Friday, October 18, 2013

Winter warmers.

Everytime winter hits, every fashionista around the world thinks one thing, and one thing only. What the hell am I going to wear? To find the fine balance between stylish and cosy is incredibly hard, but do not fear. We are on hand to make the transition from autumn to winter as seamless as the snow that is soon sure to fall! With our top picks of your winter essentials, you will never have to worry about the awkward run in with the ex, being too cold you can't reply to your lecturer's email or turning up all red from the cold to work.

The Cable Knit.
You know what it's like. You roll out of bed on a cold winter morning, it's still dark and you have a dreaded 9am lecture. What's easier to throw on that a big cosy jumper? Go for a burgundy and the rich tones will be sure to warm your day up somewhat. The splurge item from the killer design house, Saint Laurent, comes with a steep price tag at around £1000 but the fabric on it is simply divine. However, if you're dreaming of the days where the designer appearance in your wardrobe becomes a regular occurrence and want something cheaper for the minute, the ASOS version is a steal at £20. The simple cable knit design and tight fitting style will keep you warm on those colder days. Pair under a big dogtooth print coat and jeans and you're ready to tackle anything.

 The Leather Jacket
When it gets into the darkest deepest of winters, maybe opt for a thicker fur trimmed coat, but for the beginning of the season, a leather jacket is a must. All Saints have the most divine leathers, and are incredibly thick, enabling the transition from autumn to winter to be effortless. Moreover, they will be incredibly helpful during the slightly cooler summers! Not only can a leather jacket vamp up any outfit, it's versatility between outfits is incredible. Pair with a dress and thick tights for a day time feel, or jeans and those killer heeled boots you have hidden away for the colder days. Leather is one of the only fabrics that will never go out of style. It's  adaptability and seasonally transferable style means it will always be an investment buy.

Boots
My name is Katie, and I'm a shoe addicts - it would be impossible to count the amount of shoes that I own. So what's one more to add to the collection? Winter boots are the staple for the cold season. Fur lined are a particularly winner, but make sure they are sturdy. There is nothing worse than seeing someone wearing ill-fitting Ugg boots. Throughout the Autumn collections, we have seen incopious amounts of cut-out boots, a vast array of ankle boots and even the occasional pair of printed tapestry boots on the high street (New Look, we're looking at you). However, the ankle boot is sure to get you through the winter. Compact, stylish, leg-lengthening, what can go wrong with this style? Opt for the ASOS monochrome version for an on-trend colour pattern or the Kurt Geiger classic black!

 Tartan... EVERYTHING.
As the subtitle suggests, this winter is the season for tartan. It has been all over the fall catwalks, and within all the high streets latest collections (Zara, you're the biggest offender for the tartan hole in my student loan!). Tartan shirts have never really left the fashion radar, but now the print comes in all formats. These Charles Philip Shanghai tartan pumps are simply divine and Lagerfeld's tartan skirt is a perfect winter staple. However, Daisy Street for ASOS have produced a very cute replica. The pleats in the skirt fall in all the right places and would look incredible with thick knee high socks. The range of colours for tartan at the minute is outrageous. Zara in particular have gone for darker tones which means it is easier to pair with near enough anything! Traditional tartan can be found all our the designer catwalks, in the forms of reds and greens. Which will you go for?


 Lots of love,
Katie x