OK, take a deep breath and prepare your wallet for the major sales of Cyber Monday. There are many to choose from and, most likely, your favorite shops are doing something for the event so be sure to log on and check (it) out. Here is a run down of some notable sales I found while hunting online:
Don’t dawdle because these sales will be over before you know it!
I styled this look on polyvore and had a casual, late fall/early winter outing in mind. I love the texture and color of the beanie, it also has that good slouchy effect that you need to pull off this look. I chose to keep the color palette pretty neutral with a couple pops of red and to focus on textures, like the cozy shearling (probably faux for that steal of a price!), in this look. I’m into it because it could take you from morning coffees to the late showing at the movies.
As seen here, on Tamu McPherson of All the Pretty Birds, the beanie is not only having a fashion moment but is fashionably grunge. I love how her look is so colorful yet grounded in blue and that she takes a risk with print on print. She also nails the key to wearing a beanie a la grunge style - a little slouch.
Here is a look that I styled on polyvore with a dark floral coat from Marni. I love the color combination of the jacket and wanted to enhance it with a totally neutral, pale palette of clothing and accessories. To take this look next level, I would add a bold, burgundy lip as shown here.
Manolo Blahnik BB 70MM is the ultimate mid-heel and the black suede provides a rich, versatile finish. As most ultimates go, these pumps are not cheap. These pumps are a classic item for a well-rounded wardrobe and will never leave you feeling dated.
Sole Society France is a solid option for those in need of an updated black pump, check out that calfhair! It will set you back a modest $69.95 and, if it is your first time purchasing from Sole Society, they offer a first time buyer coupon for 20% off if you sign up for emails.
While spending lots of money on your grunge wardrobe seems a bit counter counterculture, the offering from Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent for FW13 seems to fit the bill of grunge style quite nicely. There is a little bit of everything - plaid, baby doll dresses, fuzzy cardigans, ripped and distressed jeans, etc. The real winner for me, though, is the combat boot. Mr. Slimane really nailed the aesthetic and modernized it in a way that gives it a subtle polish and sophistication. You can peruse the selections here, here, here, and here.