Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Winter's on its way, time to start layering....

Well, fall seems to be here, so it's time to start thinking about how to keep out the chill without resorting to belaclavas and full body long underwear. (for those not used to my "Winnipeg slang" a belaclava is a toque that cover your whole face with holes for eyes and mouth, serious winter head gear)

One of my favorite ways to keep toasty is to layer a mini dress over pants, tights, t-shirts, turtlenecks or whatever else takes your fancy. This season I'm nuts about loose swingy pinafore dresses. They don't cling around the waist and hips, so you can wear them over jeans and not have that lumpy waistband thing going on, not to mention that crazy pointed bump that happens at the front of the jeans! I like them in basically any fabric, but denim, plaid and tweed are nice and cozy, while fancier fabrics like silk, velvet, brocade or slinky knits are nice for when you feel like dressing up, but DO NOT feel like freezing your ass off!

These pics are just a few ways to wear this look (Ok, the watering can purse is a little weird, but overall she has a cute look goin' on) I'm sure you guys can think of about a bajillion other ways to rock this look as well. We've already got some cute pinafore style dresses in from Angel Perez, with more coming from BLUEprint (as soon as I get my ass in gear) and a couple of our other great indie designers as well!

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