Street Style: Winter Ready

With winter upon us, we are always looking for new ways to face the cold in style. This week’s best-dressed bloggers do just that. From printed coats to knee-high boots, today’s outfits combine fashion-forward items with classic, cozy pieces for outfits that will put all eyes on you.

Boho Chic

Julie of Sincerely Jules | Fashion Blogger Style

Julie of Sincerely Jules

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Sheryl of Walk in Wonderland

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Julie and Sheryl stay cozy and comfortable in boho-inspired ensembles. Julie mixes an oversized cardigan and knee high boots with an unexpected edgy handbag. Sheryl opts for a bolder look, teaming a printed coat with mesh booties and a statement necklace. Both ladies balance their looks with soft, face-framing hair and casual denim.

Leather Edge

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Arielle of Something Navy

Jessie of Seams for a Desire

Jessie of Seams for a Desire

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Arielle and Jessie prove leather jackets and booties are a cold weather-must. Arielle teams her jacket with knee-high boots and a black and white scarf for a simple, chic outfit. Jessie goes for an edgier look as she pairs a leather jacket with a leopard vest. She tops off her look with matching shorts and over the knee boots.

Simply Sophisticated

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Kat of With Love From Kat

Annabelle of Viva Luxury

Annabelle of Viva Luxury

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Kat and Annabelle put stylish spins on casual wear with their checkered scarves and lengthy coats. Kat steps out in a lightened up look with a white coat, pale blue scarf and grey accents. Annabelle opts for a long brown trench coat, white knits, and heeled booties.

Trend Report: Stylish Winter Boots

While we’d love to rock sky-high heels year round, the weather does not always allow for it. Luckily, there are plenty of stylish boots to allow us to feel fabulous in our footwear. From sturdy short boots to cozy lace-ups, today’s picks combine fashion and function to help you stay street-chic all season.

Top 5 Picks for Winter Boots:

stylish winter boots | SOREL Tofino Boot  | UGG Australia Silva Zip Gusset Boot | UGG Australia Thomsen Waterproof Leather Knee High Boot | André Assous Robin Waterproof Short Boot | The North Face Bridgeton Lace Suede Boot

  1. SOREL Tofino Boot: This popular boot features a lightweight quilted upper and adjustable fit to suit wider calves. Team them with patterned leggings and a cable knit sweater.
  2. UGG Australia Silva Zip Gusset Boot: This biker boot has a warm, plush footbed, full side-zip, and packs the sophisticated shine of Italian patent. Team them with anything from leggings to casual dresses.
  3. UGG Australia Thomsen Waterproof Leather Knee High Boot: Burnished waterproof leather combines with cozy plush lining for a stylish, warm riding boot. Take them to the office with a knee length dress and sleek trench coat.
  4. André Assous Robin Waterproof Short Boot: Waterproof tumbled leather adds a rugged touch to this short boot while a memory-foam footbed provides all-day comfort. Keep it casual with denim jeans and oversized knits.
  5. The North Face Bridgeton Lace Suede Boot: These velvety suede lace-up boots feature a durable TNF Winter Grip sole, making them a stylish choice for even the worst winter weather. Dress them up with darkwash skinnies, a printed blouse, and blazer.

Inspired by New York Fashion Week Street Style

Although it’s been frigid here in New York, that hasn’t stopped New York Fashion Week showgoers from bringing their a-game. Today’s fashionistas are proving that with the right layering, you can go from traditional bulky outerwear to chic and slender. From fur to leather, from patterns to prints, we are sharing some of New York Fashion Week’s most wearable street style looks.

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NYFW Street Style: Mad for Plaid

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Plaid plus fur is a match made in winter heaven. This outfit combines luxe neutrals and bright plaid to make a bold statement.

Shop the Look: Zara Checked Coat; Alexander Wang Large Marion Satchel; Barneys New York Faux Fur Crossover Scarf (42% Off); Jeffrey Campbell Oklahoma Over the Knee Boot

NYFW Street Style: Simply Striped

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Stripes look amazing any time of the year, making this outfit a great investment. Wear it now with a statement coat and take it to spring with strappy sandals.

