Cramp My Style

Winter time is a bitch, ain’t it? I have big problems with winter. For one, and I repeat, I hate tights. If I could I’d just be a bare-legged fool all through March but I could not give people the satisfaction of laughing at me. (And god knows they do! You should see them staring when I trek to the subway in my socks-and-heels situation. Pathetic.) So I compromise. I wear more pants. Or I find a way to cover up those ugly calves and “cankles” (that’s what I call my shapeless ankles when they are stuffed inside those nylon hose) with boots. For the longest time I didn’t even have the proper boots to do the trick, but my new, black, suede Jimmy Choo over-the-knees are like god sends. They’re sexy, and believe it or not: comfortable! So that’s one problem solved.

Then, there’s the whole putting-on-weight issue. The holiday months are tough, man. Come December, I just crave cookies and fried stuff and the pounds start adding on. My face inflates like a Cocoa Puff and gradually but surely I grow out of the pants I slithered into oh so smoothly during the summer. By the time the first snow flake falls I have nothing in my closet that fits anymore. Talk about pathetic. So wearing pants becomes a pain in my battered butt and the object of more stress than the merciless weather gods intended. Or did they?

So here’s my elegant solution for a stress-free, go-to winter outfit: knee-length skirt, over-the-knee boot, tight turtleneck and a big jacket. (And a hat to keep the frizz down, but that’s another bedtime story) If there is any part of my body left uncovered, I dare you to show me. There is just no way winter be crampin’ my style!

Vintage, tweed skirt by Celine (at Palm Beach Vintage); Skinny, black turtleneck sweater by Massimo Dutti; Black suede ‘Titan’ over-the-knee boots by Jimmy Choo; Oversized wool cardigan by United Bamboo; My old classic bag by Gucci; Grey wool hat by Eugenia Kim; Navy wool men’s coat by DKNY Jeans (Hey Shaun, you left your jacket in my house!!).

Classic street style photos provided by Ed Kavishe at Fashion Wire Press.


January 8, 2013

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