Wednesday, December 12, 2012

My picks for Winter 2012 Trends

Winter is upon us. It is practically here in the Midwest apart from the freaky days of sixty degrees, that is. Winter here means feet upon feet of snow and chilling temperatures. It's beautiful until the snow is consistent and turns into the awful slushy brown snow. Personally, my favorite "fashion" seasons are fall and winter. It means chunky sweaters, leggings, beanies, scarves and boots....lot's and lot's of boots. BOOT HEAVEN!

My first pick is graphic sweaters. I love crew neck sweaters and they can be layered and paired rather easily. 

Which one is your favorite? The thing I love about these types of sweaters is that you can pair them with leggings or jeans and top it off with a scarf and you are good to go. Comfortable and cute.

Moving onto my next pick: cardigans. There are many styles, cuts and prints. Some can be considered the classic "grandpa sweater." And some are modern and chic. Either way they are a wonderful staple for your closet.
I chose these few because of the textures and patterns on the sweater. Starting on the top left cranberry studded sweater. I think it would be so cozy! It is ribbed which adds a great texture to the sweater and come on, studs? Classic. 
Moving to the middle...I am personally not a fan of open/wrap cardigans, but I do think the pattern on this just screams winter. It's a wonderful geometric print that would pair well with a simple v-neck, tee, or tank underneath. 
The next one it is a great chunky cream cardigan. It has ribbing once again but I think this one is even easier to pair. Don't you think this one would work well as a layering piece? I sure do! 
The bottom row starts with a cardigan which I think would be totally perfect for a holiday party. New years eve, anyone? It is covered in cream sequins that have a rose gold undertone. Pair a black tank and some skinny jeans with heels and you are set! 
Next, is another perfect holiday sweater. It looks so cozy and comfy. Classic red and blue colors are perfect for winter time.
This wrap cardigan has more an aztec feel with the triangles and other geometric shapes. It would look great with a cranberry/ox blood top or scarf. 
Finally, my favorite. I absolutely adore a sweater with leather elbow patches. I think they are absolutely adorable! It is a classic piece for fall and winter. 

My last two favorites for the winter: infinity scarves and boots. Infinity scarves are one of my absolute favorite winter accessories.  They keep you warm and are so cute! 
Cream, red, classic red and black checkered, and gray. All of these, in my opinion would be perfect colors for the winter season. I think that they could be perfect for wearing over any sweater, like the ones I have pictured above. 

Finally, boots. I think that combat boots could work in the winter depending on the climate where you live. Pairing thick winter socks that can fold over the boots are a great option. However, if you are like me, and you live in the tundra practically and are in risk of falling (my campus is a death trap, I swear) then I suggest fur boots with plenty of traction. I know, what you're thinking....that's not fashionable. However, it can be. I've chosen my picks after reviewing the trends from NYFW this year. 
These styles obviously vary from place to place and you can choose depending on what works for you, as I've stated before. The three combat boots I chose all have thick socks inside. While the others are your typical winter boots. These all can be styled easily, but remember, safety first!
Stay warm and safe this season! 
Let me know your favorite trends this winter in the comments below. 
Maggie xoxo

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