It was a warm fall and winter season and it maybe spring now, but last weekend winter roared back to haunt everyone during the first weekend of April. With heavy winds, rain and snow, the trees and streets actually look like it’s the winter holidays again. Even the Yankees opening game against the Astros last week, and yesterday’s Mets matinee game against the Fisher Cats have been postponed due to inclement weather. Chilly temperatures will be here for the first month of spring, so don’t even think twice about putting away that winter wardrobe.
Whether you’re looking to keep warm until Old Man Winter goes back into hiding, or transitioning between seasons, below are some fashion forward must-haves.
Adidas Outdoor offers light weight and waterproof gear to keep warm for those who enjoy climbing, hiking, mountain biking, trail running, trekking and more. Adidas Terrex Boost GTX shoes are one of the best running shoes out in the market, as they are incredibly comfortable, offer a perfect fit, very light weight, perfect for running fast and keeping dry even in cold, wet weather. Its rubber outsole delivers an effective grip, and the Gore-Tex lining makes this a waterproof and breathable shoe. The Terrex Downblaze Jacket consists of 70 percent goose down and 30 percent polyester filling. It offers great thermal insulation and heat retention, without the bulk. This Terrex Downblaze Jacket is very light weight and is heat sealed on the cuffs, collar and lower hem to keep away the cold and keep the heat in. The Climaheat Frostheld Hooded Jacket is another great jacket to trap heat and keep comfortable and dry, thanks to its climaheat insulation. It has a zipper in the front with an adjustable storm hood and inner storm flap which is great for snow or rain.
Aritzia offers chic, on trend fashion that is also very good quality, and good value. Its clothing is very comfortable, unique, fun and feminine. The Autonomy Parka Coat is made of heavyweight cotton and a vegan suede lining, that’s durable, water-repellent and wind-resistant. The micro fibre lined pockets is perfect for keeping hands warm during the cold weather. It’s a versatile coat, thanks to the removable faux shearling liner and removable vegan fur trim. The Wilfred Free Daria Pant is made with soft vegan leather that’s stretchy. It’s perfect for dressing up or down, and will keep you looking fashionable even when paired with a sweatshirt. The vegan leather is soft, stretchy and contours to each one’s unique body shape. Its high-waisted and second-skin fit make legs lean and long, and its wide waistband that smooths out the waist area for a flattering feel and look. Aritzia also has the most gorgeous bags made of top quality materials. For examle, this Auxiliary Silo Hobo bag is perfect for all seaons and looks rich, thanks to its buttery soft pebbled leather, and the inside has a zip pocket and several compartments to keep organized. Aritzia’s collection of bags is on trend, durable and will hold everything you need. Whether you’re looking for a tote to put everything you need in, shoulder bag, a crossbody or a backpack, Aritzia has it all
Boden, a British clothing company that’s predominately online, offers the brightest, most colorful and cheerful patterns that will make even a gray rainy day fun! Boden offers fashion and accessories for women, men, kids and babies too. Boden is very popular in all over the world, such as USA, Europe and Australia. Its clothes are excellent quality, so you can feel confident when wearing them, and be sure to get ready for all the compliments. For rainy and snowy days, Boden offers beautiful and whimsical boots, jackets and coats that will be sure to keep warm and cheer up any little girl on a cold and gray day. Modern Family’s Aubrey Anderson-Emmons is a fan of Boden too. There’s so much to choose from: leather boots that are short, medium and tall, multi-flower rainboots echo touch gloves; and jackets or coats with stripes, flowers, rainbows, birds, fish and more.
ENRO stands out from the rest, thanks to its shirts in classic styles with a unique non-iron technology and a stain release finish on collars and cuffs. Their plaid and checked pieces are a must-have for any man who appreciates both style and convenience. There’s so many styles to choose from, such as casual, dressy, tailored fit, monogramming and more. ENRO shirts are perfect for busy guys who are constantly on the go and don’t have time to iron. ENRO has been in business since 1919, and boasts of the best performing shirt in the world. ENRO is currently having a sale of 45 percent off that’s not to miss, which can be found here.
FREE2B by Free Country is an active wear collection that looks great at the gym and while out running errands too. FREE2B active wear is offers feminine details, comfortable and wonderful fit that flatters every curve. Its performance fabric is made to move with each individual’s active lifestyle. All of its pieces are designed with these in mind: moisture wicking, four way high stretch fabrics, compression fit to form shape, melange material for unique colors, breathable fabrics, reversible pants, reflective tape, thumb hole cuffs, hidden pockets on back of waistbands and no print prints (think corkboard, leopard and zebra skins, floral and lace combos, bold black and whites).
JCPenney has over 1,000 stores nationwide and Puerto Rico, and offers trendy clothes at affordable prices. Some JCPenney stores also have Sephora, Seattle’s Best Coffee, salons, optical centers, portrait studios, and jewelry repair, so it’s definitely a great destination to go to when it comes to gifting. To stay warm, and looking chic without breaking the bank, below are some must-haves to look out for at JCPenney.
