Dressing according to trend is difficult at the best of times, but for some reason this season has overwhelmed us. The collections have never been stronger, more focused or more practical. And that applies from designer to high street. It's like something has clicked where those fashion experts see what we need from our wardrobes and they are answering our prayers over and over.
So while the high street is looking nice 'n' trendy, we want to share with you what we think are Winter's best bits.
- The wrap coat
Want a new coat for Winter? Well you can take an alternative route if you like. The wrap coat is rather fabulous and works as a formal and casual cover up; whichever you need. And, what's more, you don't need to stick to black. Try a rich purple or burgundy (you can check out our take on that colour of the season here) for a change, or even look at colour blocking as designed by Marks and Spencer.
- Faux Fur
Oh we love this snuggly texture, and there is plenty to choose from too. You don't necessarily have to opt for a jacket, take a look at stoles, hats, headbands and gloves to add the faux fur feature to your Winter attire.
The texture of the season, leather is hitting everything, from jackets to jeans. Most of the high street leather pieces are not real (most made are P.U.) and if you want the genuine article, then be prepared to pay a much higher price. For example, J Brand's amazingly fabulous leather jeans start at €1200!
- Statement Jewels
Nothing dresses up the plainest of outfits like some statement jewellery. The trick is to either go with a necklace or earrings but not both so that the accessories compliment your look and not dominate it. These kinds of costume jewellery are also a great way to inject some colours into your winter wardrobe!
In contrast to the leather trend, the more feminine fabric of lace is dominating more formal wear thanks to Dolce and Gabbana. When buying lace, it's important to try it on, as lace is a more structured, less flexible fabric. Dark lace is incredibly sultry and we need only look to some Irish designers like Aideen Bodkin who are the pioneers of this decadent fabric.
Have you any favourite Winter trends besides our picks at Beaut HQ?