By V. Lynne Smith
Do you feel that? Yes, those winds of Winter will soon be nipping at our nose and anything else that’s
exposed to the elements. The very thought of dropping temps, slushing around in oversized coats and
bulky boots while trying to look fabulous may seem impossible at times. Trust me I know the feeling all
too well. Now is the perfect opportunity to take a look at some fresh choices in outwear that will be
essential for winter style and warmth.
Never let a little “wintry mix” dampen your style in this Mackage Mila Hooded Wool Coat trimmed in
Fox Fur. Perfect for everyday wear you feel toasty & warm while out and about. The Nero boot from
Prada will take you through the worst that Winter has to offer without sacrificing style. There will be
those days when we just have to tough it out and keep moving. Both items are available at Saks Fifth
Take it up a notch during Winter weekends with this figure flattering ruffled bottomed wool coat from
Nanette Lepore. This on trend look will take you from Saturday lunch with your girls to Saturday date
night. If you’re keeping a casual edge to your look, pair the coat with Burberry’s Codgen quintessential
leather Riding boot. Both items are available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Planning a night-out ensemble when it's cold outside can be a headache. Refined and elevated choices
are key to a perfect look for dressing stylishly in winter. The Dolce and Gabana Floral Jacquard Coat is a
stunner. The embroidered floral design combined with the beautifully detailed gold buttons make this
coat a must have for any wardrobe. The Philip Lim Blade Bootie in crimson pairs very nicely with this
coat bringing out the color in the embroidered floral design. Both items are available at Saks Fifth
Pulling off a sophisticated yet stylish look in freezing temperatures can be challenging but it’s not
impossible. With the holidays right around the corner a touch of glam is always the rule of the day. I love
outerwear that include accents of luxury within their designs. What’s more luxurious than a touch of fur,
Sable that is. This Goski Cashmere Cape trimmed in Sable Fur is the perfect option for any holiday party.
You’ll be able to stay warm while looking marvelous with this lady like cape. Pair the cape with the
elegant Christian Louboutin S.I.I Rain Wrap bootie you will be perfectly styled. Both items are available
at Neiman Marcus.
Should you have a flair for the spectacular, I say break that traditional after 5 look of a black or dark
colored coat and opt for the added drama of winter white. I absolutely love this Sofia Cashmere Coat
trimmed in a beautiful fox fur. This coat defines elegance and you may be tempted to keep it on all
night. When wearing white in winter I like to keep it simple by pairing it with a flirty little bootie like the
Manolo Blahnik Insopo Zip bootie in white of course. The look is sophisticated and refreshing. Al eyes
will be on you as walk into your event. We like to be noticed. Both items are available at Neiman
This season we will not forfeit style for warmth when we can have both. No matter what the occasion
there is an amazing coat and a spectacular pair of boots to keep you Cold Weather Chic. Because Baby
it’s going to be cold outside!! Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue are both located at The Somerset
Collection located in Troy, MI.