Clothing and accessory staples for women 2016

Clothing and accessory staples for women 2016 – words Alexa Wang

As the weather gets colder and the holidays are approaching, it’s time to revitalize your wardrobe with fresh new looks that you’ll be able to use even after the new year has come and gone. Here are a few clothing and accessory staples that you’ll want to have in your closet to look polished year-round.

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Tote Bag

When you live a busy lifestyle, it’s hard to fit everything you need into a small purse. Tote bags are perfect for making a statement and being the ultimate bag for versatility. You’re able to fit your laptop, wallet, keys, snacks for yourself and the kids, and even a change of clothes in a well made, oversized tote bag. For many women, it just makes sense to ditch the small handbag for a tote bag that earns its keep. If you prefer to purchase items that will go the distance, consider splurging on a full grain leather tote bag. Leather is pricey, but it’s low maintenance and will only get better with age.

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The Right Shoes

Shoes have long been the best way to accessorize and express your style to the world. When it comes to shoes, cover your bases by investing in a set of black pumps, tall boots, and comfortable yet stylish flats. Black pumps are perfect for wearing every day to the office, and they also look great after hours at the company holiday party. Equestrian style tall boots are the ideal shoe for running errands during the cold fall and winter months, and they’re able to be worn well into spring if the weather stays cool enough. Finally, a pair of flats is practical for nearly any occasion.

Skinny Jeans

Gone are the days of baggy, ill-fitting jeans. Skinny jeans are a must-have for casual days at the office and for meeting with friends on the weekend. Luckily, there are many options beyond plain denim jeans—skinny jeans are available in a huge variety of colors, so you’re able to choose several that will work with numerous different tops. White skinny jeans have become incredibly popular, as this neutral color pairs perfectly with dark colored tops but looks just as fabulous with a brightly colored or patterned blouse.

A Coat for Every Day

As the winter months are upon us, it’s important to take a look at your current coat selection and see if you need a replacement coat for everyday wear. Most coats don’t have a long lifespan, so you might need to replace your coat every two to three years. If the fabric of your coat is wearing thin in some areas or if there’s an excessive amount of staining or pilling, it’s time for a new coat that does its job and makes a statement. If you enjoy a classic, sophisticated look, go for a leather coat in caramel or mocha tones. A leather coat works double duty as a timeless fashion icon as well as a fail-proof way to stay warm even in the coldest climate. If you’re not interested in the look or price of a leather coat, a traditional black, navy, or charcoal peacoat is always a practical and polished choice.

Turtleneck Sweater

Whether you’re a busy student running between classes or a work-from-home freelancer, you’ll benefit from adding the classic turtleneck sweater to your closet. A turtleneck is perfect for occasions when you need to stay warm but you want to avoid overheating from wearing a bulky coat. By choosing a turtleneck, you’ll stay pleasantly warm while also looking tailored and fashionable at any location. A turtleneck sweater paired with jeans and tall boots is the ideal outfit for staying comfortable and warm on winter days when you need to be out and about.

Bold Scarf

Many winter clothes come in neutral tones like chestnut, navy, or charcoal. If your base layers are boring, muted tones, spice the look up with a bold scarf. Blanket scarves are becoming extremely popular for their warmth and versatility and they’re available in any color imaginable. If you’re skeptical about the way a blanket scarf looks, you can opt for a more traditional infinity scarf to keep warm while lending a splash of color to your winter wardrobe. To keep your outfits fresh and interesting day after day, stock up on a variety of scarves in different colors, styles, and prints.

Clothing and accessory staples for women 2016 – words Alexa Wang

 

 

 

 

 

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