Winter Fashion: Luscious Earth Tones

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 • Permalink • 

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Guess by Marciano Piper Drape Neck Dress
Guess by Marciano Piper Dress

$138.00
Available at: marciano.com

Earth tones always look immaculate-- they have so much class and sophistication for such a simple color scheme. The beauty of earth tones is their simplicity and their ability to blend wonderfully with other colors. Every year around this time I get really into my browns and beige color combinations to enhance my look, or simply to be able to wear with any other piece of clothing from my wardrobe. Whether you wear them as an accent piece, such as a belt, or as a dress, you’re sure to love the natural colors that represent the earth. Let’s dive into the earth…

A conservative, yet sexy dress is just the ticket for this season. This hip hugging, curve embracing Guess by Marciano Piper Drape Neck Dress is hot! It’s appropriate for an office party and it’s perfect for a nice dinner date. I love the wearing potential of this dress! The layered fabric is beautiful and almost shawl-like. This long-sleeved knee length dress is great for the chilly season-- who says you can’t look good when it’s cold out?

Pria Sweater, Cowl Neck with Belt
Pria Cowl Neck Sweater

$39.99 (was $668-- save 41%!)
Available at: macys.com

Another winter essential is the belted sweater. The Pria Cowl Neck Sweater comes in a few different earth tone colors for $39.99! The simple style is great for a laid back look that will keep you warm, comfortable and stylin’ all at the same time! The longer style of the sweater makes it fun and easy to pair with leggings and boots to liven it up for an evening.

If you already have lots of earth tones in your closet, but you need a small accessory to help tie them together or to accentuate the waistline, try the J.J Winters Zipper Belt. This brown leather belt has gold zippers and a buckle front to complete its rocker look. Personally, I’d replace the belt the sweater comes with and rock this one instead. Wear it over dresses, sweaters, and ripped denim to show off this edgy belt.

Keeping it in the rock theme, I found a chic Leather Studded Clutch from Banana Republic. The best thing about Banana Republic handbags is their unbelievably soft leather-- you could rub your skin with it and you wouldn’t get irritated. This fold-over style clutch has more space to keep the everyday essentials without looking like an oversized cheesy clutch. The snazzy bright orange-gold interior makes opening this bag extra fun.
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Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.