Hump day, everyone!
I hope you’re all having a lovely week, filled with lots of positive energy and warmth. I sure am keeping warm in my black faux-fur Hell Bunny coat. It looks absolutely extra and luxurious, and that’s exactly the kind of energy I’m trying to give off in 2019. With this coat in mind, I drew my inspiration from soft, luxurious, neutral tones, with pops of red and texture throughout. Black carries power because it can be toned-up, toned-down, and essentially paired with any color palette you’re trying to create. Along with browns and reds, I’ve also incorporated other neutrals, like dark blue and gray, into this collage below. All of these color schemes can be naturally paired together, giving you maximum matching abilities and dozens of combinations to choose from. I’ve put together my own mood board (using Microsoft Paint, of course), and unfortunately, I can’t make the picture bigger without turning the picture vertically. I’ve been zooming in on my laptop myself to see it better, so I recommend that to you if your eyesight isn’t great. Anywho, let’s jump into it!
When I think of winter in New England, the first thing that pops into my head is “F*ck, it’s cold.” Shortly after that, however, I’m captivated by the beauty around me- the colors, the textures, the way my environment makes me feel. And, ultimately, how to incorporate fabulousness into every outfit, especially on those unbearably frigid days. Luckily, it is possible to remain stylish while staying warm. Faux fur on coats is an excellent way to stay both fashionable and safe in dreary, snowy weather. I was in Boston this New Year’s Eve, and though it was raining profusely, I hardly even noticed. My big, fluffy hood and arm muffs kept me warm and protected, and I got quite few compliments throughout the night!
Wool in general is an excellent staple for any stylish winter accessory. As you can see from the mood board, wool coats with large lapels and buttons look very posh and elegant. Wool can also extend to hats, scarves, gloves, shoes, etc. Seriously doesn’t that wool hat look absolutely lovely? Pillbox hats (among other hats), look absolutely perfect paired with woolen winter coats. Browns, reds, and cremes will look great on any skin tone, especially against the striking whiteness of the snow.
As for makeup, deep/cherry reds are always in! Besame Cosmetics is a fantastic place to start if you’re looking for new vintage makeup. All of the colors are replicas of real lipsticks sold in the 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. My personal favorite shade is the 1946 lipstick. I forget the name on the tube, but it’s an absolutely lovely rusty red. I always make a point of popping on some red lipstick when I leave the house, which looks lovely when paired with a coat and hat. Lipstick really can tie a look together, and adds a bit of brightness to the stark, winter day in front of you.
Finding vintage footwear for the winter can be tricky, but there are still lots of options available. Boots, of course, are extremely versatile and come in a variety of styles and colors. I like to add thick socks under my boots to add extra warmth and texture, and it certainly does give my entire outfit an added flounce of vintage. Above all, be safe, be comfortable, and use common sense! I hope you have a good time analyzing my mood board, and leave me your thoughts below!
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