Fashion & Accessories

By Candice Sabatini

Having a tough time looking fashionably a la mode while staying warm? Check out these fabulous finds that’ll keep you looking stylishly hip during winter’s coldest months.

We all know what great yoga and activewear Gaiam makes, but have you checked out their fab looking street styles? Case in point: This lacy, swingy Pointelle Knit Sweater gets high marks for fashion; trust me you’ll want to wear it often. It’s soft and cozy, and looks super over jeans or dressed up over a slim sexy skirt. It’s got a shawl style front, is slightly fitted at the waist and then cascades into a graceful flare. It’s feminine but not fussy and is knit from organic cotton and bamboo. I’m in love with this Cyprus green color, tho’ it’s also available in black, purple and teal. Sizes S – XL

Available: http://www.gaiam.com

There’s nothing like a Fedora. Worn by both men and woman, it gives the wearer an air of sophistication with a bit of mystery. Ok, truth be told, wearing one makes me feel like Ingrid Bergman talking to Bogey in Casablanca. Trench coat optional. However, I never thought of a fedora as the best choice for cold weather…until now. This angora blend “Fiona” Fedora from the Hat Collection from Wallaroo has been keeping me toasty warm all season. Designed in the land down under, those Aussies know a thing or two about sun protection as well, and the super soft fabric has been treated to have an ultraviolet protection factor of 50, which is just as important in winter as it is in summer. The fashionable fedora is available in ivory, brown and black (which is really charcoal) and comes in one size, but has an internal drawstring so you can adjust the fit.

Available: http://www.wallaroohats.com

While I realize that sunglasses won’t help keep you warm, I’m featuring them to remind you not to forget about sun protection during the winter. These elegant rimless shades with a crystal accent, weigh practically nothing and are made in Austria by Silhouette Optical of super high quality lightweight titanium. Stamped inside every frame is a numbered code you can look up on their website which will tell you about the level of sun protection each pair offers. Also on the site are drawings of face shapes, even eyebrow placements to help guide you to selecting the best frame shape that’ll suit you. Looking hip as you protect your eyes is always very cool…. right?

Go to http://www.silhouette.com to find the retailer nearest you.

Originally published December 2011
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