If you’re anything like me, you’d have saved every coat you’ve had for the last few Winter seasons and now find yourself with an abundance of cold weather wear. In taking stock of the coats you have, you’d notice that maybe you own one of every style, maybe missing either a good leather, or maybe a pea coat? Or you’d find yourself having three of the exact same style, just different colors.. (I have two leathers, almost had three, until I realized I was being ridiculous). Now if a certain style is your thing, like for instance leather jackets, and that’s all you have then consider experimenting this season with something different.Imagine for a second a gorgeous wool pea-coat with a fur collar, it’s simply a different statement than the one you might be used to. Same person, different look.
Adding variety to your closet will ensure that you’ll always remain eye-catching. It adds mystery, curiosity and intrigue. It does take risk but your sense of self awareness will be alluring.
A few coats that I’m loving for this Fall and Winter include pieces that have a military flair to them. Also anything with fur (maybe not the stringy kind, we don’t wear Alpacas) and then outerwear that have fun angles or zippers, especially when it comes to leather jackets. Down-filled coats (the big puffy kind) can be pretty sporty so be sure that you’re whole ensamble is sporty. Nothing makes me cringe more than seeing a beautiful lady wearing a big puffy coat over a classy outfit. They dont precisely “go” together. Remember; nothing has to match, per say, it just has to “go” together.
When it comes to collars I’ve always been an intense lover of the high collar and tend to stick to that specific style. High collars (without hoods) tend to add a bit of power to your outfit no matter what style the coat is. On the other hand hoods add that homey girl-next-door feeling whilst no collar adds a bit of posh-ness, for instance, with a wool pea-coat. If it’s a leather jacket it can make your outfit be that hard-core look you’re probably dying to have. (Throw a neutral zip up hoodie and a white tee underneath with your fav pair of skinnies and flats and you wont look like you’re about to jump on a motorcycle with a stranger.)
All in all experiment with a different style of coat this season, something you wouldn’t naturally go after and you’ll see how your whole winter wardrobe will spruce up and be Holiday ready.
Who said summer’s over? Plain, bold and bright colours sum up this latest trend for Autumn. Think 60’s pop united with the 70’s vibe and voila you have New Mod. This style cannot be diluted with neutrals but instead needs to be embraced to the max, colour over-kill has never looked so good.
Remember, wearing bold colours is a responsibility, a lot of heads will turn to look at the style you are representing therefore do not forget to buy quality, fitted pieces to avoid looking like Barney the Dinosaur!!
The aborigine, Incan, tribal look is massive this season, layering pattern over pattern to appear like you have lived in an African tribe for the past 100 years is now acceptable. I love the long tribal dress buttoned up to the neck, it is super elegant yet right on trend.
For those of us that become cross eyed when too many patterns are placed in front of us can throw on a huge aztec shrug over a pair of skinnys, high heeled boots and top with massive sunnies to still add a splash of tribal goodness to our everyday look.
Did you hear that the classy, femme fatale look was taking a back-seat this season? Well do not despair young damsels, thanks to women’s natural instincts to look fabulous, this trend will never die.
Heavy fur coats, stream lined coral blazers, black and gold jewellery, casual t-shirts, killer heels teamed together create an aura of French power. Warning… women who form an alliance this look along with drinking a cup of strong coffee in the morning have been known to run the world by lunchtime!!
The stable look is not just resigned for upper class show jumpers but for everyone this Autumn/Winter. You will definitely not look like you have been ‘mucking out’ horses paddocks wearing these beauties.
Casual and glam can be intermixed either by wearing riding boots over nude leggings paired with a quilted riding jacket for chilling out during the day or fitted trousers paired with a tweed blazer and heels on a night out. The padded elbows add that extra touch of show jumping class.