Sometimes all you feel like wearing is something big, and comfy. Something that swallows you up in its softness and lets you feel cocooned in the warmth of a soft knit with touch-me texture. It's nice sometimes to let your mood dictate your dress code, and there's nothing that gives us the warm and fuzzies more than an oversized sweater. This season's plus-sized take is the item we suggest you invest in first, as part of our essential Winter wardrobe shopping series. Click through to peruse, then stay tuned for the rest of our new season, must-have edits!
We don't mean to put you a downer on things but we're about as far away as we can possibly get from the halcyon days of short shorts and sunshine. But don't let the upcoming Winter chill get you down. Just because the weather outside is frightful, that doesn't mean your everyday look can't be delightful! These five style ideas from past runways are designed to put you back in a good mood, whether you need a way to defeat hat hair or want makeup that looks polished and cheerful even when you just want to crawl back into bed.
There were an abundance of stylish head-toppers at Sundance this year (aka the coldest film festival around) making it the perfect place to look for Winter style-spiration. One look that stood out was the knitted headband seen on Jamie Chung. Practical and chic, these types of hair accessories are a great way to let your personality shine through. Go the traditional route with a Fair Isle print, or sport something brighter, with finishing touches from bows to turban knots. Check out the options below, each allowing you to stay warm — all while looking cool.
Winter is just around the corner and it can wreak havoc on your skin and hair, so we asked celebrity hair and makeup artist Desirae Cherman to share her secrets for battling the cold. Find out whether lipstick or lip gloss will help chapped lips and what kind of shampoo is best for frizzy, static-prone hair. With these 10 tips, you'll be able to keep your hair and skin fresh, glowing and hydrated in the cold.
Winter is well and truly on its way, and if ever there was a way to get prepped (stylistically), it's by perusing Madewell's perfectly styled A/W lookbook. Mastering the art of effortless layers, girl-meets-boy appeal, Madewell offers up the season's essentialsin bold hues, clever prints (like a leopard-print grandpa cardigan), and staple denim. It's the best kind of tomboy dressing — pastel tulip skirts paired with plaid button-downs and field boots — and a woodsier edge, thanks to cosy knit hats, lumberjack-inspired jackets, and cheeky wool sweaters. Click through to get a glimpse of the whole collection and get inspired for the cooler months ahead.
Club Monaco just released its Fall look-book filled with two-toned tweed blazers, printed trousers, and plenty of pretty blouses to take you into the chillier months ahead. The collection, inspired by Linda McCartney’s Life in Photographs, the leading male characters in the Silent Generation, and block-print patterns from Jewish-French artist Sonia Delaunay, focused on tailored pieces with a casual twist via pyjama-like cropped suit sets, multi-coloured silk striped dresses, and graphic-printed separates tempered with chic blazers and tweed jackets. Read below for our favourite looks, then click the slideshow to see Club Monaco's complete Fall collection.
- This green silk maxi dress is perfect for pairing with ankle boots in the warmer months, then layered with a cosy knit and blazer when it gets colder outside.
- We love the idea of styling louche printed trousers with a streamlined blouse and sleek jewels for a day at the office.
- Tweed never looked so good thanks to this sleek blazer rendition, especially when paired with a simple pencil skirt and blouse.
The latest batch of A/W '12 looks — brought to us today by the letter M, for Marcs — is whetting our appetite for the cooler months to come. A modish sensibility pervades the local label's new season campaign, complete with contrast-collar shift dresses, sharply cut cigarette trousers, neat A-line skirts and plenty of prim pea coats that add to the uptown appeal. Step inside and start your Autumn must-have list here.