The Four Seasons
All of the outfits below are leather/cloth armor mixes for one reason only: Mail/Plate armor = Metals = Cold as ice in winter weather. You wouldn’t want something like this to happen, would you? ^_^
You can’t go wrong with a nice warm sweater to wear on cold winter days. The Loosely Threaded Vest is a great example of one you can have for your character in-game.
The style of the Loosely Threaded Vest can be found in many other cloth chest-pieces in a variety of different colors – such as some other gray-armor items like the Dilapidated Cloth Vest and the Thread-Bare Cloth Vest.
I like the Blackened Defias Belt with the Loosely Threaded Vest because it, to me, looks like a darker knitted ribbing for the bottom of the “sweater”. However, the belt is also a dustier black color that blends in well with the dark blue of the Loosely Threaded Vest, even if it is not seen as apart of the chest-piece.
The Loosely Threaded Vest, or any of its style look-alikes, can be worn with a variety of different pants/shoes. In the previous outfit, the Loosely Threaded Vest was paired with the blue-jean like Royal Trousers and smooth, Reinforced Leather Boots. In this outfit, the “sweater” is paired with “tight black pants” and a pair of bulky “Ugg Boots”. I wish I had a pair of Daisy’s “daisy’s dukes” to have short blue jean shorts to wear with the “Ugg Boots” look-a-likes (Snowhide Hoof-Warmers); I see that worn all the time around the University of Houston…it must be a south Texas thing ^_^ .
The Snowhide Hoof-Warmers are the higher level equivalent of the Ghostwalker Boots. If white fur isn’t your forte, there are plenty other boots in this same style, both vendor bought and world drops, in tan and darker brown colors – such as the Tanned Leather Boots and the Pathfinder Footpads.
The Snowhide Hoof-Warmers are also a piece of the whole Snowhide set sold by Tewah Chillmane in Borean Tundra. The set is perfect winter weather wear, and the pieces can be easily mix and matched into other outfits (for lower levels, a good match to this would be the Ghostwalker set).
This outfit features an alternative to the Snowhide Vest – the Frostmane Leather Vest. Depending on how lucky you are with drop rates, this vest can be easily farmed; it drops from the Frostmane Troll Whelps around Dun Morogh, and only took me about 3 minutes of grind time to get it for Kirina. This style of vest does not include the “arm bands” found in the style of chest-pieces like the Snowhide Vest, and can be useful in many outfits as well. You will find in this article that I am very fond of this vest, too!
Of course, I do not think that “bunny ears” will keep your ears warm – I was just having some fun (this same outfit would look extra adorable on Gnome characters ^_^). That being said however, I don’t think there are many helms out there that would keep Blood Elves’, or any other “long eared” races’, ears warm anyway, as they stick out all the time. In these cases, I like to think that these races’ ears are protected biologically…maybe by some skin adaptation?…I don’t know…I shouldn’t worry about it anyway ^_^
I see this type of look a lot around in real life: tight black leggings, tall and plushy Ugg Boots, and a fur vest. This outfit can also have the same effect with a pair blue-jean like pants, such as the previously used Royal Trousers.
The Ruby Shades are used in this outfit to mimic the sunglasses/goggles worn by winter sport athletes like snowboarders or skiers to reduce the amount of glare from the sun off of the white snow. Any other engineering goggle can be a substitute; however, for non-engineers, one’s choices are limited to the Ruby Shades (removed from game, but can still be found on the auction house sometimes), Steamworker’s Goggles, or the Junior Technician 3rd Grade Goggles (quest reward). If you don’t mind the glowing aura emitted by some other non-engineer goggle choices, then the Spectrecles (quest item that can be kept) or the Belbi’s Eyesight Enhancing Romance Goggles (Brewfest reward), are some other alternatives.
Even though the Pink Mageweave Shirt looks great with the light purple High Councillor’s Sash, so does the Lavender Mageweave Shirt. If you have not done the quest yet, and are not an engineer, choose the Junior Technician 3rd Grade Goggles; the lenses in these goggles are purple too, and will tie in all the purple elements of this outfit.
Equipping the Grayson’s Torch, or any other flame/light source, is a great way to have fire and heat included in an other wise icy atmosphere.
