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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Guest Post: Fashion Trends 2014 – Look Dazzling In The Cold

It doesn't get too cold in my part of the world, but it is thankfully chilly enough to enjoy some snugly winter fashion. Come rain or shine, it is important to look well turned-out in all seasons. The 2014 fashion runways have lined up so many predictions for the winter season, but I prefer defining my own signature style and comfort. After all, there is no better fashion than the one you create for yourself.

If you are having a tough time dolling up for the second half of winter, feel free to borrow some tips from my look-book. Try a very understated yet chic look for this season, and look like a vision even when it’s freezing a bit. Here’s how:

Invest in a Glamorous Coat
Lucky for me, San Francisco is cold enough to let me get into a coat. Step up your winter look with a stunning coat; opt for a shorter, knee-length coat. My vote is for fur coats this season (faux fur, of course!) – they add a very vintage, glamorous touch to the whole ensemble without overpowering the look.

Try a short jacket with a fur collar or a full-fur coat. Get one that fits you very well; stay away from baggy and bulky coats that do not enhance your silhouette. Choose neutral colors like beige, white, grey, and black. The color white has made it big on the runway this season, so a white coat is a wardrobe essential.

Colorful Scarves and Monochrome Outfits
The monochrome trend has grown in the fashion world. Black and white is a classic color combination, and it looks great when incorporated in a winter ensemble. However, adding a little color to the look is great for brightening up a grey winter morning.

Get your hands on stunning scarves with bold colors, perhaps the colorful knitted ones in bright colors or printed scarves. Not only will they keep you warm on a cold day, they will also add a style statement to your whole look. Try new ways to wear a scarf every now and then to improvise in your styling.
Classic Jewelry
Resolve to go easy on the accessories in the New Year. Opt for classy, elegant jewelry pieces that bring out your personality. Stay away from chunky earrings and necklaces that will be an instant overkill to your winter look.

With the neutral winter shades, the best option would be to wear some classic pearls or sapphire jewelry. The glossy white of the pearls and the refreshing blue of the sapphires will be a refreshing splash of color and glamour. A pair of earrings, a bracelet, and a statement ring will be perfect to complete the look.

Needless to say, keep your knee-high boots, knitted glittens and caps handy to help you combat the cold. No matter what the season is, keep your fashion effortless and gorgeous, and make sure you look great. 

This is a guest post written by Layla Davis.


  1. I could do with living in a place that doesn't get too cold, it would be awesome. These are great tips, love the bright scarves :)) Have a great day x

  2. A good coat definitely helps brighten up a dreary winter day:)

  3. I pretty much live in scarves year round so this is a must for my wardrobe. All the best with the contest. Voting now. :)

  4. A little pop of color is always nice to add and definitely will make the entire look stand out a bit more. Great post! :)

  5. Just voted for you doll! Good Luck!!

  6. Great Post, I can't accessorize with pretty colourful scarves and statement jewellery. Hope your week is going well hun.

  7. I love colorful scarves and coats in the winter! ;)

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  9. Great post. I love the sound of the monochrome outfit with a colour pop scarf trend, can't wait to try it out!
    Also glad that simple elegant earrings and necklaces are on trend, and I'm a big fan of sapphire jewlelery.

    Charli @ Diamond Heaven

  10. Last time I counted, I had 125 scarves in my wardrobe...a bit of an addict (I confess)...thanks for participating in our blog hop!!

  11. Great blog post. Here in Sweden it can get really cold.

  12. It is getting a bit unbearable her in Munich!

  13. I like the idea of investing in a glamorous coat!

  14. I sure can't wait for the winter to be over its my least favorite time of the year. Great tips, it can be really be a challenge dressing up while keeping warm during this time of the year.

    Voted for you hope you win!Thanks for the lovely words on my blog, would love to be blog friends, we should keep in touch. I'm also following you on twitter ♥
    Ms Dee Kay

  15. I love the cooler temps..I know I am on my own on this one, But big sweaters gorgeous scarves, they all make me squeal! I am so happy you shared this post at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop . Big Hugs


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