Sunday, January 16, 2011

Blizzard Approved Apparel

8 Blizzard Approved Must-Have Accessories, and the 8 parker+paige pieces they’ll compliment best for the next time you get snowed in…

For those of you who weathered through the conditions of “Blizzard 2010”, feeling a tad-bit under-prepared, here are 4 new ways to layer the warmth this winter – All from parker+paige!  And the 4 must-have accessory picks from Refinery29 for the snowy days ahead.  All to ensure you won’t get caught in the cold again.

1.  Barley Trench by Nire` with the Faux Fur Trap Hat

Ignite Faux Fur Trapper Hat — If it's good enough for the coldest climes in the world, it's good enough for us. Get topped off in a furry trapper hat that'll shelter your noggin and keep your ears toasty, too.

Ignite Faux Fur Trapper Hat, $56.89.  available at ASOS.

Try pairing it with the Barley Trench from Nire's Fall 2010 Collection, just $396. available at

This double breasted short trench coat features 10 vintage buttons & ties at each sleeve. Comes with belt that self-ties at the waist.

2.  Olga by Red Doll with Rag & Bone Mittens

Rag & Bone Grayling Fair Isle Mittens — Because nothing brings us back to childhood like a snow day, we love these classic mittens from Rag & Bone.

Rag & Bone Grayling Fairisle Mittens, $136.50.  available at Rag & Bone.

Try pairing younger looking mittens reminiscent of your youth with a more casual coat, like the Ingrid by Red Doll for just $125.  available at

This super soft, long sleeve jacket features a high collar to help block out the cold & peplum skirt giving it a very flattering, Victorian touch. Jacket & skirt are trimmed in black with a matching black waistband. Button closure. Professionally surged.

3.  The Petrova by Red Doll with a Down Ice Scraper Mitt

Eddie Bauer Down Ice Scraper Mitt — Funny and functional! This clever tool mixes a down glove with an ice scraper for clearing off your car from under that drift.

Eddie Bauer Down Ice Scraper Mitt, $9.99.  available at Eddie Bauer.

With this type of mitt, try a coat with a bit more.... flaire.  Take this merino wool coat from Red Doll, the Petrova ($245) -- wouldn't it's red lining compliment the red plaid of this mitt perfectly?  available at  

This gorgeous wool coat features an extra long collar, giving you the flexibility to twist the neckline for a cowl neck whenever that's the look you want to sport, and a peplum skirt. Leather buckle front closure.

4.  Mischa by Red Doll with L.L. Bean Signature Boots

L.L. Bean Signature Boots—Classic Bean Boots get a modern upgrade. These gems are waterproof, shearling lined, have great traction, and are roomy enough for thick, cozy wool socks.

L.L. Bean Signature Boots, $299.  available at L.L. Bean.

The perfect pairing with knee-high throwbacks on the classic "duck boot" we all grew up with is definitely the Mischa by Red Doll ($325).  available at

This wool petticoat features a big, floppy hood outlined in ruffles, and small puffed sleeves on either shoulder. Fully lined. Leather buckle closure. Front side pockets.

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