Spring break when it’s still snowing
• Who she is: Lisa Watters
• What she’s wearing: a flowered J.Crew halter dress (picked up at a clothing swap) over a black turtleneck cast-off from her mother; an Irish wool cardigan (also from the clothing swap); tall black boots from T.J. Maxx; necklace from Ten Thousand Villages.
• Why we love it: As magazines like Allure and Jane insist, you no longer have to pack your flimsy summer dresses away when the weather turns cold. Just take a hint from Lisa and layer feminine floral patterns over a turtleneck, long-sleeved T or thermal and add a chunky sweater and boots.
Try this on
Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize. Sure, the art of embellishing an outfit takes a little know-how, but these cute add-ons found around town lend a sense of whimsical style to any ensemble:
• The Costume Shoppe recently relocated to 243 Haywood St. (252-8404). Check the new space for a wide range of tights, socks and over-the-knee socks; hats you never knew you needs (top hats, plaid drivers’ caps, bonnets); feather boas and gossamer wings.
• Street Fair (42 Battery Park Ave., 253-0836) stocks an array of wood-and-bead hair sticks ($9 and up); arm warmers — some with fleece lining (around $14 and up); and legwarmers — from thickly knit to thin and sleek (about $9 and up).
• Future Visions (37 Wall St., 254-3477) carries vividly colored Chinese-print change purses and small bags ($1.50 and up), purses ($9 and up), small backpacks ($27) and elegant folding paper fans ($2 and up).
• Dolce Vita (34 Wall St., 253-1584) offers locally made jewelry such as bead earrings by T.R. Designs ($18) and sterling silver and 14-karat-gold earrings by Jenn’s Designs (various prices). Also check out the shop’s selection of ornate, antique-style bracelets ($19.99).