Clarendon Centre: Texture Takeover
Play with autumnal colour
From fur to leather, denim to wool, it’s all about wrapping up warm in style – with an added sequin or two
Start simple. Denim is always a staple and great to get texture into your wardrobe. Tear it up with some artfully distressed ripped jeans, injecting some off-duty cool into your collection. Complete the look with a pointed toe boot and a simple textured t-shirt or, make them smart and structured with a suede tailored jacket and patterned shirt. Denim really is everywhere this season, so switch the shapes, colours, and most importantly, lengths – the temperature may be dipping but don’t shy away from shorts. Play with proportions to take away bulky feel that can be associated with layering and on colder days, just add tights.
Naturally, this season’s colour palette tends to darken, however this is no excuse for your wardrobe to turn dreary. Play with autumnal colour hues embracing the gorgeous hunter greens, beautiful burgundies and lavish navies that are taking this season by storm – not forgetting the 70’s throwback, with deep orangey & tan tones. The beauty with these shades is that you can mix with most other colours.
Not wanting to give up on summer brights just yet? Designers are still raving about neon this autumn, add a pop of colour into your accessories or choose a bright block colour top underneath your jacket.
A heavy knit cream jumper or cardigan is a crowning item to see you through the season and an easy way to add texture to any outfit – a roll neck is almost compulsory this season. Rock the look with body hugging jeans or be bold, bring on the leather and give yourself a lift with a killer pair of heels.
We have a number of ways for you to complete your looks. A fur gilet from H&M or French Connection is a statement way to add instant texture to your look. Sleeveless jackets & waistcoats are filling the shelves in Zara and the longer the better this season. And finally go big, oversized coats are key, whatever your shape or size, just make sure you balance your look with the accompanying items. A handy tip: stick to coats that are designed to be oversized rather than something a few sizes too big. An oversized coat should look like a deliberate fashion choice, not something you found in your Dad’s closet. With so many gorgeous coats hitting the shelves for autumn/winter, now is definitely the time to find your chief coat to cosy up in.
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