It's a wrap
Wrap up warm this autumn/winter season, but make sure you wear your knits with flair - gone are the hugely oversized styles – this season it’s all about your silhouette.
Fine knits were a big story on the runway, particularly when worn with smart trousers. Some had strong patterns or stripes (Y-3, Versace), others plain and you can wear them on their own or over a very fitted shirt (as seen at Marc Jacobs and Dsquared2).
If you like a good old polo neck you’ll also find plenty of great options –some plain, some with a pattern, some thicker than others, etc. But wear them with smart trousers and lace-up shoes, a side parting and Brylcreem in your hair if you want to style yourself on the Versace show and avoid looking dated.
Classic Christmas motifs are also making a comeback, but the colours used are more subtle that the OTT versions: for example deep burgundy and grey – no green and red combos in sight – creating an air of sophistication.
If you like colour you’re in for a treat. Brights are big this season – Burberry Prorsum had a fabulous orange knit that might explain why they wore shades – and D&G had some great cardigans in vibrant stripes.
On the subject of cardigans, thick cardies look great worn as jackets (Pringle of Scotland, Etro), or slightly larger to dress down an outfit in that effortless way that only a rock star can (Paul Smith).
Archer Adams Battersea Wallet
If you are looking for a new wallet, look no further: the fabulous ‘Battersea’ is made of the highest quality horse hide shell cordovan. All the leather inside and out of the wallet is shell cordovan and the cloth is horse hair cloth made from horse tail, on a satin lining. This is woven on looms into cloth in an old factory in England – the only one left that makes it. It is very durable and usually used for upholstery cover. And it looks very contemporary and stylish…
John Varvatos boots
For that carefully crafted casual look, we simply love these distressed brown suede ankle boots from John Varvatos * USA, with a round toe and hidden side zip fastening. Ideal to chill out at the weekend.
If you are worried about using your smart phone in the winter once the weather turns wet, take a look at the latest genius gloves from Muji. They come in six different colours and have sensor integrated fingertips that will work on any touchscreen technology including iphones, ipads and all touchscreen mobile phones. Don’t leave home without them!
£12.95, available in all stores as well as online at www.muji.co.uk
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