STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Holiday Intarsia

When reminiscing about the winter time everyone has their own version of the holidays that embrace certain memories, feelings, and cheerful chills. It’s that time where tradition comes to life and certain participation arises that stayed static during the year. In California you’re either hitting the slopes in Mammoth, driving down PCH catching the Santa Ana winds, busting the doors in every mall and for a moment you can actually sit by a fire while sipping a mug of chai hot chocolate. Although most of the times its 80 degrees and you can still wear shorts while Christmas shopping nothing represents holiday glee like an awesome intarsia sweater. In a way it has become a symbolic staple for log cabin adventures, white laced forests, and chic snow bunnies roaming the city.

This Fashionista embodied a modern holiday cheer ensemble with her oversized intarsia cardigan, with an evergreen tunic, frill scarf, and knee high boots. She looks perfectly layered… a stylish gift in that case. During the holidays when your either touring every family members home or snuggling in at your own it’s all about looking effortless and feeling comfortable. Of course patterns come in variations and colors which mean there are options fore every occasion. This Vince Cardigan wit gray with neutral points would look perfect with your favorite skinny denim and moccasins for a morning breakfast. Embrace the warmer tones with a more ethnic printed adobe Ecote piece that can be paired with chambray and brown leather boots during a falling leaves stroll. With a hint of sparkle try this olive green Madewell cardigan that has silver lurex to make any little black dress sparkle during a roast in the over dinner. It’s all about keeping the pattern as a statement and accessorizing with minimal key pieces.

The season allows you to play with warmth because the winter time it’s all about cozy fixations. Let the holidays be filled with joy, laughter, and intarsia.

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