The Coat Vote

Baby, it’s cold outside…

but wrapping-up for the sidewalk can always be glam. Bold, full-length pattern and check were what caught the eye of Melanie Galea (thestreetmuse.it) in Milan, where UK blogger Tamara Kalinic matched the vivid colors of her coat to a rainbow of crystal-studding on her bag. A classic white shirt and black jeans keeps the look from going over the top. Lifestyle guru Nausheen Shah chose shades of autumn golds worn with black, and accessorized with petrol blue. We love how dramatic flashes of metallics and crystal jewelry lift the darker tones.

New Yorkers really know how to do winter. When the occasion demands understated chic, Helena Bordon takes classic camel and dresses it up with a shiny brooch. Simple! On a more casual note, her woolen bomber has glamour when accessorized with plain crystal studs and a sparkling embellished bag. This is white—an enduring winter favorite, especially when it’s fleecy- or furry-soft—worn the easy way. Laura Comolli, the eye behind Purses & I, and super-fashionista Negin Mirsalehi, also use clever accessorizing to rev up neutral gray. Naturally, Laura opts for the pop of a crystallized tangerine clutch. Negin, meanwhile, has slipped on crystal-encrusted sunglasses for value-added style. Finally, fashion stylist Leaf Greener was caught parading her striking Beijing fashion sense on the streets of the Big Apple. Of course, she chose fresh apple green. Shimmering embroidered panels add texture to complete this statement look.

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Photography by Melanie Galea