Essential Outerwear Accessories On Sale Now!


With Black Friday just days away, a lot of stores are already forging ahead with their big holiday sales. Whether you’re shopping for someone else or spoiling yourself with the latest stylish wares, now is the time to find a great deal. This includes the latest & greatest in fashionable outerwear accessories, including hats, scarves, & gloves. Essentials like these are perfect for jazzing up any coat or jacket, especially when on the go when the temperatures are dropping. Here are just a few of my favorite affordable pieces & gift sets from New York & Company–a favorite source of mine for all of my cold weather needs.

3-piece sequin, hat, scarf, & gloves set

fringe scarfcable-knit gloves

faux fur head wrapmittens

pom pom hatpom pom scarf

What I love most about this variety of cold weather accessories is the color & sparkle combination. This includes the pattern of knits with special details like pom poms, zippers, cable-knit, & faux fur, which instantly elevate your outerwear look.

Where do you like to shop for winter accessories? Do you like to match each piece exactly or do you collection options depending on your mood? What colors do you typically prefer to match with your jacket or coat? For more stylish accessory ideas, check our previous posts here, here, here, & here. Happy Styling!

 

Fabulous In 4 Ways: Pretty Pastel Looks For Your Winter Wardrobe!


Pastels don’t only belong to spring time. They’re the perfect color palette for winter, paired with metallics when you’re looking to avoid an uber-holiday-inspired outfit. Also, pastels this time of year isn’t such a crazy fashion risk when you think about cuddly sweaters against the outdoor snowy landscape.

Some of our favorite celebrities have turned to pastels when hitting the red carpet or making a street style splash. Fashion it-girl Olivia Palermo mixed a white Dior jacket with a ruffled pastel skirt & blinged out belt. Young actress Elle Fanning played with pastel hues with a houndstooth dress, blue jacket, & floral heels by Miu Miu. Scandal actress Kerry Washington was a knockout in a lace & brocade Oscar de le Renta gown & matching pink minaudiere.

Olivia Palermo, Elle Fanning, & Kerry Washington.

Camilla Belle, Lupita Nyong'o, & Victoria Beckham.

Camilla Belle stole the spotlight in a pale green Gucci crop top & matching skirt with gold metallic sandals. Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o made a splash at Fashion Week in a pale purple Calvin Klein sweater dress with a gray clutch & matching strappy sandals. The always glamorous Victoria Beckham showed off a relaxed separates look in a white t-shirt & blue wide leg trousers by Malene Birger.

If that isn’t proof enough that pastels belong to the colder months, plenty of designers displayed Fall Collections featuring pale pink, periwinkle, lilac, mint, winter white, & yellow. This includes pastels featured on the runway by Reed Krakoff, Rebecca Taylor, Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Ermanno Scervino, & Gucci.

Reed Krakoff, Rebecca Taylor, & Ralph Lauren Fall 2014 Ready-To-Wear Collection.

Chanel Fall 2014 Haute Couture, Ermanno Scervino & Gucci Fall 2014 Ready-To-Wear Collections.

I put together some outfits, inspired by some of the prettiest pastel colors in stores this season. Of course, there are other hues to make any Style Darling swoon, but the working pale blue, winter white, blush pink, & mint green into your winter wardrobe will make everyday staples like rhinestones & sparkles, as well as cold weather accessories really pop.

blue outfit

Shop the affordable & casual separates look: LC Lauren Conrad sweater ($29.99) in snow blue @Kohl’s, pants ($34.00) in soft sky @Neiman Marcus, flats ($14.99) in silver @Payless, & studs ($3.90) in silver @Forever 21.

winter white outfit

Surprise at a cocktail party in winter white with: dress ($24.00) in ivory @Dress Barn, flats ($39.98) in bone @ALDO, pearl necklace ($13.00) @Charming Charlie, & nail polish ($11.20) in Casper @Julep.

pink outfit

Monochromatic blush pieces create a professional, yet feminine look: top ($32.94) in pink @Old Navy, pencil skirt ($19.80) in blush @Forever 21, bootie ($19.94) in blush @DSW, & necklace ($42.00) in peach @BaubleBar.

mint green outfit

Mint makes everything better- even a chic daytime look: tunic sweater ($49.90) in green @Express, jeans ($29.99) in white @JC Penney, ankle strap heels ($28.50) in mint @Charlotte Russe, & necklace ($16.50) in mint @Icing.

