The busy days of summer are soon forgotten as the weather slips into fall. This means that our wardrobes should be adjusted to welcome new chic fashion items in accordance with the latest Fall 2013 Winter 2014 trends. We have rounded up the season’s must-haves to give you the instant update on which styles you should invest in.
Channel the timeless cool of the Mods with a military-inspired parka. The utilitarian feel of the must-have style gets a luxe update thanks to the oversize hood, fur trim and soft shearling yielding a versatile piece for all seasons. Choose the one with fur lining for protection and warmth to bring undeniable style during cold weather. Pair with open toe booties and leather pants.
As seen in: BCBG Max Azria
The tried-and-true day frock? The shift, a short and usually sleeveless dress that hangs from the shoulders. Boasting clean lines and an effortlessly chic mod attitude, the shift dress presents a minimalist approach to feminity. For the ultimate Twiggy feel, accessorize with knee-high boots and a structured bag. To the office, enhance your style with cute pumps instead.
Ladylike accessories temper sharp silhouettes of mannish tailoring, so prominent in Fall collections. Some will chose a 50s-inspired bowler bag, some a nice pair of stacked heels, but all of us have the opportunity to try the perfect Fall hat. Be it a small round hat or a slightly bigger one, elegant hats like a wool fedora or a classic cloche hat are must haves that amp up the autumnal attitude.
As seen in: Chanel
If you happen to be in the mood to showcase your punk rock attitude, feel free to add impact and edge to your outfit with spike studs. The bold, in-your-face styles in the spirit of punk including mixed-metal spiked necklaces, statement spike-detailed cuffs and rocker-chic studs, work equally fine while injected to an innocent preppy look or as a complement to the grounge-inspired tough-girl look.
As seen in: Versace
Stylish and sporty, the Letterman jacket goes a long way from the U.S. high schools and colleges to the world runways. Boasting distinctively sportier attitude torwards layering up, the iconic varsity jacket with a tomboy twist is a retro-cool alternative to a blazer. Apart from having school sports letters sewn on them, these jacketsare usually made of wool which makes them perfect for transitional weather.
As seen in: Rihanna for River Island