So, here comes the new season, autumn/winter, with new collections in all your favorite stores.
After a seemingly endless summer of sunshine, you are probably really looking forward to wearing your winter wardrobe again. In fact, you can’t wait to put on layers and thick fabrics, and you are probably getting frustrated with your wardrobe and are keen for an update.
As you must be aware, dresses were a really big staple of every woman’s wardrobe this summer, and the catwalks for this season show no different. Dresses have been taken from special occasion wardrobes to everyday wardrobes, and so if you feel a little clueless, do not be afraid, help is at hand. Here are some tips on how to update your look and wardrobe for this coming season.
1. Country style.
There are some things that just keep appearing on the catwalks every winter season, one of which is this idea of country. Tweed, leather, suede and fur were the fabrics of choice for designers such as Ralph Lauren and Dolce & Gabbana. To update your wardrobe with this style find a gorgeous fitted tweed jacket, something that suits every body shape and size.
2. Accessorize with a beanie, tights and high heels.
Simply put, the beanie is coming back, bigger and better than ever before. If you haven’t got one in a cupboard somewhere, go out and buy one. Thick, wool and cream are the kinds of beanie to buy, seen at Burberry, Pucci and Pollini shows. Another great accessory is a pair of tights, the most popular of styles is a brown ribbed footless pair, but thick black tights are just as great. To really show off your legs in these tights, opt for a pair of gorgeous high heels in bold red or luxurious khaki.
3. Waist cinching belts are still here to stay.
The shape of the season is certainly knee length, which is great because this suits every figure. The shape is also very loosely fitted, sweeping over your curves. The best part of this season is that you don’t have to throw out last seasons belts. Waist cinching belts in all sizes and patterns are a must for your wardrobe, it can change the whole look of an outfit.
4. Masculine styles for women.
Tailoring is a really big thing for this season. This follows on from the rocker look of black skinny jeans and cropped jackets. Paul Smith launched his new capsule collection, Men Only, this season to satisfy an increasing demand for male clothing cut for the female shape. If you want to go down this route just slightly, choose a large overcoat to pop over your dress. If you want to go down this route more, choose a wide fitting leg when buying trousers this season, and be surprised at how long they make your legs look.
5. Forest colour palette.
Though many have decidedly said that black and grey are this seasons colours, they must have missed out the huge proportion of shows that were sporting browns, greens and reds. These are also much more flattering colours on most people, and lets face it, they are just nicer colours overall.
6. Pull on a jumper.
When wearing a knee length dress, try pulling over a jumper on the top and then putting a thin waist cinching belt on as well. This will look beautifully stylish and is a very simple way to wear last season’s dresses now. There were really only two neck lines that really wowed the crowds at this seasons shows, plunge and crew. Another great thing, because a crew neck will look phenomenal on those with small chests, as plunge necks will look amazing on larger chests.