As winter is around us, Lake Nona, Florida is experiencing a chill that might require a few extra layers. It’s January-February, and night time chills can reach as low as the 30s or 40s. Don’t let the drop in temperature discourage your weekend plans. Whip out your knitted cardigans and throw on a pair of thigh-high boots while I walk you through a few simple chic, cozy trends that’ll make Friday dinner reservations into a memorable family photo shoot. Looking good while eating well are becoming mutually inclusive in the hot spots of Lake Nona restaurants.
Here are a few good tips to staying warm while enjoying dinner.
First things first, anything white is out of the question! Leave your Chanel and Free People white blouses in your closet and slip into a neutral silk long-sleeve blouse. It’ll keep your body warm and lessen the number of layers. For dessert, they’re serving chocolate layer cake, but you won’t realize the layers you’re wearing while you’re eating. According to texeresilk.com, with this material, “It’s natural temperature-regulating properties give silk this paradoxical ability to cool and warm simultaneously. Silk garments thus outperform other fabrics in both summer and winter. Silk worn as a second layer warms without being bulky.”
So, let’s wear something different while having your regular go-to dishes. If you favor bold colors, gold or copper tones are great alternatives for any complexion. “People of Lake Nona, spice up your life!” As fashion trends make full circles, the ’90s are back, and the influential style of the Spice Girls is coming to dinner.
As parents set dinner times, the kids are setting trends at the dinner table. Crop-top turtlenecks and sporty basketball tear-aways are the ultimate ways to show off your girl power. Not to mention staying warm and comfortable throughout the night. Expressing your inner girl power heats up the night in creative selfies on Snapchat with confused parents in the background. Get your mom to bring out the authentic originals hidden for years because of the warm climate. I know she’s dying to wear that burgundy velour two-piece that only has rights at the dinner table or walking in Disney Springs.
For any inquiries finding the best Sporty Spice attire, UrbanOutfitters.com has authentic Adidas tear-away track pants that give high quality ’90s vintage appeal. I had the pleasure of meeting a young fashionista in Lake Nona patiently waiting for her family to arrive at their favorite dinner spot at Chroma. Channeling her inner girl power, Laura Martinez was eager to snap a few candid shots prior to dinner time. To see more #NonaFashion #thefashionistasdiary #thefashionistastories trends, follow her intricately styled Instagram @laurasmq.
PSA: Floridians – you might need boots this season, so turn in those Old Navy flip-flops. UGGs are in full effect, and so are those designer thigh-high boots hidden in your closet.
On the eclectic high-fashion site, theblondesalad.com, Francesca Zaccagnini prominently displays fall/winter 2018 looks that are walking into the mountain-wear trends. I can always rely on this site to show what’s exclusively trending all over the world! Suede and jacquard style or ’90s-style fancy materials with minimal buckles are showing within brands like Prada, Antonio Berardi, Dolce & Gabbana. The only side effect is early starts to lace up those fancy materials by dinner time. So, compliment dinner with a few extra layers of style and enjoy a picture perfect cozy evening.