A couple of weeks ago was New York Fashion Week and one of the collections to catch my eye was by Kenneth Cole whose designs for Autumn/Winter 2013 are not only uber stylish but totally wearable.
The collection featured charcoal grey, black, metallics, teal, oxblood and olive for the next winter season.
Fabrics were also mixed and matched-velvet, tweed, wool, leather and shearling were all featured and layered up to produce different textures within outfits. Double breasted style coats, knits and leather trousers were all covetable separates that will be great style investments and certainly provide solid style inspiration for Winter-I also love how his elbow length leather gloves feature in different colours over different coats and jackets to give individual, layered styling. Here are my favourite picks of his runway collection:
A teal coloured hat brings a chic touch of colour
An easy metallic knit is perfect over grey mannish trousers and those gorgeous peep toe boots
Olive and teal in different textures
Oxblood is a perfect understated colour for layering
Olive military layered with black biker continues to be in trend for next winter
Double breasted grey wool is an inspiring smart look
Colour three ways-tan, teal and olive
Oxblood texturized-silk, wool and leather
Definitely one of my favourite collections from New York Fashion Week-not only inspiring for the use of colours and different textures combined but easy key pieces that can be adapted for trans-seasonal dressing.
A key item that has been lacking in my wardrobe is a classic double breasted style coat, so after looking most of Autumn and Winter I was really pleased to recently find this Kenneth Cole one in black lambswool and cashmere.
I was fortunate to find it in a neighbouring towns Scope charity shop for only £16!! I think you'd be hard pushed to find a winter coat in Primark for that price and that would be man made materials too.
Being in pure lambswool and cashmere has made it such a luxury daytime coat to wear and the cut and fit are just perfect too-it is a USA size 8 which is a UK 12, just right for me:
As I said before I was even looking online and in the shops at full price and sale coats, but everything I saw had a very low-if at all wool content. For me, quality is key, regardless of price and I would rather go without than buy something of an inferior quality that won't last and will just look cheap.
So this was my bargain of the month and I'm sure it will be a firm style staple in my wardrobe plus keeping me cosy in the bargain-what's been your best buy of the month so far?