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Black is the New Black

“I imposed black; it’s still going strong today, for black wipes out everything else around.” –Coco Chanel

Black makes a statement; it is a combination of sophistication and edge. This bold choice says a number of things. When you wear a pair of black combat boots paired with a distressed leather jacket, your black says, “Yes, I’m a hardcore punk rocker today. Don’t mess.”  Black pumps and a sleek little black dress say, “I’m classy and mysterious. I also live by quotes from Coco Chanel.” The saying “black goes with everything” proves to be true, as celebrities and style icons like Kendall Jenner and David Beckham continue to rock the black on black trend. From the runways to street style, the obsession with this chic lack of color is everywhere you look, for both men and women.

“Black complements me the best. My style is a combination of comfort and edge.” -Bryce Murray

“I enjoy the way it looks. It’s also simple and easy, to the point where I barely have to think about it.” -Barrett Crosby

Cabin Chic

Bring out the cozy flannels, puffy vests and chunky scarves: winter is on its way! The bundled-up, outdoorsy look is one of this season’s hottest trends. Whether you’re going for a rugged lumberjack look or a more urban, winter chic look, this trend will show people that you like to stay style conscious and practical during the cold winter months.

Tips for achieving the “cabin chic” look:

  1. Master the art of layering. Proper layering looks smart and well-assembled, but caution:  layer the wrong types of clothing and you may end up looking like a bulky marshmallow. Flannels look great paired with oversized sweaters and puffy vests. For women, infinity scarves in earthy tones add a nice touch to the overall look. Because you have so many layers going on, keep the accessorizing to a minimum. Too much jewelry can be a bit overwhelming. If you’re going with a preppier look, pair your flannels with a simple, elegant strand of pearls. The same goes for men; less is more when it comes to accessorizing. A simple, minimalistic leather watch adds a hint of sophistication.
  2. Mix and match different styles. Paring wintery accessories and busy prints with neutral colors and army boots give your look a subtle edge. For an edgier cabin look, try distressed jeans, aviators and slouchy beanies.
  3. Dress it up. Headed to an interview? Cabin chic and business casual make good friends with the right accessories. Pair a darker flannel print with a slimmer fitting sweater and either a dress and woolen tights or a nicer pair of dark wash jeans. Accessorize with pearls or subtle gold necklaces.

Make an outfit with these 6 chilly weather staple pieces:

  1. Chunky sweater
  2. Plaid scarf
  3. Striped long-sleeve
  4. Puffy vest
  5. Booties
  6. Braided headwrap