At Venus Magazine’s Winter Issue release party, the season was in full effect all night. Fashion conscious Chicagoans pulled out their finest outerwear and cold-weather accessories to profess their personal-style efforts, despite the snowfall.
Boys-about-town were spotted winterizing their ensembles with ‘grandpa cardigans’, ties and my favorite, the winter beard. The fellow above is the perfect example of what you’ll see a Chicago guy sporting in the winter months.
This girl got the fur trend right with the oversized, faux fur collar on her vintage jacket. (I opted for a faux fur cape this season). You hippies can hate fur all you want but you can’t deny the demureness it gives the woman wearing it. Obviously, I’m not going to run off to Adriana Fur to feel the warmth and luxury but I will go to H & M or a thrift store for a budget/animal friendly option and you should too!
The best way to stand out from the crowd in the pitch white of winter is by wearing outerwear with a pop of color. I love, love, love red in the winter and by winter I mean, all year long!
Also, if you’re really cold this winter, you can take a cue from the gal above and ‘double-scarf’. Hey, we can do that here; it’s the Midwest a.k.a the land of excess. (Now that I think about it maybe I should hook her up with the guy from the Eskell party with the ‘double-sweater’).
See, this goes to show that a little snow shouldn’t stop you from looking good on those cold, winter nights!