Friday, December 6, 2013

Layered frocks, embellished sweaters, and wintery hues are the highlights in our Style File this week! Winter is in full swing; neighborhoods have begun to shine with twinkly lights strung from every roof, coats and chunky knits have become a permanent staple, and we're spending more time in our cozy local coffee shop lingering over many a cup of hot chocolate than we care to admit! Since balancing style with warmth is always a tricky fashion proposition, we're excited to share how a few of our favorite Ruchettes express their lovely cold weather style.

Elizabeth of Delightfully Tacky wears velvet, one of our favorite fabrics for the winter season, flawlessly. The weight of the fabric provides warmth and is perfect for layering, while the luxe sheen adds that essential holiday touch for any festive soiree outfit! We love how Elizabeth styled our velvet skirt with sophisticated, feminine touches in her lace jacket, color-blocked bag, and heart-printed blouse.

Allie looks lovely in this cozy layered ensemble! The author of Little Squires combines shades of red and neutrals to create an outfit that we would wear for any wintry walk through the woods or weekend coffee date. Her patterned dress is the ideal winter piece for dressing up or down depending on the occasion.

We are entranced with this outfit! Caitlin of Voguish at Best dons our embellished sweater complete with hints of gorgeous pearl accents. Along with casual boyfriend jeans and ankle strap pointed shoes, Caitlin completes her outfit with our vintage-inspired purse, for a look that balances sweet elegance with menswear inspiration!

Looking just as stunning as the twilight backdrop of the city skyline, Melina of The Caffeinated Closet looks ready to spend an evening out on the town in the chilly winter air! Along with her tights and booties, Melina's denim jacket and chunky knit scarf are the foremost accessories to pair with her light and flowing dress for cozy layering.

Kelly of Wears Kelly embraces retro style in this fair isle frock! Her Parisian chic beret and long sleeved blouse layered under this printed dress create a look that is both stylish and perfect for varying temperatures. She adds a pop of color to this black and white palette with her bold red tights!

A wrap dress, statement necklace, and heels are all of the essentials when it comes to creating an outfit perfect for any seasonal soiree! Signe of Signeroo looks striking in this printed frock with a flattering silhouette and a lovely shade of red on her lips!

As we move farther into the winter season, our Ruchettes continue to dazzle with their wardrobes. December will bring us new ways to layer our favorite summery pieces and challenge us to find the outfits for holiday dinners with our families and White Elephant parties with friends. We love how the frost in the air challenges us to be more creative in our outfits, and we continue to find inspiration everywhere!


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