Weathering Winter in Style {Guest Post}

Comfort and fashion should always go hand in hand. In fact, the top secret among designers and stylists for the stars is that people who feel comfortable and confident also look good. In chilly months, women need to keep in mind that warm clothing is key to looking their best. Fortunately, this season brings great cozy, chic apparel and shoes that will look great on any woman.

Textured fabrics, bold colors and large patterns come together this season to bring the world the best hot-off-the-runway looks. The popular layered look brings these elements together in daring outfits that crave the limelight while wrapping the wearer in luxurious, cozy warmth. Keep the color palette bold, and feel free to experiment by mixing and matching patterns. It's time to layer on the unique looks.

One of the top fabric picks of the season is popular quilted fabric. Available in the season’s boldest solid colors, quilted jackets and miniskirts add texture and charm for a vogue yet cozy look. Pair a quilted jacket with a patterned maxi skirt and stacked heels for a hot look sure to keep you warm on a winter’s day. Show off your curves by choosing a quilted miniskirt to pair with a simple turtleneck, sweater tights and knee-high boots. Keep in mind that with quilted fabric, a little goes a long way, so pick only one quilted piece to wear at a time.

Knits of every sort have also featured on the runway this year. Cardigans and loose-knit sweaters layered over button-down tops work well with long skirts or skinny jeans. Chunky scarves and knit mittens make stepping out in the cold great fun this year. Especially on snowy days, add a bit of fashion fun with women’s laced winter boots. These utilitarian fashion statements come in a variety of colors and styles, featuring textured accents such as fur or worked leather.

Warm, comfortable clothing features at the top of the list of vogue fashions this year. Fashionistas living and working in cool climates should take advantage of the trends to add a few cozy clothing items and accessories to their wardrobes. Then take them to the street with confidence. Now is the time for inner beauty to shine.

Anya Sarre is one of Hollywood’s most influential trendsetters. A nationally recognized celebrity stylist, Sarre is known for her impeccable eye and ability to tie any look together with the perfect accessory. Named “Best Television Fashion Stylist” for her appearances on Entertainment Tonight, The Insider and countless other media outlets, Sarre is the go-to fashion expert for Hollywood’s biggest celebrities.