Fall 2012 Style Inspiration: 6 Casual Glam Outfits for Chilly Temps; What to Wear to Engagement Photos, Navy Deployment Homecomings, Baby Showers, the 2013 Inauguration and More!

So we’ve been getting tons of What to Wear requests, so much so that I’ve decided to roll several into one post!
What I can say: before sending these in, please look at our What to Wear section. Sometimes a look you could wear while skiing could work for a night of ice skating. Just because a post says, “What to Wear to a Holiday Party,” doesn’t mean you can only wear it to that occasion (perhaps it can work for a charity function?).
That said, let’s take a crack at this month’s most pressing inquiries!
Talya writes, “I’m coming to NY for a few days before Christmas and I think my boyfriend might propose. (Might). It will probably be outside, but it might be in a restaurant! At any rate, can y’all do a what to wear to be proposed to? That would be super helpful.”

For a night on the town, opt for 70’s glamour by slipping on brown tones by way of a dark brown pencil skirt and a pussy bow blouse. Stay toasty in an Yves Salomon fur, and finish your look off with leopard booties. This could also work well for a dressy work engagement.

Going for a more casual vibe? Slip on a bright coat and an equally bright hat.

Add a stylish twist with leopard pumps and a leopard bag:

Shayna is celebrating her engagement with photos! She writes, “My fiance and I will be taking our engagement photos in a few weeks in the chilly November air. I am hoping you could help me find some looks that still look chic in chilly temps! “

Show off your fashionable side with a leopard coat, then punch it up with a bright dress, like Alexander Wang’s Paprika draped number. If you want to go for slacks, bet on black, and jazz the ensemble up with a striped sweater:

Maiko says, “My husband will be home at the end of the month after 8 months deployment =] I have no clue what would be a perfect outfit for the occasion. I will be at the pier and will most likely be waiting for hours in a windy, and chilly day. I would like something flirty but comfortable to stand for hours.”

Be a vision in white in a white hooded coat from American Eagle and a white turtleneck. Add a snazzy touch with a Burberry scarf and Céline bag in suede. Protect your hairstyle with chic ear muffs and stay super warm in furry Coach boots:

Kimmie types, ” I’m attending a baby shower for my best friend and am clueless as to what I should wear. I am from the south and it’s usually no colder than 70 degrees but that has changed due to this 45-50 degree weather we have been getting. I am versatile with styles and am able to rock anything but in this situation I am stuck.”

You’re lucky to be in the South, as you can rock a simple fur vest and still be relatively warm. Slip a faux fur creation over a nubby sweater and complete with metallic jeans and studded flats. Add a flourish of Tom Ford Black Orchid perfume to finish:

Lastly, Philip writes, “My sister and I will be attending the upcoming Inauguration. It’s gonna be kinda cold during that time but we wanted to show some style despite the weather all while showing support for the POTUS. Any suggestions for us? Thank you!”

For both you and your sister, I’d focus on wearing a bright, warm coat. Layer with a turtleneck and black pants (noone’s going to see ’em) and keep your toes warm with shearling lined Uggs:

A few more coat options for men:

Well, that does it!
What do you think of this latest batch of Style Inspirations?


Claire Sulmers is the publisher and founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, the #43 most influential style magazine in the world.

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