We are heading slap bang into the new season now – is your wardrobe ready for it? Last month’s blog post gave you a brief overview of the Autumn Winter trends as seen on the catwalk, but how are they going to translate into your wardrobe? Don’t panic, you don’t have to throw your wardrobe out and start again – just buy the following six key pieces and slot them in with your existing pieces to ensure you stay stylish all season long.
Victorian Style Blouse
The romantic gothic trend was huge for winter, again, and you can easily slot this look into your existing wardrobe by just adding a Victorian-inspired lace panel blouse. There is a huge range to choose from on both the high street and from designers, so just find the one that suits you. Keep it simple with sheer fabrics and frills, as seen at PPQ and French Connection, or pile on the embellishments for a more striking look.
The world of fashion isn’t known for being overly practical, but times they are a-changing! This year the oversized knit is in, meaning that you can keep cosy safe in the knowledge that you are bang on trend. Keep your skirt or trousers slim and add more bulk up top with an oversized scarf for a clever pairing. Remember, the bigger the sweater is the better.
Every 80s fly girl’s favourite jacket is back in style this winter, appearing on every catwalk from Tommy Hilfiger to Euden Choi. Anything goes on the bomber jacket this year, from feminine florals to faux fur – you want it you can have it. There is literally a fabric and colour for everyone.
The 70s trend that was so popular this summer rumbles on into winter but with a more folksy vibe than usual. Grab a maxi dress in a wild print, and layer it with fringing, suede and patchwork knits. See Anna Sui, DSquared2 and Valentino for inspiration.
High Waisted Trousers
The 70s trend extends to trousers too – the high waist is THE trouser to be seen in this winter, which is great news for those of us with a not too flat stomach! Cinch in your waist with some printed skinnies and wrap a leather belt around them for emphasis, or go as wide as you like for an easier to wear style. For both daytime and night, the high waisted trouser looks good on any occasion.
Another trend that is moving into winter from summer is the matching co-ordinates trend. Pick a print and go for it top-to-toe to really nail this look. The great thing about this trend is, you can wear the items separately too for a different look. To work this look at the office, just pair your co-ordinates with a white shirt.
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