Clocks go back
The clocks go back towards the end of this month and winter will be setting in. This means one thing - a change to your winter wardrobe. You don't have to reinvent your whole look for the season but if you want to give a nod to the season's trends then there are some key items that you might like to add to your wardrobe.
There is always a colour that is central to the season's wardrobe and this winter it is a very figure friendly navy blue. Softer than black, navy blue is a great neutral colour for any age. The likes of Céline and Chloé sent models down the runway head to toe in navy blue but for a less dramatic look just go for touches. It's a colour worth thinking about for those Christmas parties though instead of your Little Black Dress.
Colourful and Exotic Faux Fur
Last winter fur was everywhere but this year it takes on a whole new look. It is bold and colourful faux fur that takes centre stage. As well as Muppet inspired colours you'll also find exotic prints recreated as fur. On the catwalks Versace sent a model down the runway in a faux zebra print fur coat to a striking effect. There is no need to go the whole Fraggle though: the High Street will be full of pieces with great fur trims that will be enough to add a hint of the trend.
Animal prints have been on trend for a while now and though this trend isn't going to abate any time soon there is a new style of print on the fabric block this winter. It is fun prints such as polka dots or hearts that are the ones to watch and they can easily bring light-hearted fun to the darker winter months. It is an easy trend to wear but if you don't want to wear big chunks of print then you'll find some gorgeous print scarves that will add an on trend touch to your look.
Knits this winter are all about the warmth and cosiness that is mohair. Enjoy the feel of this fabulous fluffy wool against your skin in jumpers, cardigans or even jackets. Treat them well though as this delicate knit needs special care to keep it as its best.
The super girly women out there will be pleased to know that there is another colour high on the seasonal agenda. Pastel powdery pink was a popular choice on the runways and in particular it was coats that were created in this feminine shade. Forget that black coat and do as the likes of Miu Miu and Carven did with a stunning pink coat.
You don't have to be a country gent to get away with tweed this winter. Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and more leading designers sent models clad in full tweed outfits down the runway but there are plenty of ways to introduce tweed to your look this winter. Think about wearing a great tweed blazer over jeans or just a tweed hat to see you through the very chilly months.
If girly pink is definitely not your thing then you might be more interested in the trend for camouflage print that is coming through. Whether it is a top, trousers or accessories this print is the choice for tom boy girls out there.
A more manly approach to tailoring is set to be on trend for winter with trousers suits taking on a sharper edge than previous years. Choose trousers and waistcoat for a stylish boyish look that will set you in good stead for the office. Armani showed this look off to amazing effect on their runways.