Are Fingerless Gloves Hot to Wear This Season?

by Jihanna
(New Orleans)

I really like the look of fingerless gloves, long or short, but I don't have any ideas of what to wear them with. Any ideas?


Jihanna,

yup fingerless gloves are hot this season (winter 2009)! And I'm guessing that they'll be around for the next winter seasons because of their convenient (although not that warming) functionality.

Both knitted and leather fingerless gloves are very trendy this season, and they look awesome with almost anything, from sweater dresses, knit sweaters, tunics, etc. The leather adds a tough punch to any style, while the knit looks cute and "warms" up your outfit.

Most fingerless gloves are versatile (remember to select solid, basic colors to match with the rest of your wardrobe) so there aren't a lot of restrictions on how to wear them.

Stylish Ways to Wear Fingerless Gloves


Look #1
Do a triple-whammy like Katie Holmes, combining the gloves with a rib-knit hat and sweater. A very cute look. However the ones she's wearing are bulky for my taste.


Image credit: Celebutopia

Look #2
Toughen up a boring tee with leather fingerless gloves. They add an interesting texture to a basic outfit.


Image credit: Speed racer Gloves at Free People

Look #1
Tone down a rough black leather jacket with knit fingerless gloves. The thickness of the knit fabric is thinner and much sleeker-looking than the ones Katie Holmes is wearing.



Image credit: Rag & Bone/Honeycomb at Shopbop


The gloves are great adding an edge to your outfit. To achieve a chic look, scour for fingerless gloves with a thin and not thick knit material to avoid making it look like you're wearing boxing gloves :-)

Oh and not least, make sure they suit your personal style!

Hope this helps!

Sincerely,

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What Stylish Boots to Wear for a Snowy Place

by Heidi
(Canada)

What womens boots should I wear?

I'm moving to a place that is snowy, and freezing like 8 months out of the year, so that will affect what I can wear. I do not want to wear UGGs! Lol.

I love heels (and that's about all I own), but I'm not sure they're very reasonable for a hilly snowy place.

Should I just suck it up and wear them?!



I definitely think you should suck it up and wear a pair of thick womens winter boots. You're gonna regret wearing high heels there.

I had the same thoughts as you: "I'm not going to buy UGGs or anything that resembles UGGs this season". And guess what I bought an UGG inspired pair (I was kind of forced to because my slouch boots couldn't keep me warm, even though I wore thick wool knee socks) and I'm so glad that I did because they keep my feet dry and warm in the cold and snowy weather.

And not least, they help me keep my feet up instead of my butt down (high heel tend to be slippery in the snow and on icy grounds). Although I do feel a little embarrassed wearing them.. But hey, better than freezing your butt off, right?

But maybe we should reconsider the way we feel about UGGs, I found a couple of stylish and warm UGG winter boots on Zappos. At least they're more refined than the typical moonboot look. They look kind of nice:


UGG - Broome (Espresso Suede) - Footwear

UGG - Broome (Espresso Suede)




UGG - Gissella (Black) - Footwear

UGG - Gissella (Black)




UGG - Smithfield (Mosquito) - Footwear

UGG - Smithfield (Mosquito) - Footwear



You can also find warm winter boots with sturdy, non-slip 2inch tall sole. Perfect for you if you want to add a couple of inches to your body figure during winter without sacrificing your feet.

Good luck!

Kind regards,

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What Type of Beanie Fashion Hats Flatter a Round Face With Rectangular Body Shape

by Anonymous

Winter Knit Beanie Hat/Karmaloop

Winter Knit Beanie Hat/Karmaloop

What type of winter hat is best for me?

I have a round face. I'm 5'1, big busted and I believe my figure would be a rectangle body shape.



For a winter beanie hat to flatter your appearance, you need something that slims your face shape as well as elongate your body figure.

You should look for details like:


  • Vertical stripes and patterns

  • Tall hat crown (like trapper ski hats)

  • Large, not dainty, knit details

  • Hats with slightly pointy crown top

Here are some examples of winter beanie hats that will suit you:

Flattering winter beanie hats and caps for round and wide face shapes

1. Maya Beanie by Coal/2. Kayse Beanie by Coal/3. Toasty Trooper Hat by Goorin Brothers/4. Betmar Cashmere Cable Beret5. Twister Skully Beanie/6. Betmar Pleated Newsboy cap

These will help slim your face and add some height and dimension to your rectangle body shape.


Hope this helps!

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