Thank goodness that the holidays are over with. 2015 has arrived and we no longer have to look for party dresses, something to wear to the parents’ house on Christmas, or a fashionable gift for someone else.
It’s now January and time to get yourself something stylish, new and warm (because it’s frickin’ freezing outside).
From jewelry that will tell everyone exactly what’s on your mind to a bralette that’ll make you feel sexy even if you don’t have someone next to you to impress, here are a few must-haves to gush over this month.
January’s Must-Have Fashion Pieces
Jewelry can make all the difference for an outfit. You can wear some leggings, a baggy t-shirt and booties with a statement necklace and look like you spent hours putting your look together.
This ODY Leaf Necklace can be worn in a casual or dressed-up fashion and is under $50. Local boutique, Goldyn carries both local and national jewelry designers like Pamela Love from NYC. Her Shooting Arrow Earrings have already become a fan favorite at Goldyn and sell for about $200. My favorite jewelry piece this month is hands down the “No” ring from local jewelry designer, Abby Sparks. Sparks makes custom jewelry and specializes in unique engagement rings (I’ll be wearing one of hers someday). At first, the “No” ring might seem discouraging but Sparks describes its real purpose: “Say no to the chaos, no to the stress, no to the certain events in our lives, to over-working, no to fear, no to judgement.”
All About That Black
If you’ve seen me at events or around town, you might notice that black is a staple in my closet. I’m not gothic but there’s so much you can match with black, so why not wear it everyday?
First off, the romper above is so comfortable and I wear it with a slouchy sweater, tights and knee-high boots. But you can also wear it in the summer with some gladiator sandals and that big, bold necklace above. Second, who wouldn’t be obsessed with that Elizabeth and James dress? Geometric shapes will be huge this year and the daintiness of the skirt is addicting. Third, you definitely can’t go wrong with an oversized sweatshirt. H&M carries a lot of basics that cost under $50 and are both comfortable and on-trend.
Ever since Blake Lively hit the streets in a cape last season, the item that was once made popular by Count Chocula has transformed into something not only warm in the winter but a staple item for wintery days. For a coat that will make a statement of its own – and that isn’t real fur – is Urban Outfitters’ Fur Baby Cropped Coat in blue. It’s super soft and will keep you warm while making you original in a black-coat-with-fur-around-the-collar crowd.
When women are in an off mood, we buy random and oftentimes strange things. I once bought shoes with cats on them, which is apparently also a favorite to celebs like Katy Perry and Alexa Chung.
On my shopping search this month, I found a few things that I simply can’t live without, although don’t really fit in any other category. The first is the With Love Bralette from local boutique, Inspyre. It comes in black, gray and red and it’s only $12. Next, I was searching for cute shoes that I could also be comfortable enough to walk my dog in. Enter the pair of Vans Gold Women’s Moccasins. Shiny, comfy and under $90, these moccasins are great for running errands in, wearing around the house, or even going on a semi-casual date. Lastly, you never know when it’s going to snow or start pouring in Colorado. It always seems to happen when you’re least prepared, but get ready with this “Rain Check” umbrella from Kate Spade.