Things have been feeling particularly autumninal recently. The nights are drawing in, the wind has a definite bite to it and my feet are never far from a good thermal sock.
Unless I am very much mistaken, it’s time to whip out the Winter Warmers.
I’m the first to admit I’m a continually cold person, all of the time, cold, which is why the news that faux furs, knits chunkier than a pregnant Mariah Carey and fluffy ear muffs are vogue this year is something I am getting straight on!
The deer stalker is a staple for this season and the options are endless. River Island have a delectable selection of faux fur, knitted, pom poms and those with fluffy bits on. With one of these cuddly beasts on my head, my ears will definately be staying safe from frostbite this year!
My personal favourite is an offering from ASOS, for £25 you can get this adorable hat and never be cold again!
Now you might, as I intially did, already be thinking, “No, too busy, leggings are black and that’s the way it’s always been” but slow down there sister! Here’s an interesting concept for you to try on for size: they don’t have to be black!
I’ll let you sit on that one for a while….
Yep, it’s happening. You’re going to have to get on this bandwagon and here’s why:
Black leggings are boring
They’re really dull
I’ve fallen asleep
BRING ON THE PRINTS
I’m thinking of going all out, neons, leopard prints, aztecs, the possibilites are all there!
Recently you haven’t been able to see any sort of celebrity event without at least one of these dresses making an appearance.
D&G kicked it off with their A/W show where the catwalk was littered with stars (as well as Victoria’s Secret models)
Following this the same print has been in attendance at premieres, award ceremonies and it’s even made the cover of at least three magazine including the September issue of Marie Claire on Anne Hathaway. There is no question that celestial inspired clothing is definately the print du jour.
And it looks as if the same print will be taking over our high streets before much longer too. Topshop and River Island particularly have been hot on the trend, with jewellery and tops adorned with the print.
My personal favourite look from this collection is on Evan Rachel Wood at the Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 8 premiere. Her quiff-ed hair and leather jacket make her stand out amongst the other dresses which have been wore identically to the catwalk.
My prediction is that we’ll definately be seeing lots more of this print on the high street before much longer.
The womenswear trend of adopting a more masculine style of dress has been in style for a while now and the autumn/winter catwalks showed no sign of it slowing down just yet!
D&G showed a more ‘Victorian gentleman’ style of dress while Ralph Lauren and Temperley London went for a sophisticated style featuring bow ties, tuxedo jackets and braces to complete the look.
The trend seems to have slipped down all the way to our footwear, with brogue style shoes and loafers being a massive trends this summer. For winter the chelsea boot seems to be the shoe du jour, with Chanel teaming large, billowing top halves with a streamlined bottom, finished with a leather boot. Jill Sander adopted more of a wedge heel but similarly paired them with a straight silouette on the bottom half.
Asos have a classic interpetation of the Victorian style shoe for £50 at the moment, but if you’re not brave enough to go for all out masculinity a heeled pair, like the Asos acorn leather platform as shown in the bottom left is a far more wearable style.
Will you be wearing a pair of Chelsea boots this Winter?
At Paris fashion week Chanel’s show had a very ice-queen slash native-American slash arctic feel to it. He went all out, even importing a 265 foot iceburg from Scandanavia and I’m sure I saw a photo of an actual Yeti… Think knee high fluffy boots, heavy fur coats and toasty tights with delicate dresses underneath and your Winter Wonderland is complete. Here’s a few of my favourite pieces from the high street that go with this look.
As a side note, I’d sell my own mother for that fur trimmed cape dress or those feather boots. Literally, I would…