polished with an edge
I love starting an outfit with classic pieces and silhouettes, then using accessories to create the tone of the outfit. A sparkly top versus a plain black one takes this outfit from day to night. I fully believe that small touches can change an entire outfit. Without the studded clutch, feather earrings, and lace up heels, this could be worn to work. Granted, a sparkly tank top doesn’t work well for office wear, but, you get the general idea. With  small changes to the outfit it becomes appropriate for a fun night out on the town. I especially love the polka dot tights. Tights are a necessary part of winter outfits, if you don’t want to freeze to death, but they don’t have to be boring. Instead of basic black tights add a pattern like polka dots, or embrace the color blocking trend with colorful tights. The possibilities are endless when accessories are involved.
 
Coats are another great way to add some personality to an outfit. The first thing people see in the winter is your coat, and sometimes, that is the only thing they see. I love my black pea coat, but sometimes I want to switch things up with a bold color or patterns. I love this military inspired yellow pea coat by BB Dakota.
It’s classic and simple but bold at the same time.
Images: Polyvore, Zappos
polished with an edge by treerochelle featuring polka dot tights

TIBI v neck shirt, £230
Mango short skirt, £18
Dorothy Perkins polka dot tight, $9
Yves Saint Laurent high heels, $665
Studded clutch, $1,375
Feather earrings, £2.45

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