Taylor Swift stuns on the January 2020 cover of British Vogue and the styling of the photo shoot is exactly what I have always envisioned my ideal holiday style to be. The styles featured in the photo shoot range from subdued classic mod ’60s, a la Twiggy, to effortlessly modern and feminine. Oftentimes when drooling over a fashion magazine feature, I am stumped on how to pull inspiration from the couture styling, but I am pleasantly surprised by the attainable, yet elevated, styles showcased here.
Take a look at three ways to pull attainable holiday style inspiration from Taylor Swifts British Vogue photo shoot.
Sparkle and Shine
Rich Color Tones
Rich color tones, like deep green and warm burgundy, are a winter staple. Unexpected pieces in these colors, like the green suede knee-high boots that Taylor is rocking in her spread, will instantly elevate and set your holiday style apart.
If there has been one trend that caught me a bit by surprise this year, and quite honestly by delight, it is the resurgence of a classic, preppy chic style. The cover of British Vogue features Taylor in a Chanel tweed jacket and a buttoned-up white blouse looking effortlessly classic.
It’s the time of year where the cold, frigid weather can get the best of us and we either bundle up to the point of no recognition of our true stylish selves or we decide to rebel against the elements and dress for style without keeping the weather in mind and sacrifice comfort in favor of fashion. Whether you are dressing for work, a night out, or a casual weekend, there are ways to dress warm AND stylish this winter season and all the simple tips are below!
Cover Your Basics
Make sure and have your basic winter pieces in full stock at the first sign of the temperatures dropping: those perfectly flattering jeans, a neutral sweater, a basic go-to coat, and a base layer like a thin turtleneck for layering. All these pieces can be used to fall back on in case of the lack of inspiration or can be mixed and matched with statement pieces throughout the season.
Outerwear Doesn’t Have to be Boring
Layers Are Key
Don’t Underestimate Footwear
Accessories Make All the Difference
From chunky cable knits to luxurious cashmere, winter sweaters are at the top of my list for when it comes to dressing for the cold. Sweaters are a breeze to throw on with jeans or leggings this time of year, but there are some key ways that one can instantly jazz up their cozy knit with a few styling tricks! If you’re looking to add a more fashion-forward vibe to the warm and cozy sweaters in your wardrobe this season, then these styling tips are just for you!
Some sweaters, specifically those that are a bit thicker and boxy in style, will look instantly chic when belted at your waist! Belting is a fantastic way to show off your figure a bit more, while changing up your sweater’s silhouette completely!
Sometimes, I stick with the motto, “the cozier the better,” when it comes to my winter sweater game! Long, oversized sweaters instantly add some Olsen-twin flair and they are a great option to wear with knee high boots!
Tucked into Jeans
Over a Dress
Sweaters, like cardigans, make fantastic layering alternatives to jackets or coats this time of year. So give this style tip a go by throwing on your favorite fall dress and a chunky turtleneck and you’ll be ready to step out this winter in style!
Meet Alyssa! We asked employees at our Melrose Ave., Los Angeles store to bring their style and star in our latest Crossroads photo shoot wearing their favorite Crossroads finds. Take a look at her photos and read about her style.
What is your favorite thing about working at Crossroads?
My team! We all work together towards a common goal. We all have good communication- especially when talking about outfits! Lol.
Tell us about a Crossroads find that got away.
There was this pair of monogrammed, black leather Chanel flats. They were my size and everything. Funny thing is, I rang up the person who bought them! Super sad face!!!
What are you dying to see come into your Crossroads?
Alexander Wang Kori Boots- My dream shoes.
Louis Vuitton bags- Classic & go with EVERYTHING!
- Know what the current trends are.
- Bring in receipts with consignment items whenever possible.
- Bring everything in anyways, because you never know!
The origins of preppy style originate from “preparatory schools,” private institutions synonymous with wealth, status, and typically, privilege and exclusivity, all of which are currently foreign to the modern fashion world. As with the traits of the origins of the style becoming outdated, so is the somewhat vanilla, minimalistic tailored style of the classic preppy visual. Update your preppy style for the modern age with simple layers and additions of edge and unexpected details, putting an eclectic spin on the classic silhouettes and buttoned-up style.
Step Up Your Plaid
Plaid has long been a staple of the classic preppy image. Revitalize your plaid and focus on unique colors and unexpected ways to wear the print, like Blair’s tailored plaid jumpsuit, to add a modern spin on a classic print.
Reinvent Your Cardigan
We’ve seen the traditional cardigan come a long way in terms of utility and style this past year. Wear it buttoned-up as a top or throw it over your shoulders for a modern twist on a conventional piece.