When the brisk cold of winter rears it’s unwelcome head it’s easy to struggle the transition of layering up yet still maintaining a strong sense of style. In a segment all new to STYLEetc. we take you through the latest trends with an editorial shoot and depiction of each trend.
Working amongst the sometimes dreary backdrop of an ever raining Manchester City Centre, it is wise for the on-the-go northern girl to always be equipped with a coat should sudden downfall threaten to ruin a statement look. This season, it’s easy to not let a coat overshadow your look as the choice of standout pieces aim to aid your overall look rather than detract.
When seeking the ideal coat it bodes well to play to your strengths in terms of fit and fabric, with Shearling styles leading the way forward for this season’s must have texture. Lined with wool-like texture and fitted with suedette styled outer panels, this trend boasts benefit of being able insulate against winter draughts without creating a shapeless faux pas.
The typical panel composition of this New Look Shearling Jacket allows room for structure to fit and bring in the waist, whilst oversized lapels create a statement central focus to keep your look original. This particular New Look piece is double breasted, nodding to conventional structured Pea Coats of upper class’ past fashion fancies.
The beauty of this jacket is the way it can be worn to fit wears purpose, easy to throw over the shoulders for a more editorial look, yet low key enough to pair with jeans and ankle boots for casual days as Emma shows. Our look adds interest in the subtleties, with delicately patterned nails and a leopard print bag to inject personality to a simplistic palette.
Speaking of the bag, this little H & M Leopard Print Beauty is just £7.99, yet emits a more expensive feel with it’s hairsheep-like texture (in an etheically pleasing faux-animal material). Simplistic square structure allows space to throw in your basics, secured with a top sealing zip and metal clasp longline strap. Longer length bags of this size work best for nifty trips out or adhering a work-to-bar schedule where getting the chance to change may prove non-existant. As the print is only on the front this style works well for incorperating into a print-clashing look to suit bold dressers, yet can adequately adorn the shoulder of a casual/cool ensemble as depicted in our editoral shown.
The base layers play to a more versatile suiting, with a Ribbed Jersey Top by Zara Basics offering further texture complete with sheer top mesh panel for effect. This staple allows easy styling befitting of the scenario you need, creating a multitude of combinations to wear alongside.
For our shoot, the Navy Top is paired with simplistic Denim to complete the casual undertone to this look. These Denim Ripped Jeans allow everyday ease, adhering to the seasonal trends with the cut out frayed patches on the knee and option to be turned up at the ankle.
For the final addition to this outfit, our Fashion Blogger added bold Platform Boot Heels by Asos, giving not only height in the physical sense but also confiriming confidence in stance in feeling too. Suedette in material, these Boots are forgiveable to don to work yet keep anaspect of night out glamour, ideal for dresssing up to the nines if you wish. No fuss detailing allows the shape of this footwear to speak for itself, without the distraction of embroidery or zips.
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Shearling Coat | New Look
Blue Knee Rip Denim Jeans | Topshop
Navy Ribbed Sheer Panel Top | Zara Basics
Black Suedette Platform Boots | Asos
Leopard Print Square Shoulder Bag | H & M
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