A modern nomad girl need jackets with atypical tailoring and generous volumes, long cotton skirts, chunky knitted sweaters made of wool and urban jackets that can easily metamorphose through a simple styling. The basic pieces of a chic nomad style could be seen on the fashion runways for fall/winter 2010-2011 at numerous designers who come to define the new direction of nomad spirit. Wunderkind, Issey Miyake, Kenzo, Erdem and Haider Ackerman are some of these designers. Fur hats represent the reflection of necessity but also of luxury.
For a stylish urban nomad style think of investing in just a few basic items. Layering seems to be the key element when it comes to nomad style. Imagine wearing fur and heavy knits over a long skirt. Moreover, during winter days, this style seems to be not only extremely stylish, but also very practical and cozy keeping you warm against the bad weather outside.
Maxi skirts can have a dramatic effect if they are worn with capes or asymmetrical cardigans. If you are looking for a casual outfit, a pair of masculine boots, short plaid coat and ethnic hats with fur details in darker shades are the perfect choice. You have the possibility to play with layering and take it to a whole different level by wearing two skirts with different lengths in order to create a stylish asymmetry. You can even dare to create an original draping, Vivienne Westwood style, with a maxi brooch. Teaming a long skirt with knits absolutely requires a belt to cinch at the waist.
The classic leather jacket is extremely versatile. Besides the classic combinations, you can also adapt it to a nomad-chic look matching it with loose pants, a few scarves with tartan print, and a tweed XXL vest. Two other pieces that you can use in order to create a nomad outfit are the classic plaid coat and the shearling jacket.
Accessorize them with a turban, as spotted at Jean Paul Gaultier, made from different colored scarves, or with a trapper hat. Team them chromatically with a wide belt and a pair of fingerless gloves.
During the cold winter days, try layering a thick woolen sweater, in brown tones, over a long cardigan with pockets applied, and wear a scarf with floral prints around the neck. For a daytime look, you can choose short-sleeved sweaters that you can wear over a body with animal prints and velvet pants. In order to properly accessorize the outfit, go for a pair of long gloves made in bi-color leather, as seen at Ports 1961. Always keep in mind that a belt can help you set all those layers.
If what you are looking for is a statement jacket able to have a great impact, choose an oversize plaid coat, Viktor&Rolf style. Wear it with pants that flatter your silhouette, long cotton skirts and platform ankle boots. As for the accessories that better represent a nomad style, think to handbags with long straps and different applications. Moreover, as the cold season usually requires hats and scarves, don’t be afraid to use them in order to create an urban nomad style, such as fur or trapper hats, scarves with different prints, tartan scarves and gloves. The jewelry for a nomad, yet chic style are embossed metal, layered chains, lots of bangles, and beautiful neckwear.