Sweater: Expreess, Necklace: Vallour, Skirt: H&M, Thights: HUE, Boots: Lucky Penny at Anthropologie


These looks features more earthy tones that work on virtually anyone.