Autumn/Winter FashionWritten by Lorcan
The Fashionistas at La Boheme
Cocoon Yourself in Affordable Luxury
Time to revamp that wardrobe as we unveil the new autumn/winter fashions…because lets face it after the weather we’ve had we all deserve a few treats! And the good news is that all the new trends will work with what’s already in your wardrobe. Just think a more sultry, trendier you!
What’s Hot This Season
Think less Mad Men more gothic glamour, with a softer, more feminine style. Sumptuous fabrics, deeper, richer colours, unexpected combinations of textures and embellishments, embellishments, embellishments will keep you sparkling even when the days get shorter.
No shrinking violets allowed…this year’s shades of purple range from vibrant to sizzling. Whitestuff and Street One’s pinky purples mix well with blacks, greys and oatmeals. Think cozy cardigans, comfy cotton shirts and ‘yes, they’ll see you coming’ denims.
Or go a little more Downtown Abbey with shades of aubergine and plum. Soleil’s dark berry takes you on the wild side with silk and organza cardis, lace dresses and sheer underskirts. Team this shade with brighter pinks or mossy greens. Sandwich also serves up a tasty offering with cropped jumpers and fleecy jackets in this deeper tone.
Forget the ‘twee’ tweeds of yesteryear and channel Kate Moss versus Kate Middleton. Tunic dresses in rich plaids you can layer over opaques and knee-hi boots…waxy, skinny trousers teamed with cropped jackets to wear with brogues or ankle boots…and layerable cardigans with forest green denims. Contrast your outfit with totes in mustard yellow, brick red or patent taupe…add a snood or a scarf and you’ll wow the woodland creatures!
Winter Florals and Funky Graphics
Say goodbye to the sweet summer flowers and hello to bewitching, slightly oriental florals.
Darling’s dresses look fab paired with tights and mary janes or throw their cooler than cool kimono over a tshirt with French Connection, Mexx or Street One slim fit denims and hit the town.
If you’re feeling the need for prints…Sandwich’s jersey wrap dresses and tops in cobalt blue and terracottas will take you from day to night…and possibly back again!
Yumi and Kling are doing a fab line of tunics in vintage patterns…reasonably priced and comfy…perfect for midterm break get-togethers.
And just in…N&Willow’s iconic graphic jersey dresses in autumnal shades of pumpkin, chestnut and winter blue. Whether you wrap it or drape it this fabric magically eliminates trouble spots and gives you the freedom to get on with your day…or night…how fab is that?!?
Leather and Lace
Take a walk on the wild side this year with a lotta leather and lace fabrics and embellishments. Boxy or peplum styled tops with skinny leather detailed trousers and pencil skirts will make you feel more of a vixen. Luke Lovely, FeeGee’s new and edgy diffusion label, is offering dresses in ‘leather-like’ lace fabrics or with leather accents that will see you strutting through winter weddings and office parties.
Think Victoria Beckham without the posh price tag. New label Seed delivers jeweled coloured dresses in sapphire, ruby, teal and amethyst. Boasting a fabric that molds to the body giving a sophisticated and sexy silhoulette, the only thing you’ll need to grab is a contrasting colour clutch and a pair of fab patent heels to bag your own ‘David.’
From posh to practical this season’s outerwear lets you happily rationalize ‘another’ coat purchase. ‘More is more’ fashionistas can cocoon themselves in FeeGee’s luxurious coats boasting fur trimmed cuffs and sumptuous fabrics. Or for the edgy gal Darling’s oversized jackets in heritage tweed with leather detail and pretty little capes, or Mexx and Derhy’s dramatic collared puffa jackets. Plus there’s a number of labels boasting cardigan coats in cashmere-like fabrics with fur or oversized collars.
So unleash your passion for fashion and let A/W 2012’s dramatic glamour keep you wrapped in style.
Trends from S/S 2012 that you can carry over…Anything in pastels…blush, mint green or lilac. You can layer and brighten up the browns, blacks and greys of winter with these gems.
Your favourite guna…layer sheer tops in rose, black and moss green under it, add opaque tights and you’re winter warm.
Oversize clutches and opulent jewlery…any colour, any texture. Use them to add ‘wow’ to your winter wardrobe.