Everyone who knows me, knows that I love flats. Had I not been a corporate working class girl, my closet would’ve probably comprised solely of flats. So with the imminent occurrence of winter, I needed a few items to update my wardrobe (which is usually the case on an annual basis). And this year, ankle boots were number one on my list. There are just so many beautiful styles to choose from however none ‘spoke’ to me.
That was until I walked into Nine West (for a very different reason might I add). I found the most ideal pair of ankle boots in the store and Murphy’s law, they don’t have it in my size. The sales assistant goes on to tell me they are basically sold out of this style across South Africa. Oh the horror! Anyways, being my determined self, I still left my details just in case by some miracle a pair could be sourced. And as they say, the rest is history! I am now the proud owner of the most amazing ankle boots.
I will be doing a series of posts incorporating these boots into my looks so keep an eye out for them. And ladies remember, you don’t need these exact pairs to create gorgeous looks. My looks are purely inspiration for you to get out your boots and style them to perfection.
My first look incorporates rolled jeans. I love letting a bit of my ankle show between my jeans and boots, highlighting the thinnest part of my legs so that I don’t look like I have wide ankles. This look works best with skinny jeans. Other styles of jeans tend to shorten your legs when rolled. I’ve paired these jeans with a loose fitting shirt for a comfortable yet stylish weekend look.
Shirt – Zara
Jeans – Zara
Boots – Nine West
Sunglasses – Cotton On
Every winter, I buy an item of clothing with waterfall traits. Each year sees me buying a different colour and style, all in aid of building up my personal collection. This year is no different. And, in my opinion, the waterfall style trenches and cardigans are a winter wardrobe staple. In all its elegance and flattery, the draped collar looks amazing with just about everything.
I tend to find that the waterfall design is somewhat oversized, which is why I suggest always pairing this piece with a belt around the waist. However, that being said, each to her own. Waterfall outerwear also looks amazing left loose for a more boho-chic look.
In today’s look, I have styled my oversized felt waterfall coat with skinny jeans, a waist belt and heels. I have kept my look pretty simple and weekend friendly. But of course you can also style these pieces with pencil skirts and dresses for office glam. The options are endless. Lookout for my post on how I style my waterfall coat during the week. Coming soon!!!
Waterfall coat – Zulu Lulu
Tunic – Woolworths
Jeans – Armani Exchange
Shoes – Zara
Handbag – Guess
So in keeping with my “Being Winter Savvy” series of blog posts, I cannot ignore the amazing headwear trends for Fall/Winter 2015. Hats in my opinion give ones look a whole new vibe. Drab to fab in seconds. The latest hat trends seem to be everywhere so this blog post is focusing on my favourite styles and how to style them.
Beanies are one of my favourites.
They remind me of my childhood winters and are really easy to wear. This season sees numerous retro updates, girly pom poms (my favourite of course) and grunge styles on the market. I love pairing beanies with skinny jeans and sneakers. Downtown L.A. vibes right here in the heart of Johannesburg.
From wide-brim hats to floppy felt hats, the options are pretty much endless when it comes to structured hats.
A structured hat can easily be paired with heels, boots or sneakers and it adds a feminine touch to any outfit. For a statement look, why not match your hat to your lip colour and keep the rest of the ensemble easy and simple (my winter favourite is deep red shades). I am obsessed with ankle boots and floppy felt hats. Look out for a full outfit post incorporating my faves!
Aaaaah and then there is the beret (oh how French).
I remember berets being so on point whilst I was growing up and then they somehow disappeared. But they are definitely making a comeback this season. Paired either with skirts or trousers (well paired with basically any bottom), berets give ones look a modern fresh feel. My ultimate chic beret styling? Skirt with a knitted tunic and a leather jacket!
And just like that, Winter is about to get the fab factor!!