Add some cheer to your winter closet with vibrant hues. Gray and black are boring this season and next, said Becky Hanf of Mission Fresh Fashion on Johnson Drive. She suggests topping off black pants with something dazzling, such as a neon green sweater.
Handmade clothing can be chic and exclusive. Some boutiques specialize in creations by local designers. We want people to start shopping local, said Shannon Schultz, co-owner of Sha Cs, a boutique that opened in Olathe earlier this year that sells handcrafted fashions and accessories. We try to support local women who are running their own businesses, too.
Denim doesnt have to be boring and blue. Jeans in every hue were a hit this summer, along with trendy floral and polka dot prints. Now designers are darkening up denim for the winter months with metallic details, animal prints and sleek leather-like coatings.
When its cold and icy, winter accessories heat things up. Chic winter accessories make a frigid day feel less frosty. This year, there are plenty of on-trend trimmings. Add a fun floppy hat or funky fur vest to your stack of sweaters to dampen your wardrobes winter blues.
Wrap yourself in warmth and style. Cocoon coats are comfortable and cozy and cover you up. The coat is making its mark in outerwear, as anything extra-large is extra-stylish this season.
Simple black is for the birds. The little black dress is getting a glitzy makeover this season, says Annette Pinter, owner of Garment District Boutique in the Power & Light District, who stocked her store with shimmering LBDs for the holidays.
A little sparkle with your sweater will lessen winter blues.
Tunics werent always fashionable, but we are fans of modern incarnations. High-end designer Victoria Beckham took the shape from plebian to posh in her spring 2011 collection for New York Fashion Week.
True to its namesake, the romper, originally designed as play clothes for children, is made for romping around without worry. The modern, grown-up take is perfect for the park, pool or bicycling.
Less isn’t more this season: High-waisted swimsuit bottoms are making a splash. Nanette Lepore’s designs have reverted back about 60 years. Made popular by a group of shamelessly risqué Frenchies and Brigitte Bardot, the bikini found its way into the pinup world and, eventually, American wardrobes. Now Lepore, whose two-piece take from New York Fashion Week is seen here, and other swimwear designers are indulging in this retro treat.