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Are You Down Or Puffed Up?
Uniqlo sells an ultra-lightweight, down puffer jacket that can be packed in an attached bag and slung over your shoulder—assuming you can part with the warmth.
A nice streamlined look in outerwear comes from down-filled, puffer jackets and coats. Uniqlo has super light-weight puffers that can be a squeezed into a very small bag that comes with the puffers. With the wide range of colors you might buy one to wear and one to go—budget permitting. They sell for $69.95 each. Puffers have something called channel quilting, which means the garment looks like linear wrapping around the body. That’s good because it gives a very tapered, slimming look.
Can We Get a High Thigh for Boots?
Courtesy: Nordstrom November 2013 Parties and Presents Catalogue
Thigh-high boots paired with a gown make a statement.
Thigh high or over-the-knee boots have gained traction as a best-of-winter look. Tom Ford in his Fall 2013 collection sent models down the runway with the long boots. Many of the over-the-knee boots were the same-eye-popping, wild patterns as the skirts hovering over them. Nordstrom dramatically captures the gown-high-thigh-boot look in one of its recent catalogs.
Thigh-high boots flashed down the runway in Tom Ford’s Fall 2013 fashion show.
While the price of designer over-the-knee boots is not even on our budget radar, Kohl’s prices for thigh high boots are right in our range, starting at about $65.
There’s always a debate over whether it’s tacky to wear boots with gowns or fashionably bold. Please tell us what you think.
Main image courtesy of Garnet Hill