Winter brings the perfect excuse to layer up and experiment with new textures as the weather takes a turn and demands more coverage and warmth in sartorial staples. Just as the temperature takes a drop this needn’t mean your style should suffer as a result, we’ve toyed with some texture and print clashing piece to put together the ultimate confidence boosting attire to inspire your look for the colder season.
First on the agenda is to nail the it girl coat and all else in your attire shall follow suit. Go statement and bold with a faux fur classic as this Urban Code London at Asos selection does. Leopard is a print which never goes out of fashion no matter how hit and miss it can sometimes be. The key to pulling off such a standout combination of pattern and texture is to wear with confidence and have knowledge of where the print works best.
This particular Faux Fur style is updated for the current time’s trends with a turquoise faux fur collar which effortlessly pops against the vibrant print, demanding to be seen and leaving a look to die for. Pockets on this style are discreetly placed, with no-fuss hook fastens to not over-complicate this already bustling design. The main faux fur of this jacket shows a superiority in composition as the base colour combines pale beige and washed out tan hairs to blend seamlessly and give more to the already hair feel texture.
With the length of the coat cutting halfway around the body at the top of the legs (average height referenced) it makes sense to team this piece with a mini skirt of similar proportions. As our example look is meant to be a head turner for a standard shopping-to-bar kind of scenario we have paired texture with texture, layering a Missguided Snake-like Skirt against the Leopard look coat.
This skirt is a one off in design as the pleather feel main offers snake embedded texture which creates a slight shimmer in the light. Not just a fabric of wannabe Rock Stars, snake print has had a resurgence in times of late, making its way into the mainstream with simplistic shapes and wearable structures.
This particular style works well as it takes on the classic mini, making use of functional front pockets, belt loops and a popper fasten and zip closure to not only work functionally but also add intricate detail to this style. With a bold print or texture it always bodes well to keep your shapes simple and stick to silhouettes you know work best.
With this particular style the print combines grey, black and white patterning to create a neutral palette and blend easier with bold accommodating pieces. The print is wrapped into a typically straight line format and flatters an average size figure with high waist fit and good length to boot.
Keeping the main outfit to a monochrome palette, the snake skirt is paired with another textured top in plainer style. This Black Satin Shirt by H & M is lightweight, soft to the touch and elegant in design. Classically fit in the way only a womenswear shirt would, the shape curves slightly in to suit the female form, whilst sticking to generic front button and cuff fastening to keep the details simple. Standard winter style Black Tights are a necessity on brisque days but also bring together a collective colour palette in this look.
Completing this look from head to toe are these statement Blue Velvet New Look beauties you can see pictured. Oh so soft and confidently supporting a respectable 4 inch heel, these Velvet Boots depict a luxury aesthetic on a high street budget. Completing the elegant design of this pair is side gold metal hardware, lined alongside the heel for definitive stance and detail.
The final aspect to this look is in the accessorising, of which subtle detail and personal taste is key to creating a look which suits your preference. For our Editor a bespoke choker bought on eBay and Vivienne Westwood Mirrorball Patent Leather clutch added the final touches required for a transitional day to night look. The Mirrorball Clutch works well as the all black hue is versatile to suit an array of combinations, whilst the optional removable strap sees this bag go from shoulder style to clutch on a whim.
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