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How to Create the Perfect Winter Outfit - Jeans, Cashmere and Scarves!


"Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this sun of York;
And all the clouds that lour'd upon our house
In the deep bosom of the ocean buried."

Shakespeare, King Richard III, Act I, Scene I


The dark, cold, rain, wind, sleet, hail and snow days of winter are here to stay for quite sometime across the great land.  What is the perfect winter outfit that actually can be worn non-stop on days off until the early blooming days of spring?   The answer is simple and so Forever Chic Style with only three important pieces - jeans, cashmere and a scarf.   This three piece apparel outfit is best suited for people in flexible and creative career positions, for weekend outings, errands or for a cold winter evening sitting by a fire with a glass of wine and family. 




You Say - Jeans For Work????  Answer: Rarely if Never

"Jeans command a relaxed and informal stamp"

 
 
 
Of course, for the corporate work environment, this particular outfit is not the best to impress peers and upper management. Even if a corporation stresses that jeans are divine, think twice before entering the office.   Today's ambitious youth know this well and some refuse to sport jeans since the look is too casual and frankly reflects a non serious attitude.  Jeans command a relaxed and informal stamp and not one that means business no matter what the dress code of a company proclaims.  Why?  Well, if jeans were the corporate or societal standard then management in business presenting to leaders,  politicians giving a speeches or television newscasters, guests and talk show hosts would sport jeans, sweatshirts and casual wear. Professionals will be respected and deemed influential when donning  skirts, dark pants, blouses, sheath dresses, suits, sublime sweaters, pointed toed boots and pumps than the proposed "winter outfit". 


Imagine Anne Hathaway & Meryl Streep in jeans at work in  the film The Devil Wears Prada (2006)? 
Frankly never - that's all!

 

The Three Piece  - Winter Outfit - Casual Wear and So Easy


The winter outfit is for the much desired casual moments in life!  Jeans, cashmere and a scarf!  Carpe Diem!

 


Needs a Scarf - Yet - Wonderful with Cashmere and Jeans!




The Winter Outfit- The Components - Simplified Style

 Jeans, Cashmere and Scarf

The Jean

Chose Simple & Sleek

-Dark Blue Denim Only

- Black Denim Only

-NO Holes

- NO Faded Hues

- Spend a Little More for Quality

- YES to the Color Rainbow  - When Springtime is Here

 
 
 
 
I.   Jeans - The Essential "Go With Everything" Piece:  Jeans are a cornerstone of a fashionistas wardrobe.  Jeans are an American staple along with apple pie and baseball.  Jeans have a lengthy and extensive history  in the United States as the working person functional jean.  For more on jeans:  The best fitting jeans are the ones that fit a woman's natural curvy silhouette.  The range of jean styles are mind blogging from skinny, boyfriend, leggings, boot cut, cigarette, wide leg with a low waist, high waist, low waist to mid waist.  Which is the ultimate best pair to purchase in 2015? There are only three styles that will stand the test of time - the cigarette, the skinny and the straight leg jean. For more information on Jeans - Check out: http://www.foreverchicstyle.com/2013/05/all-hail-jean-junkie.html

The Styles - Fitted to Least Fitted

The Sexy Skinny (Super Fitted) - Similar to Cigarette

Emma Stone
Reese Witherspoon


The Skinny: The skinny, called the pencil, peg leg or stovepipe, has a circumference at the hem of approximately 10" to 11".   The fit is tight from the waist to the hem, stretchy and silhouette defining. Thus, form fitting, stretchy and ankle fitting.   Tight skinny's are ravishing on a thin frame when worn with tall heeled boots, a pair of pointy toed flats, kitten heels and pumps for event events.




Paige Denim 'Skyline' Skinny Jeans (Mona) - Nordstrom - $169





Joe's Skinny Stretch Jeans 'Dorothy' - Nordstrom - $169

Just Saying - Love These 7's....



7 for All Mankind - Ankle Skinny Jeans (Luxe Night Blue) $189



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The Cigarette Leg - 12" (Less Fitted) - Almost Straight



Reese Witherspoon (One Can Never Have Too Many Jeans)



The Cigarette:  The Cigarette leg is a classic style that elongates the leg from waist to toes. The circumference at the bottom of the pant leg of the jean is approximately 10" - 12".  Cigarette jeans are form fitting though not tapered tightly at the ankles such as skinnies.   Works well with pointy toe heels and less fitted knee high boots.  Cigarette jeans are the most popular for women with gradual overall design and cut for both tall or shorter women.  Additionally, if have a larger calf - The Cigarette jean is a nice solution. Worn with ankle boots, ballet flats and pointed toe pumps or kitten heels.

KEY: Look for Material - Combination of the following: cotton,  polyester, Lycra® spandex,





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The Straight Leg( Not fitted) - Timeless and Perfection for Curves


Angelina Jolie - Straight Leg


Nicole Kidman - Straight Leg



The Straight Leg - 16" -  Classic - The French Connection

The straight leg jean is the French woman's absolute must have in a wardrobe.  The fit is exceptional, flattering and can go with absolutely everything.  Straight and narrow leg from the waist to the hem.  The fit is loose and hang without any taper or flare at the bottom.  Hem ends 1 to 2 inches below the ankle. A clean line from top to bottom.  The circumference at the bottom of the pant leg is about 16" and perfect for larger thighs and calves.  The straight jean is classic, perfect for all body types and will stand the test of time.  Think Audrey Hepburn with a pair of pointed toe flats!








Paige Denim - 'Hidden Hills' Straight Leg Stretch Jeans (Fountain)



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The Ultimate Sweater

Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe
Nicole Kidman as Princess Grace in Grace of Monoco (2014)
II. Classic Cashmere Sweaters: Cashmere sweaters and dresses richly crafted, comfortably soft and cozy warm are "must have" staples in every fashion mavens closet.  Throughout history, cashmere is finer than merino wool and highly regarded as the warmest and most fashionable.  Every fashion doyenne requires a stash of beautiful and luxurious cashmere sweaters in a wardrobe.  Throw one of these lovely's on and be instantly glamorous and elegant.  Combine with accessories and the effect is deliciously timeless.

Classic V- Neck Cozy Cashmere

Chose a V-neck cashmere sweater.   The look and feel is classic, warm and lavishly iconic.  Slip on and be ready for a picnic, walk in the park, coffee, wine or a stroll through the park. Invest in one and wear for years to come.  The quality is superior.









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The Scarf - Instant Beauty


  
III.  The Sensational and Flattering Scarf: Scarves come in many shapes, sizes, fabrics and hues.  A colorful scarf adds a glowing finishing touch to an outfit plus added warmth.



Hinge Chambray Scarf - $32 - Lots of Colors


Every Fashionista Needs One Burberry Scarf!


Burberry Check Merino Wool Scarf

 

 

Jeans, Cashmere and Scarves - Minimal and Elegant

  
There you have it - the essential three piece winter outfit  - Jeans, Cashmere and Scarves - that can be worn in the winter with boots, coats and hats.   Continue to wear the ensemble when the flowers start blooming, birds chirping and the sunshine once again awakens the land.  Only in the spring add pointed toe flats and jewelry for instant happy notes. 


"Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing!"  - Alexander Wang

 

Forever Chic Style - Kim Hardwick
































































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  1. This simple outfit can be the easiest to throw on during winter and early spring! Are you ready? Other ideas???

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  2. Impressive designs. The patterns are done beautifully. Loved all the looks. Please keep updating.
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