winter fashion

The Glory of Coats

September 1, 2013

I was about to start this post with – ‘it’s all about the coat for me this winter’, then I realised Autumn/Winter  is always and should always be about the coat. A coat, whether you buy one once every 3 years, every year or every season, is a wardrobe staple that, if properly looked after, will stay with you for the rest of your life. In terms of shapes and proportions this winter everything is over-sized and slightly androgynous. I rather like it. There’s something satisfying in the idea that you can be all cosy and warm, while at the same time turning heads in your woolen wonder! Just like a pair of shoes, the style of coat you choose defines you and says something about you. You can be flirty and feminine in a fitted dress style coat, fierce in a military coat, smoldering in an over sized black coat or utterly glamorous in a camel coat.


Coat Max Mara

MaxMara A/W 2013/14

Although we are coming out of the winter months designers have not abandoned the colour wagon completely. In fact we are being encouraged to embrace bright oranges, yellows and blues as alternate hues to the traditional black, camel or navy. Would you brave such colours? I would definitely try a white/cream or red coat matched with an all black ensemble. But I’m a traditionalist and always embrace the darkness that defines winter fashion.

Coat Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta A/W 2013/14

Coat Jil Sander

Jil Sander A/W 2013/14

Not typically a coat but the woolen gilet or sleeveless coat is definitely something to invest in this season. Perfect for layering in the winter and summer and simply stylish! I personally love this one from Zara £149.00.

Coat Zara


Autumn/Winter 2012

August 30, 2012

My first ever post for this blog was about how much I love Winter fashion and anticipate its arrival. While I, along with many other women, love the dark colours of winter, I will be embracing the pops of colour that we can carry through from summer. A new pair of shoes and a coat are on my wish list this year, but I am really interested in timeless pieces at the moment. Garments that can be worn year after year and never look old, this involves a lot of saving though – unfortunately the most classic pieces are most expensive. Though I will allow myself one extravagant buy from my list of the Autumn/Winter trends below.


Waiting for Winter

My first blog post conveniently ties in with the start of my favourite season: Autumn/Winter, but also the start of the Spring/Summer catwalks. I can’t help but feel relief when there is a need to start wearing more clothes! Everything about the summer season screams fake tans and bare midriffs, both of which I cannot wait to do without. Going abroad provides the ideal opportunity to dig out the bright sparks in your wardrobe, splash on the tanning lotion and preen ourselves from head to toe, as those Mediterranean seas perfectly complement the summer colours.

But what if this isn’t the case for everyone? Facing a summer in your hometown in England is not always promising. I was lucky to wear one dress, a skirt and a pair of shorts over the summer.

For me, wrapping up in a wool winter coat or snuggling up on the sofa in a big knit jumper is much more alluring than their summer counterparts. Equally winter shoes excite me so much more with their endless shapes and styles. They are so much more versatile and a black pair of boots can go a long way!