Bumper Fashion Winter Warmers

Remember, Remember the 5th of November. There will be sparklers, there will be a fire, there will be fireworks, and it is sure to be cold. Whether you are heading to a fireworks display this week or next, or whether you just plan to spend every Saturday between now and Christmas doing a Christmas market of some sort, or whether you just enjoy lovely walks on crisp winter days, you get to get wrapped up snug because it is going to be cold.

But getting wrapped up means we get chance to layer all those gorgeous winter woolens. From thick chunky knits to cute bobble hats, stylish and comfortable boots and glamorous full length coats, there are just so many great ways to look great and stay warm this winter. I’ve been hunting online for some of the best buys for you to add to your winter wardrobe, and here are some of my favourites. These will take you right the way through winter, even if we get a blast from the big chill.

Evans

Evans Black Sequin Jumper Price: £37.00 click to visit Evans

Evans Cream Stepped Hem Jumper Price: £35.00 click to visit evans

Evans Red Foil Detail Jumper Price: £35.00 click to visit Evans

Offer

Up to 30% off all knitwear until 5th November, click here to visit Evans.

 Liberty

Barbour Mustard Bella Bobble Hat £22.00 click to visit Liberty

Sessùn Burgundy Julie and Candy Roussillon Coat £235.00 click to visit Liberty

Barbour Red Melrose Lambswool Scarf £50.00 click to visit Liberty

Johnstons Grey Cable Knit Cashmere Wrist Warmers £40.00 click to visit Liberty

White Stuff

HEIRLOOM KNIT CARDI £65.00 White Stuff

LETTERS JUMPER £49.95 click to visit White Stuff

STORMY SEA KNIT £55.00 click to visit White Stuff

Laura Ashley

Tweed Wool Mix Duffle Coat £82.50 click to visit Laura Ashley

Crepe Funnel Neck Gold Buttoned Coat £97.50 click to visit Laura Ashley

Laura Ashley Offer

25% off all Coats & Jackets
Dates: Wed 31st Oct-Sun 4th Nov

Click here to visit Laura Ashley

Selfridges

FOREVER UNIQUE Rocket jumper £85 click Selfridges

FOREVER UNIQUE Bowie jumper £85 click to visit Selfridges

OASIS Faux-shearling cardigan £60 click to visit Selfridges

MULBERRY Tiger-print fingerless gloves £95 click to visit Selfridges

 Boohoo

Donna Triple Bow Glove £10 click to visit Boohoo

Harmony Navy Pom Pom Scarf £20 click to visit Boohoo

Lara Wool Mix Trilby £14 click to visit Boohoo

Clarks

Nessa Clare £99.99 click to visit Clarks

Laine Coniston £69.99 click to visit Clarks

Camelia Crown £49.99 click to visit Clarks

 

 

 

Lowie – Luxurious Winter knits

One of my favourite UK brands at the moment is the luxury knitwear company Lowie. Taking the finest soft wools, Lowie’s knitwear is hand-knitted, hand sen and often hand- embroidered, taking the finest traditions of handicrafts from across the world, and using them to create totally wonderful modern clothes and accessories that have a decidedly vintage slant.

Lowie already have a celebrity following who have been enticed by the softness of the wool that is combined with bright, funky colours that can lift the darkness coat into serious style territory. Lily Cole, Fearne Cotton and Luella Bartley are all fans of the label, which is becoming one of the gems of British fashion. Here are some of my key picks from the A/W 2012 collection, a collection that should be on the top of everyone’s Christmas gift list, whether to give, or to receive.

If there is one thing you should buy from Lowie this year, it is a hat. Can you believe it is still only September and I am already wearing mine. I love my Lowie yellow Virgin Cable Wool beret because it is so soft and very pretty. It always gets the attention and lots of fab comments, and unlike many wool hats that I have worn in the past, this doesn’t itch like mad. It looks fabulous worn with black, but I also love to colour clash this with lots of reds, purples and cobalt blues.

Virgin Wool Cable Beret - Yellow £42 click to visit Lowie

The Merino Wool latice scarf is a real touch of vintage style elegance. If you are one of those people who have too much scarfage and don’t know what to do with it, this is the design for you. The lattice fastening means that you simply pull this over your head to wear it. You can wear this very neatly tucked into your coat as it will not be bulky, but I prefer it worn loose as it is just so pretty. Think 1940s style chintz and you get the idea of this wonderful design.

Merino Roses Lattice Scarf £65 click to visit Lowie

My final pick are the Turkish colourful socks, which are not only really fun. but multi-functional too. These could be worn as bedsocks, they are thick enough to keep your feet warm on even the coldest of winter nights. But I really like wearing these underneath my wellies for the school run. Wellies are great for keeping feet dry, but they are notoriously cold and so I often resort to two pairs of socks underneath. You don’t need to do that with these socks. I’ve added them to my Christmas list for my sister-in-law, who skies, as I think these would be perfect under snowboots too.

Turkish Colourful Socks £20 click to visit Lowie

To view all the wonderful items Lowie has to offer this season, please click here to visit Lowie. Look out for further Lowie reviews next month.

Fashion accessories which always work

Creating a unique and impeccable outfit is a big challenge especially with regard to accessories. The reason for that is simple: Some accessories just do not fit the personal style and one has to change them with every outfit. Yet, there are also some fashion items which always work as accessories because they do not simply look gorgeous and timeless, but also fulfill a function beyond embellishing their wearer.

Trends 2012/2013

It is always worth looking at what key designers and celebrities have created and worn at the latest fashion shows in order to find the perfect functional accessory for oneself. Two women who have roused attention this year are Kate Bosworth and Victoria Beckham. In Kate’s collection, bags play an important role. Indeed, you cannot go wrong with these trustworthy companions no matter what you are wearing. They keep the purse, the mobile phone and the makeup safe inside and individualize the personal look through either classic leather cuts and twists or colorful prints. Another accessory which needs no excuse at all is a wristwatch. There are classic designer pieces like luxurious Omega watches which embellish the wrist and are always ready to tell their wearer the time at one glance. The jewels, the silver and golden watch cases, the leather straps and the classic designs of these timepieces also have a further advantage: They are often not immediately perceived as accessories, but add an air of seriousness to the wearer.

Functional fashion

As accessories can be functional, fashion can be functional too. In the approaching winter seasonal scarves, gloves and hats in bi-colored patterns will be keeping many people’s necks, hands and heads warm. Since these can be exchanged and combined in various ways, these fashion items can be viewed as perfect accessories as well.

 

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