By Bella Q

Keeping warm in wintry weather doesn’t mean you have to dress dowdy. Take a cue from the stylish Victoria Beckham who manages to look sexy, chic and warm in her winter ensemble. Looking sizzling and sleek on a cold day isn’t just for spicy celebrities; you too, can look hot while staying warm, without breaking the bank.

Photo Credit: Left, Photo by Giuseppe Cacace/Getty Images; Right, Bella Q

The key pieces to this look are:
Black wool newsboy cap
Dark Fair Isle sweater
Dark waxed denim skinny jeans
Black knee high boots
Village Hat Shop
123 K Street
Sacramento, CA
(916) 444-7475
Hours: Mon to Thurs 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Fri to Sat 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Photo Credit: Village Hat Shop

Hats can do more than just keep your head warm. They always add flair to your look. This warm and wooly cabbie, or newsboy cap looks fresh and femme on Victoria Beckham. I found a few alternatives to the newsboy that add even more flair with a side bow. One is available at the Village Hat Shop, under the name of a Baker Girl and can be ordered online as well for around $30 bucks. A similar version was found for under $5 at a local Salvation Army.
French Cuff Consignment
2527 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 442-3724
Hours: Daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Photo Credit: Bella Q

Winter time is officially here so you can pull out and start wearing your Fair Isle knit sweater. Once indigenous to the Fair Isle of Scotland, this multi-colored traditional knitting technique is now used, and worn all over the world. It is a charming classic and deserves a spot in your sweater drawer. Fair Isle sweaters have been around for ages so you are bound to find a goodly selection of them at your local thrift store or consignment shop. Fair specimens of this sweet knit were found all over Sacramento, my favorites were spotted at French Cuff Consignment, Crimson & Clover and Thrift Town. Prices range from $50 bucks if you’re lucky and $15-$5 bucks if you’re even luckier.
Cuffs Urban Apparel
2523 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 443-2881
Hours: Mon to Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am to 6pm

Photo Credit: Cool Spotters

Waxed jeans seem to be the “it” jean treatment of the year. Well, good thing this shiny jeans actually protect you from the elements so I, uh, I mean YOU can rationalize wearing something so trendy. Waxed denim is water and wind resistant, great qualities of a pant come wintertime. I’m not one to wear $200 jeans so I’m not going to recommend you do either, although I promise not to judge you IF you do. I found a great waxed denim jean for sale at Cuffs Urban Apparel with a $48 dollar price point I could not only live with, but happily wear. Look for secondhand versions at Freestyle Clothing Exchange, where they buy and sell clothing and are stockpiled with the latest trends.


Photo Credit: Bella Q

Ah, the boots! Winter exists so we can wear boots. For this look, black-as-coal-leather to the knee boots is what you’d look for to tuck those trendy, waxy, skinny jeans into. So choose wisely. These boots are a good investment, but buying new ones can easily set you back a few hundred dollars. Again, this is where the second hand shops come in handy. You can find a gorgeous pair, fully set for wintry celebrity strolls at your neighborhood consignment shop or thrift store. The boots shown on the model are also from Cuffs and were priced at a heart-warming $55 dollars.
Bella Q is a plus-forty fashion blogger from Sacramento, California. When she’s not thrift shopping or posting outfits as The Citizen Rosebud, she’s probably out people watching and snapping shots of some stylish denizen for Street Style SACRAMENTO.