Lastly, to break up the monotony of this chillier season, add a splash of pastel to your wardrobe with a winter coat. While black & grays have their place in a classic must-have closet, mix it up with the paler shades in rich textures like wool & leather. 

coats

Button up for a sweet day of sweet colors, matched with metallic scarves & jewel details when wearing: swing coat ($36.00) in sea salt @Old Navy, flip collar coat ($119.00) in mint @TJ Maxx, wool coat ($69.99) in pink heather @Target, & leather coat ($54.00) in yellow @ChicNova.

What’s your favorite pastel color for winter? Do you wear more brights or saturated colors? Which outfit is your favorite? For more stylish posts, check out all-in-one cosmetic kits for the holidays, affordable cold weather accessories from Francesca’s & H&M, Anna Kendrick’s Marie Claire cover shoot for the December 2014 issue, & Gwyneth Paltrow’s new ad campaign for Max Factor! Happy Styling!

The Stylish Five: Bundle Up With A Stylish Scarf From Forever 21 (Under $10)!


As soon as the first brisk breeze of fall appears, you can guarantee that I’ll be wearing a scarf until the first sunny spring day… however I do wear scarves when its cooler at night too. I’m a big fan of adding layers of interest to your look & there are plenty of ways to do so while keeping your ensemble stylish & fresh.  It took me a while to get into scarves, but over the last 2 or 3 years, I’ve turned into the crazy scarf lady & was even the happy recipient of a luxe cream & black houndstooth scarf for Christmas that matches perfectly with my new cream wool coat. 

Anyway, when it comes to accessories like scarves, you can have a lot of fun with colors, fabrics, & prints, which is why I always look @Forever 21 to get some scarf inspiration. I was happy to find a selection of five very fashionable scarves for under $10, so I knew it was time to post in The Stylish Five!

My selections include the geometric tassle scarf ($5.00) in black/fuchsia, but you can also find this four addition color combinations.  Next, to stay warm, I recommend the soft chunky loose knit scarf ($9.50) in olive.  If this hue isn’t your style, then be sure to check out the hot pink, rust, & teal options to create a cute, layered look.  As a proponent of pattern, a feminine floral can be found in the ditsy flower scarf ($8.80) in peach/cream.  This is also a sweet-looking accessory to wear over a button-down shirt & denim skirt.  Also, the frayed spotted scarf ($8.80) adds a hint of animal-print in a subtle blue, sure to bring out your eyes.  Lastly, for the Style Darling with a classic aesthetic, I recommend the frayed woven scarf ($5.80) in green, but it is also sold in cream, black, pink, yellow, & purple. 

What’s your scarf style? Do you like to match your outerwear accessories? Do you prefer solid colors over printed textures? Happy Styling!

The Stylish Five: Cute Cold Weather Accessories ($25 & Under)!


Even though this weekend’s weather had me fooled into thinking that it was August, I’m loving all of the new cold weather accessories in stores.  Of course you have your choice of scarves, hats, gloves, & earmuffs, but these are some of my favorites to kick off the season! For $25 & under, take a look at some of the staple pieces that you can enjoy all season long!

For anyone looking to protect your hair from the upcoming harsh weather, take a cue from Parisian chic style with this beret ($5.95) from H&M.  It’s available in gray, camel, & black, which means that it’s the perfect neutral to any peacoat or trench.  Also at the Swedish retailer, you can have 100% leather gloves ($24.95) in rich golden brown or black.  They’re lined & available in sizes small to large.

However, if you’re a knit-lover, take a look at the playful, taupe cable knit pom pom scarf ($16.94) from Old Navy.  In case you want to show off a pop of color in your cold weather accessories, this heavy, snow-bunny-inspired scarf is also sold in red.  You can protect your arms with fingerless gloves ($7.80) in gray, oatmeal, or fuchsia, sold @Forever 21.  Your fingers will be available to text your friends or play your favorite tunes on your iPod!

Lastly, my favorite of all of these pieces is the knit flower headwrap ($7.99) in berry from Payless.  They’re currently marked down from $9.99 & also sold in black & white.  And now why I love this… in January, I spent some time in Florence, Italy.  Of course most people don’t vacation in the winter to winter locations, but I had the amazing opportunity to discover some incredible style, including a knit headwrap.  It always takes a year for the European trends to make their way stateside, so I’m ahead of the game! Now, headwraps are all the rage & this adorable one is a perfect example of that! In addition to taking place of a cute headband, I love that this causes a lot less static in my hair as opposed to a knit hat!

What cold weather accessories are you looking for this season?  What’s your staple piece that you can’t live without when the temperature drops?  Where do you shop for hats, scarves, & gloves?  Happy Styling?