The Astralaan Belt’s charcoal gray center matches the darker gray tones of the pants; the white outline on the belt blends in with the Frostmane Leather Vest to give the illusion that the belt (charcoal center) is over a longer chest-piece.
The blue color of the Cerulean Filigreed Doublet matches the zig-zag stitching on the Inscribed Leather Pants; the silver-gray cuffs of the shirt are also a great match to the grayness of the pants. The Knitted Gloves do not really match with the blue tones in this outfit, but, the style of the glove allows the cuffs of the shirt to still be seen while keeping your character’s hands warm.
Another great leather set is tailored by Northerend level leatherworkers – the Arctic Set:
I left out the Arctic Wristguards in this outfit because you would not be able to see them anyway with the gloves layered over them. I also did not opt opt to use the Arctic Helm, as the style of it seemed to “heavy” for this outfit. The Moldy Leather Helmet is more simple, and, in a more casual outfit, could almost be seen as a “beanie” for those races whose ears do not stick out of it.
I just bought a gun from a local weapons vendor to make the outfit more like a winter hunter, but, any off-hand or other weapon will work just fine.
The Rough Leather Set is one of those other sets that has great pieces to mix and match with others. In this outfit, the darkness of the Rough Leather Pants and Rough Leather Gloves blends in well with the Arctic leather pieces. The fur neck-lining of the Arctic Chestpiece is even tied in with the fur-like texture of the pants and gloves.
The Eerie Stable Lantern and the Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat make this outfit more for icy spelunking in lost caves. There are many alternatives for both of these pieces: hats like the Crochet Hat and the Russet Hat (no buckle), or lanterns like the Beacon of Hope and Nolkai’s Lantern.
This next outfit is similar to the Frostmane Leather Vest one before it:
An alternative to the Rough Leather Vest is the Black Bear Hide Vest that drops from the rare Bjarn who roams around Dun Morogh. It is the same color as the Rough Leather Vest, but in the style of the Snowhide Vest.
Even though it is a skirt, the Mystic Sarong in this outfit does look very warm paired with the furry leather accents. The armbands on the Black Bear Hide Vest gives this outfit more of a tribal feel to it; however, I added a new outfit to my actual Mystic Sarong article that uses the Rough Leather Vest as an alternative chest-piece – it’s just as nice!
I opted not to wear a belt with this outfit because the grayish blue color of the “Black” Swashbuckler’s Shirt matches perfectly with the waistband of the sarong – essentially tieing together all the colors of the outfit.
Some other robe ideas to keep your character warm and stylish is the White Linen Robe:
Or the White Woolen Dress:
While both of these robes are better suited to wear when staying indoors at the local inn, they are still great for winter wear in how they are named/look like. The White Woolen Dress’s flavor text says that it is “warmer than driven snow”, and the White Linen Robe is a great substitute for the Alliance quest reward, the Snowy Robe, whose name also matches the winter theme.
I added the High Councillor’s Sash in with Kirina’s White Linen Robe outfit, as it matches the darker purple accents of the robe. It is completely optional; however, it does tie in all the colors nicely.
This next robe is for those people who would rather look cold as ice, rather than warm and snuggy.
This gorgeous robe is somewhat expensive to make/buy…and most normal people would actually use it for gear instead of to run around and RP in ^_^. I paired it with a Moonsoul Crown, whose blue gem matches the robe perfectly, and a Diamond-tipped Cane for an icy staff equivalent (though I am sure that there are actual staves that will look just as great). I stayed simple, but one could always add more.
The level 60 equivalent, the Glacial Vest, is also a full robe, but may be just as hard to come by. If a robe is not your style there are just an icy blue vests to choose from for both levels: the Polar Vest (Polar Tunic), Icy Scale Chestguard (Icy Scale Breastplate) Icebane Chestguard (Icebane Breastplate). All of these names can lead to other correlating pieces, such as helmets, gloves, and boots, to mix and match for different ice queen (or king ^_^) looks.
And lastly, you guessed it, a Simple Kilt Outfit:
The blue colors of the Blue Linen Shirt and the Simple Kilt blend in together so well that I picture this outfit more like Kirina layered her Frostmane Leather Vest over a casual, long sleeved dress for extra warmth. Again, the Astralaan Belt makes the vest appear to be longer.
