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8 Nov

5 Fashion Must Haves for Winter 2013

Lavin necklace

Now that the winter season is almost upon us, it is high time to get geared up. With many styles that emerged from the catwalks, these are the ones that will reign supreme on the streets. From oversized wool coat to the standout insect jewellery, read about everything you need to make the transition into Winter 2013.

Insect

Lavin necklace

insect necklace

The latest accessory trend to captivate the world? Insect adornments! Bugs, bees, dragon-flies in exaggerated forms were a theme of Lanvin’s 2013 collection. Although the idea sounds a bit creepy, designers created many captivating pieces of insect necklaces, brooches and cuffs. The standout bijoux will completely transform the look of classic winter staples.

Oversized pastel coat

Rochas oversized coat

oversized pink coat

There is something casually sophisticated about an oversized coat. Fresh off the runway, with exaggerated proportions and wide-set shoulders it is an ideal layering device. There have been many luxe variations of the voluminous coat but the pastel pink one is a star buy for winter 2013. Wear with tailored pantsuit and women’s brogues for a modern take on a tomboy dressing.

Over the knee boots

Sergio Rossi thigh high boots

over-the-knee-boots

Ready to reach new heights of statement style? Try sultry thigh high AKA over the knee boots, an instant outfit-transformer! Destined to be the star of your capsule wardrobe, this super-duper sexy take on winter footwear has filled capitals, editorials and runways. Walk tall and style them with your favourite dresses and skirts.

Plaid

Milly plaid skirt

Milly wool blend plaid skirt

From ladylike pencil skirts and perky dresses to relaxed shirts and puffy coats, Scottish motif is ready to be worked into every winter look. This season, the timeless plaid gets a fashionable upgrade in a great ’80s-inspired tone. Wear it effortlessly chic with luxe leather separates, and tough-talking with skulls and beads to enhance the rebellious feel.

For a few more 80s ideas, be inspired with my article at M & Co. fashion blog.

Houndstooth

Theory houndstooth print coat

Houndstooth print coat

Another must-have pattern for cold-weather looks that is synonymous with heritage design. Houndstooth, also known as dogstooth, has a 100% vintage appeal. It has been around forever so you can find it everywhere: in retail stores, second-hand shops as well as in your mother’s wardrobe. Wear with bold hues such as red and cobalt or with demure shades of grey for office elegance with an attitude.

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