SO UGLY THEY’RE CUTE? San Diegans seem to be giving one latest trend the boot. While over-the-knee latex and leather boots were parading on the catwalks of New York and Paris, the streets of San Diego were “Ugg-biquitous” with these sheepskin shoes. Worn in Australia for over 200 years, Ugg boots (so named for their homely appearance) hit the States as a fashion essential in 2003. Apparently, comfort is still king.
BLING IN THE NEW YEAR! Sure, no girl doesn’t love a little blue box, but keep your money in your oversized purse because thrift is the trend, and sequins are the new diamonds. Get the most bling for your buck with these chic accessories.
LOAD YOUR LOCKS A cute and easy way to deck your head in feathers and baubles is with an embellished headband, such as this flirty and flashy piece that can be found at Charlotte Russe for $6.99.
SHIMMER STOCKINGS Let your gams glow in sequined leggings! La Rok might be selling their version of these tights for $350, but you can get a pair that’s just as sparkly at H&M for $19.
BIB NECKLACES Imagined by Vera Wang (whose pieces sell for $500), these multipurpose necklaces ($15–$50 at Icing or Loehmann’s) can breathe new life into last year’s LBD.