Autumn is actually my favorite season; though, in south Texas there is not much difference between it and summer. What I do love about our spring down here, and I’m sure it’s the same everywhere else, is the vibrancy of all the colors – leafy green, especially. I tried to capture all those colors in these spring outfits.
I also stayed more in the “pretty dresses” realm for these spring outfits (sorry guys). There is just so much to wear in that aspect!…and Kirina has almost all of it, LoL ^_^.
This outfit, especially the chest-piece, is almost the epitome of spring-time wear: leafy green colors offset with earth tones, and actual leaf designs. The Clefthoof Hide Leggings are a quest reward from a quest chain, attainable by both the Horde and Alliance, out in Blades Edge Mountains. I’ve never had a chance to wear it on Kirina before this outfit, and, I feel it matches the Mistyreed Tunic perfectly. Some other great kilts to wear with this kind of top (and there are plenty others like the Mistyreed Tunic) could be the beautiful Giant-Friend Kilt or the Feralheart Kilt.
This outfit can look great even with a shirt worn underneath.
If you do not like the kilt idea, there’s full robes with the “leafy shoulders” like the Mistyreed Tunic, such as the Solstice Robe, the Fallen Apprentice’s Robe (Horde quest), the Sleeping Robes (Alliance quest), the Consortium Robe, or just the plain Night Elf druid starter robe – Novice’s Robe.
Unfortunately, Kirina does not have any “leaf” shoulder armor, but, there are some that does exist in-game, and would go perfect with this type of outfit. If your character is a druid, the Cenarion Spaulders are a great addition to the leaves on the tunic/robe. The Runetotem’s Mantle can be worn by any class that can equip leather armor – these shoulders look like tree branches, and, flowers occasionally grow on the shoulders while equipped.
Ah, the Robes of Insight. If you have read my Silvermoon Statue article, you will know that there are several different colors in this same sexy style of robes, and all colors would be perfect for spring-time wear (guys, be warned…these robes do not look as sexy on you all than it does on gals ^_^).
If this robe shows too much skin for your character, you can always add a nice skirt/pants and a shirt underneath it. For examples:
The Soothsayer’s Kilt is a quest reward from a quest line in Shadowmoon Valley attainable by both the Horde and Alliance. However, I wish either the Rich Purple Silk Shirt could be a lighter purple, or the kilt a darker purple, for a better flow of colors. Oh well.
I was surprised at how well the Bold Yellow Shirt looks with the color of the robe – it could just be worn with the robe by itself without any leg armor. Though, the Clefthoof Hide Leggings looks just as great with the robe, as well.
This next robe can be seen in many other articles around this site – it’s one of my favorites for Kirina.
I love the open lace design on the sleeves and the burst of green shading. The Venomshroud Silk Robes are an identical alternative to the Hibernal Robe; the Arachnidian Robes share the same style of dress, but its colors are more “grass in the shade”…a darker teal/green color shading.
Because of the open sleeves, this dress allows the color of whatever shirt to be seen underneath the robe. While the Formal White Shirt looks just fine with this robe, a green shirt, like the Green Linen Shirt, would look great, too.
Ah, and yet another dress that has been seen in several other articles around this site. The Elegant Robes is a beautiful gold robe that fits in well with any occasion. I paired it with the white and gold Gossamer Headpiece for a “Easter hat” look, but it is completely optional.
Another robe in the same style, but in a different color is the Robes of the Exalted
The blue Robes of the Exalted is another great spring-time color to wear, although this robe entails one to actually go into Stratholme to obtain it. If desired, a hat like the Midrealm Hat would look good with the blue in this robe.
If purple is your color, the lovely Alanna’s Embrace may be just for you for spring-time wear, but, it’s probably the hardest out of all of these robes to get.
If you have, or can get, the Soothsayer’s Kilt, try a spring-time outfit like this one:
The Light Magesmith Robe was easily farmed for (in about 3 hours…), as it drops of the Frostmane Trolls found in Dun Morogh. The robes bright blue and green colors are in season for spring, and the similarly colored Heavy Weave Gloves accent it well.
Just for fun, I added Kirina’s Sutarn’s Ring to the outfit. The gold leather belt goes surprisingly well, and, the blue shading on the belt is actually a part of the belt, which creates a nice “open weave” illusion when worn over the blue of the dress.