- a.n.a Slim Fit Faux Suede Jacket and a.n.a Long Sleeve Sweater Dress
- Belle + Sky Long Sleeve Faux Suede Jacket
- Cit Streets Puffer Vest
- Liz Claiborne Belted Trench Coat
- Stylus 3/4 Sleeve Faux Fur Jacket
- Xersion Quilted Puffer Vest for her and Tech Fleece Full Zip Hoodie for him
Ming Wang, which was founded in the mid 1980’s, offers versatile collections for busy woman who want to balance style and functionality. Its pieces are timeless and offers refined basics for women of all body types from petites to full size. Its designer, Ming Wang is renowned for knitwear for more than 30 years, and is very good at creating fashion that easily transitions from day to night. For New Yorkers who want more color in their wardrobe, definitely try Ming Wang and ditch the dark, dull and drab clothing. Ming Wang’s bright and bold printed jackets, dresses and knitwear are comfortable, sleek and stylish, and travel friendly, as they are wrinkle-free, machine-washable and fade-resistant. The brand also has chic faux leather jackets that are high quality, with edgy vegan friendly leather accents to add a bold look. Whether, you’re looking for a statement jacket, sweater or dress with unique patterns flatter those curves or create an illusion of more slender hips, Ming Wang is the answer. All styles are available from women’s petite sizes to plus sizes at mingwangknits.com or high end department stores such as Nordstrom.
No nonsense has the most fashionable leggings at affording prices. Choose from shorts and capris to skimmers and leggings. No nonsense leggings are available in Twill, Cotton, Ponte and Denim styles. To see which styles compliment your unique fashion sense, visit here. No nonsense isn’t just about fashion, but it cares about the planet. In addition to offering stylish tights, leggings and socks, No nonsense has the perfect program to help everyone reduce their ‘fashion carbon footprint’ by recycling their tights and pantyhose. This first ever tights recycling program keeps non-biodegradable nylon and spandex products out of landfills by re-purposing the materials found in many tights, and turns them into park benches, running tracks, car insulation and playground equipment. It’s so easy to get started — just visit Nononsense.com/recycle to download a mailing label, box up those used tights and pantyhose (No nonsense accept all brands), and bring them to the nearest shipping location. No nonsense collects them all and sends everything to a recycling facility.
Onepiece, renowned for its innovative and premium leisurewear, makes the most comfortable jumpsuits perfect for snuggling on a cold night in. Onepiece sells in over 100 countries, and is also best known for its celebrity adored onesies. For example, famous people who have been seen in Onepiece are Kelly Rippa, Michael Strahan, The Rock, Chief Keef, Avril Lavigne, Kiesza and her dancers, Beyonce and many more. The brand’s unisex jumpsuits are very good quality, super comfortable, warm and fashion forward. In addition to its mens and womens collection, Onepiece also makes leisure wear for kids and babies too. It’s perfect for babies to wear to prevent scratches. It’s also great for kids to wear on a cold night or to wear to sleep at the beach house, to avoid getting bit by mosquitoes.
Sandmaiden, by fashion designer Amanda Boyd, offers very soft and comfortable wool knits, loungewear, sleepwear and lingerie — all handmade by Ms. Boyd and her seamstresses in her store in Bellingham, WA. Her style is romantic, sensual, feminine — think “Fairytale” from Cinderella with the birds, mice and other animals designing a gown. For those who want both comfort and beauty, something that can be easily change from work to play, then Sandmaiden is a must try. Its pieces boast of natural fibers (90% natural and 10% modern lycra or soft wood pulp based fibers) which offer more comfort than synthetic materials. For example, this gorgeous wool wrap top delicately strugs off the shoulder and neckline. It has long fitted sleeves and long wrap belts that will be sure to keep you looking stylish in a dress, skirt, leggings or jeans. Another gorgeous piece is this linen wrap cardigan with metallic sparkel. This luxurious sheer linen wrap is a wonderful cover up to be worn as a shrug over an outfit or lingerie. For more infomation about Sandmaiden’s collection, visit sandmaidensleepwear.etsy.com.
Simply Vera Vera Wang for Kohl’s offers a wide range of apparel and accessories for all women to update her wardrobe. With special feminine details and elegant appeal, modern prints and color, Simply Vera Vera Wang gives a wonderful touch of style to any outfit, without breaking the bank. Princess Vera Wang for Kohl’s is ideal for the young at heart. Its collection is chic and stylish, that even the serious type of woman will want to have some fun when she wears Princess Vera Wang. Chose from various styles of jeans by Simply Vera Vera Wang jeans such as bootcut jeans, slimming skinny jeans, faded super skinny jeans, relaxed fit flare leg jeans and more. There’s also stylish jackets to keep warm in, such as the Crinkle Anorak jacket and Scuba Peacoat. There’s also cardigans and sweaters that are perfect for layering and transitioning when the seasons change.