Welcome to the 54th post in the How I Wear My series!
Jill, my How I Wear My partner and I hope you had a wonderful and relaxing holiday season and are ready to start the New Year in style! With the temperatures finally remembering that it is winter (or maybe they never forgot it where you live!), gloves will take on a bigger role in daily dressing so we thought it would be perfect to focus on them for January’s post. Gloves are such a simple way to add a splash of color and personality to an outfit, it’s easy to see why some people own many pairs!
Jill of Everything Just So starts us off with her glamorous and sophisticated glove look and tells us, “The red leather gloves are from Lord & Taylor, a Christmas present from my husband over 15 years ago. They are lined in silk and the leather is incredibly soft. The fur collar is the same one I draped over the same J. Crew coat (in cream) for “How I Wear My: Coat” in January 2014! I really like the contrast between the pale collar, black coat and red gloves.”
Wow, what a head-turning outfit. And Jill’s red lipstick is the perfect choice for this glamorous look!
Ana of Mrs. American Made looks ready to play in the snow after some hot chocolate! She has this to say about her look, “I’m wearing gray handknit fingerless gloves. I found them on Etsy and they are made in the states by Kiwi & Company. I like how they match my #madeinUSA Micaela Greg sweater and they simply extend the sleeve length – and allow for texting on my phone!”
What a pretty color combination – gray, burgundy and white – and those gloves are darling!
Yvonne of Funky Forty shows us the elegance of a long glove. She says, “Here is a picture of my favourite gloves. Of course I have plenty of pairs of gloves for winter but my most favourite is this pair of extra long stretch velvet ones which I wear almost every time I go to a winter ball! They give that little added touch to any look and are fab from a warmth point of view – which means I get away with a sleeveless outfit in the middle of winter!”
So feminine and glam!
Glenda from So What To Twenty! channels her inner Jackie O in a pair of laser-cut gloves. She says, “They are from my personal archives. I been a collector of gloves since my teen years and have quite a curated collection.”
Such a ladylike look. I am sure Jackie O would be impressed!
Jordan from KayAndStar stays warm and chic in a pair of flip-top gloves/mittens and says they are her “choice for snowy days in Utah. My KayAndStar “Faith” word charm bracelet and my long down parka keep me warm inside and out. I love snow days, don’t you!”
What darling and colorful winter mittens!
Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo sent in a lovely photo this month that includes her dapper husband! She tells us, “This New Year’s Eve we went out to a 1940’s murder mystery dinner and dance. As I am a lover of all things vintage both my husband and I dressed in authentic vintage clothes. Everything my husband is wearing except the pants and shirt are authentic 1940’s. My gloves, dress and hat are 1940’s and the handbag is 1950’s.”
How awesome is this??
Nicole of High Latitude Style, who lives in Alaska, says “In winter, outerwear without gloves will freeze your hands to every metal once temperatures drop below -20F (-30C). Thus, they are not only for style, but also for protection. When it gets even colder, I wear gloves under mittens. Nevertheless, I always try to style my outerwear. I either go with the scarf or tights or hat color for the gloves. Sometimes I do a slightly different hue. This look I wore recently. Here I tried to tie the outerwear together using different shades of turquoise with the gloves being a piece of the grand picture.”
First, I can’t imagine what -20F feels like. And second, bravo to you, Nicole, for adding such pretty colors to your wintery look! I love the way the gloves and tights match.
Jess of Elegantly Dressed and Stylish wears a stunning outfit that includes cashmere, tweed and leather. Jess tells us, “My gloves are a long gloves with stitching and scalloped edges. They are by Issac Mizrahi.”
Such an elegant and ladylike look. I adore the emerald green with the rich brown. So lovely with Jess’s gorgeous tresses!
Dawn Lucy of Fashion Should Be Fun shows us a casual glove look with distressed jeans, a black puffer jacket and some fuzzy fingerless gloves. Great outfit for a relaxing – and chilly – weekend!
Linda of Labour of Life gives a bit of edge to a look which is great for the office or out on the town. She’s wearing a black leather dress (which is quite flattering, I might add!) with a blue flannel shirt and a moto jacket. She added black leather gloves to her look. I bet those gloves get a lot of wear. Linda lives in Ottawa, Canada where there is lots of snow this time of year!
Cheryl of Northwest Mountain Living shows us her playful side and says, “Most often you will see me in work gloves but I didn’t think that would be link-up worthy. Ha ha! But I do have a pair of red leather gloves that seem to go with everything when I want to wear gloves. Here I am wearing them with a thrifted Fair Isle sweater, denim and Sorel boots. As you may have heard we have tons of snow to throw around here in the Idaho mountains.”
Love that pop of red in Cheryl’s outfit! Cheryl’s photos make me want to move Idaho.
For my look, I wore a pair of leather gloves I bought over 5 years ago while visiting Italy for the first time. My husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary with a fabulous trip to Italy and France. I wandered into a glove shop in Venice where they had wall-t0-wall leather gloves. I knew right away I wanted a pair to bring home with me. Like Cheryl, most of the gloves I own are for hand-warming or work purposes and not fashion. It was exciting to pick out a lovely ladylike pair!
Out of the many colors and color combinations, I chose black and cognac. I keep my gloves stored in the original packaging and rarely wear them here in our mild California climate. I want them to last! But lately I have been giving them a work out because it’s been chilly, dipping into the 20s some nights. Brr!
I chose to wear my gloves with my black foundational outfit from this post that includes ponte pants and a high-low blouse, both from Stella Carakasi. I added a Zara coat from a few years back, my 15-year-old Louis Vuitton Alma and patent ankle-strap shoes from Sole Society (a few years old but they still carry this style).
I hope to keep these Italian gloves for many years to come. They are so well made and add a bit of class and style to just about any outfit.
Thank you to all the beautiful participants. We love how you styled your gloves!
Jill and I are so excited about next month’s theme! February’s pick is the 2016 Pantone Colors of the Year. Whether you veer more toward Rose Quartz, an icy pink, or Serenity, a pale blue, or like to pair them together, let us see how you can add these two beautiful pastel colors to your wardrobe and accessories!
Join us in February for “How I Wear My: Rose Quartz or Serenity.” Send pictures to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 1, 2016 and don’t forget to tell us a little about your outfit.
Be sure to check out even more gorgeous glove looks over at Jill’s!
Make it a rich day!