By Mary Wheeler
Whether she’s strutting her stuff on runways or magazine covers, Elle MacPherson is always one to create her own trends. And now you can recreate Ms. MacPerson’s winter look by shopping locally in Connecticut.
15 Roosevelt Ave. (Rt. 1)
Hours: Mon – Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Seasonal Outfitters has a great selection of you guessed it- outdoor apparel that is rugged but still super chic. The Knit Rabbit Fur Vest, $196.00, by 525 America, has a sexy scoop neckline and full back that is not only soft but very comfortable. While this vest pairs great with a long sleeve knit and jeans for a more casual look; it can also be worn with a dress for more formal occasions. Seasonal Outfitters also has a great selection of footwear. The Anne Klein AK Calantha Black Suede Boot, $143.00, is the perfect statement boot. These tall leather riding boots are beautifully made and made to last- isn’t that what we all want in a boot? Pairs perfect with skinny jeans, dresses and skirts-these boots are a worthy investment.
314 Flat Rock Place
A distressed pair of jeans is a great look on anyone-and Levi’s is famous for making their jeans universally flattering on all body types. This modern slight curve skinny jean, $98.00, comes in 9 different washes, so you’ll be sure to find the perfect color. This jean hits right below the hip and slims over the hips and thighs. These jeans are also comfortable-and you won’t have to worry about them being too tight. Not looking to spend $100 on a pair of jeans? Levi has a great selection of classic slight curve slim jeans, $58.00, which also come in great washes and fits.
Danbury Fair Mall
7 Backus Avenue
This double-breasted long sleeve jacket (Free People, $148.00) is the epitome of sophisticated and trendy. Available in shell white, this light-weight blend of cotton/polyester and spandex has intricate lace inserts and bold buttons and detailing; so it’s an updated twist on a traditional peacoat. Hitting above the waist, this jacket is great on various body types. Need a great top for under the jacket- Try the MICHAEL, Michael Kors Long-Sleeve zipper top, $59.50. This cotton top is a great staple piece with a casual pullover style that has been updated for a more modern, trendy feel with zipper detailing and ruching at the sides.
West Farms Mall
500 Westfarms Mall
When it comes to accessories, you really can’t beat Forever 21 for great deals. This faux crocodile chunky belt at 2 inches wide ($5.80) has a buckle closure and antique finish that won’t weight down your look. These square-fame sunglasses will leave you feeling like the ultimate celebrity. The slightly tinted lenses ($5.80) give off a cool and sophisticated vibe. Sunglasses are also available in brown and taupe, but stick with basic black shades that go with everything.
Mary Wheeler is a New York City publishing professional and freelance writer whose work has appeared in Redbook, Hamptons, Aspen Peak, Time Out New York, MensJournal.com, and AOL’s Patch.com. Wheeler is a graduate of Lyndon State College where she majored in English and Journalism.