I’ve decided to pick a top five of my favourite statement pieces for this season. I figure it’s the last opportunity before Christmas that we are able to buy stuff for ourselves without being judged! So here it is:
Autumn is my favorite season for fashion. It’s cold enough to wear layers but not too cold that you have to cover those layers up! It may also be my favourite due to my obsession with coats, but this season it’s all about the boots for me. Thigh high, leather, knee high, suede, ankle, lace-up, stiletto, flat and chunky heel; I want them all. I’ve never been a massive fan of boots before, but this season I am completely drawn to them. They can be sexy, classy and surprisingly comfortable. It’s a shoe that you can dress up or dress down and you will not feel overdressed wearing them during the day. My absolute fave are the high-heeled patent leather ankle boots from the Christian Dior collection.
They come in a collection of fun eye-catching colors. Luckily for us there is a more affordable option of these domineering boots in Zara for a fraction of the price. Yay!
Culottes! These cropped wide-leg trousers were made for autumn. Being pear shaped myself, trousers that are flattering are incredibly hard to come by, and I usually live out the year in black skinny jeans, but that is the great thing about autumn, we are able to hide the lumps and bumps that we don’t want emphasized with layers – using a long waistcoat or jacket to cut off the hips and give us the look of a narrower shape. Like all of my choices, these can be dressed up and down and all you have to do is combine them with trainers and a long jumper or coat.
My favorite dress of the season is a stunning black long sleeved dress with intricate patterns from the AW15 collection by Valentino.
I have found a dress similar to this style in many retail shops. They’re incredibly flattering for most shapes as the velvet pattern can be disguising coupled with the black colour. The chiffon means you can change the look of the dress with what you’re wearing underneath, so you can get creative. As seen on the catwalks the models wear the dress as is, so to get that allusion without being too revealing you could use a nude colour slip underneath and this will also bring out the pattern of the dress. If your body shape desires a high neck then a bodycon high necked black dress will be the answer. It is a fun dress to experiment with.
My fixation on coats has always been kind of a problem. I’ve already seen about six different styles that I want, but this time they all have one thing in common, length, no matter what fabric, whether it be fitted or oversized, fur or wool, for me the longer the better.
Last but certainly not least. With this beautifully embroiled top you can definitely dress to impress, even combined with jeans. It’s a piece of art and there isn’t one bit that you would not want to show off, so wearing a waistcoat with it to reveal the arms is probably the answer. It takes inspiration from a design by Valentino; a stunning all-over multicolor embroidery threaded dress.
And there you have it! All of these pieces I’ve picked can be mixed and matched together, and I hope you agree with my choices. Happy shopping!
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