Head-to-Toe Stylish Winter Keep-Warm Essentials

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Winter essentials are the way to keep warm and look great every step of the way. Keep your neck wrapped up, your upper body toasty, and your toes cozy and protected from the cold, breezy weather.

An edgy jacket can never do wrong when it comes to being fashionable. This fringe and faux leather trim boucle jacket can add spark to a simple outfit, or polish off an already fun look. The color combination is sort of a black and whitish that will join forces well with any color, and sometimes even a pattern.

Ella Moss Faux Leather Trim Boucle Jacket

→ Buy the Ella Moss Faux Leather Trim Boucle Jacket, $278.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.

This next jacket is another wonderful example of how off-white is still “in” during the winter. This collarless, pearly white, perfectly cut blazer has my vote. All this needs is a confident body to slip it over.

Topshop Collarless Panel Jacket

→ Buy the Topshop Collarless Panel Jacket, $96.00, at us.topshop.com.

Okay, so maybe this next choice isn’t the classiest of shoes, but sometimes fun is on a fashionista's mind and elegance isn't always the goal. This inexpensive boot is wild and will resist the weather fluctuations when sprayed with protectant. You don’t necessarily want your expensive pair taking all the beating from the wintry, harsh conditions, do you? This leather and suede combo is a gorgeous chocolate color that will be lovely accompanying the rest of your colder weather wardrobe.

Two Lips Radical Boot

→ Buy the Two Lips Radical Boot, $129.95 (was $160.00), at dsw.com.

Speaking of elegance, take a peek at this more sophisticated boot. The ankle part is stylish with two buttons on the side. The toe is sort of a mix between pointy and round. It’s a unique shoe that will go well with this season's sweater dresses, and it makes a fine choice for those times when elegance is indeed the goal.

Alice and Olivia Heather Boot

→ Buy the Alice + Olivia Heather Boot, $349.95 (was $465.00), at dsw.com.

I love my next feature. The fur collar is such a great buy for $50, and it can be worn multiple ways. Draped over a coat, it exudes tremendous glamour. With the simple act of throwing this fur around an old coat, you have an instant revamp and the added benefit of feeling cozy.

Topshop Shaggy Oversize Fur Collar

→ Buy the Topshop Shaggy Oversize Fur Collar, $50.00, at us.topshop.com.

Purple is the "it" color right now, so spice up your neck with this luxury hue. Comfortable and easy, this scarf is convenient. It's ready to go around your neck without any fuss or styling. The open cobweb style is very casual and down to earth.

Topshop Open Cobweb Snood

→ Buy the Topshop Open Cobweb Snood, $32.00, at us.topshop.com.

Kim Moshtaghi
is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she's a Realtor with Real Living Real Estate, specializing in coastal homes and luxury acquisitions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.