I’m very fond of this style of robe, as seen in Kirina’s beloved Civinad Robes. The light green/yellow colors of this Night Elf priest starter robe is complimented with the brown colors in the hat and the gloves.
Longer sleeved shirts, like the White Swashbuckler’s Shirt can add a more “frilly” aspect to this sun dress, but the outfit is still light and breezy for spring time wear.
Another spring time starter robe to consider is the Draenei mage starter robe: the Recruit’s Robe
A nice white, purple, or blue shirt will look fine underneath this robe if you are not fond of the cut of the dress’s neckline on your female characters (I do not think it matter’s on guys ^_^)
This robe is also easily farm-able depending on how lucky you are with drops; it drops from low-level spiders found around Tirisfal Glades. The robes are darker, yes, but not without some spring-time accents (the green/teal patterns). In fact, the perfect place to wear these robes is probably Tirisfal Glades…where, it could be spring-time, but, it’s kind of too dark and eerie to tell ^_^
You can spice up these robes with the Cerulean Filigreed Shirt:
The light cerulean blue color of the shirt matches the lighter edging around the waist and the upper back patterns.
Another common robe in the same style as the previous one, though lighter in color, is the Robe of Apprenticeship:
Just another robe of Kirina’s that I felt matched the spring-time essence.
Many people really like the Chromatic Robe, and, it’s one that will look great on any race. I should have put this outfit in the Noblegarden article, because the purple and yellow designs on the top of the dress remind me of Easter eggs ^_^
If you’re just in to the style of the top part of the Chromatic Robe, you’d might be interested in this next outfit:
Unfortunately, the Weathered Cloth Armor is an Alliance-only quest reward, so, sorry Hordies, looks like we have to have a full robe T-T
Some other spring-time trouser outfits could fall under the realm of:
Lighter colored pants paired up with a plain shirt looks great too!
There are so many different ways, and different armor, to do either one of these outfits. Also, a whole correlating armor set can not fail your character either – like a set like the Heavy Weave set (as seen in the St. Patrick’s Day article).
And last, but not least, some Simple Kilt outfits:
The Aurora Armor can be replaced with just a plain shirt, but, I like the formality the chest-piece brings into the outfit.
I do not know what I was thinking when I added the Pink Mageweave Shirt underneath the Heavy Weave Armor…I guess I was trying to get every possible spring time color into the mix of the outfit. This ensemble will look fine, if not better, without the shirt, too.
This could be a great spring-time egg-hunting outfit for Alliance girls to wear: it’s simple and festive.
Any type of flower off-hands are perfect for these outfits. If you can get some Path of Cenarius, using this item will create a trail of flowers to follow behind you as you walk, or grow around your feet if you’re standing. Other flower-making buffs could come from drinking May’s brew of the month, the Springtime Stout, or by using the Lifeblood spell if your character is a herbalist.
In any case, there are many lovely and sunny places to visit around Azeroth for the perfect summer get-a-way any time of the year. Kirina was “on location” in Stranglethorn Vale for these summer pictures.
I tried to stay in the cloth armor realm – to be a bit less clingy and more airy to ward off heat – for these outfits; though, a couple of lighter leather pieces might have sneaked their way into some of the ensembles. While in the Midsummer Article I stuck with red/orange/yellow colors for the outfits, in this article I really do not denote a color preference. Any armor that is light, airy, and fun will work for summer-time wear. And, while there are many sleeveless robes that could be worn as “sun dresses”, I chose to create outfits with pants/shorts for more summer-time play clothes…I do not know too many people who wear a dress to the beach.
The Soulcloth Vest, tailored made by tailors who raided early in BC, is a perfect summer-time staple. It looks like a fashionable tube-top on ladies. On guy characters an outfit like this would look very different – the Soulcloth Vest creates a full tank top on males…though, I have to say that the colors, in my opinion, are a little extreme on guys…but maybe that’s just me ^_^ . The Girdle of Nobility drops from a rare mob, the Brainwashed Noble, who can be found stalking around in the mines outside of The Deadmines entrance. It was fairly easy to get, and, it is very versatile in many outfits.
I added the Cerulean Filigreed Shirt just for some added flair – the blues of the shirt and vest blend together perfectly, while the silver lining on the shirt accents the silver detailing on the belt.
