Style Essentials: Winter 2012

December 17, 2012 by

Style Essentials: Winter 2012

There is no clear recipe for success when I begin my seasonal shopping, but there are always a few key rules that I try to follow—and a few I try to break—and this winter it is no different. As always, I began my wishlist by scooping up a few weather-appropriate pieces. This winter that meant grabbing an army-style parka to protect me from the elements and a pair of cozy-yet-chic pajamas for those lazy Sundays when I am not quite ready to face the day. Naturally, given the time of year, a party dress is essential and I am definitely lusting over this metallic party dress from Topshop. When paired with a little leather jacket and black pumps, it is oh-so stylish. In winter, I also like to pick up a couple of chic separates and this season I am looking for a luxe velvet blazer to pair with my party dresses and an animal-emblazoned sweater that I will pair with skinny jeans and ankle booties. Speaking of ankle booties, I am loving boots with unusual details this winter so this Alice + Olivia pair is perfect. I also plan to pick up a satchel bag and a stackable ring set. On that note, click inside to find details on my exact editors’ picks and make sure to tell me what your essentials are this winter. Happy shopping!

  1. Animal-Intarsia Wool-Blend Sweater ($177) by DKNY
  2. Knitted Metallic Mesh Dress ($160) by Topshop
  3. Flannel PJ Set ($42) by Gap
  4. The Fiance Velvet Blazer ($185) by Bop Basics
  5. Pashli Mini Snake-Print Leather Satchel ($950) by 3.1 Phillip Lim
  6. Stackable Rings ($145) by Gorjana
  7. Dorris Cheetah Haircalf Booties ($277) by Alice + Olivia
  8. Removable Faux Fur Lining Parka Coat ($150) by Vila