Shop the Look: Kristen Blake Single Breasted Lambswool Blend Coat; Stuart Weitzman Jump Peep Toe Bootie; Vince Camuto Retro Midi Tube Skirt; Loeffler Randall Lock Leather Clutch; alice + olivia Rolled Sleeve Boxy Crop; SmartWool Quilted Cable Socks

NYFW Street Style: Minimalist Chic

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Black and white and gray all over. You can’t go wrong with leather and knits. This showgoer combines everybody’s staple hues in one minimalist, chic outfit.

Shop the Look: Theory Zigzag Jacquard Sweater; Topshop Faux Leather Leggings; Kate Spade New York Cobble Hill Mini Minka; Munro Linda Boot; Via Spiga Faux Leather Trim Herringbone Tweed Coat

Fashion Blogger Style: Denim Days

We already highlighted our stylist’s favorite 2014 denim trends, so now we’re showing those trends in action. From skinny high waists to relaxed boyfriend jeans, bloggers everywhere are rocking spring’s hottest trends NOW. Get inspired.

Fashion Blogger Style: Boyfriend Jeans

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Alexandra Pereira of Lovely Pepa

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Kat Tanita of With Love From Kat

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Alexandra Pereira and Kat Tanita show us just how versatile boyfriend jeans can be. Alexandra keeps it casual in a cropped jacket and slouchy top. Kat opts for a feminine, sophisticated look in a chic white sweater and pastel coat. Both ladies complete their outfits with refined pumps, the perfect accompaniment to a laid-back jeans.  

Fashion Blogger Style: High Waisted Jeans

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Ashleigh Hutchinson of The Daileigh

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Sheryl Luke of Walk in Wonderland

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Ashleigh Hutchinson and Sheryl Luke show off their curves in high-waisted denim. Ashleigh gives her style a retro, glam vibe with high-waisted jeans, a white fur coat, and springy pumps. Sheryl Luke teams a casual tee and neutral, gray booties with an on-trend head-to-toe denim look. 

Fashion Blogger Style: Cropped Jeans

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Julie Sarinana of Sincerely Jules

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Veronica P. of Bittersweet Colours

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Julie Sarinana and Veronica Popoiacu prove cropped denim is not just for spring. Both ladies mix leopard, striped, and bright colors for eye-catching outfits. How do they create totally different looks? Julie sticks to her signature, casual style by wearing an oversized jacket and sneakers. Veronica dresses up her denim with pumps, a structured tote, and a neat updo.

Fashion Blogger Style: This Week’s Best-Dressed

From statement colors to neutrals, graphic prints to solids, there are many ways to add flare to your daily style. Whether you are bracing the east coast winters or soaking up some California sun, we’ve pulled our favorite fashion blogger style of the week to get you inspired! See why the bloggers of Walk in Wonderland, Atlantic Pacific, Style Me Grasie, Tuula Vintage, Margo and Me and Bittersweet Colours top our best-dressed list. 

Fashion Blogger Style: Make it Loud

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Sheryl Luke of Walk in Wonderland

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Blaire Eadie of Atlantic Pacific

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Sheryl Luke and Blaire Eadie use bold coats to make a statement. Sheryl pairs an unexpected pink coat against black leather pants, creating a girly-meets-edgy vibe. We love how Blaire’s bright coat brings out the red accents in her top and plaid pants. Both ladies add a sophisticated, cool touch to their outfits with black pumps and winter shades.

Fashion Blogger Style: Channeling Spring

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Grasie Mercedes of Style Me Grasie

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Jessica Stein of Tuula Vintage

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Grasie Mercedes and Jessica Stein take advantage of their more mild climates as they channel springy prints. Grasie pairs understated accessories with a bold printed button down for an easy modern edge. Jessica opts for head-to-toe prints in a Mondrian inspired jumpsuit and matching white sandals. Both ladies keep their hair and makeup low-key, allowing their keen fashion sense to stand out.

Fashion Blogger Style: New Neutrals

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Jenny Bernheim of Margo and Me

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Veronica P. of Bittersweet Colours

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When you are feeling less than creative when getting dressed, neutrals are never a bad idea. Jenny Bernheim mixes a pastel coat, beige handbag, and a white waffle knit sweater for a simple and stylish winter outfit. Veronica Popoiacu plays with various shades of gray and cool blues for her easy daytime look. Both bloggers add dark contrast to their looks with simple accessories, such as Jenny’s gloves and Veronica’s clutch. An easy way to add some excitement to your usual staples!


