I’m into very simple shades for the winter and holiday season. Black, Red and shades of nude create a timeless look – which can be mistaken for current, even cutting edge trends. Some of these pieces are a bit pricey, however the designer labels are tried and true – and as many of my friends who swear by designer labels, you’ll get much more use (wear and tear) out of well constructed, designer pieces than you will buying five times the shirts at H&M or Forever 21.

Items shown above: 1. Free People, Studded black ‘Blackout Belt‘ 2. Dolce Vita’s Rex wedge heel in Black (also available in Grey) 3. CC Skye Hindge Bracelet in Brown (available in Chocolate Brown, not Black) 4. Karen ZAMBOS Carmen Top 5. Treesje Bryant Clutch in Cherry 6. Sanctuary Tomboy Tencil Twill Pant 7. Twelfth Street Luella Wedge in Nude 8. House of Harlow Plated Aztec Bangle in Black.