By Karen Loftus
Step Out in Style
If stepping out in Bed Stu’s Statute boot ($325), no words are necessary. These stunners will do far more than make a statement. They will command everyone’s attention, at every turn. The five antique brass buckles alone, along the slim shaft of the tall silhouette, give them a definitive sexy edge. Yet the rustic leather is oh so soft to the touch…like butter!
Spanx are known for keeping it tight for the best bods in Hollywood. The billion dollar brand continues to expand their business by adding the slimming thing into everything. For the mega trifecta of fashion and fitness, grab Spanx Faux Leather leggings ($98), Easily Suede Leggings, with their denim-like detail ($98), and the Shaping Compression Close-Fit Pant for everyday activity and mischief. Now you’re red-carpet-ready.
The travel savvy are big fans of the ScotteVest brand. This jet-sexy line will have you seamlessly flying through TSA in style. The Molly Jacket has 17 sleek interior pockets, perfect for phone, tablet, glasses, and passports. The exterior is treated with Teflon, so it’s stain and water resistant. More importantly, it’s the pitch perfect fashion finish, for local or global excursions. ($175)
This is a great time of year to get sexy with accessories. Add an accent, pops of color, or that necessary edge. Forever 21 has several fab hats this season. Since the price is right, feel free to play the fedora field with their Wide Brim Wool Fedora ($25), together with Faux Leather Gloves ($10). For color in the office or a meeting, grab Vince Camuto’s Asymmetrical Hem Textured Sweater ($125). Now, that’s a wrap!
A Chic & Sophisticated Sleep
If in the middle of a winter binge of your favorite series, or diving into the deep end of your next big best seller, spoil yourself by slipping into Bed Head Pajamas Black Sea Island Cotton Classic ($286). This cotton was discovered by the British in the 1800’s in the West Indies. The American Pima and Egyptian Giza are derived from the same plant. They are so silky smooth and oh so chic, you may want to hit the city streets in them.
DITA has framed many a famous face. The LA-based brand manages to balance the masculine and feminine, vintage and modern, and an East meets West aesthetic. There’s a definitive nod to Hollywood’s glamorous Golden Age, together with an industrial edge throughout the line. Dita’s VESOUL ($325) are fiercely feminine and best worn with confidence.
What DITA does with eyewear, Norma Kamali does with couture. The women’s line dances on the gender edge, adding masculinity and or going fiercely feminine when necessary. The Skirt Midcalf ($100) has a great edge and that Kamali construction, while the Batwing Jumpshort is unapologetically sexy. ($50)
Vests are everywhere this season, for sporty spice types and city slickers alike. ExOficio’s Calluna Fleece Vest ($80) & Storm Logic Vest ($125) can head in either direction. Even better, Storm Logic’s Vest & Coat ($200) both have DWR Teflon with water, wind, and oil repellency. The breathable Primaloft Insulation trumps down, as it retains 96% of its insulation when wet. This slim lightweight wonder packs a punch with a travel pouch that turns into an in-flight or in-office pillow.
He Said! She Said!
Latico’s Carriage Bag ($240) is perfect for the planned weekender or impromptu overnight. It will stylishly stash what’s necessary, for professional or play, for him or her’s Modern Voyager Backpack ($142) is the perfect backpack for urban gals on the go.
There’s a lot of brains behind this beauty. Mountain Hardwear’s Straight Chuter Jacket ($450) is oh so ski chic with its Dry Q technology. This baby is breathable and waterproof with the performance of a hardshell, yet the lightweight ease of a softshell. The Haute Pink is the perfect departure from basic black. Time to shred….