Break the Rules: 3 Outfits to Keep You White Hot in Winter

The rule of no white after Labor Day is officially antiquated, and not just at TopShelf. You can catch some of your favorite bloggers and celebrities sporting white ensembles long after summer has ended. Can you think of an easier way to brighten up those dark winter days than crisp, clean, white fashion? We can’t.  

TopShelf Clothes | Winter Whites

While the “winter whites” trend comes around each year, many of us are left wondering how we can pull it off. You know that black is slimming, so surely white must be the opposite, right? False. With the right fabrics, silhouettes, and accessories, anyone can stun in white. From ivory to bright whites, leather to silk, this trans-seasonal trend is a must. Shop our stylist picks for winter whites. 

Winter Whites for the Sophisticated Lady:

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Take your winter whites to the boardroom in a sleek pencil skirt and refined blouse. This ivory dotted top creates an understated contrast against the stark white skirt while the ankle strap pumps add a chic, contemporary touch. 

Shop the Look: 5th & Mercer Pencil Skirt; Rebecca Taylor Clip Dot Blouse; Dolce Vita Kana Ankle Strap Pumps

Winter Whites for the Flirty Feminine Woman:

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This bubble hem blouse and textured skirt create flirty volume that will put all eyes on you. Team them with this matching Tory Burch satchel and top it all off with a feminine, strappy heel.

Shop the Look: ONE by And B Long Sleeve Blouse; Rebecca Taylor Jacquard Flip Skirt; Tory Burch Robinson Small Satchel

Winter Whites for the Edgy Chick:

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Gray jeans are a year-round staple. Wear yours with an edgy leather jacket and bold black and white booties for a show-stopping night out look. Complete your outfit with crystal earrings.

Shop the Look: BB Dakota Bailey Jacket; Citizens of Humanity The Jett Jeans; Rachel Roy Lark Booties

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Blogger Style: 6 Winter Outfits to Copy Now

With almost every state hitting freezing temperatures this week, it is safe to say that we can all use a little winter pick me up. Today, we are bringing you 6 perfect winter outfits to keep you style-inspired. From animal prints to color blocking, sneakers to pumps, we’ve rounded up our favorite winter outfits of the week to make facing the cold a little less brutal.

Winter Outfits: Animal Instincts

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Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What

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Blaire Eadie of Atlantic Pacific

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Blaire Eadie and Danielle Bernstein prove that animal print is 100% winter chic. Danielle hits the street in a luxe fur coat, high waist jeans, and booties. Blaire pairs her cheetah print coat with leather pants and casual converse sneakers. Both ladies top off their looks with basic black beanies, offering a cool contrast against their luxe fur.

Winter Outfits: Color-Blocking

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Veronica P. of Bittersweet Colors

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Julia Engle of Gal Meets Glam

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Veronica Popoiacu and Julia Engle are nixing classic winter neutrals with new takes on the color-block trend. Veronica mixes a bright coat, pair of pants, and bag for a head-to-toe bold look. Julia opts for a color-block coat and matching purse, keeping the rest of her outfit simple. We love how both ladies play with different layers and accent colors to make their outfits pop.

Winter Outfits: Off-White & On-Trend

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Helena Glazer of Brooklyn Blonde

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Nicolette Mason of Nicolette Mason

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Helena Glazer and Nicolette Mason prove that neutrals can make just as big of a statement as bright colors. Helena wears a chic off-white wrap coat with a white blouse and black leather pants for a simple, modern look. Nicolette pairs her off-white coat with a contrasting pink dress and an eye-catching necklace. Both ladies complete their outfits with matching nude pumps for effortless winter outfits.

Blogger Style: The View From 5 ft. 2

With a love for fur, big jewelry, and classic staples, fashion blogger Christine of The View from 5 ft. 2 has become one of our latest style crushes. Originally from Texas, Christine currently resides in Chicago and has wasted no time learning how to master tricky winter fashion. With black basics, bold accessories, and pops of color, The View from 5 ft. 2 documents fashion trends, Christine’s personal outfits, and offers styling tips for petite ladies like herself. Today we’ve pulled three of our favorite winter-ready outfits to help inspire you this season!

