I’m wearing: Camel Draped Open Front Long Coat from Lookbookstore; The New Forever T Shirt from ASOS; Amelie jeans from River Island; Boots from Dune (old); Necklace from TK Maxx (old)
Most people think that summer fashion is where you can get creative, but I completely disagree. Let’s face it, during the summer months you’re too hot to care about anything other than how you can get away with wearing the least layers possible in public.
The autumn and winter months are where you can really have fun, being able to layer up and mix textures, colours and patterns in funky ways that still look stylish. Here are just a few reasons why I can’t wait for the winter fashion buzz to hit the shops.
Big and comfy is acceptable
‘Tis the season when comfort is king! Think dark cold nights in by the fire with a warm woollen jumper, or spice things up a little with a bright pashmina or throw. The great thing about these is that they can act as a blanket most of the time, but if you’re heading out, you can fold it around yourself and then gather it at the waist with a chunky belt.
It’s party season!
As much as I love this season, I also find it really frustrating. The shops fill to the brim with the most beautiful party dresses, but if only I had 50 places and parties to wear them all to! Whether you go for the trusty little black dress this year, or something bold and bond-girl-esque for the Christmas party, you’ll need to make sure you get the right accessories.
This year it’s all about gemstones; if you want something really bold, go for one of the rough-cut settings in a cobalt blue or vibrant pink. If you’d prefer something classic and timeless though, I’d recommend the latest ChloBo bracelets collection. You can get a variety of subtle gemstones such as rose quartz or pink aventurine, that will add a romantic and elegant twist to any party outfit.
Perfect time to stand out
If you like to be different, then the winter time is your chance to shine. In a world of dark, earthy tones, you can add some colour! If you want to keep things fairly subtle, mix browns with burnt oranges and ambers, or pick up an ox-blood red bag and matching gloves for a very sophisticated city-slicker look. That long beige coat could do with some turquoise or emerald green adding to it as well, and how about that sleek, black fur coat? Make it monochrome by adding some white accessories.
Hats off to you!
Finally, I love being able to wear hats properly again! In the summer it’s impossible to remain stylish when your hat is smothered in sun cream, but in the winter, there are so many types to choose from! For a 1920s feel, pick up a bright cloche, or how about a classic fedora if you’re wearing a short jacket and boots for a country look?
What are you most looking forward to this winter? Don’t forget to let me know your thoughts in the comments!
This is a collaborative post.
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