Welcome to NET-A-DRESSER's Autumn/Winter 2013 essential style guide. Packed full of catwalk inspired looks to update your wardrobe.
Here are the most exciting, influential and wearable key trends to kick off the season.......
THE MYSTERIOUS WOMAN.
Draped in cloaks, and sophisticated fabrics, wearing dark and rich renaissance colours and cuts. She has an enchanting, but eerie seriousness about her, will you succumb to your dark side?
Givenchy : Autumn/Winter 2013
THE ANDROGYNOUS WOMAN.
She borrows from the boys, or even her father? Wearing razor sharp tailoring, over sized coats, big angular shoulders, and deep pockets. Mafia inspired pinstripes with "Great Gatsby" elegance.
Stella McCartney : Autumn/Winter 2013
THE HITCHCOCK HEROINE.
This femme fatale has a retro nod to the forties with cinched in waists, pencil skirts, forming an hourglass silhouette. Tweed's, lingerie details, fur on bare skin, wool and cashmere knits..... She is demure, but sassy. Think 1940's icons such as Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Katherine Hepburn and Grace Kelly. This look has an eternally seductive power.
Bottega Veneta : Autumn/Winter 2013
The sports luxe trend continues, bomber jackets, caps and backpacks and trainers. This season she adds suede and metals to fast track this look.
Max Mara : Autumn/Winter 2013
The 80's vibe is back.......Blondie circa 1989. A little punk, a little rock and some heavy metal thrown in too. With studs, mesh, plaids and tartans, patent's and leathers, this look is all about a laid back rebelliousness, but with a couture twist.
Saint Laurent : Autumn/Winter 2013
WHAT TO WEAR NOW.........?
The sun may still be (sometimes) shining, but autumn clothes are well and truly in the stores. The savvy shopper knows that if you want the best, you have to get there first.
Let me guide you through the new season now, at some of our favourite high street shops.
HAS THE "PERFECT" BIKER JACKET.
HAS THE "PERFECT" BIKER JACKET.
This Oasis stitch detail leather jacket £168 will be your go to jacket of the season.
Dark and fabulous lace over nude dress Oasis £60
Get your grunge groove on......the rebel is who we all want to be this season! River Island red check over sized shirt £25.
Classic Black Pea Coat River Island £55
Black faux leather pencil skirt River Island £22.
Pure silk blouse also available in black (get them both....at this amazing price!) Zara £39.99
Red hot asymmetric pointy shoe Zara £69.99
Be one of the boy's in this pinstripe Zara Blazer £59.99.........If you don't want to do the whole androgynous suit look, just team with skinny or leather jeans, and a crisp white shirt!
Over sized coat at a very undersized price! Black 100% wool boyfriend coat at River Island £39.99.
Chunky patent chain loafers New Look £22.99
Love at first sight........my first purchase of the season was this chunky knit faux leather sleeved long cardicoat at Mango £59.99 (Can't wait to wear it properly........I put it on in the morning chill, but comes off later, but a girl's gotta try!)
Oh so wearable!.......Leather Boots Mango £129.99
Leather sport's inspired mini skirt Mango £59.99
Zip backed sweatshirt dress from Warehouse £36. Wear now with post summer bronzed legs, and a chunky boot.
Faux Leather jeans..... H&M £24.99
Chunky knit you can't live without H&M £29.99
Fun Fur. No apologies, more black I know! But, available in cream too. Personally I think the black looks so much more expensive....... H&M Sheepskin look coat £79.99
ISABEL MARANT BRINGS FRENCH CHIC TO H&M
I for one am wildly excited to see the collection that Parisian designer Isabel Marant has created for H&M. The hugely successful Isabel Marant label has long been associated with effortless Paris chic style. Mixing urban attitude, boho glamour, and rock chic.
But for many, or most of us, sadly, her designs can be financially out of reach.......
Well no more. From November 14th 2013 Isabel Marant's signature style will be available to the masses with her collection for H&M. It will feature a wardrobe of must-have pieces. The collection will have clothing and accessories for women, teenagers and for the first time men too. My VHM (Very Handsome Man) is definitely getting a Marant mens wardrobe makeover this season!
In Isabel Marant's words.........
“I am flattered by this collaboration: H&M works with the best designers and this invitation is an exciting honour. I aim at creating something real, that women want to wear in their everyday lives, with a certain carelessness, which I think is very Parisian: you dress up, but do not pay too much attention and still look sexy. The collection is infused with this kind of easiness and attitude. Everything can be mixed following one’s own instincts: my take on fashion is all about personality" says Isabel Marant.
Form an orderly queue NOW!!
Let the season begin.......
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