Friday, 14 November 2014

Layer up in style: AW Fashion

The cold weather is well and truly here. Instead of mourning the loss of bare legs and sleeveless dresses, we’ve been busy scouring the shops for a new season wardrobe. Let the rain fall and the wind howl, we’ve got the AW style game covered. Read on to discover our favourite cold weather trends.

The Camel Coat

Every year there’s that one covetable coat style which manages to become a showstopper. Past seasons have seen teddy coats and faux fur collared outerwear pinch the top spot but this year it’s all about looking cool in camel.

And for good reason too. Camel is an all-time classic; it’s versatile, it’s smart and it suits pretty much everyone. The neutral colour offers a number of versatile styling options. Pair your camel coat with all black everything, skinnies and ballerina flats or a fetching tartan scarf. The possibilities are endless.

As for choice of fit, we’re traditionalists in the sense we prefer the fitted silhouette to boyfriend and dressing gown styles. But it’s all a matter of personal preference.

The 60’s Mini Dress

Winter is all about layering and that’s why we love the 60’s mini-dress trend. All the shops have fallen hook, line and sinker for shift dresses meaning we get to pick from colour block, brocade, paisley and embellished collar varieties which are all an absolute breeze to style. Simply add a faux-fur coat and tights with boots for a classy, night time look. Consider our Christmas party outfit in the bag.

The Formal Backpack

The formal backpack is this season’s must-have. Even the most loyal handbag enthusiast will be converted when they realise how great it feels to sling a backpack over the shoulder and go about the day hands-free. Trust us. Plus, you can fit food shopping into one of these babies without having to choose the corporate plastic bag option and look cool at the same time. It’s a win-win situation.

70’s Boots

A/W ’13 was all about grungy tractor heels. Thick cut, chunky boots with a nod to the 90’s reigned supreme. Fast forward 12 months and 70’s style boots are leading the directional footwear pack. Platform style, block heels and over-the-knee suede fabric boots are all in high demand this season.

Style yours with olive green riding pants or skinny jeans for a smart daytime look.

Cigarette Trousers

When bare legs won’t do, ankle grazers are the next best thing. Enter the cigarette trouser: super elegant, figure defining and easy to style, you’ll want to wear them everywhere. We’re in favour of mixing bold cigarette prints with classic fit tees, cropped jumpers and smart loafers. Whether for the office, the cocktail bar or the shops, cigarette trousers are an easy to style, AW staple.

That just about wraps up our favourite AW pieces. Have you checked out our new season handbag collection yet? Visit the NICA website to browse the full range. 

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