My go-to weekend outfit come winter? A standout pair of weatherproof boots (those Cole Haan ones above are on sale!), a wear-with-anything black dress and a fab bag (this season, it’s all about the fringe). To keep warm, throw on a pair of cable-knit tights—bonus for the texture!—and layer a cotton turtleneck or easy chambray button-down beneath the dress. Pile on a fur-trimmed parka (I chose one with a removable faux fur lining, so you can still wear it once the weather warms up) and a geometric necklace, and you’re ready for whatever weather comes your way. Have a great weekend, Shoppists! (Oh, and be sure to scroll over the picture to go straight to the online shops for each pick!)
Sub-zero temps don’t mean you have to abandon all sense of style. Just be smart about winter investments. For bitingly cold weather, break out the Bentley of puffy outerwear: Moncler. Too expensive? Just opt for a long puffer with a belted waist to avoid looking like the abominable snowman. For lighter snowfall, choose Isabel Marant’s ankle-high boots—they’re lined in shearling, so feet will stay toasty, and a treaded rubber sole will help you stay upright in icy conditions. Plus, you won’t have to deal with clunking around in unwieldy snow boots once you’re inside. Layer a graphic necklace over a tunic-style sweater, shimmy into a pair of skinnies, and be sure to bring some pop-top gloves along—arguably winter’s smartest transition piece.
Here’s your no-fail way to look festive the weekend before Christmas—even though temps will be creeping up to 70 degrees and Jack Frost will most definitely not be nipping at your nose: Spring for fur accents in very small doses (see: the insanely fabulous necklace above). Choose a velvety blazer instead of a too-warm coat. And embrace being able to wear cute open-toed heels without tights! Happy holidays.
How to look put-together and still stay comfortable when you’re braving the crowds at KOP? Ditch the high heels and huge coats, look for pants with a bit of stretch (our pick from J. Crew above is on sale now!), and invest in a timeless cross-body bag. Finding a close parking spot at the mall? You’re on your own for that one.
Pearl Jam is finishing up its two-day spin in Philly tonight at the Wells Fargo Center. Whether you’re tailgating beneath 95 (or at XFinity Live) or just heading straight to the show, make this—or some version of this—your go-to look. Easy, comfortable, warm (it’s chilly out there at night!) and cool enough to be in the presence of rock gods. (Yes, Shoppist is a big PJ fan.) Rock on, Philly.
How to fake effortless, throw-on-and-go style: Get thyself a serious pair of boots (I vote for a pair of Fiorentini and Baker ones from Sansom Street’s Head Start Shoes); wear casual, comfy materials like jersey, but make sure it’s fiercely draped (see the angular skirt above); choose one major necklace (and a low-key designer ring, too, if you’re feeling it), and sling a cool-shaped bag over your arm. Insta-chic.
How to go from the office to cocktail hour, with highlights from BCBG, Kate Spade and House of Holland.