The A to Z's of Winter: Fashion Edition

Today, I, for the first time, I actually accepted that it is Winter. I decided to make this list of winter trends to piece together my likes and dislikes this Winter season. A lot of these pictures aren't mine, and because I used twenty six, I didn't think it was necessary to post all of the links. If one of these pictures are yours and you would like me to remove it, feel free to email me at the address on the sidebar. I also want to hear from you! What do you think about these trends: Hot.. or Not? Anyways, enjoy.

A is for Alpine Knits. These adorable, and pretty much timeless. Some cool colors like mint green can definitely spark some interest. They are probably one of the most traditional, and cozy-looking things in the whole winter season. I love this trend and I will be and already have gotten some alpine knits.
B is for Braids. This hair trend is the best. I love throwing my hair in a braid, because it looks so put together, but is of course effortless. My hair is extremely thick, and putting it in a ponytail isn't the most attractive... and buns aren't the greatest looking either. I encourage braids for everyone!

C is for Celebrity Inspiration. I love looking to celebrities for inspiration! I have to say, many celebs have personal stylists who should be getting almost all of the credit!

D is for Dresses. What could be more obvious? Everyone loves a good dress, especially when they are less popular in the winter when everyone wants to be bundled up. This makes a dress look more unique and less casual or mainstream. The dresses below are great because they are long-sleeved.

E is for Equestrian Boots. Riding boots are at the top of my Christmas list. They are so low-maintenance, yet they give the effect of a very put-together outfit- just like braids! I love Molly's entire outfit, but it looks even better with the boots. With more tight visibility, it would be a texture overload. Boots can always make an outfit!
F is for Fringe. Fringe is great for giving a bohemian appeal. If helps give hippie-vibes to any outfit.
G is for Glitter. I'm the kind of person who wears glitter as a joke because I'm too scared to wear it for seriousness and is too small to wear it for real. The glitter gowns look great on Taylor swift and both gold and silver look great with her skin tone- be sure to beware looking even paler with silvers if you are very fair like me.

H is for Hats. Hats can make or break an outfit. The picture below is a little bit overdose for my taste, but it does draw attention off of the body and face and makes the focal point up high, making the person look taller.
I is for Icy Toned- Florals. This is a pretty cool winter trend (punny, I know!). The flowers give a nice appeal and make you just look, well, unreachable and cold if that's the effect you're looking for.
J is for Jewel Tones. This is one of my favorite trends this fall and winter. They look great on many skin tones, and look great together, and apart. Jewel tones are a great go-to for any day that you can't figure out what to wear. Some great color examples are shown on the picture below.
K is for Knit Sweaters. Knit sweaters are amazing. I love them so much- the winter months are freezing than anything- all I want in the winter is warmth and comfort. I always find that in my favorite knits! This just happens to be my favorite color, too- even better!
L is for Layering. Teachers at school always tell you to bring a sweater, and then a coat, and then a scarf... and the list goes on to stay warm during the frigid winter times. Who knew that was designer inspiration?
M is for Minimalism. This was also a trend this summer, but it was such a big hit that it has remained 'in' this season. Minimalism looks great on basically everyone- painless can make the greatest effect. Rodarte did a great job below adding texture and cool cuts to their more minimalistic pieces to help them stay unique. Minimalism always looks good, but too much of it can give the opposite effect of what you're going for.
N is for Nude Makeup. This stuff is so nice. I love how the makeup right here is so natural, that it looks like she isn't even wearing it. Then again, what is the point? I've come to the conclusion that nude lips are the key to the equation. Eyes are fine without the nude makeup but lips already have a light pink or red tinge to them which will throw off the entire look. If you don't own nude lipstick, I suggest trying stick concealer lightly to lighten up your lips. This will give a great effect because it is so unexpected and fun- usually people are aiming for color!

O is for Outerwear. Here's one of those letters that you were expecting. I especially like waxed jackets this season. The one below is from Orvis, and I believe the brand is Barbour (who I can wholeheartedly say makes amazing, lasting coats for the style-concious.).
P is for Parkas. Puff coats and parkas are in this season not for the reason that they look good, but solely because they are warm and cozy.
Q is for Quality. This is a given, but pretty much just buy clothes that you know will last a long time. Basically, I suggest buying timeless pieces mostly so you can get more use out of them.
R is for Red. With tons of neutral and plain colors, red adds a nice touch of pop here and there, if used in moderation. Have fun with red like these people did below.
S is for Scarves. Scarves, I've realized, bring tons of my outfits to the next level. I love how they look and bring a ton of element and color to an outfit. It looks, overall, a lot more polished.
T is for Tartan. Tartan, or plaid, is great for a classic-themed outfit. It looks great with knits and other things that may be considered as either classic or preppy, but I suggest staying away from blacks and "Gothic" themed things to pair it with.
U is for Underachiever. This is great for looking like you're not trying, but matching well. I like to pair a plain shirt with jeans. It gives a nice, streamlined, and plain look.
V is for Vampire Lips. These lips- mulberrys and surreal cranberries- as well as just the traditional dark read, look great with un-makeuped eyes. Then the whole effect is going to the lips, without distraction.
W is for White in the Winter. This is kind of a weird trend- the aim is to look ghostly. It makes the person look a lot more pail, but it gives a cool effect of that frostbite-whiteingly pale skin. The marigold trim is very creative, too.
X is for the X-Factor. In this existence, the X-Factor means being unique. Make up your own rules, break all of the other pre-determined ones. Surprise and uniqueness are your best friend in the boring and drear Winter months. I suggest looking to Alexander McQueen for inspiration.
Y is for Yellow and Orange Eye Makeup. This adds a cool and bright effect to the eyes. This is a really over done look, but it can definitely be toned down for school and work and other places to visit!

Z is for Zoological.  Fake furs are perfect for this. They just look so warm and cozy! I personally am not much of a fur person- sometimes it can look good here and there, but I don't especially like them.

Well, that's it- the whole alphabet. I hope you liked it- let me know what you think in the comments below! Over and Out, Abby
See you soon, Hauties!

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