The View from 5 ft 2: The Modern Lady

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Sophisticated, modern and 100% flattering- this outfit is one we can definitely get on board with. Here, Christine proves that even petite ladies can rock a pair of wide-leg pants. How does she do this? By balancing her trousers with a waist-defining peplum and short jacket to lengthen the look of her legs. Christine tops off her outfit with a contemporary necklace, adding that necessary touch of edge. 

The View from 5 ft 2: Street Chic

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Casual cool has never looked so good. Christine creates a laidback-meets-glam look by mixing leggings and sneakers with statement jewelry and a versatile jacket. She completes her outfit with a contrasting striped top, making her shoes pop! A perfect off-duty outfit to take to the streets.

The View from 5 ft. 2: Keeping Cozy

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Proving that cold-weather boots can be totally chic, Christine braces the snowy Chicago streets in waterproof Ariat boots. She adds a little spice to her look as she pairs knee-high socks with a matching beanie. We especially love the touch of fur on her winter coat, adding a luxe look to her daytime outfit.

Weekend Roundup: Cold Weather Essentials

We have lust-worthy celebrity style, cozy cable knits, styling inspiration from some of our favorite bloggers and 3 simple steps to help winter-proof your skin. Get your cold weather essentials now.

Last Week’s Snapshot:

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Monday’s Muse: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has that effortlessly cool style that we all strive to achieve. Lucky for you, we’ve supplied 3 of our favorite outfits from the style star for you to shop.

Wednesday Style File: Necessary Knits

Classic, chic sweaters are one of our top cold weather essentials. See how TopShelf stylists Randi and Mae wear their favorite cable knits of the season.

Thursday Blogger Style: Top 6 Looks of the Week

We’ve rounded up our favorite blogger looks of the week. See why the ladies of Belle Jhéanell, Damsel in Dior, Bittersweet Colours, Collected by Katja, Awed by Monica and Wendy’s Lookbook make our “best dressed” list.

Friday Lifestyles: 3 Easy Steps to Winter-Proof Your Skin

It is never too soon to protect your skin. Check out our top 3 tips (and products) to help winter-proof your skin.

3 Easy Steps to Winter-Proof Your Skin

You don’t need to wait until winter is here to start protecting your skin from the harsh, dry air. In fact, you will be much better off if you start now! From key prevention techniques to the best moisturizing products, we have some valuable how-tos and great products for winter-proofing your skin.

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Step 1: Prevention – The best way to avoid irritation, is to stop it before it starts. Once your skin begins to dry out, or get red or itchy, it makes it much harder to get that smooth and clean look & feel. So, develop a moisturizing routine now and stick to it, and remember to keep the environment in mind, even when inside. Most of us are tempted to crank up the heat as soon as it gets cool out; however, this can dry out your skin almost overnight. Invest in a humidifier , avoid extremely hot showers and protect your skin from harsh winds when you step outdoors.

Step 2: Exfoliate- While you should exfoliate year round, it is especially important to do so in the winter since it is easier for dead skin cells to build up. Try buffing dry skin with a creamy scrub (using a body scrub or body brush) before showering. This will help break up dead skin cells and soften your skin (Fitness Magazine).

Step 3: MaintainThe number one rule (which applies year-round) is to make sure that you drink enough water. Dehydration will only worsen the look and feel of your skin. Additionally, be conscious of what foods you are putting into your body. Foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants (i.e. fish oils, flaxseed oil, dark leafy greens, citrus and nuts) will help maintain a healthy glow from the inside, out. (Health.com)

The Best Products for Winter-proofing Skin: 

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  1. Hand Creme: Eucerin Intensive Repair Extra-enriched Hand Crème: This top-rated drugstore creme promises long-lasting relief without breaking the bank.
  2. Daily Facial Moisturizer: Clarins Bright Plus HP Protective Day Lotion: This moisturizer is light enough for all-day wear, diminishes the appearance of brown spots, and it provides that necessary SPF! 
  3. Overnight Treatment: Kiehl’s Since 1851 Midnight Recovery Concentrate: This formula is filled with omega-6 fatty acids and replenishing oils that work overnight to rejuvenate and protect skin. A little goes a long way with this concentrate and you can expect to wake up looking totally refreshed.