Either of these outfits could be worn with full length pants, such as the Knitted Pants, if your guy character would prefer as much.
For a more spruced up outfit with the Archmage Pants, try:
The Golden Filigreed Shirt ties in the gold accents of the belt and the brown color of the vest and pants. The Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat can be substituted for any other desired hat, but, I felt its brown color matched better with the rest of the outfit.
The blue stripes in the sleeves matches the blue in the vest…I guess that was pretty obvious ^_^.
A good “pair of shorts” for both guys and gals, and is not a quest reward, are the Gossamer Pants:
This is a simple summer outfit, and is quite similar to the Archmage Pant outfit before it.
Another sleeveless shirt alternative is the Bold Yellow Shirt, which also looks great with these shorts ^_^.
This next outfit is one of my favorites for Kirina:
To add the element of fire to any of these summer outfits, a good place to start is with the Cindercloth Vest:
The Seafarer’s Pantaloons drop from a rare crocolisk in Loc Modan (again, it was pretty easy to get). These gold-capri style pants are not commonly seen anymore, so, they will definitely turn some heads; they are also very versatile in many outfits – from fancy to casual. These are the same pants worn by the Dread Crew of Captain DeMeza during the Pirate’s Day event.
Other gold/red/orange tunics would look good with either of these pants, as well. The gold Elegant Tunic, or the Goldweave Tunic, would be a great substitute chest-piece while wearing the Seafarers Pantaloons. The Seafarers Pantaloons themselves can be replaced for the Bluegill Breeches (exact match), other gold-ish pants, such as the Brightcloth Pants.
Another outfit using the Seafarer’s Pantaloons can be:
In my opinion, this is one of those “fancy summer” outfits. The Starfire Vest in this outfit can be worn with the Formal White Shirt for a more frilly look. I could not decide on a decent belt to wear in this ensemble…I guess a sash like the High Councillor’s Sash would work, but, I just was not feeling it when I was putting these outfits.
This was one of those outfits that I did not think the different pieces would go well together, but, I feel that they do. The Girdle of Nobility matches the blue in the vest, and both the belt and the shirt share the same silver accents in the vest (the belt buckle especially). Instead of the Seafarer’s Pantaloons, the Brightcloth Pants might be a better match to the vest, seeing how they are a darker gold color.
This chest-piece is in the same style as the robes, but, is much more practical for summer-time wear.
Another Outland’s tailored gem is the Flameheart Vest:
This cute red top looks great on guys, as well…it’s in the same style, only longer. Other tops in the same style are the Primalstorm Breastplate (red/gold), the Primalstrike Vest (purple/gold), Raging Spirit Harness (purple/gold), Lo’aps Tunic of Muck Diving (blue/gold), Imbued Netherweave Tunic (purple/gold) and the Windchanneler’s Tunic (blue/gold).
Of course, for guy characters, both of these chest pieces are long tank tops. The same style as the Calico Tunic can be found in another chest piece, the Farmhand’s Vest(Alliance quest reward) There are a couple of shirts in the same style as the Interlaced Vest, like the Neophyte’s Shirt, Squire’s Shirt, and the Scout’s Shirt. There are quite a few actual chest pieces to consider as well, like the Willow Vest.
Another pair of shorts that can also double as a type of bathing suit for either female or male characters is the Sentinel Trousers:
Keep the other armor pieces simple…
…or add more to make a full outfit. Either way, it is definitely a stylish summer article of clothing.
And finally, a couple of Simple Kilt outfits for casual, summer evening walks along the boardwalk:
In any case, here are Kirina’s fall-time outfits – perfect to be worn while visiting beautiful Azshara. As you can see, I stayed primarly in the brown/orange/gold color range, accenting with red here and there. Other earthy colors, like dark greens, blues, and purples (plum colors?), are also great for fall wear.
This first outfit uses the Vestment of Summer for fall fashion as a way to symbolize the transition between summer to fall (which would have been more fitting if this article had been published mid-September as it should have been ^.^ ):
I always found that the Vestment of Summer used more “autumn colors”. By adding a longer sleeved shirt and light gloves, this defines the robe to be more for fall-time wear.
