The weather has been bipolar lately, undecided on an agreeable temperature. I thought we were going to be able to experience a sliver of chilly weather in the few days left of Winter. I say chilly because it barely gets below 50 degrees when Winter comes around in Houston. None the less, I envy the bloggers who are able to gallivant the streets in their oversized faux fur coats and beautiful knit sweaters. Let me not complain because the cold weather is the exact reason why I left Pittsburgh once I graduated.
Photographer: Sofia Mieses
Even though we have not so Winter weather, I still wanted to take my long camel coat out for a spin. I couldn’t resist keeping it locked in the closet due to its popularity as the perfect Winter essential. I bought this coat from Urban Outfitters in the sale section a few years ago and knew it was meant to be at first sight. You can never go wrong with the perfect camel coat. I love how a camel coat instantly adds a casual chic look to any outfit, especially if you are wearing all black. I look like a bad ass boss babe breaking necks on the way to her next meeting, don’t you agree?
You can also style an LBD (little black dress) with a blazer. Most people would think a blazer is essential to work or interview attire, but you can also pair a bIazer with any piece in your wardrobe. Blazers can modernize your look with a sophisticated touch. I suggest choosing a blazer that has unique details with a flattering cut to break up the black. I found a few blazers from ASOS here, here and here that I think is worth occupying your closet space.
Finally, you can add drama to an LBD by styling it with vibrant accessories. I found this bag at Missguided and immediately fell in love with the velvet design. I’m obsessed with the rich purple fabric which adds a sense of luxury despite it being less than $30! My favorite part about the handbag is the crocodile detail on the velvet fabric. I thought the crocodile detail was a unique way of distinguishing the bag from the velvet craze that everyone seems to be fond over at the moment.
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