Yes, I know it’s January 4th; I’m a little slow out of the starting gate this year, and it’s not because I had one too many martinis. One of my children was sick over the winter break, and he oh-so-nicely shared his germyness with me. And now I’m having a hard time holding myself upright.
So! Happy New Year!
In lieu of proper style recommendations, let me just point out that January is Winter Sale Month across our great nation. This year, stores are jam-packed with winter coats; the freakishly warm winter has caused coat sales to grind to a halt (I am absolutely serious). If you need a new winter coat–even if you’re convinced you won’t wear it THIS winter–now is the time to buy. I recommend something in a neutral color (black or tan or brown) and a classic cut (this year the belted trench was huge, as were three-quarter length coats with Empire waists, which are flattering on everyone). A shorter jacket or car coat, one that hits right at the hip, rather than the knee, is also a good investment for casual day dressing.
Already have a good neutral winter coat? Think about adding something in a bright color, or something with some eclectic details (fur collar, bracelet-length sleeves–or maybe even a print!). This is the year, I’m telling you–coats everywhere! On sale!
Let me also say that the post-holiday sales are a nice time to treat yourself to some new pajamas. Maybe it’s just the virus talking, but I am all about cozy sleepwear this week, and yesterday I picked up TWO pairs of pajamas at Old Navy for just over $20.00. I’m partial to the lounge-pants-and-a-tee sleep ensembles, but I’ve also seen some cute nightgowns on sale, as well as things that are more properly labelled “lingere.”
Just remember: no one wants to see your underwear over the top of your jeans, no matter HOW pretty it is.
Happy New Year!