TRENDS F/W 2012: All ‘Puffed’ Up and Ready To Go
Now, I know what you are saying-trendy and stylish, comfort and purpose all in one, Lily can it really be? Yes my friends, this season even those of us who can’t sashay through the next few months in cropped pants and peep-toe platform sandals or skip the few steps from our waiting limo into an awards gala, can still look fabulously on trend and keep our appendages from turning blue with frostbite!
Grant it, it does take a smidgen of work to stay chic in an item that has the potential to make you look like a stuffed Sasquatch but a little bit of time well spent before your purchase will keep you looking cool (and staying warm!) from Park City all the way to Anchorage!
Balance is key when working with a piece that can add extra bulk on top so stick to bottoms that have a narrow or skinny cut. Nothing will blow proportion balance and make you look as wide as the Pillsbury Doughboy like a heavy wide leg trouser anchoring an already bulkier top.
And lastly, if blending into the gaggle of black puffers that circulate in your neighbourhood (and from a quick peek above, the neighbourhoods of Hollywood) is just not your thing, this season’s padded jackets are all over the colour scale. From pale pinks and bright citrus to jewelled cobalts and non-black neutrals, let your signature style shine through by picking a jacket in a shade that tickles your fancy!
Click through the slideshow to take a peek at some of our favourites!