Category Archives: Street Style

Street Inspiration: Worldly Winter Coats

Last weeks’ sub-zero arctic blast in Colorado had us braving daily highs of 5 degrees. Brrrrrrr! With that passed, it feels downright balmy at 35 degrees in Boulder today. Boy, does one’s perspective change quickly. Given the icy plunge into deep, dark winter, I wanted to show what women around the world (in the Ukraine, Europe, Scandinavia, Japan, Bulgaria and US) are wearing to keep warm and stylish.

On the Streets

London via Dress Up Jess

London via Dress Up Jess

Tokyo, Japan via Tokyo Fashion

Tokyo, Japan via Tokyo Fashion

winter coat via chictopia

San Francisco via Chictopia

Helsinki, Finland via Hel-looks

Helsinki, Finland via Hel-looks

Kiev, Ukraine via Kyiv Street Style

Kiev, Ukraine via Kyiv Street Style

Kiev via Kyiv Street Style

Kiev via Kyiv Street Style

Sofia, Bulgaria via Sofia Street Style

Sofia, Bulgaria via Sofia Street Style

Copenhagen, Denmark via The Locals

Copenhagen, Denmark via The Locals

It can be tough to look pulled together when the temperatures are frosty, but these women are wonderful. Their coats range from printed to colorful and romantic to classic. This is why I love local street style so much. It’s not trying to sell me something. It’s just women being real and going about their lives in the clothes they actually wear.

Have fun out there and stay warm!

x Laura

More timely reads:

The Woman Who Wears It

Mint may be popular, emerald on our radar and graphic B&W is certainly chic, but there’s more than enough room for red in our weekly rotation of colors. All five of these beautiful women are in bold red dresses that could be worn to work, dinner or a weekend party / wedding. I also thought many of these dresses would work for us gals who are 40+. I’m always thinking about how to feature personal style that works for many age groups — not just for younger women.

Lini Trinh

Lini Trinh

Ninja Sovereign

Ninja Sovereign

Style Pantry

Style Pantry

Think Twice Style

Think Twice Style

Waisted Vintage

Waisted Vintage

Be sure to check out these hot ladies at their own blogs. They really know how to bring the pretty. All photos via Chictopia

I’ll post a picture of the red dress I recently wore. It took me from Father’s Day brunch with family, to the airport and on a packed flight home to Denver. I never think to wear a dress on a plane, but it turned out to be so comfortable. More later!

x Laura

Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.

Yves Saint Laurent

Going West Coast

Looking to the lovely West Coast for inspiration today. The steady beat of sunshine, rock-n-roll cool and creative chic outfits that Californians put together, make terrific warm weather influences for the rest of us.

Chictopia A House In The Hills

A House In The Hills

Annabelle Fleur

Annabelle Fleur

Annabelle Fleur

Annabelle Fleur

Hallie Daily

Hallie Daily

Reyal Fashion

Reyal Fashion

Stay Classic

Stay Classic

The Maya Kay

The Maya Kay

Wander Uptown

Wander Uptown

So, Cal

There’s an undertone of ease to these looks, which I am always drawn too. Pops of color and accessories really elevate these looks from anything ordinary. The addition of a white blazer on Elsal of Wander Uptown, takes her short + T-shirt combo to the next level. And did you notice the light-wash jeans on The Maya Kay?! It’s a 180 degree departure from the over-dyed indigo jeans that have ruled for the past few years. The light color feels right at home during the warm months with an ocean breeze on your skin. If you didn’t want to lighten up your jean color (a bad-idea for some of us — like me), maybe a jean jacket is better. They’re back too.

I no longer wear short-shorts (eek), but would happily swap-out the shorts for a skirt or cropped pant in these outfits. It’s all about doing what works best for your body and re-imagining your closet in new ways. We probably don’t need as many new clothes as we think we do, just new ways to pair our current clothes.

See more flat-out fabulous outfits from these LA fashion bloggers on Chictopia:

We’ve finally got warm weather in Boulder and Denver, so we’re catching up to the rest of you. Enjoy the day!

x Laura

All photos via Chictopia.com

Oh la Lemon

Miroslava Duma in Jason Wu

Miroslava Duma in Jason Wu

J. Crew LemLem scarf

J. Crew LemLem scarf

Miroslava Duma neon sunnies (street style NYC)

Miroslava Duma neon sunnies (street style NYC)

Lemon Verbena Gimlet

Lemon Verbena Gimlet recipe

Miroslava Duma (photo: WDUGT street style) via The Covetable

Miroslava Duma (photo: WDUGT street style) via The Covetable

Sephora Smoothing Body Scrub in Lemon Verbena

Sephora Smoothing Body Scrub in Lemon Verbena

Mrs. Meyers Surface Scrub

x Laura

Loving: Sweatshirts and Skirts

Wearing a sweatshirt with a dressier skirt is one of those artfully casual-but-not-really looks, that appeal to me. A throw-on outfit that manages to be both pulled-together and down-to-earth at the same time. It elevates the sweatshirt out of its weekend rotation and is a nice option for cool days and nights. Check out how these beautiful bloggers have styled their sweatshirt + skirt combos. And it seems to me that this outfit  works for many ages and body types.
Sweatshirt + Full Skirt

sweatshirt with skirt

Blogger Auroran Henkarit via Chictopia

Sweatshirt + Pencil Skirt

Left - blogger Fashion Agony, Right - Made With Fashion, both via Chictopia

Bloggers Fashion Agony, left and Made With Fashion, right, both via Chictopia

Sweatshirt + Short or Long Skirt

Left - blogger Glamgerous, Right - Maria Jernov both via Chictopia

Bloggers Glamgerous, left and Maria Jernov, right, both via Chictopia

Links to these ladies:

Two Cute Options:

Rebecca Minkoff Sleeveless Sweatshirt $198

Sundry Pullover $87

Do you think this works for older women as well or is it better on the under 40 crowd? Being 40+ myself, I’m always curious to hear what you think. Are cozy sweatshirts ready for prime time?

x Laura