Markdown Mondays: Statement Pieces for the Winter Blues
In addition to LMK Day, today is apparently a newly-recognized “holiday” called “Blue Monday” – which is statistically considered the most depressing day of the year, with the reality of excessive holiday shopping (resulting in expensive credit card bills), shorter daylight days and cold weather settling in. This is darkened further by the weight of New Year’s resolutions making it ever more difficult to stay positive & hopeful.
This is when I think it becomes even more important to use fashion and style to perk up your mood and add a spark of creativity and inspiration to your look & surroundings.
Today’s #MarkdownMondays is focused on “statement pieces” – items that will brighten up your outfit, making it more interesting with colors, textures and details – to add a positive note to your day.
The style digest comes with a dose of social responsibility (beautiful faux fur coat from Ann Taylor), embellished details on classics (Kate Spade sweater), pop of intense color (stadium cloth coat from JCrew), a stunning dress (red pleated maxi from Anthropologie) and warmth for your feet (oh so important – shearling-lined booties by Michael Kors from Bloomingdales).
Please check out all the shopping details below.
Have any special secrets for curing the winter blues? Would love to know in the comments below!
Enjoy – Happy Styling!
1.Faux Fur Coat $62.99 (was $258.00)
By Ann Taylor
Luxe faux fur
Tailored piece that transforms every day into an extraordinary indulgence
Front hook-and-eye closure
Vertical angled pockets
63% Modacrylic, 28% Acrylic 14% Polyester
Dry Clean Only
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2.Roja Maxi Dress $89.97 (was $278.00)
Designed by Moulinette Soeurs
Polyester knit bodice with pleated crepe skirt; polyester lining
Style No. 4130089177858
Dimensions: Regular falls 57″ from shoulder; Petite falls 53″ from shoulder
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3.MICHAEL by Michael Kors Whitaker Shearling-Lined Wedge Booties $158.39 (was $265.00)
Suede wedge booties will elevate your cold-weather shoe game
Rich shearling lining and lug soles that stand up to frosty conditions
Sport suede upper, shearling lining, rubber sole
Almond toe; functional inside and outside zips; weave stitch detail at back
3″ wedge heel
Available in full and half sizes
Genuine sheep shearling; dyed; shearling imported from Australia
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4.STADIUM-CLOTH COCOON COAT $245.00 (was $350.00)
Color: hthr tigerlily
Cocoon silhouette in stadium-cloth wool made especially for JCrew by Italy’s Nello Gori mill
Inspired by the fabric used in old-school stadium blankets
Adds warmth without the bulk
Sleek topstitching and big pockets
Body length: 34 1/4″.
Sleeve length: 33 3/4″
Hits at mid-thigh
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5.Embellished Sweater $178.00 (was $278.00)
By Kate Spade
This is a statement sweater
Slim-fitting and simple aside from the ultra-flattering embellished neckline
This is a knit you can wear (with matching cigarette pants, perhaps?) in place of a little black dress
50% wool 35% modal 5% cashmere 10% nylon
Embellished at neck
FIT: straight (size s measures 24″ long from highest shoulder point)
Style # njmu5784
Dry clean only
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Note: I’m not affiliated with any of the stores, just a fan 🙂