jan19 outside

Winter can be discouraging when the weather turns unpleasant, but I'm trying to remind myself that cold weather does offer an adequate climate for many fabulous items.

Let's commence with some warm Muks with a wedge. Total viking heroine.

jan18 muks

How about a ruby mongolian fur coat? You can still wear it with a t shirt in Spring, but it's particularly useful in mid January to brighten up the day. (here's a fake one) (here's a green fur)

jan18 muks2a

Alternatively, a sheepskin coat is a wardrobe staple. It's classic and it balances out all those "trend" items you're wearing. Mine is by Loewe and I've had it since my teens, it was my first "big girl" coat that I got for my first job.

jan18 sheepskin coat

A "trendy" piece is the sheepskin aviator jacket, like this one by Acne. Stunning and works best when paired with simple items.

Leather masks are also something you wanna be wearing now.

jan18 aviator jacket

Before I forget: LEATHER PANTS. There was never anything as attractive and practical. It's also a good time to wear a silk scarf tied tightly around your neck in lieu of a turtleneck. Works well under big wool scarfs and along with any black clothing. (DSquared biker leggings. Givenchy scarf)

jan18 givenchy scarf

Take this opportunity to wear your glamorous fur collars

jan18 collars

And your scarf-fur hybrids. I love these so much they make me fly (Etro scarf)

jan18 etro scarf racoon

You know what else makes me levitate? Long black gloves. They are GREAT for those 3/4 sleeve fur jackets. (Sermoneta gloves, Yves Salomon cropped jacket)

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And you can take the glove concept as far as you want. Mink mitten with splashes of cobalt? Fabulous with a dress or a coat with skinny sleeves.

jan18 mittens

There's also the over the knee boot (here's a sexy one). Completely justified in cold weather. Same goes for leather skirts

jan18 leather skirt

On your head, a luxe gangster fedora. Or on your boobs, as you deem appropriate. (Emilio Pucci hat)

jan18 hat

As for evening...I personally love Winter evening options. Velvet jackets, anyone? (Armani Collezioni swarovksi jacket). YES YES YES

jan18 velvet jacket armani

Full-coverage silk cocktail dress, that you can't wear after March (Yves Saint Laurent)

jan18 ysl leopard dress

A very elegant printed brocade evening blazer (Stella McCartney)

jan18 stella mccartney blazer

Did it give you some ideas? Savour the moment. The low temperatures are particularly good for that 30s sophistication that I like so much, think Orient Express, and for glam rock a la late Elvis, Gary Glitter and Bowie. Capes, long coats, hats...It takes a bit more thinking but it can be wonderful.

Underwear by Agent Provocateur