Fashionably late for winter

Be prepared to step out in style in the cold weather.

Fashion by Tooshaaya (photo credit: PR)
Fashion by Tooshaaya
(photo credit: PR)
This year, winter has decided to be late, fashionably late. The only way to respond seems to be to ramp up our closets and vanities in response. Here is a list of goodies to equip you for the cold weather, whenever it decides to show up.
OVERSIZED OUTERWEAR The 2015/16 runway was a veritable stomping ground for jackets, coats, ponchos and capes that have one thing in common – their copious coverage. This winter, albeit a poster season for global warming, designers went all out with yard upon yard of fabulous fabric. Small, trim jackets are out, and snuggly, exuberantly buoyant wraps are all the rage. This trend encompasses so much beauty, from genderbending reefer jackets to flowing bolts of draped wool.
Two great places to shop for oversized outerwear are Zara ( and Mango ( We particularly love Zara’s butter-colored long woolen coat (NIS 269) and Mango’s gray jacquard belted coat (NIS 299).
KNIT SHAWLS If you have to ask yourself if it’s a scarf or a blanket, the answer is: Wear it! This season, the granny shawl has returned to the scene and is wrapping up a storm. Shawls can be found pretty much everywhere, but we suggest checking out Tooshaaya’s luxurious knitwear. Owned by a mother-and-daughter team, Tooshaaya purveys gorgeous, environmentally friendly natural knit pieces. The current collection features multi-purpose pieces made from a variety of fibers such as soy, bamboo and cotton.
Scarves and shawls run from NIS 500 to NIS 1,200. Items can be found at the Tooshaaya store in Jaffa or at its online store on Etsy (
EASTERN EUROPEAN EMBROIDERY With the 1970s being the current rage, craft-inspired clothing is making a comeback. Patchwork, quilting and embroidery are being revived and are adding a touch of nostalgia to this winter’s wardrobe.
A great example of this trend is the 2016 Autumn/Winter collection by Tel Avivbased designer Dorin Frankfurt. Inspired by the Georgian Jewish community, Frankfurt’s line features colorful textiles in classic silhouettes. The collection ranges from casual to fancy and has a great array of separates that can be mixed and matched easily.
Pieces can be found at any of Frankfurt’s stores (
KNICKETY-KNACKS Straight from New York City, lifestyle brand Izola offers clever sets of pampering essentials. Neil Rasmus founded the company a decade ago with the goal of bringing fine design to everyday objects. Today, Izola offers chic travel kits made for men and women who care about paying attention to detail. From nail kits to cocktail shakers to scented candles, Izola’s bits and bobs will make your home feel ten times more homey.
Its passport cover (NIS 119) will put your traveling heart at ease, and its Everything backpack (NIS 419) is the perfect mix of quirky and sleek.
Izola items are the newest edition to Belle and Sue’s website (
FOR HIM The art of beard and mustache grooming is back in style this season.
Barber shops are quietly returning to the world, giving men a chance to have some much-needed TLC.
Local brand Maapilim, owned by brother and sister team Jonathan and Mor Keren, offers all-natural products such as beard oil (NIS 50) and mustache wax (NIS 70).
These items are very reasonably priced considering the incredibly high standards of the company and are sure to delight any man with facial hair.
Maapilim products can be found on the website ( or at the new and wonderful men’s salon Barberia on Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv (