Has your wardrobe routine become as chilly and bleak as the record low temps we’ve had lately? Warm up your wintertime look with a few colorful ideas from stylist Anne Dunavant, manager at Kittie Kyle in Chickasaw Oaks Village. Anne has curated items that not only brighten winter combinations, but also transition well into early spring.
Paired with your favorite black leggings, an Ausette Cashmere poncho-esque silhouette top with framing side seams and wide sleeves. Select colors, including this one in freesia, are on sale for $259 from the original price of $325 at Calypso St. Barth: calypsostbarth.com.
Add a striking print to your everyday ensembles with a vibrant H Ombre Fleur Scarf in Highlight Blue by Becksondergaard, 100% cotton, $55. The purse is also from Becksondergaard, an E Sienna Leather Handbag in Black that is perfect for storing all your essentials, $330. (Shop for Becksondergaard locally at Kittie Kyle.)
This Kiera Carbon grey suede wedge bootie is chic and comfortable, $390 at coclico.com. Finishing this look is a Saundra Messinger sterling silver Serenity ring with a 5-pt. diamond, $480. The Saundra Messinger collection is available at Kittie Kyle. Anne’s go-to makeup set is the Trish McEvoy Illuminating Palette, a four-step cream face and complexion enhancer that defines your facial structure as it brightens, $75, available locally at Oak Hall.
Wintertime Look 2 is built around a colorful M Missoni Camouflage-Print Shift Dress, $495, available at Kittie Kyle. For a quick, inexpensive variation, Anne has cleverly paired a Mossimo Faux Leather Trim Dinner Jacket in black, $35 from target.com, with this designer dress.
A pair of Chan Luu Gold-plated Swarovski crystal earrings, $155 at net-a-porter.com, a tall leather Cole Haan Adler Boot on sale for $180 from $378 at colehaan.com and the Kate Spade New York Charles Street Audrey bag in strawberry froyo, $398, katespade.com.
Three items in Look 3 that will prove to be extremely versatile nine months out of the year in our Mid-South climate are a lightweight sweater like this knit option by Vince and a boot in this color range, such as the Frye Paige Tall Riding boot pictured here. A handbag in animal print, such as this Commuter Tote Cheetah will also be surprisingly neutral in your wardrobe. Shop locally for Vince at Lavish, Oak Hall and Joseph. This Frye boot is $378 at thefryecompany.com, and the Commuter Tote is available at Kittie Kyle,$565.
Bright colored jeans, such as these Ted Baker Annna Wax Finish Skinny Jeans in fuchsia (a big color for spring 2014) are an effortless way to add color. These are available for $150 from johnlewis.com.
Anne has included Ice Pops sunglasses, $160, ray-ban.com; a Rosantica Divina Amore gold-dipped agate necklace,$900, net-a-porter.com, and one of her favorite “bright” scents, Creed Spring Flower, $275 at Joseph.
Thank you, Anne!
Anne joins StyleBlueprint in encouraging readers to shop local first! Local stores represented in today’s post:
Kittie Kyle in Chickasaw Oaks Village: kittiekyle.com
Lavish in Collierville: lavishmemphis.com
Joseph in the Laurelwood shopping center: josephstores.com
Oak Hall in the Regalia shopping center: oakhall.com