Last week, WVFC inaugurated our Fashion Friday series, which spotlights a dozen fashionable women who will share with us how they manage to stay warm and still look stylish in this nippy season. These tips come from Liz Lange, whose latest collection is Completely Me by Liz Lange, with HSN. Lange also runs the fun shopping site Shopafrolic, which she co-founded with sister Jane.—Ed.

Here are Liz’s picks for the “Essential Five”:

Shearling boots. They look chic and keep me cozy and warm all winter long.  I love a pair with a lug sole (with either a wedge, like these, or a more traditional heel).  The height makes me feel taller and thinner, and the rubber traction keeps me skid-free as I am trudging through the snow.  I pair them with skirts or denim/cords and walk around saying, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry…”  “Fur” vest. I layer mine over one of my favorite winter coats to make it even warmer and transform it into a different-looking coat.  Then when I am inside I can take off my coat and just wear my vest as a chic part of my outfit.   Great-looking “fisherman style” sweaters. This one isn’t exactly fisherman, but it has that look.  I pair it with my skinny cords and boots, or sometimes I dress it up with a little skirt.  I own this in ivory and red.  LOVE!   Corduroys. I love the look of slim cords with boots, ballet flats or stilettos all winter long.  This walnut color is my absolute favorite.  It is so chic paired with other shades of camel or ivory.   Bold costume jewelry. I wear brightly colored costume jewelry all winter long. It brightens my outfits and lifts my mood.  I live for this khaki/red combo. I wear two of these, one on each wrist OVER my solid colored sweaters.




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  • Wai June 27, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    You look so nice. Both you and your style.

  • Dr Pat Allen May 27, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Dear Gabi,

    Our article, Winter Fashion Essentials: Liz Lange, was published on January 20, 2012 and the last comment made before your comment was on January 22, 2012. So we are not getting ready for winter in May! In fact we are planning summer weekend clothes for the next month. Do hope that you stop by again.


    Dr. Pat

  • Gabi May 25, 2012 at 6:00 am

    So it looks like you’re getting ready for winter in May. Well at least winter won’t get you caught unprepared!

  • DivaDebbi January 22, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Thanks Liz for giving my two “fur” vests a fresh opportunity to be worn! It never occured to me to layer them over my coats…I was beginning to think they were not good investments because the reality of the window of wear was so slim. Can’t WAIT to try this!

  • Stacey Bewkes January 20, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Great picks from one of my favorite style mavens!!

  • Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. January 20, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Thanks Liz for sharing your personal choice with us. Women who had no choice for pregnancy clothes with good fabric or style were so grateful to you when you gave them a chance to look wonderful again. I will visit Shopafrolic today! We hope to hear from you when we look at what makes spring a wonderful time for frehening up one’s wardrobe soon. You are a great role model for our mission of reinvention, over and over again.

    Dr. Pat