If you did not buy the Bouquet of Orange Marigolds during the Day of the Dead event last year, don’t worry…it is just around the corner!
Another great fall-time robe that is not seen too much (possibly because not too many people know about it) is the Draenic Silk Robes:
These robes are bought for 50g from either one of the two vendors found on the Alliance Traveling Tundra Mammoth mount. It was a little tricky for me to get it as a Horde player. I had to transfer via neutral auction house 50 gold to my Alliance alt, wait for an Alliance in Stormwind to be mounted on this mount, buy said robe, and then transfer it once again through the neutral AH. Worth the time though, in my opinion, and it can be worn at any level, so, it’s perfect for those bank alts who like to be different ^_^
I found that the Sun Cured armor pieces best matched the browns used in the robe; however, any other desired accessories can be worn.
Ahh, of course, Kirina’s Civinad Robes:
I choose not to use a belt for this outfit, as the sarong has its own matching blue waistband that blends perfectly with the chest-piece.
This outfit makes me think of someone “who wants to have that ‘tribal’ thing going, but still warm at the same time”….which is perfectly all right ^_^
There are many different colors to this type of “sweater” style. Mix and match them with other kilts for your favorite style.
Another fall time kilt to consider is the Warchief Kilt (which is also very tribal looking):
Again, I stayed simple with the accessories, using vendor-bought items, but any other orange/brown gear can be used just the same. I felt, however, that the Woven pieces brought the rugged element into the outfit, while still matching in color.
These next outfits are great for both guys and gals! They use pants, LoL ^_^
This next outfit, while being a poorly disguised WoW Model Viewer outfit (I could not get a hold of the Resilient Tunic!! Classic fall must have, in my opinion!! T-T), fits the autumn bill to a T with its brown and gold mix of colors:
What more can I say other than, “I wish I had that tunic?”, LoL.
An adaptation of the previous outfit uses the Twill Vest:
Similar to the previous outfit, yes…just as eye catching….maybe? It’s really up to you, and what you have available for your character.
Lighter brown outfits look just as great:
Again, the Sun Cured armor piece(s) accent an outfit perfectly. One can even exclude the Padded Bracers to create the single gold stripe on the shirt from the gloves.
This next outfit had a little bug to it…which I hope will be a permanent bug:
I wanted to make a fall outfit that uses the Gossamer Tunic. When I got around to this outfit, the tunic stretched below the belt (without a shirt, it was just skin colored). I do not know why this happened with this tunic, however, I hope the bug is fixed for the tunic to stretch below the belt for good (and be the tunic colors, not skin). I really would like to see this style of clothing layering that has been the long envy of NPCs to be available on players. Maybe this is a start? Maybe this was just my computer? Who knows…but I know the Gossamer Tunic, bugged out or normal, is a great choice for a fall outfit.
I have been a long fan of the Bonechewer set, and, it seemed fitting to include for this article with its wine purple/gold/and brown color scheme. And, while the whole set can be worn together, taking key pieces and mixing them with other clothing items is fun too!
I choose to use the Serenity Belt to match the green trim to the vest, as well as the gold accents found in the pants. Of course, the Bonechewer Pelt-Girdle, its matching Sun Cured Belt, or any other desired waistband is perfectly all right to use.
I love this outfit for her! ^_^
This next outfit is more “dustier”, and brings more of that “autumn red” color into an outfit for fall-time:
The Durable Pants match the darker brown lining on the tunic and the boots; the red in the cuffs of the shirt also match the tunic.
The following two outfits incorporate more of those “other” fall colors I mentioned at the start of this article. To start off with something simple:
I honestly really do not have much to say about this outfit. I did have trouble deciding between the Wizard’s Belt and the High Councillor’s Sash. At least the boots match both the hat and the plum accents on the chest-piece and pants ^_^.
Another style can be:
“Here’s that inquisitive deer again…shoo!”
Both of these outfits can use the correlating Cross-Stitched Gloves as a much needed accessory, I just did not have them available on Kirina.
For mail wearers, the Light Chain Set is a great and simple place to start when using mail items in with your fall outfits:
The dark brown color of the mail armor pieces are lightened with the gold shirt. The Linen Boots have a lining that matches the red in the cuffs of the sleeves on the shirt.
And finally, a Simple Kilt outfit: