Out with the Warm, in with the Cold

Sunday, 09 November 2008 20:18 Written by  Ebone McCloud

The quick reference guide to some key pieces for the fall and winter seasons

Summer has passed. The sun often stays tucked away and the leaves are falling down. Pretty soon, white flakes will be gracing our sidewalks, cars, and coats. What better way to get ready to face the chilly fall and winter seasons than to be properly dressed and stylishly prepared.

Fashion - New StylesIn the fall, we all know that it isn’t as cold as the winter but we still brace ourselves for the cold weather to strike us. During this season, light jackets, cute berets, and suede boots will do the trick. Take a look at the top five must have fall items that will keep you warm without looking like a fashion victim.  

1. What: Kimchi Blue Ruffle Peacoat
Where: Urban Outfitters
Cost: $138.00

-This cute ruffle jacket can be worn with leather gloves, a great brown, black, or dark bag, and a simple beret or flop hat.

2. What: Sweater Cardigan
Where: Forever 21
Cost: $19.90

- Everyone, yes, everyone, needs to own a basic cardigan. You can dress this up and put on a ruffled skirt, a blouse, and a belt cinching the waist or dress it down and pair it with denim, flats, and a vintage tee.

3. What: Moonlight Shawl Scarf
Where: Francesca’s collections
Cost: $18.00

- This two toned scarf is simply chic. Pair this with leather gloves, a cute peacoat, and some booties, and your look will be flawless.

4. What: Cable Knit Beret
Where: Charlotte Russe
Cost: $10.99

-Bad hair day, good hair day, or just a day. This beret is universal. It comes in many different colors.

5. What: Merona Cashmere Gloves
Where: Target
Cost: $19.99

-These gloves are plush for a low price. They’re long and can slip right underneath your coat or jacket.

Now that you have fall under wraps, you still need to prepare for the cold winter. Here is a look at some items that you might want to grab in addition to your fall necessities. These items will enhance your look even more for the winter.

1. What: Spiewak Warren Jacket
Where: Urban Outiftters
Cost: $198.00

- The puffed out jacket is sure to fight the cold right back. Letting a big scarf and great mittens be accessories to this jacket will definitely make you shine.

2. What: Ugg classic short boots
Where: Any major department store or Uggaustralia.com
Cost: $130.00

- These boots are so comfortable and not to mention warm. You can pair this with leggings, jeans, tights, or whatever you choose. If you’d like, you don’t even have to wear socks.

3. What: Woven Patches Satchel
Where: Urban Outfitters
Cost: $78.00

- Big, black, and awesome!!! You can stuff everything in this and you can take it through winter and all the seasons to come.

So fashionistas, take into consideration the few necessities for the two chilliest seasons. Mix and match them up and then style them with your own personal touch. Have fun and remember to always be you!!!


Photography by GMO Photographer Billy Montgomery, Model-Courtesy of CUMA

Ebone McCloud

Ebone McCloud

Ebone’ McCloud studied at Columbia College Chicago, where she majored in magazine writing journalism with a concentration in fashion. She is currently working on starting her own clothing line and fashion focused events company while doing freelance work for magazines and the fashion industry.

Ebone’ can be reached at Ebone@glossmagazineonline.com