It's finally starting to get chilly here in upstate New York, which means it is time to switch over to my winter wardrobe. I'm so excited for this winter... I did so much shopping before college to prepare for the look I'm going for this season: preppy with an edge. So what does this look consist of?
1) Trendy Sweaters
This Striped Two-In-One Sweater ($89.00) is a classic piece for this winter (and I'm actually wearing it right now)! It's so comfortable, and the shirt under the sweater is actually a fake shirt attached on the inside. I love this feature because there's nothing more uncomfortable than a heavy button-down under a bulky sweater!!
I also love this Y.A.S. Dare Sweater ($85.28) from ASOS. I'm trying to stick with very simple colors this season, especially black and white. This sweater utilizes fun geometric shapes in its exciting pattern! Plus, it is such a cute fit!
This Nishe Contrast Collar And Elbow Patch Sweater ($102.33) is so much fun! The sweater itself is very simple, yet the patchwork and peter pan collar add a unique element to the design! I also love the buttons on the back of the sweater!
2) Leather Accents
The leather details trend began in high fashion with designers like Valentino. This Leather Collar Top ($2,790.00) is a perfect example of this popular style. It's an extremely simple top, yet the leather accents add a bit of edge.
Ann Taylor's Faux Leather Sleeve Tee ($79.00) brings the leather trend to an accessible price range. This shirt is a little bit boxy, but it is super cute paired with leggings or dark jeans. Just like the Valentino blouse, this tee has the perfect amount of leather accents. It's simple, yet super trendy!
If you're looking to make a splurge this season, buy these L624 Leather Stacked Supper Skinny Jeans ($950.00) by J Brand. These are perfect for the upcoming holiday season (for those of you already thinking about your New Year's Eve outfits!). They are comfortable, 100% leather, and they stretch to fit to your body!
3) Upscale Coats
Whoever said "no white after labor day" obviously never saw this Topshop Bonded Peplum Jacket (originally $110.00, on sale $54.99). Sure, this jacket might have been made for the summer season, but pair it with a black tank, dark jeans, suede booties, and a fur scarf and you're ready for a night out on the town!
This Krush Faux Shearling Sweater Coat ($78.00) is perfect for a chilly autumn day! The colors are so simple, yet the style is so modern. Plus, it is perfect for layering sweaters!
I'm all about black and white this season, but this MINKPINK Powder Room Coat ($149.00) is perfect for a pop of color! This might just be the softest coat in the world, and it's sure to receive lots of compliments!
4) Cute Collars
So Zara is doing an AMAZING job this season, especially with their tops (but should we expect anything less from the #1 Apparel Specialty Store in the world?) I'm seriously having a hard time narrowing this down, but here is a sampling of some of their trendy tops with AMAZING collars that are perfect for a pretty yet edgy wardrobe:
Contrast Tie-Neck Silk Blouse ($99.90)
Shirt with Contrasting Print ($69.90)
Long- Sleeved Top ($79.90)
Blouse with High Collar ($49.90)
Tie-Neck Blouse ($59.90)
Collared Blouse with Contrast Trim ($49.90)
So, the preppy edgy trend is pretty easy to customize. Just stick to basic colors (with a few pops of brightness and some patterns), throw in a little leather, and finish it off with a cute collar. This look is all about being sleek and simple, but even more importantly, it's about adding your own taste and style, so have fun with it!