This past week, I had the pleasure of participating in a segment on Let’s Talk Live! The segment was on how to look cute in the cold (the struggle is sooooo real!) Rosana Vollmerhausen, owner and chief stylist of DC Style Factory, was so much fun to work with. Also HUGE shout out to Sunny Oh of Denise Sharp Hair Salon for transforming my hair and face for the segment!
My role on the segment was ‘weekend warrior,” and I’m obsessed with everything Rosana chose for me. Below, she explains the method to the madness! Check out the segment here and see the rest of the models Rosana styled below!)
One surefire way to stay warm in these arctic temps is with some creative layering. Puffy jackets can feel unstylish and by adding a few layers, we add depth and interest to her look. I wanted to give Julien a look that was youthful, but still polished. Even though it could easily be an outfit to run errands in, the pointy-toe loafers and dark jeans add a streamlined element to her overall look. Flannel shirts have been all rage, but they can easily look sloppy. I chose to add the pointy-toe loafer and dark skinny jeans to update the flannel shirt from how we've seen it done in the grunge heyday of the '90s.
Julien is curvier below the waist so we wanted to employ a few style strategies with her look. First balance her proportions by selecting a dark wash denim (recedes) and a lighter top that would draw attention up. The most minimizing place for top/jacket to hit is the widest point of your hips. Finally, the loafer with a pointy, longer toe box also lengthens her leg line.
On Chelsea Henderson: DVF Harriet Silk Shift dress, Stuart Weitzman booties, Plush fleece-lined tights, Black cashmere infinity scarf, J.Crew (similar), Sparkly clutch, Sondra Roberts, Kate Spade square stud earrings