When it comes to autumn winter dressing, there’s a real art to mastering the fusion of fashion and whats ‘on trend’ and actual functionality, but when done right, it can prove to be one of the most elegant interpretations of style. Stick to my following rulebook this season and you’ll nail it almost every time.
What better excuse to wrap up in the most indulgent of textures than winter, when outdoor city dressing is as much about style as it is about function? This season’s fabrications are particularly luxe and I recommend clashing cashmere with shearling, leather with silk, for an elevated take on everyday dressing.
The tone-on-tone layering look is not a new one – it’s been making its mark on fashion’s landscape for the past few seasons, but it never looks as strong as when it’s styled to suit winter’s chill. This season’s most coveted hues range from soft oatmeal to frosty grey, rich burgundy to burnt orange, so there’s no end to styling possibilities. My tip? Follow the tonal notion through to the accessories that you choose for that little extra consideration.
The attention is in the detail of the most impactful looks and now, more than at any other time of year, I focus extra attention on getting those all important accessories right. With a host of designs at your disposal, from an understated leather bag to a more statement-making flat cap, these small but impressionable additions have the ability to take your look from everyday to elevated. Choose accents to suit and consider the outfit as a whole for a perfectly pulled-together look.
For fashion-focussed credentials, be sure to work at least one of the most relevant trends into your wardrobe each season. This autumn/winter, I’m championing bright colours in any degree of intensity. For those more casual occasions or if you’re a fan of a somewhat more subdued approach to colour, look to knits with just a hue of colour, think deep burgundy or forest green, paired with darker neutrals.
I always like to wear one key statement piece as part of any outfit and autumn winter is no different. Consider investing in a statement overcoat or stand out pair of boots and then build the rest of your outfit around this piece to let it do the real talking.
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