I look forward to Autumn Winter clothes every year, as I think they are far easier to style. Plus, I feel like I am more dressed up during the Winter; layering and being cosy in an abundance of faux fur.
Between the hat and the snood, you can barely see my face on a cold Winter's day. And part of this look is one which has been particularly popular on the catwalks of Balmain and Stella McCartney: dogtooth. That monochrome miniature check is the epitome of chic for Winter. At this stage, I think we can surmise that it's no longer a trend, as it reappears so much, and has been seen rather a lot in celeb land by Diane Kruger (my current style crush).
Now before we get into my edit of dogtooth pieces, we need to clear something up. This is most certainly not a head to toe trend, with the exception of a full length coat. Over the years at fashion weeks, I have witnessed the mother of all crimes when styling this pattern, and less is definitely more I tell you.
How you want to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe is a very personal choice. The easiest and most practical is through accessories like snoods, scarves and wool wraps which can be worn with a block-colour coat or jacket.
Dogtooth works great with royal blue, so play around with the pieces you may already have. In terms of clothes, one of the most talked about items in fashion land has been the full length double breasted coat from Penneys (the coat will hit stores later in the season) which embraces a more mannish style of tailoring, but will be the perfect match for your office outfit. Skirts, both midi and mini, look stylish with opaque tights and knitted tops (I can't emphasise the importance of the polo neck this season!) which can be layered with a trench coat or crombie.
So do you think you can style up this look? Share your personal tips with us!!