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12 days ‘til Christmas: A fashion wish list
Spice up the holidays with touch of style
Published Friday, December 13, 2013 9:03 am
by Khalia Wilkinson

As we begin our holiday countdown, I thought that it would only be fitting to offer a “12 Days til’ Christmas Fashion Wish List” for both men and women.  Fashions that are simplistic in essence but bold in arrangement may seem to be a contradictory; however, very effortless to pull off.  These looks have become a consistent standard and understandably so as they provide great comfort while embracing character and charm.  


Ladies black or brown knee-high riding boots: Riding boots have become a growing trend.  Made to be worn over jeans or with leggings, these boots are perfect for the times.  You can find them virtually anywhere and they come in a broad range of prices and styles. 

Ladies leather moto jacket: I am in love with the new-look motorcycle jacket.  It has been redesigned to fit the life of the modern woman.  These leather jackets can be paired with a pencil skirt and blouse or worn with rugged jeans and boots.  It is the perfect gift for yourself or that stylish sister you love.

Ladies patterned scarves: Accenting your look with a patterned scarf is a great way to add character to your style.  The options are endless in a variety, texture, colors, and lengths.  These scarves protect you from the chill and add charm to your look.

Ladies UGG boots: Although a bit pricey, these boots are both comfortable and long lasting.  Some women choose to wear them all year-round.  UGGs are very warm, providing a genuine sheepskin lining on the inside that keeps feet from getting cold.

Ladies Michael Kors watch: These fashion-forward watches have become a great piece to add to your accessory collection.  With optional colors from rose-gold to sleek, gun-metal black, you’ll be sure to find the right watch for you.  These stylish timepieces will also make a great holiday gift.

Ladies skinny jeans/leggings: Last but definitely not least are the all time favorite skinny jean or legging.  This style of pant is a must have on your holiday fashion wish list as it is an artifact of clothing that can be worn in many different ways.  Dressing this pant up or down is all about your personal interpretation of image and style.  

Men’s wool scarves: A trendy wool scarf has become an acceptable accessory for men’s fashion.  The scarf can be layered over other tops from the basic white t-shirt to a v-neck cashmere sweater.  This accessory is a must have on your holiday fashion wish list.

Men’s weatherproof boots:  Weatherproof boots are a wonderful shoe for men as they are both durable and trendy.  You can find them in every size and color produced by many different designers.  The weather-boot can be worn with jeans and finishes a look in a masculine way.  

Men’s bow tie: Bow ties are available in an array of unique patterns, colors, and sizes.  Pair your bow tie with a bold, solid top and your look will be all the rage.  Diversify your wardrobe by adding a few styles to your fashion wish list today.

Men’s ankle length trousers: The ankle length trouser is a pant that can be worn in many different ways.  This tailored look should be paired with a nice pair of boots or loafers.  Find a pant that fit’s you well and don’t be afraid of color.  

Men’s big face watch: I (like many of you) have witnessed the growing trend of the big face watch and I believe that they are here to stay.  Although I personally feel that there is a point where the face can become a little outlandish, watches that are of a sensible size do look great and can really accent a man’s overall look. You can find this style of watch designed by many different designers.

Men’s winter cashmere sweaters: Searching for the perfect cashmere sweater is no longer a daunting task.  This sweater should fit nicely and can be worn as a layered piece.  Find the right sweater that works best for you. 

I hope this list will assist as a shopping guide over the next 12 days.  Happy Holidays!

Khalia Wilkinson owns the blog Up on Style. Online @ www.uponstyle.com



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